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madworld
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Kite colors and safety

Postby madworld » Fri Jan 31, 2014 4:01 pm

I wish kite companies would quit the fashion contest and get real with safety minded kite color schemes to be seen on the water, BLUE does not cut it.

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby jrfiol » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:04 pm

I have the worst luck with kite colors.

RPM 2009, black (easily get lost at sea)
Rally 2011, white (visible, but got stained, and I think did not conserve itself as well)
FUEL 2013, black (What? how about a yellow Kite?)

I mean... I like the black, but its just not practical for equipment that might get lost at sea!

I usually kite at a safe spot, but anyways,

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby whabbits » Fri Jan 31, 2014 6:13 pm

before complaining too much about kite colours, please remember that the colour of the ocean \ water changes from location to location as well.

I tend to like the bright colours like orange & red.

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby saildawg » Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:21 pm

Bright is good, easy to spot for rescue situations. Watching a white kite in overcast conditions a few minutes ago. Couldn't see it on the water, not so visible in the air either.

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby Pippi langsamer » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:16 pm

Quick! Let's all go out and buy North kites! I think their designs would send that 'puter program into meltdown...

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby Guttorm » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:35 pm

And how about all thous stupid kiteboards in dark or water like colours, some years ago it was a topic in KF, and some produser said that it was the colours we want to buy......
NO!!!
1. We want boards that we belive will make us better/make us have more fun,
and if that board has a stupid colour we buy it any way.
2. If we can get the board in a smart colour that we can find easily, the board is even better.

My SS Glide is gray and blue :duh: :duh: :duh: :duh:

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Re: Kite colors and safety

Postby Guttorm » Fri Jan 31, 2014 10:40 pm

For my son, I am buying a Core kite, the easy to spot colour is one of the reasons.
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