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What type of kite will you buy in 2006 ?

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What type of kite will you buy in 2006 ?

Bow kite (level beginner-intermediate)
49
13%
Bow kite (level intermediate-advanced)
140
36%
C kite (level beginner-intermediate)
4
1%
C kite (level intermediate-advanced)
143
37%
Foil (level beginner-intermediate)
3
1%
Foil (level intermediate-advanced)
46
12%
 
Total votes: 385

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Maxkiter
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Postby Maxkiter » Sat Jan 14, 2006 2:08 pm

Probably any kite that I can buy and Sneak past my wife!!!!!!!

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ToastSYN
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Postby ToastSYN » Mon Jan 16, 2006 1:07 am

I'm in the process of switchin over to RRD HIR's right now. Also I saw 2006 rhinos and vegas kites out already. Not to plug them but Extreme Kites has them and I remember seeing a Vegas back in Dec when I was in maui and the guy wasn't a team rider.

Anyways whatever you choose its all just meant to get ya on the water so get something and get out there

Toast

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Postby GraemeF » Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:05 pm

farqueue wrote:Hey I tried to vote for all 3 but it wouldn't let me!


Why am I not surprised?

Just put your x next to the box marked kites for dummies and move on.

Aussies ha who's decision was that again?

Letting them breed.

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Postby screven » Mon Jan 16, 2006 10:41 pm

I usually buy equipment if I have some problem to solve. This is the first time I can honestly say that I my kites do everything I need them to do. They get me out from 8mph to 35mph. Have great range, easy to auto launch/land, great hang time, fast turning, great up wind, and don't need much attention on the beach. Based on this, I will probably not be getting any kite this year unless one of mine is damaged or lost. In instead I will spend my $$$ on kitesurfing trips. :D Oh...they are Venom 10, Venom 16, and Super Blade 10.5.

What would tempt me: A true one kite quiver...great performance from 8mph to 35mph without sacrificing the properties of my current kites. I might even be willing to pump something up if it could do that. :-?

Chris

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PL Indeed!

Postby gideonlow » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:03 am

I'm getting a PL V2 . . . . love the V1, only a V2 could be better! The day it arrives I will be STOKED! I'll be the only bozo at Waddell with a foil . . . . probably the only person not on a Caution!

Gideon

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Re: PL Indeed!

Postby screven » Thu Jan 19, 2006 5:25 pm

gideonlow wrote:I'm getting a PL V2 . . . . love the V1, only a V2 could be better! The day it arrives I will be STOKED! I'll be the only bozo at Waddell with a foil . . . . probably the only person not on a Caution!

Gideon


Hopefully it will be better. In many ways the G1's were better than the G2's from what I could tell. I am also paranoid about "value engineering" and how it is applied to upgraded products. Just because it's the latest doesn't mean it's better. In many businesses, next years products are often worse than the products they are replacing. The changes are often made to reduce production cost rather than improve performance. That's why I generally don't upgrade unless there is a problem I am trying to solve.

Glad to hear there is a twin-skin rebel at Waddell!!! :thumb:

Chris

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Postby MATRICIANO » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:20 pm

just 2 bow...GK Sonic 11 and 6!!! 10-40 knots.

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Postby MATRICIANO » Fri Jan 20, 2006 8:25 pm

i don't care about the pool, don't care about the machos on the beach, i don't care about the market. i've made my mind rigth when i sow first footage of Nova from Brasil....
BOW, BOW and BOW!!!

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Postby brunolgx » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:17 pm

Nobody yet commenting the results ?
My two cents:
- almost no beginners participating on this forum
- 90% of the beginners who have replied will buy a bow
- from the intermediate/advanced, half the "tube guys" will stick to the C-shape in 2006, half will move to the bow

Conclusion: if this pool is close to reality, it will be sold a lot more bows than C-shape kites this year.

Bruno

fokiten

Postby fokiten » Sat Jan 21, 2006 6:38 pm

Bruno,,,

Almost all beginners here,,,only 40 or so regular posters, if that.

What with the stoke factor missrepresenting the risk here,,,it don't look good.

Bullet proof is the claim,,,,

Beginners have no way of knowing it's not that cut and dried...

40 posters,,,,32 overly stoked and hyping the high end,,

Sales? who gives a fuck?,,Hmm,,,well I don't at any rate..

Regards
fo





brunolgx wrote:Nobody yet commenting the results ?
My two cents:
- almost no beginners participating on this forum
- 90% of the beginners who have replied will buy a bow
- from the intermediate/advanced, half the "tube guys" will stick to the C-shape in 2006, half will move to the bow

Conclusion: if this pool is close to reality, it will be sold a lot more bows than C-shape kites this year.

Bruno


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