Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

How many sessions does this kite have

forum for kitesurfers

Rare Poster
Posts: 15
Joined: Wed Nov 04, 2015 1:24 pm
Kiting since: 2008
Gear: 2014
Brand Affiliation: None

How many sessions does this kite have

Postby winduser » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:10 am

I bought on Ebay a kite with the following description :

"Slightly used - in excellent condition - used approximately 10 times. Never crashed with no damage. Kite and kite bag only."

When I compared the bridle lines with another kite of mine that have 8 sessions it gives me the following picture.


I try to returned without success. I made a claim and I lost it.They told me that I cannot proof that the kite have more then 10 sessions.

So when you buy from a Ebay do not assume that the Buyer guaranty will protect you. Also when I did a review of the seller the review was rejected by Ebay. So 100 % positive feedback do not mean nothing.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1274
Joined: Thu Jun 19, 2014 6:38 pm
Kiting since: 2012
Gear: North and Ocean Rodeo

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby Do-it » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:26 am

Ummmmmm..... Welcome to ebay?

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 977
Joined: Sun Jul 06, 2003 12:50 pm
Kiting since: 2003
Local Beach: Casuarina Beach
Rapic Creek
Lee Point
Buffallo Creek
Favorite Beaches: Old Woman Rock, Darwin
Oka Point, Sanuar, Bali
Phan Rang, Vietnam
Cemetary's, Mui Ne, Vietnam
Point Moore, Hells Gates, Geraldton, Western Australia
Rapid Creek, Darwin, Australia
Lee Point, Darwin, Australia (my local spot)
Nugas/Lakey Peak, Sumbawa
Marion Bay, Tasmania
Long Beach, Robe, South Australia
Style: Wave/Freeride
Gear: Ozone Edge 19m
North Evo 14m
North Rebel 12m
North Rebel 9m
North Rebel 7m
North Nugget 5'5" Surfboard
North WAM 6'2" Surfboard
North Whip 5'6" surfboard
North SkyPro 138cm TT
Underground FLX 144 TT
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby Puetz » Thu Nov 05, 2015 1:53 am

... damn dude, that top pic is not from a 10 session kite,,,, more like 100 sessions! Unless the guy left the kite on the beach for 3 months,,,,, the guy bullsh!tted you, he's a real mutt!


Frequent Poster
Posts: 448
Joined: Mon Jun 16, 2003 8:55 am
Kiting since: 2004
Favorite Beaches: High Pines - Duxbury
Chapin/Mayflower Cape Cod
Cape Verde
Gear: CrazyFly, Ozone, Cabrinha, Concept X Ruler Split.
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Hants UK

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby badgb21 » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:17 am

My Ozone pig tails fade very quickly, but nothing like your top photo. It appears to show a lot of use.

Medium Poster
Posts: 145
Joined: Wed Apr 23, 2008 9:07 pm
Kiting since: 2005
Style: wake
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby powerpersonified » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:47 am

What does the kite look like? Is it in ok condition?

Ive sold really good kites on ebay for a fraction of what they are worth. Ive sold beat up old kites with the desriptions stating that. I had a guy complain about a kite that was a steal at the price it sold at. I just wanted it out of my garage. What else is wrong with the kite?

User avatar
Medium Poster
Posts: 51
Joined: Mon Feb 03, 2014 8:35 pm
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Hood River
Favorite Beaches: Kite Beach Maui/ Cocoa Beach Fl
Style: Freeride
Gear: Airush
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby blazeheli » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:39 am

Looks like the pigtails on my 2010 Airush Lithium 12 meter. I think they maybe left off a "0" in their ad. Looks closer to 100 times than 10. That being said - my old kite is still going strong. I just hope you didn't pay too much for it.

User avatar
Medium Poster
Posts: 187
Joined: Fri Sep 09, 2011 7:13 am
Kiting since: 2002
Local Beach: Kite Beach, Cape Town
Favorite Beaches: Paje, Zanzibar
Green Island, Antigua
Low Bay, Barbuda
Style: Wave and Old School
Gear: Switchblade/Nomad/Drifter/Pivot/Rebel/Nitro
Underground FLX 132
F-One Mitu Monteiro Pro
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Kitebeach, Cape Town

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby Lanc » Thu Nov 05, 2015 7:58 am

Ah the good old used ten times ad is very common around here. I've tried selling kites stating an honest 25 times, no response. Repost the ad with used 10 times and plenty of response. I tend to leave our the used x times from my ads now and take any ad stating used 10 times with a spade of salt.

I like to think these used less than 10 times ppl can only count to 10 because they run out of fingers to count on. Otherwise it could be true that the seller only used it 10 times and his brother used it 20 times and the previous owner used it 30 times which he fails to mention.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 5880
Joined: Sat Aug 29, 2009 11:25 pm
Kiting since: 33
Local Beach: EE
Favorite Beaches: NZ
Style: Terrain riding
Gear: Old wornout ozone.
Plummet hydrofoil and mutant
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby plummet » Thu Nov 05, 2015 8:25 am

Here's one of mine from my 2012 catalyst. Its done plenty of sessions.

User avatar
Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 660
Joined: Mon Oct 17, 2011 9:54 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Gera Lario, Como Lake, Italy
Favorite Beaches: Lo Stagnone (Marsala, Sicily - Italy) - Soma Bay (Egipt) - Cabarete (Dom Rep.) - Kite beach (Maui)
Style: Freeride
Gear: Core Riot XR4 11, Core Riot XR 7, Core Riot XR2 15, Flysurfer Speed 5 21, Shinn Bronq 136x42, Shinn Bronq XL
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Como Lake - Italy

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby pmaggie » Thu Nov 05, 2015 9:29 am

After 10 times the bridles should look brand new. My Core XR 7 is about 5 years old and the bridles are far better than the ones in the picture. Honestly, I have to say that I use my stuff 80% in fresh water, sea water is very different. But not 10 times for sure.

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 1473
Joined: Wed Apr 03, 2013 1:18 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Revere, Nahant, Chapin, West Dennis, Hardings , Kalmus, First Encounter, Dog, yerril, Wing
Favorite Beaches: Wing, West Dennis, Kalmus, Chapin, Revere, Nahant, Dog
Style: Freeride
Gear: 8m,10m, 12, EVOS, 15.5 Switch Helium . Shinn Monk 32x 41, Monk 37x44, Sector 54
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: How many sessions does this kite have

Postby matth » Thu Nov 05, 2015 12:45 pm

I would continue to fight with Ebay, they should be backing you on this. Get some written opinions from a few experts to confirm your case that the kite was false advertised and you were hoodwinked.
Then I would point them to this blog and threaten to take your story to social media and local newspaper etc. Most big market cities have a consumer advocate series on their local news, they are always looking for new stories , especially about giants like Ebay....squeeky wheel gets the oil...

This is also a great lesson to anyone buying online,,, asking for close up photos of telltale wear points like connectors is something I will always ask for in the future...

Good luck

Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot], SaltWaterDog and 30 guests