38050Re: [ksurf] At least some discussion on flight characteristics.
- Sep 1, 2001
>So that guy I mentioned earlier, (the one that's sponsored) he saidI fully agree with this. But I still think that sponsorship is important.
>something that I really dug. He said that all of the kites are
>constructed so similarly that most of the problems people are having
>are pilot error.
Pretend that you are a beginner and are having problems getting on the
board. You can either blame yourself or your equipment. If you are riding a
Naish kite its hard to blame your equipment because you know that some of
the best riders in the world are using the same equipment and are rocking
with it. If you are riding a new kite which is not so well known, you will
be more likely to blame the kite.
Also, I am pretty sure that most people are very influenced by advertising
and sponsorship results. If you are stuggling to get jumping, and you read
that the top 3 riders in the world are all riding XX kite, then you might
be tempted to switch. If you do end up switching, you will just find out
that there is no difference between your old kite and your new kite. But
you will have still bought a new kite.