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Best 2017 Kites

Postby halloi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:31 am

hey guys,

just found these pics on the best website, looks like best is putting new inflation valves on their kites.
I love the twist lock valve of the pre-2017 best kites, any clue why they changed it for 2017?

design of the new kites looks awesome but where is the cabo? lets hope best didnt throw it out. :nono:

here are the pics of the kites and the new valve.
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take care! :bye:
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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby Bushflyr » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:44 am

I'm sorry... Just when did anyone start giving a shit about the inflation valve of a kite over how they handle in the air?

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby halloi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 1:58 am

Bushflyr wrote:I'm sorry... Just when did anyone start giving a shit about the inflation valve of a kite over how they handle in the air?
good point Bushflyer! probably why we are all still using lilo valves on our struts...

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to answer your question: I care. :thumb:
just as much as I care about pre stretched lines, a bullet proof quick release, the color of my kite, non-eye-sting sunscreen, one point inflation and a parking spot in the shade.

live and let live my flying bush :heartface:

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby CRD » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:29 am

On a side note, speaking of the previous twist lock valve. Did you find you needed to push the hose in pretty hard to make it stay? I have been worried i would break it.

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby halloi » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:43 am

hey CRD, it may sound a bit odd but I use spit on the hose nossle - to lube it up so to speak, that way it goes in super easy, I also make sure there is no sand on either hose nossle or kite valve. I love those valves because you dont need to tighten anything, I remember watching kite reviews of other brands and always sort of worried about how "tight" they have to screw the valve shut in order for it to create a seal - i just thought if you do that 100 times youll rip the valve out of the LE bladder... with the twist lock all you have to do is close it and turn the lock ring thingi, easy on the LE and valve seal.

ps: this should obviously be performed in a quick and incognito matter! no one wants to be caught sucking on pump hose nossles at the beach...

take care, :bye:
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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby CRD » Sun Aug 14, 2016 2:58 am

Thanks for the response. I just got the cabo and am new to the valve , have not used it yet, didn't want to break it by pushing too hard. I only pumped it up in my yard. I agree with the twist on type, I have really had to crank those down. This valve seems like a good idea, maybe the 2017 is even better.

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby Bushflyr » Sun Aug 14, 2016 5:55 am

halloi wrote: to answer your question: I care. :thumb:
just as much as I care about pre stretched lines, a bullet proof quick release, the color of my kite, non-eye-sting sunscreen, one point inflation and a parking spot in the shade.
LOL carry on N00b. :lol: Enjoy driving in circles looking for your shady spot while the rest of us are tearing up the break. You can pull in when I leave.

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby dylan* » Sun Aug 14, 2016 12:57 pm

No more Cabo? That was the only best kite I liked :(

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby kjorn » Sun Aug 14, 2016 8:27 pm

dylan* wrote:No more Cabo? That was the only best kite I liked :(
And one of the best selling. I'm sure they won't ditch it -- they'd be crazy to!!

We see tons of them on our beaches (UK) last time I saw a learner crash his, managed to launch it inside out and he flew it for a minute like that before the instructor reached him and hit the safety. Those kites are indestructible.

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Re: Best 2017 Kites

Postby KR » Tue Aug 16, 2016 11:46 pm

I wonder if the Valves are glued or welded?


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