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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby GJibb » Sat Feb 03, 2018 12:03 am

rode 16m Ocean Rodeo Rise 2008 as main kite until it exploded last summer. Yet to replace it.
rode 12m Ocean Rodeo Rise 2009 up until last year when I bought a SS Wave SST 2016, temped many times to get the Rise back out.
2012 9.5m Kahoona was my small kite for years, started to hate that kite but again have yet to replace it.

wouldnt know the difference in feel if any of the kites were "stretched" or not. I think one of my flying lines is stretched because all kites somewhat equally fall to one side. Pain in the ass for a one year old Ozone bar.

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby Puetz » Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:22 pm

... 2012 9m Rebel,,,, love it!

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby CorradoWest » Sat Feb 03, 2018 4:54 pm

2011 Cabrihna Switchblade 11M. This was my "beginner" kite. I can't believe that it's still in good shape. It's been slammed into the sand, and been washed through the sandy, shore pound surf more times then I care to admit. Still, no tears, or holes.
Bought a Naish 12M pivot last summer and have already had to patch holes, and have the bladder & LE professionally repaired. Not bashing on Naish, it's a great kite, just sayin' that darn Cabrinha was built well.

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby PullStrings » Sat Feb 03, 2018 5:45 pm

Puetz wrote:
Sat Feb 03, 2018 2:22 pm
... 2012 9m Rebel,,,, love it!
...2011 5m 6m 8m 10m 12m Rebel,,,,love them!

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby lazyAv8tr » Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:56 am

Peter Lynn Venoms 19m and 10m from 2005. Used the 19 in Cuba 2wk ago. Also have a 16m Venom 2 that's still my most used kite.

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby Bille » Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 am

lazyAv8tr wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 2:56 am
...
Also have a 16m Venom 2 that's still my most used kite.
Sad story here :
I purchased my PL 19, and 10M Venom-1's , when they first hit the market, (PL made them).
Still use them both ; still like them both , (A LOT) ! :thumb:
Then
a Dutch company named Vliegerop, bought PL, and their licensing agreement.

I purchased a 16M Venom-2 , from the new owners , and the FIRST time i took
on on the water, i dropped it, and it SANK IN LESS THAN 5-minutes !!! :angryfire:
Even now, (14 years later) my 19 , and 10m , both stay floating for a full 10-min,
before they become unlaunchable.

Turns out the new 16 i purchased ; the skins were Not sealed properly , and it lost air
so quick , that unless i kept it flying Fast, it developed wrinkles and the cells
wouldn't stay firm.

I complained ; was given 4 bottles of some spray sealer , that did NOT work
and they wouldn't give me a new one.

Needless to say ; i Refused to even try , any new Peter-Lynn kites, that were made
by that company. AND --------- Never will (.) :bye:

I still got that POS; if Vliegerop wants to look at it ??? LOL

Bille

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby PugetSoundKiter » Tue Feb 06, 2018 5:34 am

Bille wrote:
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:39 am
I purchased a 16M Venom-2...I still got that POS
It'd be cool if you could send that Venom-2 to Pansh so they could reverse engineer and start selling new 19m-10m Chinese "Venom-2s" again :naughty:

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby K3rM1t » Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:06 am

If anyone is looking to replace almost any of the kites mentioned here please Private message me. I have acquired a large collection of old kites that are barely used including a lot of old foils mentioned here. Most are slated for recycling but I’d rather see them used so if interested, let me know.
Not trying to hijack the thread as I’m loving the old memories. We used to set up a Retro Day at a local beach and pull the oldest thing in our garages out to remember what they were like. Lots of old Fuels and enormous 23m kites would turn up. Sometimes an ARC or two. Great fun!

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby Taosrus » Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:07 am

Hi.
I have Gin nazca2 12m 2009 it is first my kite
Advance Kaiman5 10m 2012 I think it is good for snowkite.Very light.
Unfortunately two kites is in the same wind range and it will be better to sold one.

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Re: How old is your oldest kite you still ride on?

Postby Barryg101 » Mon Feb 26, 2018 9:08 pm

2009 F One Bandit !

9m absolutely love the kite and use it much more often than my RPM & Naish Park

Solid as a rock


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