Well, I missed the party, and personally I could not care less if the draw was fixed or not... Good luck to the guy who took the kite, but lets get back to the subject of the post - KITE PRICES...
8000 NIS!!!! for a 14m kite - does it come with a small car?!?!!
and as for the best kite in the world - this is all just marketing hype. Yeah, it looks great, nothing I can say there. And I am sure that it performs great as well, but if you take a look at other kites available on the market today, you will see that they are build just as well (no fancy rocket strutts - but just as strong and stable), often have better features, and will perform just as well, for almost half the price!!!
Naish is a very strong company, they have a lot of money, and they spend it right, on good R&D, and fantastic marketing. They can also afford to pay the best salaries to their team riders, and thus they are capable of grabing up some of the best riders in the world, BUT, I have no doubt that if you give one of these riders another 2003 model kite, to use, he will perform just as well, because he rides BRILLIANTLY.
Most of us, are no where near the level of riding of the top riders, and will experience little difference if any between the 8000 NIS kite and another 2003 similar sized kite....