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Kite for Sale: Trends in the Used Gear Market

Last month, iKitesurf.com released an interesting info-graphic, outlining some useful trends compiled with data from their classified gear listings. If you’re looking to sell, trade, switch or upgrade your quiver in 2014, you might find it interesting to read on. When you’re ready to sell, visit iKitesurf.com.

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MOST LISTED KITES: 
# 1 Most listed kite: 2011 Cabrinha Switchblade – 113
Runner up top 4 kites by brand:
2012 North Rebel – 102
2013 Liquid Force Envy – 98
2011 Slingshot RPM – 66
2011 Slingshot Rally – 58
Most popular kite size sold: 9mBoards:
# 1 Most listed board: 2010 Cabrhina Custom
Runner up top 4 boards by brand:
2013 Crazyfly Raptor Pro
2010 Slingshot Misfit
2012 Cabrhina Caliber
2013 North Gambler
Total boards listed for year: 672
Top selling board size: 132×41

Bar / Lines:
# 1 Most listed bar lines: 2012 Slingshot Compstick
Runner up top 4 bars by brand:
2007 Naish Shift
2012 Cabrhina IDS
2012 Best Redline
2010 North 5th Element
Top selling bar size: 55cm

Random Facts:
Most popular listing area: San Francisco 113
Top 4 runner up locations:
San Diego, 70
Hood River, 56
Miami, 46
Boston, 45
Total listings for the year: 3468
Total kites listed for year: 2317
Total bars listed for year: 195
Total boards listed for year: 672
Most listings posted by top 5 user: 59, 34, 27, 22, 16
Most popular / Least popular month: July

Highest priced top 5 items listed:
1991 26′ Flair RV, $5900
Best TS V2 6/9/12/15m, $3400
North Rebel 11m and 8m, $3100
RRD 9m, 12m, 16m $3000
North Rebel 7,9,12 $2850

Most popular top 5 brands by total listings:
Cabrinha, 449
Slingshot, 399
North, 380
Best, 295
Liquid Force, 290

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