It would be easier to give it up if Gumball ever responded to any of the posts that pointed out his blatant LIE on May 5th...
Basically, the longer you wait to order (either through bestkiteboarding.com or your local Best retailer) the longer the wait will be. The people buying this week will get their Hellfish in 4-5 weeks. WE HAVE LIMITED PRODUCTION RUNS ON A WEEKLY BASIS GOING ON NOW, but we are waiting for Cuben Fiber to increase their production for us, which should happen by the end of this month. So basically, the longer you wait to order, the longer it will take. We have our standard 30-day return policy on this kite PLUS a $100 guarantee. If it's not the absolute best kite you've ever flown, return it for you $$ back plus $100... We will not get a single return.
That is not hype. That is UNTRUE. There were no PRODUCTION runs going on at the time. There was no rush to get your money in to grab one of the few kites coming off the assembly line. There was still a LOT of testing to be done.
I have no brand affiliations. I have only owned a couple of Naish kites in the past, but I am open to any and all brands. Currently interested in the Rapture, the RRD Wave, and the Crossbow. I was interested in the Hellfish as well, but like many others, I am extremely turned off by the company. And skeptical of the kite's abilities.