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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby madworld » Fri May 10, 2019 8:25 pm

That gear is obsolete junk, and unsafe by today's standards, it should be a crime for trying to sell it to you.

Save your money for lessons. then buy new gear on closeout from a shop.

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby Flyboy » Sat May 11, 2019 4:03 am

akosi wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Thanks everyone. I'm passing on this setup and found a local guy who is on this forum who is going to help me get a decent setup.
There is a lot of good used gear available on ikitesurf & other online sources. What you need is the knowledge to pick what is appropriate for your purposes. That takes a while to figure out. The first steps in learning to kite on the water are difficult & a bit daunting. Having the wrong gear will make it that much more difficult ... & possibly even unsafe.

Kitesurfing is 80% kite control - the board part is less important. The first thing you need to do is learn the basic mechanics of kite control & a good stepping stone to that is flying a small trainer kite as much as possible. It's fun, safe & doesn't really need the input of a teacher - you can learn the basics on your own with a trainer kite & youtube.

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby fernmanus » Sat May 11, 2019 4:23 am

It would be like buying a POS mountain bike at Walmart if you wanted to learn how to downhill mountain bike. :rollgrin:

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby Kamikuza » Sat May 11, 2019 6:01 am

$800 :o I can't even ...

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby POACHER » Sat May 11, 2019 7:10 pm

Hey Akosi, is it ok if I contact that guy and troll the sh!t out of him?.......
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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby JaZone » Sat May 11, 2019 8:10 pm

POACHER wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:10 pm
Hey Akosi, is it ok if I contact that guy and troll the sh!t out of him?.......
:lol:
Let us know , if you do.

Hate it when people try to sell unsafe gear to
People trying to learn.

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby BillyKP » Sat May 11, 2019 11:54 pm

I see this everyone once in awhile too... people come to me with old stuff, bars that have no de-power and super high aspect kite, hard to learn dangerous gear

its like putting a loaded gun in the hands of child

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby foilholio » Sun May 12, 2019 1:19 am

grigorib wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 4:14 pm
It's not not good for anyone.
Don't get any kite older than 2009.
Really? there exists kites before 2009 as good and infact more advanced than today. There is plenty of kites pre 2009 that are just fine. You can kill and injured yourself nearly just as easy on modern gear as some older. Some older release and safety systems are quite suspect though, but then look at the "latest" release from Ozone, progress is NOT being made! What a piece of shit.

In general if you are starting and buying older or even new gear ask for help. OP has done well coming here.

As to the gear in question, the kite is not the best for a beginner, board is a bit small and the price is ridiculous. But like people did when that gear was new you could learn on it quite safely given the right knowledge or help. There exists much easier and safer gear to learn with though.
akosi wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Thanks everyone. I'm passing on this setup and found a local guy who is on this forum who is going to help me get a decent setup.
Smart move! Getting help, getting educated is the best thing you can do starting in this sport. If you are tight on a budget head down to the beach and talk to some kiters, watch them, learn. Read and watch on the net, take it slow and smart.

My advice for you to remember is keep your down wind clear because that is what you will hit. And Water is softer than Land!

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby pmania » Sun May 12, 2019 2:37 am

akosi wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 5:57 pm
Thanks everyone. I'm passing on this setup and found a local guy who is on this forum who is going to help me get a decent setup.
Just buy at a real shop or kiteboarding school. I think this shop www.mackiteboarding.com it should be located near lake michigan would be good enough it also has a huge youtube channel with nice content. Like this if you want to "get into kiteboarding" & without taking any lessons at all which I and all others can't recommend.

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Re: Trying to get into Kiteboarding is this a good deal?

Postby SSK » Tue May 14, 2019 11:01 pm

Hey Akosi, is it ok if I contact that guy and troll the sh!t out of him?.......
OK, I am sorry and I might be wrong, but am I the only one that is thinking that Akosi is trolling all everyone. This is pretty common for some knowledgeable kiter to post " I see this deal on ebay for a 1999.., and i was thinking ...". It was funny the first time, but it is getting kind of old.


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