Matteo V wrote: ↑
Thu Apr 02, 2020 11:59 am
Do you really think that there's any significant development in kites and last 5 to 7 years?
Only because I'm locked down here, going mental and it's been a while since I gave our virtual boy blunder here, some worthwhile education in the actual realities of kiteworld rather than the cynical bollox he spouts to justify his hermit life living in a shoe box at the edge of some toxic waste spill, or have you graduated to full dumpster lifestyle? Whatever, here's the truth.
Just take one kite, the XR series from Core, could you honestly expect an XR6 user to return to an XR5? Never mind a 4 or 3 (to span your 5 years) each and every iteration has been an actual improvement on its predecessor so chum, you're wrong.
AS to the title, lots of brands are moving away from annual to the more sensible 2 year cycle, or only when they've done something significant like the Core S3 bar we're eagerly awaiting, can't exactly recall when the S2 surfaced but it was more than two years ago.
Now I fully realise some brands operate the way you describe and can recall times when distributors left the new offerings on the beach and were glad they had bought their own kit to some far flung paradise only to experience a worrying potential sales prevention offering from their supplier.
But it's not the case with every brand, so the trick is to swap brands now and again and obviously try other folks kites if they'll let you. (I understand this might be difficult for you Matty with your fashion style issues).
So yes there has been significant improvement in some brands offerings worth trading up to.
AS to Covid19 (and I'm of the opinion it should be let rip, it is the planet fighting back after all setting one virus to destroy another and the one doing the most harm) It absolutely stresses me that we're prevented from enjoying a sport where there is at least 25 metres of inbuilt social distancing and hearing tales of kite instructors having to seek social security benefits, it's an un mitigated disaster from which I hope we all recover soon. I'm sure once the summer arrives it might abate, that Sars seemed to disappear almost as quickly as it arrived.
So stay safe everyone including you Matty (I guess your outfits help with the social distancing