As a longtime wave sailer in a previous life I'm more board focussed than kite focussed so as long as kites let me do what I want on a board in the range of conditions I kite in then I'm good.knotwindy wrote: ↑Sat Sep 23, 2017 11:04 pmThis^irie wrote:There are other kites which after a short period of adaptation I'm sure I would be perfectly happy with.
It also applies to bars/lines as well.
But do you want to adapt or just have you gear work the way you want? As long as it is a minor adjustment, no problem. If it requires a major change in style that you don't want, different story.
But riding different gear forces you to change how you ride because it does some things better than others. So when you get back on your regular gear you have new skills to bring to it, so it may change how you ride again.
Luckily, there seems to be no end to how you ride or what gear is fun for now!
Why don't you re-read this so-called "review" - it sounds like it was written by a third grade marketing firm's unpaid intern who has never seen a kite in his/her life and who clearly had too much suggar in his/her coffe on that particular day.bjw wrote: ↑Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:52 pmHave you been to a kite beach? All kiters are the biggest product pimps ever. Everyone will always say how their gear is the best ever. On top of that this is a kite forum, this is where we are allowed to get all proud of our new gear!
Normally I wouldn't respond to these types of posts. Silly comments like the one above (Eleveight is "supplying" reviews - lol) are amusing and harmless but I felt that a response is needed. Let's take a moment to step back and examine what is being proposed here...I'm not saying that the kite is bad, but whomever at Eleveight is responsible for suppliying their affiliated riders with "reviews" - is doing a very lousy job.
Spot on.Sun wrote: ↑Sun Sep 24, 2017 5:49 pmGiven that Lindsey left a glowing review for the Apollo, I doubt he is a brand pimp.
Judging by his post history, he is an airstyle rider, so it makes sense that he generally praises kites that suit airstyle.
I agree with other posts in this thread, guys who like to kite in a certain style will love kites that excel in that style. There will be differences between the kites, and a given rider may prefer one over the other but will enjoy them all.
In any case, looks like Eleveight has a healthy lineup that caters to many with the FS, RS, and WS. Not much on the PS yet though...
Mate, your review sounds exactly like being said. It's actually about you, read this:lindseym wrote: ↑Sun Sep 24, 2017 8:00 pmI'm not saying that the kite is bad, but whomever at Eleveight is responsible for suppliying their affiliated riders with "reviews" - is doing a very lousy job.
My feedback for you, and I hope you employ this advice because it will serve you in many areas of life beyond kiting, prior to jumping to irrational conclusions (e.g. that I was "supplied a review"), take a step back and think logically. Examine what I have posted in the past, do your homework, and then form the basis of a well-informed opinion. This way, you will not come across demonstrating inaccuracies or false accusations.
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