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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby sotheysay » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:13 am

Rocking a quiver of '09 LF Havocs and the old LF Element from around '05 with boots. Love that they brought back the Element this year.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby plummet » Thu Nov 15, 2012 12:41 am

i have 1x 09, 1 x 2010, 2 x 2011, 1 x 2012

I am a near new second hand hunter. So buy when the style of kite i want comes up for cheap.

I was of the philosiphy to change my most used kite each year.

Now i have a decadent 5 kite quiver the wear in each kite is minimal. I'm going to get at least 2 years from my most used kite and more out of the least used ones.

PS I have no kites with repairs. I will replace a kite if gets major damage.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby davesails7 » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:19 am

I love people who buy kites with a plan to learn, but never do and sell me their Kites a year later for half price!

Anyone know how I can contact all those rsx windsurfer guys who spent the last 6 months learning to kite? I bet they have some good deals on lightly used racing equipment.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby SalmonSlayer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:18 am

2008 Nemesis HPs 7m, 9m, 10m and 14m. I also have a 2007 16m Bularoo, 2007 13m Waroo Pro and a 2007 3M Waroo (for my kids). They just keep on going. Awesome kites. No reason to change until they die.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby Faber » Thu Nov 15, 2012 9:35 am

2008 7m & 12m North Rebels, 2012 9m North Fuse.
2010 WAM, 2012 Naish Fish, 2010 Kazuma Shibi.
I just changed the 9m which is the kite I use most.
Won't change 12 and 7 'till they die....

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby vladeto » Thu Nov 15, 2012 11:23 am

I think I have the oldest full quiver still working:
2007 RRD HyperType 7m & 12m
2007 EH Beast 5,5m
2007 RRD Pro Wave 5'9"
2007 RRD 5X Limited

I must be Bond 007 :lol:

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby KYLakeKiter » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:42 pm

I am one of those used kite buyers always looking for a good deal. I figure if it flew the kite rock stars around in 08 or 09, it will pull me around just fine. I love my T2 and T3 and I am probably too loyal to them just because of the abuse I have put them through without a leak.

On the other hand, I bought some 09 Starkite S-bows and would love to sell them, but I just couldn't pass on my frustration with them to someone else. When I do manage to keep air in them and keep them patched up, they fly OK, so I will just fly them until they are rags instead of passing on the problem.

Maybe one day I will grow up and start buying newer stuff, but for now I am like some of the others on here hoping to be the first one to find someone who bought nice kites and let them sit in the garage for 2 or 3 years. I am all for Posers buying the best stuff. That keeps the pool of older kites crispy :D

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby Vikb » Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:54 pm

My main kites are from 2010 and see use year round [~80 days/yr]. I'm going to get 2 new kites for the core of my quiver - mostly just for some variety. I'll keep the old kites as they are in good condition with only 1 repair each.

I tend to buy 1 or 2 new boards a year and sell 1 or 2 older ones - again just for variety.

When I do buy new gear I tend to buy in the fall when the next year's product has been announced and the current year's new stock is discounted ~30%+. Most kites aren't changed each year so if you are smart you can get a 2012 product now for 30% off that's the same as the 2013 product except for the graphics.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby panchito » Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:07 pm

Boards are from 2008 , kites from 2009 . All working fine , will replace them when they break .


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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby bay surfer » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:09 pm

Hell one of my favorite winter kites is a 1999 F-one ATK slightly modified bridle of course, all my foils are old sad. Just got rid of a bunch of 2004s Wind wings. Newest kite is a 2008 12m Best Kahuna, 18m 2007 Monkey, 2007 eclipes, Just blew up a 14m 2007 Best. Use'em till there totally blown out .


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