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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby JaDan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 12:12 am

Thx for the replies , I got a good chuckle out of some of
them.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby Matteo V » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:18 am

Greenturtle wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:59 pm
Logging board-riding time in one session that a prone-only surfer may not accumulate in a lifetime.
So, living in a van down by the river, has its advantages and disadvantages. One is plenty of time for selecting the finest 1.5l of wine for under 5 euros. The other is getting out when everyone else has looked at the forecast and decided to w... wu.... wrrrr,rrr..... work (damn that 4 letter word is hard to mention in civilized conversation) instead.

So currency is a matter of perspective. Swimming in on an old kite can bring a smile to ones face big enough to make up for swimming in on a newly issued COREporate kite for some other reason with a unhappy frown. Relativity.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby Dave_5280 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:31 am

In all the years I’ve been kiting, the cost hasn’t changed...

...it still takes all the money I’ve got!

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby knotwindy » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:48 am

Murphy’s Law; work expands to fill the time necessary to complete it.
Kiter’s Law; equipment expands to drain the money necessary to complete it.

As long as you are smiling at the end of the day, you spent the RIGHT amount.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby knot_moving » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:03 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:57 pm
If you have the urge to change/upgrade you are on the wrong/lousy gear.

If you don't, you are on the perfect gear, or don't know what you are missing - the latter is to some extent just fine :naughty:

8) Peter
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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby knot_moving » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:04 am

Peter_Frank wrote:
Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:57 pm
If you have the urge to change/upgrade you are on the wrong/lousy gear.

If you don't, you are on the perfect gear, or don't know what you are missing - the latter is to some extent just fine :naughty:

8) Peter
Aggh. Peter you are gonna force me to buy that Allula a kite I tried last month- noooo!

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:05 am

Depends what I’ve broken, or what unavoidable awesomeness comes to market.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby Hugh2 » Wed Oct 14, 2020 3:33 am

i'm starting to lose track of my kite history, but the other day wrote what i can recall down. came to 27 kites, 12 boards, seven bars, and five harnesses in 15 years. 2020 was among the most expensive at $3000 for a new 2020 Naish Pivot 10m, used 2016 6m Pivot, a used slingshot alien air foil board and wing, new North Navigator bar, new
mystic harness. But i have gear in Illinois, Cape Town, and on my sailboat in Panama.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby junebug » Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:12 am

Before I started kite foiling, it was easy: 12m, 10m, and 8m (for the wife) Rebels. Get new ones every 2-3 years for safety reasons and sell the old ones. New twintip board every 5-7 years.

Now, with foiling, in addition to the Rebels, I have 12m, 10m, 7m, 5m, and 3.5m Boxers. I typically buy used kites for foiling (strapless foiling, so not concerned about something breaking on a big air), and it seems like I am literally always replacing something. For example, I just got the 12m, and now I need to sell the 10m and get a 9m for a better gap between 12 and 7.

I have no idea how much I spend annually, and, frankly, I don’t really want to know.

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Re: What's your yearly kite budget?

Postby JaDan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 7:50 am

Dave_5280 wrote:
Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:31 am
In all the years I’ve been kiting, the cost hasn’t changed...

...it still takes all the money I’ve got!
😄
Ya, I hear dat.
In the end though, can’t really put a price on the satisfaction you get from a good sesh.


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