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Kite U.S. Forums _ Kiteboarding Gear for Sale _ Waroo 15m, Waroo Pro 11m, Spark 140, Travel Bag, Harness, and more

Posted by: mwm Feb 12 2013, 10:20 PM

These items are sitting unused (priorities shifted with growing family) and I would prefer to pass them along to someone who would use them! I've included individual prices below just as reference for how I came up with the total of $1100 but will only sell the wetsuit separately. The equipment is located in Vermilion, OH and could ship but would prefer to deal in person.

Contact: Mike (four four zero - 723 - one two two five) or send me PM or email. I will reply and attach a PDF document with this content and 27 photos of the equipment.

Best Waroo 15m Kite, bag and pump - $250 – I recall this as a 2008 model that I purchased from Best in 2009 but it could also be a 2007. It was a demo kite that was used once in a photo shoot. I used it a few times in Bali and Australia. The bladders are solid and the canopy is in good shape. There is some discoloration in some areas on the canopy.

Best Waroo Pro 11m Kite - $150 – I purchased this kite used in Aruba and early 2007 and I'm not exactly the sure of the year it was manufactured. This is a fun to kite to use as it made me look good even though I was brand new to the sport. It was very easy to depower, it moved fast in the air and I could use it in a wide range of conditions because of the high aspect ratio on the leading edge (which gave it the “Pro” designation). I pumped it up for these pictures and found one of the struts leaked so I replaced it. I have an additional replacement T3 strut bladder and all the battens for this kite.

Best Spark 140cm Kiteboard - $175
– I purchased this new from Best in I believe 2008. It is an excellent beginner to intermediate board because of the size but could also be used as a light air board. This board does show signs of wear but does not affect performance (I glanced a reef in Bali and it scratched the underside of the board). The fins are 2.0 grip. I took the Liquid Force footpads off my old board and put them on this board – they are much more comfortable. See photos 12-14.

Dakine Fusion Seat Harness - $125 – I purchased this new in late 2006. I chose to gear with a seat harness because of the back support. It provides a very comfortable ride but you would want a waist harness for jumping or tricks. See photos 15 and 16.

Best “Golf” Kiteboarding Bag - $125 – I purchased this bag in late 2006 so I could get my equipment on airplanes without paying the extra fee. Golf clubs and equipment placed in this exact bag would travel without an additional fee, but if you put kiteboarding equipment or anything else in it you would incur fees from $100-$150 (probably more now). The trick is to make sure you keep it under 50 lbs and also check your airline regulations to make it qualify as “golf equipment”. I had a small Sunday golf bag with 4 clubs, a few golf balls and tees that I put on top of the kiteboarding equipment. This worked 100% of the time. I believe now you would be smart to include a pair of shoes. I could put two kites, my board, harness, bar, golf equipment and pump in it and be right at 50 lbs. Obviously you can move some of it to other luggage if necessary to keep the weight within 50 lbs. This is a very useful tool for the traveling kiteboarder.

Best 55cm Bar with 27m lines - $50 – I purchased this used with another kite that I sold several years ago. I believe it is a 2005 or 2006 bar. I value this bar relatively low because although it is fully functional and safe, they have made dramatic improvements in the release systems and you would probably want to upgrade to a new bar in the near future. I also had a problem with the safety release velcro not re-engaging fully after a few safety deployments (the velcro seems to wear out quickly which I thought was a design flaw – they do not use this type system anymore). In the photos you can see I have a brand new ring (I always traveled with a spare).

O'Neill Heat 5/3 Hooded Wetsuit (Size LT) with 5mm gloves and 5mm boots - $175
– I used this several times out on Cape Cod to extend the season. The size LT fits 6' 2” to 6' 4”, 180-200 lbs, 40.5-42.5” chest and 32.5-34.5” waist.

Miscellaneous Books, DVD's and Kiteboarding magazines - $50


DVD – Real Kiteboarding “Zero 2 Hero – Rank Beginner to Self-Sufficient Rider”
DVD – Real Kiteboarding “First Sessions... to Riding Upwind”
Magazines – Kiteboarding, various issues between 2008 and 2011. I have 7 issues but I will find more as I unpack boxes from our recent move
Books – Titles coming soon, but I recall 4 books.


 

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