Irresponsible Kitesurf Shops

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JGTR
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 7:48 am

Too Much Wind wrote:[quote="paulie_amoose]

I am not sure that this is deserving of the Daily Mail style moral outrage of this thread.....
Oh come now, when have we ever needed a good excuse for a good olde burning at the stake?

TMW[/quote][/quote]

Just need Waverider, GRF and MrX and we've got another classic kiteboarder slag-a-thon :lol:
JamesVegas
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:31 am

If she was talked out of buying a more suitable kite then actually I vote for Daily Mail style moral outrage....
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:36 am

I learnt on a C in 2004 I can still remember being catapulted through the sea, beach etc, I used to feel sick in the stomach launching (even worse when I bought an RRD Hypertype 1, jesus that kite was a death trap :-D ). Overall it gave me a healthy respect for the sport, sea and an underlying knowledge that this sport was F****in dangerous.

I get the sport needed to made safer, more accessible etc but the guys in the shop took a shorter term view and made the sale instead of not making a sale. In any case it's still a bow kite and she just bought a GTi instead of a Volvo.

There are too many lumps out there driving volvo's mowing lawns when they should be on the golf range
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:46 am

But would you put your 17 year old daughter in a GTi!!!! Think of the children!!!

A bow kite that pretends to be a GTi would be more suitable, something like a RPM, like a 1.3 Escort with a Cossie body kit :lol:
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:47 am

I might be over reacting to the danger of this kite I really dont know. My own experience is that there is a big difference to amount of lift in kites create when you send them back in the window regardless of whether it is a Bow or SLE (and a beginner who does not have great kite skills can easily do this by accident). It looked higher aspect and more aggressive than my VarialX, and I would certainly not give that to a total beginner to fly and learn on. I honestly dont know why they sold her the NRG instead of the Envy she said she went in there to buy, I cant understand the reasoning behind it at all and I only know her side of the story - but I was pretty pissed off about it at the time. Anyhow got to go and read the Mail on Sunday before I go kitesurfing again this afternoon :-D
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:00 am

I blame the immigrants personally.... coming over here, taking our jobs and selling the wrong kites...
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:02 am

ali wrote:but its still a bow kite, which has loads of depower,
I'm with Ali on this but I don't disagree with the original post.

Using a full-on kite, even if it's an SLE just makes the learning period more difficult. I hadn't realised this until I used Slingshots lead-in kites, enough performance and much easier to handle.

To be honest I would be happy to swop my kites right now for less aggressive kites. What I have is, "Journey-to-the-moon". What I want is comfortable.

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Sun Sep 01, 2013 11:31 am

Who could resist the opportunity to be Waverider's private joker? :mrgreen:
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:00 pm

Not defending the shop as they was irresponsible selling her a NRG as they are mega boosting kites but they are very predictable and flying my nergs back to back with my girlfriends envys there is really not that much between them!

If anything the envy for me is almost as boosty with a little less float but loops very nicely compared to the NRG, and my girlfriend who is at the basic going back and forth and just starting the transitions wants to move onto the NRGs and trade in the envys... Which I don't mind as I would then have a 12m 10m 8m and 6m NRG quiver to play with :)

When I first started on the land in 05 I went into my local shop wanting a low aspect Flexifoil bullet and they tried selling me a 3m blade when it was 30mph winds and way to much for the blade which was known as the widow maker as it was such a violent kite... Guess at times its about selling stock rather than what's suitable unfortunately!
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:07 pm

Ok if you won't name and shame lets have a guess a thon instead of a slag a thon.
I reckon based purely on hear say and conjecture so there is no truth behind my guess.
S2AS.
Any other wild stabs in the dark?

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Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:11 pm

JamesVegas wrote:Who could resist the opportunity to be Waverider's private joker? :mrgreen:
A recent visitor wrote:"An outstanding gentleman who eats far to much garlic."
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:47 pm

Too Much Wind wrote:Ok if you won't name and shame lets have a guess a thon instead of a slag a thon.
I reckon based purely on hear say and conjecture so there is no truth behind my guess.
S2AS.
Any other wild stabs in the dark?

TMW
Gotta be Angelo, everyone else in the industry hates him :lol:
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:08 pm

JGTR wrote: Just need Waverider, GRF and MrX and we've got another classic kiteboarder slag-a-thon :lol:
You must be joking mixing myself and Graeme with that fuxxxing bunny-boiler-sicko.
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Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:19 pm

Kite size is another thing, my 12mtr Foil is very like the 14mtr LEI I have in terms of sheer grunt. Can get you into a lot of trouble if not careful.

One of the lads at work had a nasty accident with a large kite, bust a collar bone. This happened over in the UK some time ago. Kite had come down and his Mrs was helping launch, one of the lines had gotten caught and as the kite went up it shot to the opposite side; right through the window and heaved him off his feet and to injury.
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Mon Sep 02, 2013 8:39 am

Well my 13 pulls like a 18 but turns like a 10.... ;-)
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