windrider1 wrote: ↑
Mon May 29, 2017 2:34 am
Pansh has been getting away with this crap for over 10 years. and every year folks send them their money. My first pansh depower kite was purchased more than 10 years ago a pansh blaze and it used to collapse during static jumps. I bought 2 or 3 more throughout the years thinking they have improved but all had different problems. Its upsetting to see people pumping them because folks read it and go ahead and buy their kites only to loose their hard earned money. I'm all for cheaper prices and competition but pansh is none of those things . Pansh is basically a SCAM . They have no clue what they are doing and basically count on people not returning their faulty kites while keeping the profits. If morons would stop pimping their kites as an alternative to reputable brands maybe they would not exisit as a company. I know some idiot would respond here that they bought a pansh kite and it worked just fine. and its the sort of nonesense that keeps the thing going. File a claim with paypal that's all u can do.
In case people are Googling the Aurora II and come across this thread, I think some sanity needs to be injected here. Pansh is not Flysurfer. Pansh is not Ozone, and Pansh is not like any other foil kite maker. There are people who will hate them for that. There are people who hate them for being Chinese. There are people who hate them because they make kites that are much less expensive than the ones they themselves purchased. And there are people who hate Pansh because they took a chance on them and it didn't work for their purposes. So anyone considering a Pansh, think about each of these categories.
Pansh is a company in development - apparently, they have had less-than-stellar designs in the past (and some say currently as well). Pansh has introduced new designs at a fast rate in recent years - product development has accelerated. At the same time, Google will help you find very positive reviews of current Pansh products (A15, Aurora & Aurora II, Aeolus). 10 years ago Pansh might have been a total newbie company taking baby steps (a little harsh perhaps), but now they are very obviously a player in the foil kite world.
Pansh is less than 50% the price of a major brand kite. In some case significantly less than 50% the price. Pansh is a Chinese owned and run company. The manufacturer's command of the english language is possibly limited. This means do not expect product support - you won't get it. There is no evidence that this is the result of anything other than language barrier.
What do you want for your money? Do you want a guaranteed foil kite? No such thing, all manufacturers have their critics. Do you want a proven winner on the race course? There are major brands who want your business (unless Pansh prove otherwise in the future). Do you want a product backed by someone on the phone? If yes, Pansh is NOT for you (unless they sell enough kites to pay for that person). Consider all of these things - which are not minor - before turning to Pansh.
Do you want to try a foil kite, and are you willing to do a little research and to put your kiting skills to some test? Try Pansh. They make great kites as far as I can tell from the 3 I own (all 2015 or newver). One of mine ets had issues right out of the bag (documented here in the a15 post), but I had done my homework, and all was good (not a manufacturing issues per say, more an "assembly" one, and one that basic kiting knowledge helped me sort). Kite was ordered with bar, and lines (center/outside) where reversed. Took a minute to sort. Can you handle that kind of issue? If yes you should be fine with Pansh. Is your knowledge of kiting thin? Avoid Pansh (or any other foil kite maker, actually)
The Pansh A15 i a great product. The Aurora II has many positive review. I am eager to read about the Aeolus as well. Relax everyone, Pansh will likely be here for the run. Give it a try if you are on the fence.