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« on: July 23, 2012, 12:29 PM »

So let's just assume that some great kite designer in combination

with advanced materials and bridle adjustments came up with a sport kite that:

1 Could be flown indoors
2 Could be flown and tricked in winds up to 25 mph
3 Was robust
4 Used ordinary spars (in case you ever broke one)
5 Could be printed with whatever design your mind came up with
6 Could be silent or loud
7 Excellent precision
8 Pitch and spin based tricks were all beautiful
9 Whatever else you could think of

Now that someone actually did make the "next sport kite to save the world".....

What would you be willing to pay to get one?

$500?
1000?

Or would it just take all the fun away to have one of these things?

I guess we'd have to call it the Ultimate.

Don't think I'd buy one, but I'd sure try someone else's.
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« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2012, 01:15 PM »

Is it also Dog proof and will it automatically vapourise Numpties who setup picnic's/play football underneath your lines?.......I'd pay a lot of money for a kite that would do that! 
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2012, 12:15 AM »

+1 on SKB´s $5, the standard spars should be worth that, but I'd assume the rest to be advertising hype given your parameters and valued accordingly.

But I have to ask, if such a kite could be made why wouldn't you buy one? 
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2012, 02:22 AM »


Mike.
I am most apprehensive to bring this up seeing as how Mike has already denigrated the thread.....................But,........Fearlae don't have semi light designations and are by far not demi-vented.......seems Kool-Aid can only be digested by superior humanoids with the proper enzymes and, to this date, known amnino acids necessary for procreation of true modern day freestyling.  I hereby rest my case.
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PS:  Personally I would be willing to pay $700.00 for such a high aspect, tricking machine, and thus far, have......... on several occasions Sad   But it makes me   Smiley Grin Cheesy Wink

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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2012, 10:49 AM »

Chilese, do you have a hidden patent somewhere in your sleve?
Are you trying to make a market analysis for it?
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BTW, +1 on Hadge

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2012, 11:13 AM »

It is indeed to be regretted that my comment should have caused people to take offence - once again - especially where none was intended. I am usually quite clear when I intend to cause offence so as to leave no room for doubt. However, in the spirit of good willing I have removed my comment and I see that others have pre-empted me in this action but rest assured I read and inwardly digested them.

Still... nevermind, eh ?

Mike.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2012, 11:46 AM »

Avg price for high end kites
  SUL  300
  UL    300
  STD  300
  Vent 300
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 Total 1200 for the full set

Would expect your do it all kite would be between 600 and 900.

The abiliy to print anything on it. Wow. I would print my wive's name on it. Tell her when I'm out flying i'm thinking of her.  Easy approval, plus more time flying  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2012, 12:13 PM »

Could it teach me how to fly it?
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2012, 01:39 PM »

We have "almost" ... its called the Fearless Vented Light ... just openup two gymnasium windows across from each other and turn up your I-Pod <BG>.
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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2012, 01:32 AM »

For a real price point, as pointed out above Skyburner & Blue Moon have pretty much set the bar as far as price for a top line kite here at $300. That's a comfort point for me, I haven't yet justified a more expensive kite no matter how much I liked it when test flying somebody else's.

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