What to do when a product is inferior and you sold a boatload of them !
I think company policies are fucked up when they rush a product out and don't recall them
(GIVE THEM THIER MONEY BACK AND A $100) holy shit all my money!!!!
Battens have been around for quite sometime now and it's known to produce a lot of wear on the adjacent areas ,In my opionion kites will not support this type of construction with making the kite so heavy it won't fly .
Of course unless you don't mind them looking like a Porcupine with all the prickers sticking out
If a canopy won't support the loads without them there is probably something wrong with the design IMO
Everyone is trying to best ,BEST and not totally copy them .
These psuedo copies are going HAUNT these guys for a long time .
Why not go back to the earlier mindset (Naish copies ,Wikipa, Slingy copies Naish etc)and just straight up copy them !
Everybody gets a decent product and everyone gets thier logo on the thing they love
When the dudes from Slingy came to our beach for some R&D on the T-1
I asked them if it was a new proto (when after 3 days it still wouldn't fly right
one of them said ya we only got 3300 of them out there
the customer test bed has not been all that great when you hear of so many upset customers
And yes I flew the T-1
It went like this,
got a launch ,
walked out to the water ,
reached over to put my board on and it inverted ,
then I let go .
The dealer sent all of them back !!! 20 + kites !!!