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

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:32 pm

are there so many kites still on the market?
I would assume it is all on sale these days for shops to clear stock...since new gear is coming soon.
The 2018 kites are on the market since September 2017....

And does a buyer really care if he gets a good discount? He wants a kite to fly and use, not to sell.
It is a 2018 kite, no matter the brand name...

But sure, there are buyers who care more about the name then the performance...their problem ;-)

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

Postby dice » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:31 pm

I care about discounts. And I don't want to miss out on any discount if they will give bigger discounts than usual because of the name change :D

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

Postby Toby » Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:46 pm

dice wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 5:31 pm
I care about discounts. And I don't want to miss out on any discount if they will give bigger discounts than usual because of the name change :D
I think they are pretty low on stocks...because of that...the questions is also, if they are allowed to sell products with North on it if they don't have the rights anymore?

Pretty sure B&M not...what about shops?

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

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:06 pm

My guess is that if the goods have already left the factory they have already effectively been sold once so they can then be sold on further down the supply chain.

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

Postby NorwayIsCold » Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:31 pm

If it is indeed real, the new graphics design looks quite shit IMO, both kite and board. Much prefer the clean North design..

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

Postby hajvar » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:08 pm

I don't think there was ever a North clean design... IMHO
:D :D :D
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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby benkitesurfs » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:12 am

dice wrote:
Sun Jun 10, 2018 7:42 pm
I'm looking around for new kites for this summer. I was thinking to buy previous year North Dice kites (or Ozone Enduro, not sure yet) from the shop.
And I really don't want to wait another year, I already waited since last year.
Should this brand name change make the North kites cheaper? I don't care about the name change, but if this will make the kites cheaper, I want to buy them cheaper too ;) .
I bought a brand new 2018 Dice last week. My local dealer didn’t have it in stock, he had to order it directly from North. It arrived in less than a week, so I’m not sure about the supply issues that others were describing. I didn’t get any discount (other than what my local dealer would have done for me anyway). If they really do have all that stock left, I assume they will want to unload it once they make the official Duotone announcement, so maybe discounts??

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

Postby hajvar » Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:59 am

Sometimes if the local shop does not have it in stock they can tap into the importer's stock or ask other stores to cooperate.
Check https://www.quivers.com/

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

Postby Liquidleisure » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:19 pm

kite_hh wrote:
Tue Jun 12, 2018 9:34 pm
Not sure if this picture of a Duotone Dice kite and board is legit, but I thought I'd share it with you.
Screenshot_20180612-223106-01.jpeg
Who designed the graphic?

A child?


WTF :o

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

Postby Pierrot » Wed Jun 13, 2018 12:28 pm

Duotone kite with 3 colors? :nono:


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