knotwindy wrote:different strokes for different folks
the Iron heart is a great piece of kit
the new bar is becoming over-complicated with lots of movable parts
there are better cam cleats out there
and the kites are about like ever one else's as far as quality goes
use what you like
Jbrook wrote:I will be the first to admit when I make a mistake. I recently criticized the price of a few brands increase in pricing from 2012 to 2013, the North products I have tried for 2013 definitely justify the increase in price. You just cannot compare their new straps and pads to normal mortal ones. Also the bar is really really nice. So I was wrong, I was wrong all the way across the chalkboard and all the way down. The new kites I saw are definitely worth the difference in price if you kite alot. I can kite probably more than 300 days a year where I live my equipment must last. I only have a set of pads and straps as of now but will definitely give their kites and bars a thought when I purchase my next ones. I currently ride RRD kite. I have no affiliation.
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knotwindy wrote:billy b
1st if it was a riding stoke i would have joined in but it was just a partial gear stoke
then you jump in and tell me their stuff is the best ever for every one no matter what because you bet your life on it?
imagine, people disagreeing on a forum!
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