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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby BWD » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:22 pm

kites are '11, slingshot & ozone.
'09 slingshot needing repair is a backup of sorts.
Build my own twin tip boards, to suit me, wood strip/epoxy glass -they last (no sliders).
Have a '05 jimmy lewis surfboard that is going strong (though not used for BIG air).
If you find a JL that suits, you can ride it as long as you care to.

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2015 slingshot Fuel (11m)
2006 slingshot octane (10m)
2013 slingshot Z (9m)
2012 slingshot Fuel (6m)
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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby henjj » Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:40 pm

I currently have a quiver of 2006 SS Octanes (8, 10, 12) and a 2008 11m Slingshot Rev.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby sarc » Fri Nov 16, 2012 7:58 am

My Q-Power line sets are f*&#@ 10 years old and still negligible wear and perfectly working. Used them a fair bit. Amazing.
My North lines either look like crap and/or snap after less than 2 years on the job.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby PAFF » Fri Nov 16, 2012 8:24 am

2013 gear, and 2012 suite and harness..


Will sell my suits's and harness in spring, and gået new.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby arpc » Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:49 pm

2009 11.5 Kahoona
2012 Blade Fat Lady

board wave 5,8 2011

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby Dirk » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:24 pm

Mainly 2010 Naish Helix, plus small 2012 Naish Bolt
2010 Naish Global 5.7
2012 Naish Global 5.5 (bought used, but like new)
2009 North X-Ride

I only buy new kites on sale or slightly used. Same with boards.

As I do not have the time to be as much on the water as I would like to I like to keep my current quicker for some time to have it fully dialed.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby prayfawind27 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 4:51 pm

Just remember, i am still rocking the first Mystic Warrior 1 harness, replaced the spreader bar with that dynbar V3 a few years ago, the harness has hold up well, for being almost 6 years old it's in 7/10 condition

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby Carlos_C » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:46 pm

2006 is a good year for me

Flysurfer psycho 3 in 8 and 10

Fuels 7 and 9.

all work really well

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Re: How old IS your gear?

Postby AndKite » Sun Nov 18, 2012 5:55 pm

The equipment i actually own is really old, its a OR bronco 9m from 2003 and a naish X3 18m, also 03 and a full carbon f-one sk8 from 03 too i think, or maybe 04. Board was bought second hand at surf one in leucate, france. Goooood memories.

Ride the board sometimes, kites dont see the light of day much anymore unfortunately.

I mostly ride the schools stuff.

Anyone else bothered by the title? is, it should be is. Not important, just a thorn in my grammar-eye every time i see the frontpage.. :) sorry.

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Re: How old are your gear?

Postby frankm1960 » Sun Nov 18, 2012 6:21 pm

Fun thread :)

05 5m fuel
08 7m fuel
07 11m fuel

All my bars are cobbled together from parts and that cost me once when I forgot to put in the proper stopper knot on a steering leader line :)

I don't think the SS bars are special but I think the kites can take a lot of wear which is why I'm sticking with them. My 11m was like an old sock when I got it but it's still going... reinforced the LE a couple times.... so easy to pack it away it's so flimsy :)

I use my kites all 4 seasons.


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