Hoping Ya didn't take my above post in an unintended way , i got Much respect for you
there tautologies. That kite i described , once belonged to Adam Koch .
Kiting / surfing are my only addiction / vices, and the only real expensive thing I spend money on...I like it and so far have been able to do so. Personally I think the gear is getting better, and for me it is worth it.
Seriously -- i know people in Vegas that spend WAY more money on coke & alcohol every
month, than you will ever spend on a new kites in a year .
I can't spend a bunch of money on my fixed income, so like ChristoffM stated, i'm Glad
there's people that can afford new stuff so i can get there hand-me-downs ; and No Way
do i wanna bash a guy that has it together enough to get new gear, even if it does nothing
but make him feel Good.
There's another consideration here taut -- YOU kite in an environment that is a Bunch
more Wild and Unforgiving than i do, so the consequences of having a failure would
be WAY more severe for you than for me.
I guess the bottom line is : "if i could afford it, i would get new gear".
I guess the bottom line is : "i should find a way to come-off less rude" ?