I must be extra dumb with 6 boards and 7 kites. (Had 10) hahaha. Buying is half the fun of kiting.
I'd say 1 kite and board could do ya for 80% of the time here 11 knots to 24 (Ozone Egde 17). Used boards often go for $100 here, kite depends, $500. I sell mine cheap. I use my Ozone edge 17 and 11 m and covers everything up to 30 knots. Flysurfer 12m Speed, 11 knots to almost 30 knots. 140cm Nobile T5 board. I weigh in at 97kgs.
Newind split board 140
Nobile Split board 137
Nobile 2HD 132
Nobile T5 140
New Subwoofer 5'8"
18m Vortex (Never used) Selling
12m FLysurfer Speed 3
19 Peter lynn Charger
Sold 3 Epic kites and 2 2012 Switchblades.
Agree Kiting is not expensive. Snowboarding, mountain bike, BMX, even Skateboarding are similar or more. The younger people are probably too busy playing video games or virtual kiting.