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Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby POACHER » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:11 pm

Or does it get a new lease on life to some poor unsuspecting newb that doesn't know what they're doing/buying?
In all seriousness, some of the vintage gear I see on Ebay is dangerous and should be recycled/buried/shot to the moon.



Check out this beauty! Clearly it has a few more rides left on it!
(Pics taken on a dirty mattress for effect!)
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Here's the link for those interested. (serious inquiries ONLY)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Naish-Kite-Bar ... SwGgdcm5M5

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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby Toby » Fri Apr 12, 2019 4:17 pm

Wow, reminds me of my first bar in 2000!

That’s crazy.

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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby POACHER » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:02 pm

$100 US it could be yours Toby............think about it.
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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby JakeFarley » Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:48 pm

Nothing like that fixed harness line to get your adrenaline going. No QR. Loved it!! :o

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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby Toby » Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:35 pm

JakeFarley wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 6:48 pm
Nothing like that fixed harness line to get your adrenaline going. No QR. Loved it!! :o
Yeah, got me death looping in 2000 !

By that one was easy to release on the wrist 😁

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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby POACHER » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:42 pm

More gems! What vintage do you think this baby is?
Regan era?

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I loved my old Dakine harness with that plastic hinged closure. The first gust to really hit your kite and that thing would blow right open. It was great to cob back together at sea while trying to control a two line kite with zero depower, a deployable chicken loop and wrist leash as the last resort..................Hmm, I may have to bid on this one.

(bummed that the product shots weren't done on a flop house mattress)

The crap people think is still worth something is amazing.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/DaKine-Hawaii- ... SwIxVcZor3

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Postby jumptheshark » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:20 pm

That's pretty funny, I have owned both of those pieces of gear. Windsurfed with that harness, or the Mistral version, way back before 2000 and that was my first kite bar. Came with an 11m north buster that I bought used rom some lesson program in the gorge. Bought that kite complete with naish bar for $250 US back in 2003.

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Re: Ebay treasure trove - where old kite gear goes to die.

Postby SENDIT! » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:40 pm

I'm amazed sometimes with what people drop by with and ask me to take a look at/fix. They're always newbs, no lessons yet, got a REALLY good deal on Craigslist, Ebay, etc...and couldn't pass it up. One time, I had a guy come in and told me this same type of story. I went out to look at it. It was an old Cabrinha Black Tip, circa 2001 or so. Didn't even have any bladders in it, missing half the bridle connections. I told the guy, in no uncertain terms, this was a bad deal and he got screwed. I explained the numerous reasons why. He was bummed, but said he understood, packed up and left. About a month later, another guy comes in, needs me to look at his kite. He gets it out, and damn...another Black Tip. Missing bladders and some attachment points...He bought it off Craigslist. Told him the same thing I told the first guy, AND I told him that I told the first guy that, too. He was pissed at that guy and said he was going to call him back and try to get his money back. I told him good luck. 2 or 3 months later, 3rd guy comes in, "Sure, I'll take a look"...I get out there and see what bag it's in and said, "It's an old Cabrinha Black Tip, doesn't have any bladders in it, AND it's missing some of the bridle connections." He was like, "How do you know that without even looking at it?" I told him the story and he was super bummed (as you can imagine). To save future newbs, and to be honest, myself too, I gave him $100 credit towards a new kite if he would let me have it to destroy. Now he's out there kiting and having fun...and I haven't seen another Black Tip since. ;)
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