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Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby kiteseppl » Wed Aug 02, 2017 6:40 pm

Hello everyone,

My old LF Envy 9qm from 2012 is dying so i want to replace it with something that fits my Bar (LF Mission Control Bar)
It should be Low Budget and it should be a freeride kite this time. I found the envy to be a moody cow in strong winds.

was looking at a Gaastra Spark 2016 or a Best roca 16/17. What are your experiences with those kites compared to the top brands?
Also can you confirm they would fit my MC Bar?
are there other affordable kites worth looking into?

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Re: Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby whabbits » Wed Aug 02, 2017 9:17 pm

This is a good deal on a kite that handles gusts very well.
https://kitezombies.com/ocean-rodeo-2015-prodigy/

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Re: Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:02 am

rocas are good kites. I also love my Naish Pivot for a do-everything-well kite. Handles gusts amazingly well. You might be able to get a second hand one, or if you can wait and are in th US, check REAL's fall sale (although they seem to be using a lot of Core kites this year, so might not have as many used Pivots on sale as the last two years).

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Re: Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby alford » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:27 am

How about a new 2015 Best TS 12m for $369?
From Best on eBay.

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Re: Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby dylan* » Thu Aug 03, 2017 1:11 pm

rocas are great kites, there are a few other threads you can check out for details

if you like the envy other than its high-wind performance, you could look at a new one. i've had a couple envys throughout the years and the 2015-16-17 ones are totally different from those older ones. they have great top end and boosting performance now but still have a similar feel.

switch element or nitro is also an option, great kites especially if you can't find something else on sale

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Re: Low Budet Freeide Kite

Postby deniska » Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:50 pm

alford wrote:
Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:27 am
How about a new 2015 Best TS 12m for $369?
From Best on eBay.
I think that batch had some bladder problems.. thus they are trying to get rid of it.
Check with them if you can get a spare LE bladder or factor it in to the cost of the kite ;-)


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