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 Post subject: Re: I need some help with prices and quality
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:17 am 
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When people ask me why I ride Switch it's because I was looking for a high performance durable kite without the high performance price $$ :thumb:


...or because your on their payroll.

Im with jats2k9 on this one...gear is ridiculously priced these days. £1500 for a kite is crazy when you need at least 3 of them. I've been kiting for 6 years and the only piece of brand new equipment i've ever owned is my wetsuit. I couldn't afford lessons or even an inflatable kite when i started so I self taught on a flexifoil blade with no depower or relaunch. My newest kite is a 2010 rpm which i bought a few weeks back....as i'm so used to dealing with old s**t it near enough feels brand new anyway! The only way youngsters have a hope in hell of getting into kiting is if they've got minted parents and even then the sound of 'can i have £2000 for a kite please' is probably gonna end in no.


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 Post subject: Re: I need some help with prices and quality
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 8:35 am 
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Honestly it is so easy to spend few bucks for kiting
Just buy a top brand (north, slingshot, etc) used kite of the last year, and resell it the SAME year after few months
For instance, you buy 2 2012 EVOs in March for 800-900eur, and you resell them in September for 650-700€
Last year I managed to by a 9 and 12, a resell it loosing just 50eur for each kite
You just have to monitor second hand deals every single day, and buy low and not older than 1 year

I am sure Switch kites are super good, but their second hand value is ridicolous, so at the end you just spend more compared to top brands second hand


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 Post subject: Re: I need some help with prices and quality
PostPosted: Fri May 03, 2013 10:11 am 
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All well and good if you've got the money in the first place, for many of us just getting by each month is a challenge.


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