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inferno 01-09-2008 02:09 PM

fyi
 
lots of 07 best kties for sale

http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/PreOwned

bryanleighty 01-09-2008 02:14 PM

cant wait til the 2008 kites start hitting the used market..

really.. unless you just have to have the latest and greatest (Scott..hehe) there is an amazing waroo used market.

my 7m was only 250 and it looks like it was used a few times max.

I know that Dan got an entire quiver of 2006 kites last year for the price of 1 new one.

if the wind was a lot better tho, i might be tempted to replace my 9 and 12 2006 waroos with 2008 models.. whats the point if i'll only get to ride them once per month.

blah.

Skyway Scott 01-09-2008 02:53 PM

The best combo is to buy about this time (or a little earlier) while selling your used stuff at the same time. :) This is a great time to get last year's stuff at discount.

I still haven't replaced my big kite actually, Brian.

I don't get as much new stuff as some think. I just have lots of older kites in the garage.

I only got one 07 kite, come to think of it, and hopefully it will last another 6 months.
My Ozone Instinct lasted almost 2 years (for 13 to 30 knots), I had to replace it recently, went with the Waroo.
Not hard for a kite to last when it stays in the garage for 3 months like lately. :(
That RRD has some serious hours on it, as did the Ozone. I think I figured out once that kites cost about 3 bucks an hour (not bad).

Skyway Scott 01-09-2008 02:59 PM

I just looked at those. Those kites will be gone in 2 days, is my guess.
What's your guess, Danny?
Man, those WPs are at a great price.

Tom Stock 01-09-2008 03:04 PM

I used to buy last years gear but this time I am going for 08's all around. The kites are really that much better this year! Against my usual advice too.

inferno 01-09-2008 03:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Skyway Scott (Post 27425)
I just looked at those. Those kites will be gone in 2 days, is my guess.
What's your guess, Danny?
Man, those WPs are at a great price.

they wont go that quick, maybe the pros, im even tempted to get one of the smaller pros, im sure that 7m pro would jump to the moon and loop like crazy in solid 30+, but i just cant justify it, especially with our wind lately......

Skyway Scott 01-09-2008 04:01 PM

I almost got one of the smaller ones for Donna, but her Ozone 7m has only 3 uses, so it'd be a waste.

I agree Tom. There is a night/day improvement in my mind as well from 07 to 08.
Otherwise I wouldn't have bought one.

I am sort of surprised that Best themselves don't say much about the improvements. They seem to downplay it.
I think maybe a lot of the 08 kites are better than the 07 kites, is what might be going on. Maybe Best knows it and doesn't want to claim to be the only company that showed huge improvements in kite performance this year (?).

I also think they don't need to say much anymore. People just buy them. They have a lot of momentum.
They use to be the kings of hype, to the point of annoyance when they first came out.
I use to get moderately pissed with their marketing claims and anyone that's been around for 5 years remembers all the forum fights I got into over it. The irony.

I really don't think it matters as much anymore. All the kites are converging upon similar plans (maybe divided into 3 main categories, like wave, high booster, and wake-style) and are getting good.
It use to be that one kite truly was noticeably better than another and a few really sucked. I think those days are probably gone.
I actually believe Bayflite now when he says "All kites rock". 5 years ago that was nothing but a load of crap. :) lol

SandiBottom 01-09-2008 04:21 PM

Was in the shopp the other day and they had some 08 Demo's for sale already.. Best , Naish and some others

http://www.emeraldcoastkiteboarding.com/

<jason 01-09-2008 05:35 PM

what about...
 
Hey guys...
What about the type9?
Tons of people thought the hyper was the sh*t... Wondering if any locals have tried it...
Even though scott and al have almost convinced me to get a 08roo dont want to count this one out yet...
And the era... Their was lots of talk about this kite before...now zip...what gives?
(Maybe its just awesome and doesnt need to be talked about?)
Who knows....

Skyway Scott 01-09-2008 06:15 PM

I don't think you can go too wrong with most of the kites out there this year. :D


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