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What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby LibertySky » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:04 pm

Hey folks!

Can you recommend me some reputable and reliable US based websites were i can look for used kite gear?

Currently I'm in Dominican Republic, but my family is in Virginia. They gonna come to me in a month so they can bring me a kite. I have to order it online.

I'm looking to buy 11-12m kite with it's bar. Something reliable, not very old but not expensive. I'm looking for my first own gear. My Budget for kite+bar is around $1200

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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby waynepjh » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:44 pm

Kitesurfing gear swap USA on Facebook
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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby Sun » Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:45 pm

Ikitesurf Classifieds is the best place for used gear.

But for what you are after with that budget, you can buy from a retailer and skip the potential headache of buying from a random person.

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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby LibertySky » Wed Apr 21, 2021 7:24 pm

Sun wrote:
Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:45 pm
Ikitesurf Classifieds is the best place for used gear.

But for what you are after with that budget, you can buy from a retailer and skip the potential headache of buying from a random person.
Thank you for the hint.
What do you mean by retailer? I checked some online shops and new kite starts from $1600 without the bar. Also i dont want a new one as my first, anyway i'm gonna destroy it while learning

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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby darippah » Wed Apr 21, 2021 8:31 pm

be very careful on ikitesurf. only use paypal goods and services, no friends and family as mentioned above.

I posted a Sonic 2 11m on Ebay a month or 2 ago and there were several posts copying my pictures and info with a lower price. Including this genius that used "hydroflex" as the brand
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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby Rossta » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:02 pm

Ikitesurf has sooo many scammers on there now! I’ve had good luck there in the past but now it has gotten bad. I’ve been looking to get a new/used kite off of there and I see tons of posts with duplicate photos. I’ve already had people try to get me to send money with no buyer protection. Use PayPal goods and services only!! I’m looking for recommendations on a different place to look now
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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby Topaz » Wed Apr 21, 2021 10:09 pm

I think iKitesurf is still usable, but you have to be very careful. Check out this thread before buying on iKitesurf:
viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2403473

I guess you can get a very nice used kite and bar for 700-800. Something 2 or 3 years old.
What type of kite are you looking for? All around? There is a recent threat with many opinions about the best all around kites in the market.

As for new gear, I can think of:
https://www.realwatersports.com/
https://www.mackiteboarding.com/
https://www.calikites.com/ Not sure if they really do sales. They sell mainly Duotone, which are kind of expensive.
adventurekiteboarding.com

Always check the 'sale' or 'clearance' sections. However, this time of the year is not the best for deals.

You may also find something on eBay.com, either used or new.
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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby Trent hink » Thu Apr 22, 2021 2:02 am

Craigslist is not bad, and there are websites that let you search it nation-wide, but I would be very leery about trying to buy or sell anything on it unless I could meet in person.
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Re: What are best US-based websites to look for used kite gear?

Postby LibertySky » Thu Apr 22, 2021 3:39 am

Guys, thank you so much for your help! I already love this community!
Well, i just discovered that i can buy brand new kite but older model. Like i found brand new 12m 2019 Karbinha with 2019 bar for $1380. so i guess i'll better save some money and go this way than try my luck to avoid scammers or some hidden problem with used kite. i mean this my first gear so i'm not experienced on how to choose a good used kite


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