Decent older gear for fair prices.

If you got some new digs, thinkin its gonna help your kiting step-up to the next level, blow out your used gear here and watch that grom shred harder than you on your old kite.

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Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by Rorke » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:26 pm

Here is some gear I have accumulated and will never use. Somebody should.

This gear isn’t dangerously old, which is a concern in the kite community.
If somebody is on a budget, this could be your bag.

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2006 Cabrinha Crossbow 12m Now Complete* SOLD

2006 Cabrinha Crossbow 7m Complete SOLD

LF Pump - $15

LF Drop 130 Board w/ LF Luxury Straps/Pads - $100

LF WLF 130 Boards w/ LF Straps/Pads SOLD

Cabrinha Impact Vest Harness w/ spreader bar SOLD




Description applies to both kites -
- The Crossbow is an older, but well regarded design. It is a Bow kite. Great depower. Suitable for beginners, but even experienced guys will like the way it handles gusty days.
- Yellow
- No repairs, none needed
- Hold air. I left them pumped up over night in my garage, and they were solid.
- Both are in good shape.
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Control Bars
- These kites use a 2:1 control bar. So they won't work with other bars. The benefit is good fast depower, the drawback is higher bar pressure.
- The 7m bar is good to go. The chicken loop has been replaced with a larger one, but I can trim it down if requested. Or you could just buy one for $20.
*- The 12m does come with a bar. But one of the front lines lost its pigtail.
- I would personally put the good lines on the bigger bar and use it for both kites.
- CORRECTION - The good lines are going on the 12m bar now.




Bags
- The zippers need to be washed and lubed.
- I cut one open when I got impatient at the launch, but I cut it in the mesh extender so it still works.
- Washed and now they work well




Pump
- It is a standard yellow Liquid Force pump.




LF 130 Drop
- Nice surfy Jimmy Lewis design.
- A little heavy, but tough.
- 1.5” Fins (standard)
- Very nice straps/pads combo

LF 130 WLF - SOLD
- WLF stands for Wide Liquid Force
- 2” fins so you can ride it flat in light winds
- Shorter than other light wind boards. Better jumping. Speeds up rotations on rolls.

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Cabrinha Impact Vest Harness
- Has some float to it, but is not an “Approved” Coast Guard PFD
- Very adjustable.
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Post any questions here. That way, I can answer them for everybody with the same question.
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by JEF » Mon Apr 11, 2011 2:33 pm

Sent ya a pm about the 7M.

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Post by Artem » Mon Apr 11, 2011 6:04 pm

Sent a pm to you!
Black 2011 12m North Vegas, Orange Best HP Nemesis 7m, 134cm Naish Thorn, 8'6 surfboard
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by Rorke » Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:47 pm

JEF is adding a 7m Crossbow to his collection.
Artem dibbed the WLF, my first board.

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Post by RobH » Sat Apr 16, 2011 9:12 am

12 M might be good for me. I’m still in transition from windsurfing so I’m assuming more depower and easier water lunches should help. Let me know where I could meet you. I’m in NW suburbs.

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Post by snowball » Sat Apr 16, 2011 3:24 pm

That 12 meter would be perfect for you ^ and the seller is a very legit person.

I'd buy it just for teaching and as a extra if it was a waroo (All my kites are waroos now)

Great deal whoever gets this !!!
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by JDL » Sat Apr 16, 2011 4:13 pm

snowball wrote:^ and the seller is a very legit person.
Let's not get carried away...


This post was originally an attempt at sarcasim. Rorke is a man of integrity and solid character whom I consider a friend. Please do not allow my failed humor to negatively influence these solicitations.

Carry on...
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by Rorke » Sun Apr 17, 2011 7:23 am

Thanks Snowball.
Lynch...well, you can just go to Hell. On second thought, just stay in Southern Illinois. :D
RobH wrote:12 M might be good for me. I’m still in transition from windsurfing so I’m assuming more depower and easier water lunches should help. Let me know where I could meet you. I’m in NW suburbs.
Thanks,
Robert
Robert,
Have you taken any lessons? Windsurfing is 10 times harder than kiting, but lessons are key for anybody.
Safer for the beginner. Safer for the sport.
Also, lessons will get you riding faster.

What is your weight?
Do you already have a board? If so, what size.

This kite is good for somebody on a budget. If you have more $, then I would get a kite with a better safety release/flagging system. Also, one pump systems are nice, this doesn't have that.There are better kites out there, but for the money, this is pretty good.

Yes, I would say that good depower and easy relaunch are highlights of the Crossbow.

Here are two other attributes to mention.

1. High bar pressure.
- As a beginner, it will help with feeling the kite.
- Eventually, it will be a pain that you can do without. (However, it is NOTHING compared to windsurfing.)

2. Slower turning.
- As a beginner, it will help prevent the kite from getting away from you when taking your eyes off the kite (wipeouts/messing with your board).
- Eventually, you might want something faster turning for looping or whatever.
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by rookie » Sun May 15, 2011 9:38 am

do you have the 12 still? 708 839 2108 Rodney

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Post by Rorke » Sun May 15, 2011 5:31 pm

rookie wrote:do you have the 12 still? 708 839 2108 Rodney
I do.

Also the Vest is a size large, but it is a little smaller than most USA "Large's". Call it Euro-Large.
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Re: Decent older gear for fair prices.

Post by manuelli » Mon May 16, 2011 4:11 pm

I would also be interested in the 12 m if it hasn't been sold. What is the depower like on this?


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