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Kaeko Dream Kite Surfboard - any opinions?

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Created by slyfox 3 months ago, 27 Mar 2017
slyfox
VIC, 308 posts
27 Mar 2017 8:57PM
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Anyone ridden the Kaeko kite surfboard? It's billed as a good allrounder for average Aussie conditions. I'm considering it for my first strapped surfboard for use in slop and small/medium waves.

kiteboy dave
QLD, 6493 posts
27 Mar 2017 9:26PM
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Well at least you've got 298 more posts than the 4 accounts with suspiciously similar names who genuinely felt the need to pimp kaeko boards last time they were mentioned. They might be alright but the marketing department sucks.

slyfox
VIC, 308 posts
27 Mar 2017 11:27PM
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I've also been on Seabreeze longer than you Dave. I ran a search and nothing came up for Kaeko, old threads obviously cleaned up. It's a shame there's no legitimate reviews available particularly if they are an Australian product.

JoeMc
WA, 80 posts
28 Mar 2017 12:42PM
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Mate,
They are made in China and not Straya. Take one for a test ride and let us know how they go. I'm keen to hear.

slyfox
VIC, 308 posts
28 Mar 2017 8:35PM
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JoeMc said..
Mate,
They are made in China and not Straya. Take one for a test ride and let us know how they go. I'm keen to hear.


Ahh ok, well I've learnt something from this thread. If I get my hands on one I'll pass on my thoughts.

bjw
NSW, 2241 posts
29 Mar 2017 10:33AM
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I had a look at the website. They use some really good technology, in some ways similar to a Stallion but about 1/2 the price. Pvc foot pads, vacuum bagged. In saying that they have only one design that I can see that looks a little awkward, with a fish tail.

MyFreeeRide
2 posts
13 Apr 2017 7:16PM
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Ok guys, you're a tough crowd! But we believe in the quality of our boards. And we believe in our mission to get everyone out on the water, even if you can't afford the big bucks kite brands. That means we don't charge expensive prices to hire large marketing departments & we don't pay kite platforms to write us fancy reviews. But it sounds like you could still use some proof that our boards are worth your money.

So we propose a challenge - Who here would like the chance to own their very own Kaeko Dream 5 Fin? We'll choose one lucky Seabreezer & send them a brand new board for FREE. All we ask is that you ride it, test it, thrash it. And then tell the rest of us here on Seabreeze what you think!

Of course, it'll have to be someone with street cred (somebody who has multiple posts on Seabreeze). And you'll have to spend some time writing up a serious review that others can also benefit from. So let us know if you are interested?

Kiteboy Dave, perhaps you have a suggestion of who you would trust to give an honest review?

Cheers,
Casey & Michael Co Founders | Kaeko Kiteboards

toppleover
QLD, 1184 posts
14 Apr 2017 9:48AM
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Everyone loves free stuff but imo I think you would get same or better result from just having a demo, tested by various credible kiters.
Good to see your confidence in your product.

Ricardo1709
NSW, 901 posts
16 Apr 2017 9:41PM
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I'll gladly review your board and have a few others give it a run Bring it on

MyFreeeRide
2 posts
26 Apr 2017 4:29AM
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Thanks for your interest Ricardo1709. It looks like you know a lot about surfing so you'd be a great person to test the board & push it to its limits. We also appreciate your feedback toppleover. At the moment we've decided the best thing we can do is run some demo days once the kite season starts again in Australia later in the year. Look out for us on Perth beaches & possibly even in some of the other states. In the meantime, if anyone has any questions just get in touch via our website. We're always happy to help.

Cheers from Hamburg,

Casey & Michael | Co-Founders
Kaeko Kiteboards

dafish
NSW, 1051 posts
26 Apr 2017 7:40AM
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I would be happy to test as well. I have always given honest reviews. Even happy to give the board back. I just love trying new designs and see how they hold up. Good luck with your business, it's pretty tough out there. I admire anyone who jumps into business for themselves.

horey69
QLD, 158 posts
27 Apr 2017 1:30PM
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I think doing demos is your best option, if you can get the word out and line up some wind at the start of next season I think there will be plenty of locals around this big burnt country that would give you good feed back.
But first we need to get through the coming winter.
Like dafish riding new shapes is always interesting.
Cheers
Horey

nikmcc
NSW, 220 posts
27 Apr 2017 3:34PM
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If you want to send me a free board, I'd happily review it.
Can assure the masses there'd be no kaeko brand pimping as I'm already a firewire fanboy
So the challenge would be to convince me it is as good as (or better) than my vanguard.
And I'm just an average hack, so it would be an honest review...

Jamin9
WA, 1 posts
3 Jul 2017 10:54AM
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I have one of the Dream Machines and the board goes well. I had only ridden old Surfboards before so not comparing to any other Kite Brand boards but I'm stoked with it. No damage yet so durability so far is good. I mostly kite the secret harbour beaches and it seems perfect for it. I'm Riding it strapless as a Quad set up. I would say they are very good value for money IMO.



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