PMCD wrote:When selling the kites just state that they are NOT beginner kites. Sell them on EBAY individually for maximize exposure to the market that would buy each piece of equipment. There are plenty of EBAY buyers out there that know exactly what they are getting when they buy these kites. As long as their is no false representation of condition or year (you will see the year misrepresented often on EBAY). I follow the EBAY (I know...very geeky) kite market. A well written, clear and honest description that gains the buyers trust will yield ~25% more than similar kites with poorly written descriptions. Take pics that clearly represent the current condition of the kite, bag and any accessories.
PMCD wrote:The board and harness might be OK, depending on the model/year. He is telling you the truth about the kites. Sell them individually on Ebay so you can reach a wider audience for a better return.
Kites became much more user friendly after 2005. Get used gear (2007+) in better condition for your first set of kites. You would not go wrong buying new, but, there is a higher probability that you will trash you first kites.
C.J. wrote:are they 4 or 5 line kites?
2005 was right around the time 5 line kites started hitting the market. some people modded their 4 line kites to gain the safety of a 5 line setup.
IMO your kites are old and terrible for learning but not impossible to learn on. If they have 5th lines added to them then they may be a little easier/safer for learning especially when it comes to relaunch and self rescue.
If you can find kites newer then 2006 that are not C kites they would be much better for learning and shouldn't be easy to find in good condition for less then $400 per kite. New kites will run you anywhere from $600-2000 each depending on what you go with.
When you plan on getting new kites, make sure you get at least 1 new bar and lines too.
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