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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Barryg101 » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:17 pm

Definitely not my cup of tea ! Can't get over the name the more I say it the worse it sounds, and the colors and font are just ugly.

Suppose it opens up the market for new , innovative and more reasonably prices kites to get noticed.

I do wish Duotone all the best but I won't be splashing out on them for certain .

Only time will tell ....

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby knotwindy » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:03 pm

IMO, North kites were mostly not very good looking anyway so no loss there.
Just personal preference and doesn’t really matter anyway. They fly fine as do lots of others.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby havasubob » Tue Jul 03, 2018 10:08 pm

TRUE Kiteboarding, clearly a better choice...Isn't Duotone house or trance EDM? 8)
Osprey1 wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:09 am
Duotone is an awful name. Ughh. True would’ve been much better. I guess I’ll be foiling on Duo Monos now

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby tommykitenorth » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:21 pm

kite_hh wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:27 pm
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I see slight improvements over the first leaked pictures, but to me this looks too patchworked. Almost as if they randomly sew the kites together with whatever color was available.

This will be a far stretch for B&M. I wish them the best, but at these prices, this name, and to me not appealing design it may be hard to regain their old position in the market.

Only time will tell, but I am still shocked at how careless North Kiteboarding has been abandoned.

Edit: I just realized that the first leaked Dice is in the background (to the right) of the yellow rebel kite. So maybe this means it is a final version?! :-o

I agree!! it really looks like a rushed up job,,, patching pieces of old kites together. and the name, the fonts.. nothing cool about this! even the T-shirts suck!

also... the Yellow version??? it looks exactly like the last Cabrinha...

they lost their unique style ,,, you used to be able to recognize a North kite in the water in the middle of all the others - good luck finding the cheap Knockoff duotone now.
very surprised and disappointed i must say! :angryfire:

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Liquidleisure » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:51 pm

Aahahah

I love the TIMES NEW ROMAN font of the DICE!

Omg. Really disappointed

who said that it matters only how they fly?

Design is Everything!!

Look the boards....
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bkvo1msA80C ... lvov0ws2ms


Can’t believe it’s TRUE!

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby dice » Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:08 am

BigBafana wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 pm
cglazier wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:49 am
.... How about other company names such as Cabrinha, Gaastra, Wipika, Takoon, and Naish. These are all kite companies with strange names that we have gotten used to.
Haha strange names?! Most names are iconic people in watersports with major achievements. Or you think Cabrinha or Naish or Gaastra are made up words? Personally I’ve never heard of Johnny Duotone before.
That they are names from iconic people doesn't make it any less strange. I think Duotone is a better name for a brand than Peter Lynn etc (the name alone is the reason I never looked at those kites), but people still buy it.
I'm pretty sure B&M will just sell as much kites as they used to in the long run. Not sure how it will go the first year though.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby sonny2727 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:19 am

best thing about North Duotone debacle is we got a forum topic......looks like everyone is happy except people @Duotone

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby apollo4000 » Wed Jul 04, 2018 12:49 pm

Snapback wrote:
Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 am
price drop will not happen :lol:

juice 17m - 1969 euro
click bar - 659 euro

wtf, if someone pays this kind of money for a kite and bar is out of his mind...
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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Kamikuza » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:39 pm

dice wrote:
Wed Jul 04, 2018 5:08 am
a better name for a brand than Peter Lynn etc (the name alone is the reason I never looked at those kites)
OMG really? Jesus just look at "P"...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_c ... ter_people

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby barrybarryr » Wed Jul 04, 2018 7:30 pm

The boards look alright because they don't have Duotone plastered all over them and the logo doesn't look that bad (although it looks like the fast forward button on a cassette player).

The kites on the other hand look shockingly bad. They could have gone with the logo instead of plastering Duotone everywhere!


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