Interesting situation. Is there a danger if you're only kiting in sideshore or side-onshore winds without any big obstacles?bnthere wrote:there gets to be a point where you need to decide if it is still a good idea to use a kite to get yourself into a situation that could be really hard to get out of without it.
I've noticed that 1-2 year old used kites seem to sell for about 70% of the retail price, whereas you can often find 1-2 year old new kites on closeout for nearly half off (sometimes more)... Not sure why that disparity exists? Do you guys worry about the history of used kites and whether there's a kiteastrophe waiting in the wings with used gear?I would keep my eyes opened for good deals on 1-2 yr old kites.There's alot of kiters who are addicted to the latest/greatest and turn their gear over every year or so.Always great deals available.
having flown the new rebels, I would say you would know the difference.wardr77 wrote:Been riding the same kites for a few years now, a 7, 13m Rev2 and a 10m 2010 Envy. They perform really well and I have no problems with them at all. My riding style is pretty basic, forward, back rolls, loops, transitions, boosts, freeride hooked in stuff mainly. The problem is that I'm finding myself constantly looking at new gear, love new kit as we all do, but can it be justified? If I sold my current kites I would probably get around £500. If I purchased new North Evos / Rebels for instance it would set me back £3000+. So the question is, is it really worth it? Would I feel that much of a difference in performance when compared with a freeride kite of 2009? I know the answer is probably to demo, but wondered whether anyone has any views before I go that route. Thanks
You're only getting 100 hours per kite before your kite's toast?OzBungy wrote:Buy three kites and ride them to death over 3 years. $6000/300 hours = $20 an hour.
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