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by dlangpap
Sat Jul 21, 2018 5:28 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 96429

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

This took shorter than I thought. Evidently the people at North Technology Group think the brand has too much value to just be left to die (for those that were saying brands are unimportant the real world quickly teaches something). The creators of Duotone must be now pondering if they should have p...
by dlangpap
Tue Jul 17, 2018 5:11 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Duotone
Replies: 29
Views: 10291

Re: Duotone

The Kites kind of look better than the 2018 ones...but that isn’t saying much. The problem is that, with the extremely disappointing brand name change, at least the design should have been amazing, best ever if possible. They must either have tremendous trust that their technical side will pull them...
by dlangpap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 96429

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Very well put, except IMO the brand name and graphics matter greatly, maybe not in an accounting firm, but definitely in a kitesurfing and windsurfing company. And sure, you can neutralize a bad brand name with great products but you won't certainly be making your life easier. To Dan I would like t...
by dlangpap
Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:57 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 96429

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I think we'll get used to Duotone. It'll be fine in the long run. There are a lot of kiteboarding brand names that aren't very sexy, and we accept them. Think about Core, RRD, HQ, Pansh, even Ozone and Liquid Force. If we weren't used to those names, they'd sound kinda' dull or cheezy. On the other...
by dlangpap
Fri Jun 22, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 96429

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Hey guys- Sorry for the silence on this whole topic but we've been really busy ramping up for the launch of the new brand. Now that the gloves are off I'm happy to answer any questions I can. First, I think a lot of people on this forum understand the difference, but just to be clear, I've never wo...
by dlangpap
Wed Jun 20, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 19851

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

So, why don't we give them a last chance and a hand to show them that there are a million better brand names than duotone. From the top of your head, put down a better brand name than duotone... I'm not a North fanboi but how about "Rebel Kitesurfing"? It's an easy task so anything will sound bette...
by dlangpap
Wed Jun 20, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle
Replies: 41
Views: 19851

Re: North & Duotone - Your Questions Answered by CEO Till Eberle

I'm not sure this forum is representative of the wider kitesurfing market. However, until now, I have seen one poster that thinks Duotone is better then North in 3 different threads about the subject of North changing brands and mostly negative opinions about the name, including many posters saying ...
by dlangpap
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Travel
Topic: Tahiti in May
Replies: 2
Views: 1888

Re: Tahiti in May

Okay, I figured a way to pack so that it's not too much hassle and I'll definitely bring kite gear. My question now is 8 & 10m or 10 & 12m? Hey, just saw your post today. For what it's worth, I was in Tahiti in September 2014: Tahiti, Moorea, Bora-Bora and kited in the Bora-Bora lagoon. That time I...
by dlangpap
Sun Jun 17, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 343
Views: 203718

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

at the end of the day does it really make a difference? as long as the core design team remains. yeah, the north brand is strong, but if they have a clever marketing team leading the rebranding, should not be a problem... except for those with a cult mentality. as someone mentioned earlier, for som...
by dlangpap
Fri Jun 15, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone
Replies: 194
Views: 96429

Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

I’m not sure how much weight the North brand had in the success of North kiteboarding as I’m guessing many kitesurfing product buyers didn’t even know North Sails existed. Having come from windsurfing I can say it did have an important effect on me and my contemporary windsurf sails buyers. At that ...

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