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Title: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: fworley on April 06, 2009, 06:42 PM
See here (http://www.kiteclique.com/?p=663) at the 'Clique.

Or http://www.kiteclique.com/?p=663 (http://www.kiteclique.com/?p=663)

Thanks for an another excellent review Bryan :D

-Frazer 


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: Adicakes on April 06, 2009, 07:02 PM
Thankya.  8)


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: kitebug on April 06, 2009, 07:20 PM
nice review thanks :)


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: jaybett on April 07, 2009, 01:26 AM
Thanks for the review.

Jay


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: david barnby on April 12, 2009, 10:56 PM
cor - thanks for the review and link

great read


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: zippy8 on September 05, 2009, 11:17 AM
And my review (http://www.kiteclique.com/reviews/krdchris-goff-element) originally posted to FA are is on KiteClique too. [SET GWB = OFF] (http://fracturedaxel.co.uk/phpBB2/images/smiles/eusa_doh.gif)

(http://www.elisanet.fi/mike.emery/kites/Element-Pretty.jpg)

Mike.


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: JimB on September 05, 2009, 08:39 PM
Yes, it's a grand kite.  ;)

Good reviews.

Thanks.

It would be nice if the price was not quite so stratospheric.

Any chance this will become a std production kite at any point?

It would be a shame if it came and went with just the Fifty.


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: zippy8 on September 05, 2009, 09:23 PM
It would be nice if the price was not quite so stratospheric.
Weeeelllll..... yes, but isn't that something of a universal truth ? A Bugatti Veyron would be perfect for the school run if.... etc, etc.  ;)

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Any chance this will become a std production kite at any point? It would be a shame if it came and went with just the Fifty.
Not that I've heard of. It is a very niche kite within a niche market itself. Whilst I think there's probably more than 50 people who'd enjoy flying one I'm less convinced that there is many more than 50 who would buy one.

Mike.

corrected (my) spelling.. jwb


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: Beachbum on September 05, 2009, 09:43 PM
Do you think they will at least allow an option for special ordering?


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: JimB on September 05, 2009, 09:47 PM
Well, Yes and No.

When the price gets that high it intrudes somewhat on the flying experience IMO.

As with the Ghost, so with the Element; there are times where I will just take it easy where, with a DS or such like, there would be no second thoughts.

Not that the DS is especially cheap per se.. waiting patiently (mostly) for my DSUL and also for my first broken lower spreader on the Element..  ???

Just to add: kites like these end up being du jour in my bag, not work horses like the DS.


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: Allen Carter on September 06, 2009, 09:55 AM
How much are we talking here?

I can see the cost of replacements nagging me, I'd rather not buy a $40 spreader, but I can't see the over all cost of a kite effecting the way I fly it. If it's a normally durable kite. A DS or an Exile can take an awful lot of abouse, but I'd think a Robertshaw kite would be similarly built. If the sail is fragile, and hard to repair, then that's different. I've yet to ruin a sail. The rest is just patches and parts. Doesn't effect the enjoyment of the kite.





Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: zippy8 on September 06, 2009, 11:06 AM
How much are we talking here?
List(ed) at 265 whereas a fully Aerostuff Fury .85 of similar size/complexity is 240. Replacement LSs go for 18.50 (that's $435, $395 and $30).

The cost of entry is pretty steep and a little difficult to logically explain. It's nicely put together and has the nice bits but there is definitely a premium for this kite. Whether or not it's worth it is for the individual to decide.

Mike.


Title: Re: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley
Post by: Videocat on September 14, 2009, 07:34 AM
How much are we talking here?

I can see the cost of replacements nagging me, I'd rather not buy a $40 spreader, but I can't see the over all cost of a kite effecting the way I fly it. If it's a normally durable kite. A DS or an Exile can take an awful lot of abouse, but I'd think a Robertshaw kite would be similarly built. If the sail is fragile, and hard to repair, then that's different. I've yet to ruin a sail. The rest is just patches and parts. Doesn't effect the enjoyment of the kite.

Allen, I have one you are welcome to check it out and put it through it's paces. It's a nicely made kite and does a lot of fun stuff. BASKL is having it's BBQ on the 26th of this month come join us bring the family we would all love to see you!
Tracy