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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby GregK » Sat May 07, 2022 6:53 pm

sflinux wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 12:10 pm
... I wish there was a kite company that would build kites in their own country, ...
That would be CrazyFly - https://www.crazyflykites.com/philosophy

They have been making their kites in the EU since 2017.

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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby Faxie » Sat May 07, 2022 7:39 pm

GregK wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:53 pm
sflinux wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 12:10 pm
... I wish there was a kite company that would build kites in their own country, ...
That would be CrazyFly - https://www.crazyflykites.com/philosophy

They have been making their kites in the EU since 2017.
Also Ullman in South Africa, though I think they aren't making kites anymore, only wings.

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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby Axelwave » Thu May 12, 2022 7:38 am

Hi,
My experience with cabrinha ( use this brand from 2010) is not good with new canopy material nano ripstop from 2020.... the canopy is too rigid and is very simple created cuts and micro holes (the opposite cabrinha advertising)

Before 2020 the old canopy 2DR was more durable...i have old 2014 and 2017 drifters with a a lot of use and very good conditions...

I think the company probably don't want to see use old kites and soo the new kites want to last 2 or 3 years not more... that's my opinion
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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby SpaceRacer » Mon May 16, 2022 5:43 pm

I've been kitesurfing 16 years and IMHO I think that most of the legit kite companies made pretty decent and durable gear and like in all other sports, started making "new and improved", "one-kite quivers", different models, purposefully confusing advertisements, etc. all in the name of "progression and research and development" in order to sell kites. Eventually this will catch up to them like on other sports. Until then it is buyer beware.
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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby slide » Sat May 21, 2022 8:03 pm

Boston kiter wrote:
Fri May 06, 2022 1:55 am
slide wrote:
Thu May 05, 2022 5:59 pm
i haven't read any of this but , i would like to say this, light weight everything is complete shite, line's, fabric -you could trust the old flysurfer speed1's, and i have a speed2 light weight , black and gold beauty 10 metre, and i love that kite to bits, and its still going strong, and i have used this more than any other, landboarding, and i have several flysurfers, and a history of brain cancer ,and i'm bouncing to get going again but they took away, my driving, so i'm left with a silly little field down the road-wife says she will take me and i'm getting ready , been doing lots of training getting ready , and i have abbs showing for the first time in my life -i was told in 2012 it was months not years -i play guitar and sing and that has healed me
God bless you brother. I hope all works out well :thumb:
cannabis oil has saved my life and has shrunk the cancer , cannabis oil shrinks cancer , believe it buddy- i was told jan 2012 it was months not years
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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby slide » Sat May 21, 2022 8:18 pm

and why is it not widely known -just imagine the money we could save as a country on cancer care we live in a world where money greed and big buisness rule - why do we ride around in polution machines , after knowing for many years that burning fossil fuel is a dead end - money always wins, and so we just carried on an on and on destroying and look where we are , no future for our grand children , and there grandchildren too and on and on

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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby slide » Sat May 21, 2022 8:26 pm

we had 2 options in the late 60's ,and we left love and care behind and chose greed -the love of love needs to overcome the love of power -jimi hendrix , 1969.and what did white america do, they took him out

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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby Knowone » Sat May 21, 2022 9:41 pm

"purple haze, all in my brain...
lately things don't seem the same"

And Slide, "Live life like a diamond ring"

Peace Brother
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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby Frankieboy » Sat May 21, 2022 11:52 pm

he must be on peaks ;-)

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Re: Build quality turned to shit

Postby Pokitren » Mon May 23, 2022 8:15 am

GregK wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 6:53 pm
sflinux wrote:
Sat May 07, 2022 12:10 pm
... I wish there was a kite company that would build kites in their own country, ...
That would be CrazyFly - https://www.crazyflykites.com/philosophy

They have been making their kites in the EU since 2017.
So they're from 1999, not 2017, right? That's what their website says. And I used to use their kites.


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