this is what I got a few days ago from them:
"Best Kiteboarding usually doesn't react to rumours or false information. We are very aware that there are voices online trying to damage the brand Best because they don’t agree with necessary changes inside the company. The best answer we can give is being successful. This we are, making qualified sales every single day on quality product we are very proud about. Just like any other kite brand we use the the months June and July to clear our warehouses in order to prepare for the coming season. Go to bestkiteboarding.com to benefit from our latest offers while stocks last. If you want to learn more about Best’s strategy go to http://www.bestkiteboarding.com/feed/on ... e-with-us/"
If we ask people what keeps them from riding the latest and safest kite gear we always get the same answer: “New kites are terribly expensive”. Funny enough Best Kiteboarding was founded to change exactly that. But almost 15 years later kites from all brands still cost a hell lot of money. So it’s about time for a disruption eventually.
That’s why Best rethought everything within the company but product quality. We turned our entire organization, sourcing, logistics and marketing upside down and we are ready for a revolution now. We want to know: How many of you riders would buy the latest and safest gear if we cut prices by half? What if a brand new kite with a bar is available at under a thousand Euro or Dollars? Riders in the world: It’s time to gear up and ride with us!
From their website!
Wait a minute! Now back to cheaper prices? Who's idea was it to make it a premium brand?
I think everyone in the sport knew this not gonna work...