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Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby nikolaygadzhev77 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:26 pm

Every year that time we have new kites coming with better turning speed,better low and ,new bomb prof material new stiching new who now's what and then crazy priceses for bar today slingshot is out and the bar is 490 quit how crazy is that.I'm sure their will be some new twigs for a bars who did change much seens 2008

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby Osprey1 » Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm

I completely agree. Cost is a big factor into why there are so kiters in college and thier early twenties.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby NorCalNomad » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:05 pm

The majority of the kiting population is actually in the 35-55 year old category. Industry data backs that up.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:11 pm

nikolaygadzhev77 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:26 pm
Every year that time we have new kites coming with better turning speed,better low and ,new bomb prof material new stiching new who now's what and then crazy priceses for bar today slingshot is out and the bar is 490 quit how crazy is that.I'm sure their will be some new twigs for a bars who did change much seens 2008
Many kites which are being re-released yearly and survived till model year 2018-2019 have minimal-to-none changes done to them and it's pretty awesome as I see it. Slingshot specifically makes some amazing wings and I'm glad nobody pushes them for "complete redesign" where things are near perfect already.

Every new model year is expensive, previous years' kites on sale are dirt cheap. Competition drives prices down but companies need money to survive, seems pretty fair to me....
Osprey1 wrote:
Mon Jul 09, 2018 8:56 pm
I completely agree. Cost is a big factor into why there are so kiters in college and thier early twenties.
college students can afford spring breaks, iPhone Xs and $200000 college debts. It's a matter of preference to spend on a new awesome kite

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby grigorib » Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:05 pm

Also, high brand prices allow small players make a piece of foam wrapped into glass/carbon added 4xM8 inserts and padding on top to be sold it for $850 a piece and get a piece of bread where big companies missed to put focus on.
BRM, Groove, Kanaha...they wouldn't be cashing in if big boys did the right thing first.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby jakemoore » Mon Jul 09, 2018 11:45 pm

Cashing in or putting their heart and soul into their work? I doubt the little guys are getter rich. No don’t by there is an easier way to make a buck but I’m happy for them to be able to follow their dreams.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby longwhitecloud » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 am

The average age of a kiteboarder is the oldest it has ever been.

Many dumb sellout kiteboarding brands now support the gka that says kiting is sailing, that now put on an absolute embarassment of a freestyle tour on ( in the eyes of youth). I heard mention of clown tricks on a podcast.. i agree.. not right for the top level of youth.

There are no more pro freestyle riders left for young riders to look up to aspire to make a professional living ( a real one not a trust fund one).

Full retail kite prices are astronomical today. You can buy a used car for the same price as a single kite.

making it simple.. kiteboard marketing today is based on selling the youthfull talent image to balding middle aged wealthy men. Technical equiment features feature heavily to this audience that is incredibly receptive to them, whereas a younger rider could rip on a kite from 10 years+ ago and simply does not have time ti talk abour kite features at the beach.. too busy riding.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby Bill C » Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:16 am

You can buy a decent mountain bike for the price of one kite and not sit on your hands waiting for wind.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby foilholio » Tue Jul 10, 2018 1:43 am

The cheapest kites are foilkites http://www.panshkite.com/.

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Re: Kite company's are out of their minds

Postby thewindego » Tue Jul 10, 2018 2:17 am

Cheap ...get what you paid for. Sorry but most times true.


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