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coxy
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Postby coxy » Wed Jun 26, 2002 9:37 am

Hi all !

Can anybody offer me any advice on which 8m kite to go for.

The supertype is approx 20% more expensive than the X2, is this due to the quality?

Need to decide today, so any info would be greatly appreciated.

Cheers!

Coxy

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Postby Guest » Wed Jun 26, 2002 12:48 pm

I dont know how the Supertype could be better quality than the X2, let alone 20% better quality. It does have 20% more screen printing on it though!

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Postby coxy » Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:11 pm

Good point !

Perhaps the paint is expensive !!!!

Here in the UK an 8m X2 will set you back about £ 680.00 and a Supertype in the same size will be £ 850.00. Just wondered how they justified the price difference ??

Coxy

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Postby shunter » Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:12 pm

Ah non-global pricing. Supertypes/RRDs are about 20% cheaper than other brands here in west oz. Italian styling at its best and the fluro colurs do glow in the dark.

shane

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Postby coxy » Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:18 pm

G DAY SHANE!

Do you use Supertypes yourself ?

Where in Oz do you ride?

Coxy

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Postby murdoc » Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:22 pm

the supertype looks like a disco :wink:

we'll see how durable the X2 and many other new kites are - as far as i know, naish still uses the cheapest fabric for their kites.

also the takoon does not look like a kite you'll pass on to your first born son when you meet the maker ...

i'm hoping to be wrong, though ...

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Postby shunter » Wed Jun 26, 2002 1:24 pm

on the far flung west coast around perth. Got my grubby little paws on the 12 ST with the 16 and 19 on order. Luv the 12 a big step in preformance on the mid aspect 11.9. Not sure if the high aspect kite will suit me but decided that i liked the extra lift and hang and speed of the ST.

Hoping the 12 ST will be my 20-30 knot kite for this coming summer

shane

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Postby Guest » Wed Jun 26, 2002 3:40 pm

Hey Coxy buy a 8.0 Slingshot Fuel
It`s a very powerful kite. You will like it.

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Postby mike » Wed Jun 26, 2002 3:40 pm

Try my prices for the RRD's :smile:

I don't have a website yet but you can email me directly with any enquiry at :

"mike.flysurfer@gmx.co.uk"

or

"mikeiacovides@hotmail.com"

Regards,
Mike (Cyprus RRD dealer).
Sorry for the COMish post...

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Postby Guest » Wed Jun 26, 2002 3:41 pm

Hey Coxy buy a 8.0 Slingshot Fuel
It`s a very powerful kite. You will like it.


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