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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby Slappysan » Mon Aug 05, 2013 9:18 am

That bar actually looks like a 3 line bar, so what you're calling the rear lines are actually the flying lines and that line in the middle is attached to the brake lines.

davesails7 wrote:Save some money and buy this set of North bar and lines for $20:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORTH-KITEBOARDING-KITE-LINES-BAR-AND-CHICKEN-LOOP-4-LINE-kite-27m-OR-30yds-/290953489580?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be2decac

:o :o :o

Is this really a bar and lines that North produced at some point (circa 1999?) Or did this guy make this in his basement?

Trim straps on the rear lines? What appears to be a piece of clothes line tied to the bar with a clove hitch???

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby POACHER » Mon Aug 05, 2013 4:21 pm

That is a serious Billy Bob cobb job there...... :o
davesails7 wrote:Save some money and buy this set of North bar and lines for $20:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NORTH-KITEBOARDING-KITE-LINES-BAR-AND-CHICKEN-LOOP-4-LINE-kite-27m-OR-30yds-/290953489580?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43be2decac

:o :o :o

Is this really a bar and lines that North produced at some point (circa 1999?) Or did this guy make this in his basement?

Trim straps on the rear lines? What appears to be a piece of clothes line tied to the bar with a clove hitch???

Just pray that the new guy at your beach doesn't buy it!

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby eree » Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:38 pm

just buy this one, easy to modify if needed:

http://www.kiteattitude.com/english/universal_control_bar.htm

latest model with shipping cost (10€) it is 5€ more expensive than switchkite bar, but i like kiteattitude's QR better.

older bars are more cheaper...

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby Kamikuza » Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:56 am

Heard the price for the new Cabrinha 1XL bar last night - $643 :o

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby Kite2Heaven » Sun Aug 11, 2013 5:52 am

Hey its a good thing that the Dumb nice person big brands are expensive - as it means the little guys will make more money if they have a bullet proof product :)

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby LoneWolf » Sun Aug 11, 2013 6:10 am

Kamikuza wrote:Heard the price for the new Cabrinha 1XL bar last night - $643 :o

No surprise there, I always looked at them as overpriced gear with subquality materials. The bad part is no rep will chime in on why their gear is priced so high for, but we all have a choice not to support brands who price hike year after year for little to no innovation so I'm glad i wont buy into this!

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby eree » Sun Aug 11, 2013 10:03 am

Kamikuza wrote:Heard the price for the new Cabrinha 1XL bar last night - $643 :o

unless their bar is made from baby panda bear bones it is pure corporate greed.
www.pryde-group.com says:
NeilPryde Ltd. is a privately held company - a partnership between Mr. Neil Pryde and the Shriro Group

and what the Shriro Group (www.shriro.com) states about its mission?
Our financial goal is to provide best returns to our investments and to maximize the long term shareholder value


so there it is.

probably they lost some sell numbers to a smaller more flexible brands, but best returns to their investments and long term shareholder value must be still respectfully provided and maximized.

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby heinzbush » Tue Aug 13, 2013 7:18 am

Kamikuza wrote:Heard the price for the new Cabrinha 1XL bar last night - $643 :o


no offense guys... but:

Here it is 499USD:
http://www.adventurekiteboarding.com/20 ... 014-x1.htm

Here it is 569USD (with the pump and the bag):
http://www.mackiteboarding.com/2014-cab ... ding-kite/

Sub-quality materials?
I donnu... I wouldn't say that any of the big brands have really sub-quality materials..

Profit driven? Definitely... did oversee a brand that is in it for altruism?

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby AlexandreBorges » Tue Aug 13, 2013 12:49 pm

No new Cabrinha Switchblade for me. Time to fly something else...

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Re: 443 Euros / 550 USD / 349 GBP for a bar? Have they gone

Postby Kamikuza » Tue Aug 13, 2013 2:24 pm

heinzbush wrote:
Kamikuza wrote:Heard the price for the new Cabrinha 1XL bar last night - $643 :o


no offense guys... but:

Here it is 499USD:
http://www.adventurekiteboarding.com/20 ... 014-x1.htm

Here it is 569USD (with the pump and the bag):
http://www.mackiteboarding.com/2014-cab ... ding-kite/

None taken :) got the RRP price direct from a buddy with the dealers list in his hand.

The 1X bar was listed as $600, I think - the XL had 24m lines too. Love to know how they can do it $100 cheaper... selling at minimal retail markup?


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