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« Reply #1 on: July 16, 2014, 07:12 PM »

tim @ benson kites is awsome as is the staff @ skyburner kites jon/marieanne as well r.e quick helpful customer service!! Wink
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« Reply #2 on: July 16, 2014, 07:16 PM »

+1 on both of the above.

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« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2014, 06:08 AM »

From personal experience I'd certainly give Tim Benson a +1 for aftersales service

2. Show the kite specifications.
     a. width & height & weight (these are very important)
     b. wind speed (even thought this is subjective to each flier)
     c. show bridle specifications (In most cases an e-mail should work)
     d. frame specifications

As a mass producer of kites I've always found HQ very good for this - their 'Support' page has full frame/bridle specs for the vast majority of their range going back many years . This is in contrast to some of other big volume names who seem to keep this information something of a closely guarded secret.

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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2014, 02:22 PM »

I bought almost all my kites from AWOC, and one from Skyburner directly. Both excellent people to deal with. 

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« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2014, 07:04 PM »

tim @ benson kites is awsome as is the staff @ skyburner kites jon/marieanne as well r.e quick helpful customer service!! Wink

Agreed on Jon and Marieanne of Skyburner/Kites and Fun Things. I bought a Premier Widow from them and lost a stand-off. Marieanne put a replacement in the mail immediately, at no charge. There's good reason they have loyal customers!
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« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2014, 10:26 AM »

Ditto on everything said above. I've dealt with Skyburner, AWOC and ITW. All have been excellent in their customer support and communication. And their websites are up-to-date and very informative.  Grin

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