I've taken Dimitri up on his offer twice as I was going on vacation but the real treat is testing the gear in Hatteras. Dimitri has such an infectious energy. It really is something else to try kite after kite with Dimitri giving pointers in between tests and also taking pictures... Some of the best we have of each other kiting.Dimitri M wrote:Not a bad idea at all Bille.THIS MIGHT WORK :
We need a company that's willing to RENT a Used kite to there buyer
to try ; shipping around the world, is Not that bad now, for something
as small as a kite & bar & pump, and shipping charges would be acceptable
to people that end up Not-Liking that particular kite.
You could actually have a rental kite shipped to your vacation destination ; but
i'd wanna know for Sure it had NO leaks if my vacation depended on it !
Actually some people do take advantage of my offer for demoing the EPIC kites when I send the kites to them. I have a kiter who just left for a trip to the Grand Cayman and wanted to demo an Epic kite for a week while at the island. So I sent him a RENEGADE 13 LTD that he wanted complete with bar. All he had to pay was shipping to his address in Florida USA and he is allowed to hold the kite for 10 days. But I did put a retainer on his Credit Card incase I don't see my kite again. Then once I get the kite back will refund the full amount.
But again that is a great idea RENTING the gears. Maybe I should start that since I have been doing it with out charging for the rentals.
Dimitri, just my 2 cents but I would be cautious about charging for rental kites, once someone pays for the use of a kite they may take advantage and abuse it instead of feeling lucky to have the use of the kite.... Just something to consider. You know how the kites I have demoed come back to you...always as good as they were when I received them... Except that one chickenloop....
Thanks so much for your generosity.