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Which kite brand do you fly? (July 2004)

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Which kite brand do you fly?

Naish
92
12%
Flysurfer
60
8%
North
79
10%
Ocean Rodeo
29
4%
Best
117
15%
Peter Lynn
44
6%
Slingshot
60
8%
Cabrinha
87
11%
RRD
8
1%
Gaastra
8
1%
Flexifoil
6
1%
Wipika
20
3%
F-one
19
2%
Takoon
27
3%
Globerider
22
3%
Liquid Force
20
3%
Monkey
8
1%
Other
38
5%
Totally mixed
34
4%
Caution
16
2%
 
Total votes: 794

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Postby Foxi » Mon Jul 19, 2004 2:30 pm

yeah Dax, 600$ is a fair charge for one season quiver usage. That´s what I´m roughly planning for my North quiver as well.

By the way, the Nem 12 in e-bay, expiring tomorrow, is at 220€/250$ as I write these lines .. http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14355&item=5109036370&rd=1

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Postby vietkiter » Mon Jul 19, 2004 3:50 pm

Foxi wrote:yeah Dax, 600$ is a fair charge for one season quiver usage. That´s what I´m roughly planning for my North quiver as well.

By the way, the Nem 12 in e-bay, expiring tomorrow, is at 220€/250$ as I write these lines .. http://cgi.ebay.de/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=14355&item=5109036370&rd=1


There will be a lot of takers at that price. If you know anything about Ebay auctions, that price will double in the last ten minutes... so looking a day ahead doesn't reveal anything special. Only settled transactions are worth mentioning.

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Postby Foxi » Mon Jul 19, 2004 4:21 pm

will keep you posted - what´s your bet Viet for a brandnew Nem 12 ?

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Postby vietkiter » Mon Jul 19, 2004 9:22 pm

Foxi wrote:will keep you posted - what´s your bet Viet for a brandnew Nem 12 ?


Never like to speculate on things that have too many variables... but I think the seller is a regular on this forum... so I say he would not sell it for under $500. If he has to eat VAT/Duties, I say he would not sell it for under $600.

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Postby Eraser » Tue Jul 20, 2004 4:07 am

Just something I want to let go off my chest: everyone keeps dissing Best kites and saying they are cheap old shit from 2002...

Funny though, as their kites LE don't keep bursting (North rhinos), their kites don't jellyfish (gaastra gxr), they don't have a problem on the sewing of their panels and both side of the kites are equal (Naish), and last but not least... the material of their kites don't turn into paper tissue after one season (Takoon 2003).

That's all I had to say :bye:

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Postby El_Gran_Extractor » Tue Jul 20, 2004 6:42 am

Eraser wrote:Just something I want to let go off my chest: everyone keeps dissing Best kites and saying they are cheap old shit from 2002...

Funny though, as their kites LE don't keep bursting (North rhinos), their kites don't jellyfish (gaastra gxr), they don't have a problem on the sewing of their panels and both side of the kites are equal (Naish), and last but not least... the material of their kites don't turn into paper tissue after one season (Takoon 2003).

That's all I had to say :bye:


Funny .. they don't even exist for more than 1 season .. who knows what happens after 1 season :roll:

BEST = best price, that's all ...

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Postby Dax » Tue Jul 20, 2004 2:41 pm

El_Gran_Extractor wrote:BEST = best price, that's all ...


Speaking from experience?

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Postby Slisje » Tue Jul 20, 2004 7:02 pm

Gaastra GXR 12.0

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Postby oceanplay » Tue Jul 20, 2004 8:44 pm

pretty interesting poll wonder if there are many cheaters. That buy 2 get 1 free really did them good, hope they keep it going so I can get a new set every year.
Last edited by oceanplay on Wed Jul 21, 2004 12:19 am, edited 1 time in total.

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Postby El_Gran_Extractor » Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:30 pm

Dax wrote:
El_Gran_Extractor wrote:BEST = best price, that's all ...


Speaking from experience?


Not much, I flew a best kite once but not for long cause I didn't like it.
I only kiteboard in the weekend and I love it. So when there is wind I like to have fun and not testing a kite I don't like. Also I find the "looks" of the kite very important and I really don't like the 'best-design'.

It's my personal opinion, and I have to buy my own kites so I'm not sponsored.

Kites: North Toro 8 (II 2003), Cabrinha Co2 10 + 14 (2004), Cabrinha Contra 19.5 (2005)


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