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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:07 am

But Raven is a good jumping kite !

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby jumptheshark » Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:15 am

A custom mutant. That board was so beautiful. I hated hating it.

The baggy drysuit. Was pretty stoked with how many sessions it bought, but am happy to have moved on.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby pj sofine » Thu Apr 19, 2018 2:46 am

Globe kite 15 mtr 2006? Can't even remember the model.That was the worst kite ever, didn't do anything well.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby downunder » Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:34 am

Every single TT I've ever got. Overpriced piece of crap.

And than I've 'treated' myself with 1000 Euros FS Razor. God, tried it once, collecting dust now...Worst purchase ever for me.

Will see about China foil, it looks pretty decent almost like my DIY build :)

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby pmaggie » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:34 am

Normally it's the wife...
Joking of course. Maybe the Flying Carpet. I enjoyed it only one season in super light winds, then I really desired something more funny and alive. So I switched to a Shinn Bronq XL and I discovered the absolute.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby cleepa » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:36 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 12:07 am
But Raven is a good jumping kite !
So I hear... but I ride waves 80+% of the time!

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby cleepa » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:45 pm

Another regret purchase was a Slingshot Space Pickle. I had hoped it was going to be an awesome light wind board that was still playful and fun. In the end it wasn't much better than my normal board at the time, but turned like a snail even when you stamped on the tail and being tall I would dig the nose in even just in chop. I sold it after one session. I believe it was converted to a foil deck. Good riddance.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby dirtybeach » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 pm

2001 cabrinha black tip 9.4m

Bought it off the first owner, and he included another full set of replacement bladders - I asked him "what are those for?" Haha

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby Mwaveman » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:19 pm

RRD type 4.1 14m somewhere around 2002 2003 even for that time it was a bad kite. Later the Naish Alliance 12m in light wind it was nearly impossible to restart. Als it dropped out of the sky easily. The smaller size where better tough.

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Re: biggest regret purchase

Postby JakeFarley » Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:27 pm

dirtybeach wrote:
Thu Apr 19, 2018 5:01 pm
2001 cabrinha black tip 9.4m

Bought it off the first owner, and he included another full set of replacement bladders - I asked him "what are those for?" Haha
Same here except it was a 21.5m. Had to buy a full set of replacement bladders as Cabrinha would not warranty. It would "Hindenberg" and it was a real bear to relaunch. Swam in quite a few times and had some really scary overpowered sessions.


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