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best kahoona 2015 for first kite.......good idea or bad idea

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Created by bevtay A week ago, 6 Nov 2018
bevtay
8 posts
6 Nov 2018 11:14PM
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anyone have any thoughts on whether buying a new cheap best kahoona 2015 for first kite would be a good option for first kite to learn on or not.

priced at 500.

i have tried to read a number of other posts around what is good to get for first setup and admittedly it is a little confusing.

so just wonder if safer to get a new kite rather than gamble on a older kite that has been used.

of course budget is tight and yes i need to invest in additional lessons.

any thoughts would be appreciated, thanks

cauncy
WA, 6458 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 6:10AM
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One thing to take into account
best don't exist any more, so parts would have to be custom made bridles bladders, etc, can be done but worth thinking about, bar?
tbh there's some great buys around the $500 ish mark
ive just sold a rebel flown 2 times inc bar lines leash for $500,

kemp90
QLD, 1623 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 9:55AM
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Best is still around, they are online only!!!!!!


2015 was a terrible year for bladders. If you buy it, DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE CAR! Keep cool and you should be right. The bar is also harsh on the hands and QR can get very sticky

cbulota
WA, 1170 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 8:34AM
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Kemp90 Is correct with everything he said above.

Older best had Problems with valves then and a Quick Release that wasn't very functional plus a bottleneck issue causing the safety line to jam in the bar when trying to flag out the kite. Would not recommend

cauncy
WA, 6458 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 1:52PM
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kemp90 said..
Best is still around, they are online only!!!!!!


2015 was a terrible year for bladders. If you buy it, DO NOT LEAVE IT IN THE CAR! Keep cool and you should be right. The bar is also harsh on the hands and QR can get very sticky


go order something online and see if it arrives

bevtay
8 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 8:56PM
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Great thanks for your comments. If only it was an easy as buying a surfboard......

THE PIN PULLER
WA, 193 posts
Wednesday , 7 Nov 2018 10:09PM
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Are they the ones that ditched Len Ten when he got ill??

kemp90
QLD, 1623 posts
Friday , 9 Nov 2018 6:31AM
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They ditched everyone

edit: everyone ditched them?



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