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by w_ndrunner
Mon Feb 25, 2013 1:46 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Inflation
Replies: 10
Views: 2886

Inflation

Hello fellow kiters, Would like get your take on kite inflation... Is this an exact science and if so other than using a pressure gauge, how do you get it right? Do certain conditions (wind, temperature) require the kite to be a little under pressure than over pressure? How does kite inflation affec...
by w_ndrunner
Sat Feb 23, 2013 5:51 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longevity-Cool Dry vs. Hot Wet
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Re: Kite Longevity-Cool Dry vs. Hot Wet

Yes and Yes. Storing the kite wet/humid and in warm conditions will shorten life of bladders/valves. Some brands are much worse than others. The 'special glue' you mention is Aquaseal, 3M 5200 also works. Dry your kites before you put them away and keep a tube of Aquasel handy. Cheers O.K. so kite ...
by w_ndrunner
Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:16 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Kite Longevity-Cool Dry vs. Hot Wet
Replies: 12
Views: 1959

Kite Longevity-Cool Dry vs. Hot Wet

hi all, All things being equal (kite brand, amount of flying time, same owner, etc) will a kite last longer in cool dry climate or wet hot (tropical) climate? This question came to mind after talking to a few kiter who claim that the glue used by kite manufactures doesn't stand up well in a country ...
by w_ndrunner
Fri Feb 08, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Best/Cheapest Bargain Kitesurf Websites
Replies: 23
Views: 14346

Re: Best/Cheapest Bargain Kitesurf Websites

Jbrook wrote:Blemish or cosmetic damage?
Does the retailer have to declare/advertise the product to be "Blemish or cosmetic damage" or is it a matter of buyer beware?
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:28 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Re: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty

Hi all, An update: The warranty issue on the two new boards from previous years was resolved. At least on boards, Cabrinha will give a 1 year warranty from the date of purchase. Also, I want to acknowledge fellow members, Bob and Stafford who when contacted responded immediately and provided needed ...
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 5:07 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What Did You Pay?
Replies: 38
Views: 4770

Re: What Did You Pay?

Is this guy for real,we work on 30% to 20% max,TONY Hi Tony, So are you suggsting that when a shop has a sale and an item is marked down more than 30%, they are actually selling it at a loss.... Or does the company/supplier sell over stock to a store for 50% off, so that the they still can make the...
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:25 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What Did You Pay?
Replies: 38
Views: 4770

Re: What Did You Pay?

Is this guy for real,we work on 30% to 20% max,TONY Hi Tony, So are you suggsting that when a shop has a sale and an item is marked down more than 30%, they are actually selling it at a loss.... Or does the company/supplier sell over stock to a store for 50% off, so that the they still can make the...
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:15 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: What Did You Pay?
Replies: 38
Views: 4770

What Did You Pay?

hi all, one of the advantages of forums is the free sharing of information for the benefit of all... along that line, wouldn't it be to our benefit to disclose what the asking/retail price of a kite and/or board and what you actually paid... this information could then be used by others in negotiati...
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Re: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty

Vikb wrote:Unless your sales invoice states you are buying without a warranty then you are good.

Skip the dealer and talk to Cabrhina directly.
I wish that would have been known to me at the beginning :-?
by w_ndrunner
Wed Feb 06, 2013 12:55 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty
Replies: 15
Views: 3465

Re: End of Production Year Cabrinha Warranty

Nico wrote:It could be possible that you paid very little for the board and thereby renounced on warranty rights ?Nico
Even if very little is paid for a board, Cabrinha comes good on the warranty not the distributor/dealer.

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