No one's whining about the price here. Rather we find it ridiculous when someone wishes to buy clearly overpriced item for minor advantage which could be achieved by using better suited equipment for lower price.fernmanus wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 2:42 pmI see so many complain on this forum about the cost of equipment. When you pick a sport, you probably researched the costs. You knew what you were getting into and if not, it is your own fault. Why whine about the cost of a equipment that you don’t have to ever buy? No one is holding a gun to your head.
Flysurfer 23M VMG.Still in the search for a kite that gives me 6 seconds Hangtime in 15-20 knots..
GregK wrote: ↑Fri Mar 26, 2021 7:17 pmWill be interesting to look back in 10 years and reflect on how the evolution in inflatable kite frame materials settles out.
To put some perspective on it, consider the evolution in tennis rackets over the past half-century. Wood dominated for a very long time, until 1968 when Wilson introduced the T2000 ( Jimmy Connor's weapon of choice ) and the evolution started, next aluminum frames in the 1970's closely followed by graphite ( carbon ) frames, initially at triple the price of a good wood racket. By the late 1980's, wood rackets were obsolete.
Lots of other examples out there I'm sure, probably all with a common theme that it isn't marketing hype that drives it, real progress gets adopted.
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