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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby Flyboy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:39 am

Windigo1 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
I have owned dozens of Best kites and I still have 6 of them (2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2-2017) I never had a issue with valves. I heard it did happen on a bad batch of 2015s but it's not a bad design of the valve it was a defective batch. I had issue with the stopper on the 2015 bar and they promptly send me new ones. This year I bought 2 new Rocas because the price was great and the kite is amazing. The 2017 valve is completely different so I doubt it will suffer the from same problems.
I now have Cabos from 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017. Each year has a different inflation valve system. I haven't, so far, experienced any problems with delaminating valves. The 2015 kites have an inflation valve that is similar to, but slightly different from the 2014 & requires major muscle power to successfully fit the valve cap - very odd.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby harppa » Mon Oct 23, 2017 6:37 am

Flyboy wrote:
Windigo1 wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:54 pm
I have owned dozens of Best kites and I still have 6 of them (2008, 2013, 2015, 2016, 2-2017) I never had a issue with valves. I heard it did happen on a bad batch of 2015s but it's not a bad design of the valve it was a defective batch. I had issue with the stopper on the 2015 bar and they promptly send me new ones. This year I bought 2 new Rocas because the price was great and the kite is amazing. The 2017 valve is completely different so I doubt it will suffer the from same problems.
I now have Cabos from 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017. Each year has a different inflation valve system. I haven't, so far, experienced any problems with delaminating valves. The 2015 kites have an inflation valve that is similar to, but slightly different from the 2014 & requires major muscle power to successfully fit the valve cap - very odd.
2015 valve was made in China and had issues.2014, 2016 and after all the stuff was made in Sri Lanka with no issues at all.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby Flyboy » Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm

2015 valve was made in China and had issues.2014, 2016 and after all the stuff was made in Sri Lanka with no issues at all.
Just to be clear: are we talking about problems with the strut valves de-laminating, or are we talking about problems with the inflation valve de-laminating ... or talking about some other problem with the inflation valve? I kind of like the 2014 twist lock inflation valve - I have heard the implication that there have been problems with them, but haven't experienced any myself. The 2015 valve is essentially the same but VERY tight to get on, which is a bit annoying.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby C4rl0s » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:31 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:20 pm
2015 valve was made in China and had issues.2014, 2016 and after all the stuff was made in Sri Lanka with no issues at all.
Just to be clear: are we talking about problems with the strut valves de-laminating, or are we talking about problems with the inflation valve de-laminating ... or talking about some other problem with the inflation valve? I kind of like the 2014 twist lock inflation valve - I have heard the implication that there have been problems with them, but haven't experienced any myself. The 2015 valve is essentially the same but VERY tight to get on, which is a bit annoying.

All of them, i had one delaminated valve, next kite sesión another. Then i remove all the bladers and pull out all bladders valves easily by hand, without applying any heat...

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby Da Yoda » Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:50 pm

wind chaser wrote:
Sun Oct 22, 2017 6:21 pm

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Yep, out of business.
:lol: Classic!!!
BEST had the coolest buildings...
https://www.failedarchitecture.com/the- ... e-facades/

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby wind chaser » Tue Oct 24, 2017 6:55 pm

thought no one would notice...
Yeah, their buildings were cool.

https://youtu.be/6OlK9cmJVEs
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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby sq225917 » Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:48 pm

I noticed that BEST must have had some new stock arrive this week. They were down to very limited sizes when I look last week, but they seem to have a wider spread of gear in now- and an extra 25% off for Black Friday.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby halloi » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:00 pm

Flyboy wrote:
Mon Oct 23, 2017 12:39 am
I now have Cabos from 2013, 2014, 2015 & 2017. Each year has a different inflation valve system. I haven't, so far, experienced any problems with delaminating valves. The 2015 kites have an inflation valve that is similar to, but slightly different from the 2014 & requires major muscle power to successfully fit the valve cap - very odd.
spit does help to make things fit with ease!
man I just love my cabos :heartface:

sad fact: BWS undertow bar is no longer in production... how can they simply stop making the best bar on the market!! anyway...

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby iblocalsurfer » Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:08 pm

sq225917 wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:48 pm
I noticed that BEST must have had some new stock arrive this week. They were down to very limited sizes when I look last week, but they seem to have a wider spread of gear in now- and an extra 25% off for Black Friday.
Went through the process of ordering a kite/bar this morning. When you get to the checkout, it's says in fine print that the kite is not available and needs to be back ordered. Don't have the confidence to pull the trigger.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby ChickenD!ken » Fri Nov 24, 2017 9:28 pm

iblocalsurfer wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 5:08 pm
sq225917 wrote:
Fri Nov 24, 2017 4:48 pm
I noticed that BEST must have had some new stock arrive this week. They were down to very limited sizes when I look last week, but they seem to have a wider spread of gear in now- and an extra 25% off for Black Friday.
Went through the process of ordering a kite/bar this morning. When you get to the checkout, it's says in fine print that the kite is not available and needs to be back ordered. Don't have the confidence to pull the trigger.
Yeah, don’t do it. Rumors keep churning and the company/owner continues to stay silent. Last I checked the size options were all over the place (like only having 16 and 6 for the TS) and I doubt that we will see much more from Best. Very sad story but hopefully some of the great people there pop up in other places..


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