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[*] posted on 7-5-2017 at 02:19 PM
yearly dilemma


I'm pretty happy with what I got, but...

every summer I wonder if it wouldn't be good to start a state-side quiver. It's kind of ridiculous to travel with two kids, a wife, and kites. We got turned away by a Berlin Taxi driver one year and wound up taking public transportation to the airport.

Anyway, I'd like to find a 10m wave/freeride kite to fill the hole between my 15 Matrixx and 8 Reo.

I'm eyeballing a new:
2015 Slingshot Screamer 5'2"
and a 10m
2016 Slingshot Wave SST

but I'd be real happy to find some used gear here.





Scout II 4m
Montana VI 9.5m
Matrix 15m
F-arcs 1200 & 1600
Pulse 13m
Ozone Reo 8m
LF Envy 12m

Ground Industries Patrol 106
12.5" DOOM wheels
Crazyfly Shox 136 x42
North Nugget TT 5'2"
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[*] posted on 7-5-2017 at 03:15 PM


Check the price on a Switch Element.

http://switchkites.com/element5.html




Current setup-

Gusty/Stormy: Sting 1.7, 2.4, 3.3
Main: Hornet 2, 3, 4
Alternate: Flux 2, 3, 4, 5
Light Wind: Reactor 5.5 or JOJO 9

Extra Variety: Yakuza 2.2, 2.7 - Soulfly 1.5, 2.2, 3.3, 4.4 - Beamer 2, 3 - Ozone Quattro 1, 3 - Flow 2, 3, 4 - HQ Alpha 3.5 - Cross Kites 4.5 - Rage 1.8, 2.5, 3.5, 4.7 - Blurr 3.5, 5 - Reactor 2.2, 2.8, 3.5, 4.4
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[*] posted on 7-5-2017 at 05:15 PM


Where are you taking your vacation? Is there no option to rent for a week? Some shops may provide week long demos of their school gear. That would allow you to "upgrade" every year and never have to travel with the gear.



Depower Quiver: 14m Gin Eskimo, 10m Gin Eskimo III, 6m Gin Yeti, 4.5m Gin Yeti (custom bridle and mixer)
Fixed Bridle Quiver: MAC Bego 400, JOJO ET Instinct 2.5 & 5.5, Lil Devil 1.5, Sting 1.2
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[*] posted on 7-5-2017 at 11:29 PM
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Scout II 4m
Montana VI 9.5m
Matrix 15m
F-arcs 1200 & 1600
Pulse 13m
Ozone Reo 8m
LF Envy 12m

Ground Industries Patrol 106
12.5" DOOM wheels
Crazyfly Shox 136 x42
North Nugget TT 5'2"
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[*] posted on 7-5-2017 at 11:31 PM
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Scout II 4m
Montana VI 9.5m
Matrix 15m
F-arcs 1200 & 1600
Pulse 13m
Ozone Reo 8m
LF Envy 12m

Ground Industries Patrol 106
12.5" DOOM wheels
Crazyfly Shox 136 x42
North Nugget TT 5'2"
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[*] posted on 7-6-2017 at 09:18 AM


Lots of used kites for sale here http://www.realwatersports.com/kiteboarding/used/kites



Depower Quiver: 14m Gin Eskimo, 10m Gin Eskimo III, 6m Gin Yeti, 4.5m Gin Yeti (custom bridle and mixer)
Fixed Bridle Quiver: MAC Bego 400, JOJO ET Instinct 2.5 & 5.5, Lil Devil 1.5, Sting 1.2
Rides: Ground Industries
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[*] posted on 7-6-2017 at 11:31 AM


That's the site that I've been looking at, LoL. I'm splitting my vacation between the Vineyard and Cape.
There's Skyhigh on MV and a shop in Yarmouth adjust over the Bass river that would do renting, but 4 weeks could be a lot of windy days.

I'll probably wind up bringing 2 kites and taking three home again.




Scout II 4m
Montana VI 9.5m
Matrix 15m
F-arcs 1200 & 1600
Pulse 13m
Ozone Reo 8m
LF Envy 12m

Ground Industries Patrol 106
12.5" DOOM wheels
Crazyfly Shox 136 x42
North Nugget TT 5'2"
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[*] posted on 7-6-2017 at 02:07 PM


Enjoy your trip! I have a cottage in Eastham on the Cape. You may want to check out http://www.masskiting.com/. Maybe you can score a used deal on a local kite when you arrive or see if anyone is up for a long term demo. There are a lot of Cape riders on that board.



Depower Quiver: 14m Gin Eskimo, 10m Gin Eskimo III, 6m Gin Yeti, 4.5m Gin Yeti (custom bridle and mixer)
Fixed Bridle Quiver: MAC Bego 400, JOJO ET Instinct 2.5 & 5.5, Lil Devil 1.5, Sting 1.2
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[*] posted on 7-9-2017 at 12:56 AM


Thanks B-roc, I found some good reads at Masskiting. Anything ever come of that reality tv show? My family lives in Barnstable. I usually just cruise around Barnstable harbor, tide permitting. Maybe this year I'll get more adventurous and check out some new spots.

I wound up taking a Screamer off of real water sports' hands.
Still interested in a 10 m.
But the primary preparation itch is scratched.




Scout II 4m
Montana VI 9.5m
Matrix 15m
F-arcs 1200 & 1600
Pulse 13m
Ozone Reo 8m
LF Envy 12m

Ground Industries Patrol 106
12.5" DOOM wheels
Crazyfly Shox 136 x42
North Nugget TT 5'2"
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