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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
28
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: 793

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rudeboysaude
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Postby rudeboysaude » Sun Aug 01, 2004 5:54 pm

Elia wrote:Other kites are a bit cheaper and north is a bit more. Very few best kites here because there is no support in the way of local shops.


I don't understand the local shop attraction because all the kite shops around here have to order everything because stock must cost them too much to have on hand. There is no difference if I order it myself online, or get it through them. Replacement parts as well. What good is a local kite shop anyway really?

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Postby vietkiter » Mon Aug 02, 2004 12:51 am

rudeboysaude wrote:What good is a local kite shop anyway really?


Some shops are better than others. To me, a good shop is one with a broad range of products and very good pricing. Shops serve a purpose for lessons, product inspection, convenience of getting stuff instantly, but likely pay a little more, and run buy an honest and reputable owner. That how it should be.

Avoid places that have a very limited selection since pricing are unlikely to be good... it's the overhead leverage thing. Also when selection is limited... e.g. carrying only one brand... it is hard to get a balanced view.

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Elia
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Postby Elia » Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:46 am

well I guess I didn't explain myself very well. 449.47 is the difference in the cost for three kites about $150 each and that is only for the three for two deal not really that much. I tend to only buy one kite at a time so for me I would have to lay out for three all at once which would be fine but if I needed three kites but I don't. If your shop doesn't carry bladders and other spare bits or deal with warrenty issues then by all means buy online.

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Postby Dwight » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:32 am

rudeboysaude wrote:
Elia wrote:Other kites are a bit cheaper and north is a bit more. Very few best kites here because there is no support in the way of local shops.


I don't understand the local shop attraction because all the kite shops around here have to order everything because stock must cost them too much to have on hand. There is no difference if I order it myself online, or get it through them. Replacement parts as well. What good is a local kite shop anyway really?


If you lived in Wilmington NC your attitude would be different. We have a kite shop with piles of kites and boards in stock. They have at least 6-8 demo kites, and 6-8 demo boards available for anyone to take home and test for themselves. With support like that, you'd be nuts to buy from somebody else. Oh, and the prices are good and service even better.

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Postby Jordanis3r » Tue Aug 03, 2004 3:20 pm

wow from nothing at the start of jan to being the most ridden kite - way to go Best!

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Postby El_Gran_Extractor » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:51 pm

I saw a best nemesis 18 this weekend and the beach .. AT THE BEACH .. the rest was in the water :lol:

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Postby oceanplay » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:20 pm

El_Gran_Extractor wrote:I saw a best nemesis 18 this weekend and the beach .. AT THE BEACH .. the rest was in the water :lol:


sure are living up to your name!

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Postby El_Gran_Extractor » Tue Aug 03, 2004 9:37 pm

oceanplay wrote:
El_Gran_Extractor wrote:I saw a best nemesis 18 this weekend and the beach .. AT THE BEACH .. the rest was in the water :lol:


sure are living up to your name!


Euh I don't get it .. but it was like that and that's it. Period. Maybe it was a complete beginner, I don't know. All I know was that that kite was on the beach in 7 - 12 knots, a few times in the air (still on the beach), but never on the water. Period.

Don't need to start insulting or insinuation something, is this the typical best style to cope with negative critisism?

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Postby Kite-D » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:27 pm

Maybe too much power to handle!!!! :thumb:

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Which kite do you fly? ..... BEST

Postby kitemare » Fri Aug 06, 2004 4:57 am

As an instructor I fly everything, but my current favorite kites
are the Best Yarga 13.5 and the Nemesis 18, I also landboard
with kites by New Tech.
Jeff
http://www.Kitemare.com


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