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Author Topic: Robertshaw / Goff "Element" Review by Bryan Beasley  (Read 4547 times)
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« on: April 06, 2009, 06:42 PM »

See here at the 'Clique.

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

Thanks for an another excellent review Bryan Cheesy

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2009, 07:02 PM »

Thankya.  Cool
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« Reply #2 on: April 06, 2009, 07:20 PM »

nice review thanks Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: April 07, 2009, 01:26 AM »

Thanks for the review.

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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2009, 10:56 PM »

cor - thanks for the review and link

great read
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« Reply #5 on: September 05, 2009, 11:17 AM »

And my review originally posted to FA are is on KiteClique too. [SET GWB = OFF]



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« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2009, 08:39 PM »

Yes, it's a grand kite.  Wink

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.
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« Reply #7 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.  Wink

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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
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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2009, 09:43 PM »

Do you think they will at least allow an option for special ordering?
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« Reply #9 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..  Huh

Just to add: kites like these end up being du jour in my bag, not work horses like the DS.
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« Reply #10 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.



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« Reply #11 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.
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« Reply #12 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!
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