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New Kites for a 135# N00b

 
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flipper

Since 17 Oct 2011
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PostTue May 14, 19 2:24 pm    New Kites for a 135# N00b Reply with quote

https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/d/portland-6m-9m-slingshot-kites/6866164851.html

What do you guys think of this for a teenager just learning?

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eric

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PostTue May 14, 19 3:51 pm     Reply with quote

Great kites to learn on. No question. Price, however, seems very high to me. 50% of asking price feels right to me.

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Sella

Since 21 Apr 2007
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PostWed May 15, 19 7:49 am     Reply with quote

eric wrote:
Great kites to learn on. No question. Price, however, seems very high to me. 50% of asking price feels right to me.

Eric

Agreed. Way too high....like bong hit high for 2 Z kites.

The kites will get abused and some kids don't always take on to the sport at first so before you sink a lot of green in go check out the 7 Rev (basically an older Z kite) and possibly 9 in this ad from Arehn to teach your grom how a 4-line truly works in the window etc...etc...etc and when they tomahawk explode it.....oh well.

http://www.nwkite.com/forums/t-45780.html

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Sasquatch

Since 09 Mar 2005
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PostWed May 15, 19 9:07 am    Re: New Kites for a 135# N00b Reply with quote

flipper wrote:
https://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/for/d/portland-6m-9m-slingshot-kites/6866164851.html

What do you guys think of this for a teenager just learning?


I think that one could do better as far as price goes.

Can I assume that this teenager is your kid? If the case, wouldn't it be better for the teenager to be flying a kite that you use? You're more familiar with the kites you use and you may want to fly them some day. . . have an expanded quiver at your disposal.

6m and 9m seem like a good range to start with, although 6m probably will be the most used for the weight of the rider.

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flipper

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PostThu May 16, 19 7:01 am     Reply with quote

Thanks for your thoughts!

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