I’ve recently got back into kite flying, having this year purchased a delta stunt kite and a 2.2m parafoil. Now I have the bug and I’m interested in buying a quad line kite, but have struggled to find a source in NZ, or an o/s retailer that doesn’t charge the earth for delivery. (I could use Youshop, but have no idea of package size, so doing this would be somewhat risky.)
Are there any kite enthusiasts out there who can advise?
At this point, I’m looking at getting a Rev of some description, the specific model yet to be decided (my budget would suggest an EXP, though many people suggest it’s cheaper in the long run to start off higher up the chain). I can’t find any shop in NZ that sells this brand, but given their worldwide fame and popularity I find this somewhat bizarre.
Indeed, there are few NZ sites selling quad line kites that aren’t power kites; I’ve been dabbling with the idea of a Flexifoil Sting, but am kind of keen on trying something with a bit more precision and one in which in higher winds doesn’t just become a battle of strength. While there appear to be a wide range of Rev copies out there, it seems like the original brand still offers the best experience.
Any advice re sources of kites, information, relative merits of particular quad line kites would be much appreciated. I’m tagging @Oblivian and @Stu as two current GZ members showing up in the two kite-related threads I could find, in the hope they can offer some advice!