Re: [ksurf] Trying to get started...fuggedaboutit!
- LOL, here's something that should have tipped you off, this guys other ebay
store items are male adult novelty underwear such as " Funny Exotic Sexy Hot
Elephant snake Thong Underwear" BWAAAHHHAAAHAAAAHAAAAAAA!!
And it appears they know nothing of kites, to be stupid enough to put a
picture of a frenzy with the name of their kite on the picture, that's some
balls, or total ignorance.
Check ikitesurf.com. Or I can sell you a name brand, as new 3m ozone little
devil for $250. Flown 5 times, less than 1 hr flying time on it, no crashes.
Pulls A LOT.
On 1/13/06 4:24, "M Silva" <teklife@...> wrote:
> To put it simply, you get what you pay for. If the money's tight, it's EVEN
> MORE IMPORTANT to buy the quality shit. Leave it to the people with enough
> money to blow, to try out a cheap unknown kite, because it might be OK, for
> shits and giggles.
> You need to buy a quality kite that will take beginner punishment, and will
> still hold some value beyond that. Buying this kite is throwing your money
> out the window, unless you've flown it, or know someone who has, and swore
> it's a great value.
> Good kites hold their value. Look what people are getting for blade mk 1's
> and original arcs and wipikas, people still looking for them and riding
> them. The choice is clear...
> Besides, flimsy cheap material will turn you off and frustrate you. These
> are things you pay for too, not with money, but infinitely more costly.
> Peace and love,
> On 1/13/06 3:18, "Iain Wood" <d.i.wood@...> wrote:
>> On 13 Jan 2006, at 04:59, cyborg_ratus wrote:
>>>>> The link to the auction:
>>>> I would be careful here. The price is suspiciously low. A good kite
>>>> that size would normally be at least $400. If you could try it first
>>>> it might be worth considering, but otherwise I wouldn't risk it.
>>> Well i wont be able to test it,But the guy seems to have very good
>>> seller reputation...if you read all description would it still be a
>>> maybe? liek rope ,kit to attach etc?
>> I wouldn't touch it myself. Look at the pics at the bottom. The kites
>> there seem to be ozone frenzys (a kite with a pretty good reputation
>> for snowkiting) They certainly aren't the kite being offered. There's
>> a lot of subtlety in kite design and there are some cheap rubbish
>> kites out there that just don't cut it. Now this guy may have created
>> a great kite and be selling it at an unbelievably low price. Somehow
>> I doubt it though.
>> If you are on a tight budget it's even more important that you get it
>> right first time. Why not look out for a secondhand foil of some
>> sort? Something with a good reputation, and preferably something you
>> can try out.
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