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Postby David newbie » Thu Aug 14, 2003 9:55 pm

Hello: I just learned to kitesurf and I have the luxury/problem of getting all new equipment. I am about 210lbs. and 6'2". I will probably end up with two kites and one board for a little while. I will ride in the Mid-atlantic and Hatteras. Have been looking at North Toro2, Recon CO2, Wipika Hydro around 12m2 and 17m2. Lightwave 179 maybe smaller. I would like to save some money and buy 2003 gear, but I don't want to handycap mayself by not getting equipment that would make learning easier, ie. Recon system. Anyone have advice so I don't start of on the wrong foot.

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Postby KITEPROSHOP.com » Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:07 pm

if you want 2004 gear, have a look at the new Naish Boxer kites, comming in 6-9-12-16 sqm.
Good price and will give you fun for a long time.

Combined with the UDS safety system from Naish you will have great gear to learn on.

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Postby kitesurfvenezuela » Thu Aug 14, 2003 10:38 pm

get a north toro2 14 mtr for 20 knt winds and a big 20 mtr rhino2 for 14 knts

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Postby pitlisa » Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:32 am

Never again a Toro2 !!!

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Postby powerkiteaddict » Sat Aug 16, 2003 10:48 pm

Keep away from the 20M Rhino-way too much kite for a beginner-even at your specs.

Careful on the Recon system-it's new to market and hasn't had enough 'real time' use yet-same with the Naish UDS system-they both look interesting and are possible advances in kite design-but you don't want to be the bunny paying for the R&D.

I think either get a deal on Naish Aero2s say 12M and 18M or go down the Boxer line-although the 16M is probably not enough kite at your specs in low wind.

I do ride Naish kites-so biased-and it's just an opinion.

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Postby tweekster » Tue Aug 19, 2003 6:02 am

KITEPROSHOP.com wrote:if you want 2004 gear, have a look at the new Naish Boxer kites, comming in 6-9-12-16 sqm.
Good price and will give you fun for a long time.

Combined with the UDS safety system from Naish you will have great gear to learn on.
kiteproshop, what is the price on the new boxers? and will they come with the UDS or will that be an upgrade?

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Postby Arcsrule » Tue Aug 19, 2003 11:31 am

You're big. (me too) Buy Big! On the board, get last years Light wave 181 and any small board--together the cost will be the same as one of "this years" boards. Also think of a set of line extensions or long lines. The long lines get you on the water sooner when the wind is light and they also slow things down a little which would probably be a good idea when new. two kites, two boards, and a set of line extensions :bye:

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Postby KITEPROSHOP.com » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:10 pm

kiteproshop, what is the price on the new boxers? and will they come with the UDS or will that be an upgrade?
Tweekster,pls request our prices via our website http://www.kiteproshop.com

the first shipment of Boxer kites will be with the Naish standard bar,since the UDS will be available end of August.
in November the next shipment of Boxer will be available as kite only,then the UDS can be added.
at the moment you can buy the UDS only (if you already have a Naish bar) and upgrade it.
but the UDS or spinning system is always an extra,but it can be combined with kite only,when available.

Hopefully that helps.

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Postby Sean-CA » Tue Aug 19, 2003 12:25 pm

Kps,

You are giving bad advise here...

If you buy a Boxer Kite Only, you get no lines and no bar and no pump.

You would have to buy a UDS bar and the lines and pump separatley. VERY expensive.



The way to go is:

Buy kite complete with everything, then buy the UDS upgrade, which is the whole complete UDS system without the control bar.

This will make it much much cheaper for the client.

Thanx,

Sean

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Postby KITEPROSHOP.com » Tue Aug 19, 2003 1:06 pm

we don't see a bad advise here.....

of course you need lines, we don't say buy without lines.
we advised to buy complete and get the upgrade.

the best would be a complete package incl. the UDS, but NAISH doesn't offer it this way.....


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