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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby juandesooka » Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:53 pm

Peter_Frank wrote:a black kite is the worst of all IMO, as you have no chance of being spotted, if you are in trouble far out - compared to a brighter colour :roll:


I generally don't care about the look or design ... I am all for the best functionality at the cheapest possible price (not so much because I am cheap, but the better deal I find the more toys I can get :lol: )

I ended up with BWS kites and I appreciate their no nonsense style....one solid colour with a small logo and that's it. What I don't like is that the one colour is black. In the grey on grey world of west coast Canada in winter, this is not ideal for a rescue situation, or even for your friends to be able to see you are out ... nearly invisible. I'd much prefer hi viz neon any colour ... makes for better photos and videos too. :roll:

The next worst is the used ex school ones with JEEP in massive letters on top ... now that is an identifiable kite! But the price was right, so works for me. So there's a side question for the thread ... if you could get a price break for putting advertising on your kite, would you do it? How much of a price break? Maybe a business opportunity for some entrepreneur out there.

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby Westozzy » Mon Feb 24, 2014 11:36 pm

Yes I would...why not. I'd even wear my board shorts over my wetty and use a real leash if someone paid me....I'm a kite whore I know... :cry:

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby sijandy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:29 pm

Never really given two hoots about kite graphics but one that has popped up that caught my eye was the wainman maniac, duno bout the orange but the jet black with the 'no fear' eyes looks the tits!

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby the_gmo » Tue Feb 25, 2014 5:57 pm

juandesooka wrote:So there's a side question for the thread ... if you could get a price break for putting advertising on your kite, would you do it? How much of a price break? Maybe a business opportunity for some entrepreneur out there.


Haha that's one sick idea. You should launch a website to bring potential "savers" together with potential "advertisers". You might have just invented modern billboards...they could be all over the place soon. :D

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby sijandy » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:50 pm

the_gmo wrote:
juandesooka wrote:So there's a side question for the thread ... if you could get a price break for putting advertising on your kite, would you do it? How much of a price break? Maybe a business opportunity for some entrepreneur out there.


Haha that's one sick idea. You should launch a website to bring potential "savers" together with potential "advertisers". You might have just invented modern billboards...they could be all over the place soon. :D


Think it's been done already, remember seeing in one of those proper old skool kite vids someone saying they did downwinders advertising a local resturant accross his kite.

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby Flysurf77 » Tue Feb 25, 2014 6:55 pm

Wainman Hawaii already offers custom graphics thru their RSE program!
It s a good idea but not that good when it comes to ressle the gear!
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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby JDMsquirrel » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:41 pm

The new liquid force solo seems to have awesome graphics.

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby Geronimo79 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:56 pm

golfaroo wrote:Nobody mentioned the Gin kites, especially the URU. They have the best graphics i.m.h.o. Here's the wasabi color URU:


Its actually one of my favorite looking kites. So simple but so elegant. An eye catcher.

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby Geronimo79 » Wed Mar 05, 2014 1:59 pm

POACHER wrote:Scratch that.....................this is the graphic I want.



Image


thats funny its the canopy i want!

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Re: the best and worst kite graphics on the market

Postby kjorn » Wed Mar 05, 2014 2:12 pm

eree wrote:
cosmo wrote:love RRD obsession 2013 work (no paint only cloth)
Image

looks like children's underwear. older rrd kites looked like elderly ladies underwear.

but there were people who loved them...


:o i love mine, looks ace when in the air and it looks bright and cheerful.... very important in winter squally hail sleet shit we get in the uk. Black would be invisible against the black clouds :thumb:


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