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Gear Advice

Postby imish » Tue Aug 27, 2013 10:51 pm

Hi All,
I am just about to finish my kiteboarding lessons at 3rd Avenue and starting to look for gear.
I saw this on the classifieds and wanted some pro advice:
EPIC SCREAMER 12M KITE 2010- COMPLETE - KITE, BAG, BAR/LINES AND PUMP for $400

I am 5"9 155 lbs. I will be moving back to Toronto soon where the winds are much lighter (~10 knots).

Thanks,
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Re: Gear Advice

Postby Bryce » Wed Aug 28, 2013 7:28 am

Hey Sameer,

Toronto as in Canada?

I kite Lake Michigan and the kite size I use the most is a 12M. Its a good first kite. My buddy rides an epic screamer and loves it. The gear is 4 years old now so definitely inspect it well.

Also we are putting together a list of places to ride in the great lakes area. Haven't made it to Toronto yet but you can check out this map if your ever closer to Michigan

https://mapsengine.google.com/map/viewe ... _StJIWwAWM
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Re: Gear Advice

Postby NCKite_Ryder » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:02 pm

I had a friend tear two brand new epic kite canopy's on first use.. maybe it was a default in construction, just sayin.
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Re: Gear Advice

Postby jwest21 » Wed Aug 28, 2013 12:49 pm

NCKite_Ryder wrote:I had a friend tear two brand new epic kite canopy's on first use.. maybe it was a default in construction, just sayin.


That's what they get for flying two brand new kites at the same time. ";
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Re: Gear Advice

Postby imish » Wed Aug 28, 2013 10:09 pm

Thanks for the replies :)

@Bryce
Yup, Toronto Canada. There is some good spots around Sauble Beach, but I am noob so don't know how it compares to other places.
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Re: Gear Advice

Postby kitecrazy » Thu Aug 29, 2013 4:09 pm

Be careful. 2010's had bladder quality problems.
They are great kites though. Love my screamers.
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