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by purdyd
Fri May 25, 2018 4:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Why are people even Speculating? The name was decided before this thread even started. I've spent a little time searching trademarks as a result of this thread thinking perhaps, B&M had another option but it appears that they are all in on duotone. It would be interesting to hear how the dealers to...
by purdyd
Wed May 23, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Wave Kite
Topic: Neo, Dice or Evo for 12m
Replies: 6
Views: 4336

Re: Neo, Dice or Evo for 12m

I'd give the lowend nod to the evo.

It's easier to work the kite and is easier to get upwind.

I've flown the 12m evo but not the 12m neo or dice.

My biggest kite is a 9m evo.

I think 12m in the waves unless you are bigger is time to do something else.
by purdyd
Mon May 21, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride
Replies: 9
Views: 4902

Re: North Neo vs Cabrinha Drifter for wave/freeride

Plus one on that !!! Most every section , is surfing in side shore or cross off winds, where so called "Drift" is not even needed, I think and It's only my opinion, that we have been sucked into this whole Wave Kite / Drift marketing . an average "Freeride" kite is adequate for 99% of us. I think t...
by purdyd
Mon May 21, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Firewire EVo versus Vader
Replies: 4
Views: 3011

Re: Firewire EVo versus Vader

The evo is about a half size larger at a comparable length. So comparing a 4’ 10” evo which I own and a 5’ 1” Vader, which I haves ridden it didn’t think the Vader had any advantage slashing a wave. In fact I would give the nod to the smaller board. However, the Vader was a bit better when the wind ...
by purdyd
Sun May 13, 2018 2:12 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Its difficult to link search results from the actual trademark databases but you can search also duotone here https://www.tmdn.org/tmview/welcome and sort by date that is a pretty good search engine - if you advanced search by boards & more you find the graphic - interesting boards & more did trade...
by purdyd
Thu May 10, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: 2018 North Evo, any thoughts?
Replies: 17
Views: 8190

Re: 2018 North Evo, any thoughts?

For me it was natural the first time i flew it. Own the 9,8, & 7m strictly surfboard and waves. 170 lbs 18 years kiting flying on the easiest/quickest turning rear attachment. i've flown the 12m and well it is a 12m but the 8m is a really sweet spot for the kite to me the light bar pressure is a god...
by purdyd
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

I think the name was important when people were switching from windsurfing to kiteboarding. Neil Pryde folks went Cabrinha, Nort, well stayed North, Gaastra was not in Canada so they went to Ozone, Sailworks went Slingshot (same kind of philosophy). But now if you learn on a duotone and see a bunch...
by purdyd
Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

The change might be a good thing. Its a lose/lose situation. The true NKB will lose custmers to other brands for sure. Imho only way to keep the customers and attract new ones will be keeping the good design and lowering prices. At least for a while. I’m not sure customers will leave just because o...
by purdyd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

As far as I know north the kites are built by an independent company. http://www.gslanka.lk/aboutus.html Kites are generally built in lots. I wouldn't be surprised if most of the 2018 stock isn't already built. At some point the name and graphics change. Ptobabaly 2019 rebel. And I would guess that ...
by purdyd
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 232
Views: 103496

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

If B&M loses the naming right to North Kite & Wind, would and could North LLC appoint and new License holder to North Kite and North Windsurfing.... Surely the names have a value to someone. Bringing a third company into the Mix ... Which would mean we have new Kite Brand which arguably has the big...

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