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Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby Boston kiter » Sun Jun 19, 2022 2:35 pm

My buddy just picked up a new 2022 Slingshot Celero as a backup for his 2020. I grabbed one also, love it!!!

zilkz
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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby zilkz » Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:42 pm

I feel weird saying this but I have 2021, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11m pivots and all of them have one backup pivot of the same year and size I just love them soo much.

Planning to use them for the next 5 seasons, then might get new models if they still make them

Guttorm
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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby Guttorm » Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:50 pm

I have a spare Xr4 13.5, because it's a really good kite🤙

RomeUtah
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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby RomeUtah » Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:31 pm

Have an old quiver of Best TS and Cabo kites as my back ups to a slightly newer kites, and my foil kites. Selling a 7 year old kite, and I am a lot less hesitant to absolutely baby my kites, or don't lose sleep if i'm launching and landing in so so areas. I would never buy doubles of a quiver, financially that can be a burden unless I buy kites that are a few years old.

To compare the older kites to the newer kites, there is no comparison though and as someone has mentioned earlier. There is a certain fun in trying new kites and new tech. Kite bars though, I think i have way more than I know what to do with (maybe 4 of the same size, some have streched lines and just need some rehab, others are parts bars)

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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby vipera » Tue Jun 21, 2022 9:37 pm

Yes,once i got myself a second North Vegas 9m.2009,becease fot me this stil is the best Vegas ever.
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Ice101
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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby Ice101 » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:11 pm

Lucky to be able to afford a new kite these days with ridiculous prices being charges let alone carry a spare!

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Re: Do you ever buy a "spare" kite

Postby fernmanus » Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:28 pm

Spare kites are a good idea if you know that a replacement will take a while to arrive. I started thinking about the number of spare kites that I have and it is a bit embarrassing. I think I am a kite hoarder. 😝


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