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Worst Kites Ever!

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Created by ActionSportsWA 1 month ago, 17 Jun 2022
Kamikuza
QLD, 6390 posts
21 Jul 2022 8:51PM
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KBGhost said..
Fair Condition, needs repair, won't hold air. Was $1000, now only $500.
I want to punch this guy.






There's a guy on a FB market group selling rear-line safety Cabrinha bas "unused, like new" for about US$200, as well as some 2012 bars for close to 300...

Peahi
VIC, 1442 posts
23 Jul 2022 9:48PM
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Kites I have owned but moved them on pretty quickly

2007-08 Cab 7 strut crossbows or Contras,

2010 Cab 6-strut nomad (the Nomad was actually a fast-turning/looping kite with great drift before the whole kite drift-ability thing)

2010 Cab 4-strut convert

Slingshot rev c.2007 powerhouse but scary

Early F1 bandits, awesome kites but also dangerous, due to rear line easily catching around the bar or wingtip

nearly bought a rhino once thinking it was a good deal lol

Southernskip
QLD, 4 posts
27 Jul 2022 7:52PM
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One was a Cabrinha Switchblade III. Probably stretched to hell when i bought it. It tried to kill me every time took it out,

Secondly the 2022 Pivot 11m. beautifully made, great looking kite. Whenever I took it out I was getting out jumped and burned off by everyone around me and would turn my shoulders into mush in gusts. For a supposedly powerful kite I would accidently board edge it to a standstill in anything less than 20knts. I've flown the 12m and own the 9 and 7 and while these kites are great at what they do, I couldn't be aggressive with that particular size and it would make my blood boil.

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 1007 posts
29 Jul 2022 3:24PM
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Southernskip said..
One was a Cabrinha Switchblade III. Probably stretched to hell when i bought it. It tried to kill me every time took it out,

Secondly the 2022 Pivot 11m. beautifully made, great looking kite. Whenever I took it out I was getting out jumped and burned off by everyone around me and would turn my shoulders into mush in gusts. For a supposedly powerful kite I would accidently board edge it to a standstill in anything less than 20knts. I've flown the 12m and own the 9 and 7 and while these kites are great at what they do, I couldn't be aggressive with that particular size and it would make my blood boil.


So you're saying the Naish Pivots are too slow?

RAL INN
VIC, 2864 posts
29 Jul 2022 3:44PM
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That first Wipika NSK made from plastic tarp material was just not a kite.
the second version on 15m lines was a teaching machine.
Slingshot Link gets my vote.
although in the early days there was a Champion kite made of sail monofilm. Totally see through.

Brewcie
WA, 10 posts
29 Jul 2022 2:23PM
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My Best Waroo think around 2009. Use to fold itself like a pram anytime you pulled on the bar!!

Peahi
VIC, 1442 posts
Monday , 1 Aug 2022 10:27PM
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Ben Wilson Aeneema had wing tips with the same material as my daughters pencil case ... just weird.



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