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What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby plummet » Fri Mar 17, 2017 10:59 am

How old is your daily driver. The kite you use the most?

I'm not talking about some fossil kite that you dig out every 5 years and fly for shits and giggles. I'm talking about a kite that's old but still going strong. Still in favored in your current quiver of kites.

For me its the 2012 8m catalyst. I bought in new 5 years ago and used it extensively since then.
Goddamn thing just keeps going and going!. I'm stunned by how long it has lasted.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby alfredo68 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 11:40 am

2008 8 mts north rebel

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby Seabizzle » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:16 pm

I have a 2012 6m ( really an 8) bws noise classic that just won't die. I bought it secondhand for $350 about 3 years ago and have learnt to kite waves with it. It is now my most used kite and my go to for downwinders, I have rolled it through the surf more times than I can remember and so far the only repair is a tiny patch of sail tape.

I am keen to get an upgrade but it just dowe everything it needs to and keeps going, plus it is worth basically nothing in re-sale so it's staying for now!

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby Mossy 757 » Fri Mar 17, 2017 12:33 pm

It's not really old but I don't see myself ever selling my 2015 9m Cabrinha Velocity. That thing works in anything from 10-30 knots and boosts like a rocket ship.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby GraemeF » Fri Mar 17, 2017 1:54 pm

I've got a 15mtr Core GTS4 it's nearly three months old now, time to change it, there's a spec of mud on one of the wingtips.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby ThickAir » Fri Mar 17, 2017 2:18 pm

I've got a 2012 Rebel 11m that just won't die. It's been dragged all over every surface you can imagine, probably over 400 sessions, self launched and landed 80% of the time, friction abrasions all over it, and the thing still flys perfectly. Bomber build.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby KYLakeKiter » Fri Mar 17, 2017 3:28 pm

2012 Epic Infinity V2. This kite has been a battle tank for me and has the scares to prove it. Put in a new LE bladder a little over a year ago and its still going strong. It was my kite of choice for my local kiting 85 to 90% of the time, but now that I am foiling, I have been flying my 13 and 9 a lot more (which may make the Infinity last even longer).

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby Starsky » Fri Mar 17, 2017 5:04 pm

2009 11m fuel is my main snow kite.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby nfried » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:08 pm

2010 Naish Cult 4.5m. Use it as a trainer kite.

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Re: What is your most used oldest kite?

Postby SLiiCK » Fri Mar 17, 2017 6:21 pm

2007 16m Eclipse Thruster bought it brand new in 2007 complete for £200 on an online auction bargain it's still a fast kite for a 16m keep going back to it got a Blade Fat Lady now so perhaps it will go into storage but you never know!

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