Jdizzle wrote:I hate Cab kites...ok I said it
To me, they just fly nasty...high bar pressure, horrible feedback and they turn slow!
I also cannot understand how Cab can sell their kites at a premium price, yet they do not use Teijin for their canopies!!!??!!!
You can buy a Switch kite that is better made, with a Teijin canopy for half the price
Ahh great. One older North kite and a few Cabs, of which you dont know the years manufactured, that you saw in one location are for sure a great support for your argument of superior durability.dandaka wrote:Just observation on kite beaches. On Boracay right now the oldest kites are few Cabrinhas (don't know years) and one North 2007-2008. ?Can you please open up your statistics to corroborate your statement on durability? Thank you.
Hell, people make their own kites but this was not the point. Maybe some guys just dont want to buy the replacment part from the manufacturer and be done with it.dandaka wrote: Chicken loop, depower rope can be made by yourself or any kite doctor available — for such extreme cases. I replace depower rope and 5th line every year, but they aren't changing in North case and very simple to find alternative solution. Same with canopy. What else??
I think, that 3 years is reasonable "guaranteed" support time, lifetime of kite is 2 years + 1 for old season sales.
Jdizzle wrote:Nah...not true I'm afraid! I would buy a kite from any of the top brands apart from Best because they're a kook brand, and Cabrinha cos they're just plain shit
Uh? There's an adapter for the valve actually attached to the kite, right next to the valve... at least, they were in 2010 and 2011. Pretty hard to lose itgeopeck wrote:I don't hate Cabrinha but some small things definitely color my impression of the brand, like using an inflation valve which isn't compatible with other kites. It seems like an across the board inconvenience when a cabrinha rider can't borrow your pump and you can't borrow a cabrinha rider's pump- I've even seen Cab riders locked out of a session because they forgot their pump. Cabrinha keeps at it because they feel like they have this great idea while not realizing it doesn't always work out in the real world. (they may have changed by now, I haven't seen any recent cabs)
LF also thinks they have a great idea with their maxflo inflation system, but they're considerate enough to make that double as the dump valve and put in a standard 9mm inflate valve. A much better way to do it.
There are several other brands that irk me just a bit over not being willing to meet some generally accepted standards - bars with different length lines, QRs that are not push away, lack of color coding on the bar, a certain snowkite company whose depower strap is red and power strap is also red...
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