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What you DON'T like in your current gear?

Postby Guest » Fri Nov 26, 2004 8:03 pm

Hi,

Me: Durability & price! This is the first year since i started kiting that i wouldn't have changed gear (at least so early) if it wasn't for quality problems.
How about you? Why are you going/would like to change?

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Postby sq225917 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:11 pm

different leash and depower.

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Postby mig27 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:16 pm

The necessity of pumping up my struts and leading edge. Totally new for me and takes more time :lol:

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Postby Dax » Fri Nov 26, 2004 9:30 pm

I want 5th line capabilities without the line, one pump would be nice.

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Postby windman1 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:09 pm

Having to tweak everything !
Getting a Best spinning bar and a t-shirt that says "Unhook"!! If you pull the pin while riding unhooked, you'll lose your chicken loop! Also way too much crap behind the bar, I took the spinner and moved it to below the depower strap, CL and front lines still spin. Switched to a Slingshot releasable hook, threw out all the other crap that came with it, and took the release out of the Best loop. I run 5th lines on all my kites., with or without pumpleash.

5th line systems that dont spin..Shift/Element.. so I built my own!
loop the kite...loop me...no line wrap, no crazy knots, bungees or bullshit.

In the proto stage,will ride it all winter. It will be the cleanest spinning bar available.

Before riding unhooked became in vogue, I built a spinning leash system that rocked!! RDR Shackle (see my site)..still hook up all my students with this. Then with all the unhooked moves..had to go back to the drawing board. I built the same bridal system as the Buster/Windwing using pulleys 3 years ago...it was a bitch adjusting knots etc...but it was the precursor to tilting the kite from the nose...since then have used simple 5th line ....


We are all getting closer.

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Postby windman1 » Fri Nov 26, 2004 11:14 pm

the RDR for shackled riding...PDF file

http://www.highasakite.ca

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Postby Elia » Sat Nov 27, 2004 5:58 am

Bladders bladders bladders. Hate the fucking things. Always leaking and then you fix them and then they link again. The way that most companies deal with warranty issues also sucks.

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Postby BiteMe » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:26 am

New gear that breaks (Wipika PowerLock, PL spar)

Bars with small center holes that keep wearing out my C Line

Kiteboards that cost more than my custom made surfboard

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Postby Lord of the Boards » Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:30 am

That it's laying useless in the back of my van, because there's no wind........

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Postby GreenPat » Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:04 pm

The patches on my canopies :cry:

Which reminds me, must patch the nick in the 13 I noticed the other day, the first one on that kite :cry:


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