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dylan*
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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby dylan* » Wed Apr 25, 2018 6:36 pm

lewmt wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 8:30 pm
Gopro remote. I used it maybe a total of 3 hrs but it sat for a year. Then next time I tried to use it it wouldn't charge, wouldn't turn on - nothing. Totally tits-up. Customer service guy tried to help but in the end its dead. Since it sat for a year - no warranty left. Wasn't salty, sandy, cracked or abused - just a really poor product
same here. used it twice then forgot about it, next time i pulled it out it was dead.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby wind chaser » Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 am

8m Naish Park

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby SalmonSlayer » Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 am

wind chaser wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 am
8m Naish Park
Which year? Why?

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby wind chaser » Thu May 10, 2018 5:35 am

SalmonSlayer wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 am
wind chaser wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 am
8m Naish Park
Which year? Why?
2013. Bought it for 30kt days. It was awful, little bar throw and not much room to trim. Horrible response at the steering lines. Bar kept ejecting during aggressive loops. I think it was designed for the little menehune over there. Replaced it with an 8m RPM, no complaints.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby SalmonSlayer » Thu May 10, 2018 5:59 am

wind chaser wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:35 am
SalmonSlayer wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:07 am
wind chaser wrote:
Thu May 10, 2018 5:02 am
8m Naish Park
Which year? Why?
2013. Bought it for 30kt days. It was awful, little bar throw and not much room to trim. Horrible response at the steering lines. Bar kept ejecting during aggressive loops. I think it was designed for the little menehune over there. Replaced it with an 8m RPM, no complaints.
2013 was my guess. It was a bad year for Parks

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby RalfsB » Thu May 10, 2018 6:10 am

TKF foil. Heavy and the rear wing was asymmetric. The front wing screws were too short and I lost the wing the first time I hit a sand bank.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby RadDrDuke » Thu May 10, 2018 2:09 pm

- 2010 LF Havoc, super heavy and barely can go upwind.
- "Sport" bluetooth headphones (water resistant), didn't last a single session.
- 18m Slingshot Fuel probably from 2004, hardly flew since it was so heavy and when it did fly it flew exactly as you would expect...
- Slider rope. Never installed it, so it might be awesome, but too cumbersome to install and uninstall going from foil/surf to TT, so just stuck with chickenloop.
- Cheap pump on amazon not made for kiting specifically, broke after ~30 sessions.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby mikelet » Thu May 10, 2018 9:22 pm

Tons over the years, mostly boards i can't test before, i hate slow draggy boards.....majority of them supposed for LW...
First ride and i feel the love or not with the board,if not i do play with fins a bit .....in some cases it gets better others are a lost cause....
Last one : Cabrinha Squid Launcher 5'5"
Others: JL cannary 5'11" ,Limit Waves 5'11" , and some more i can' remember now..
For kites i remember one of the first Airush DNA's in 12m......sold it after a couple of rides..


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