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Whateverhappened To The 06 "Bladderless" Nemesis?

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Postby tautologies » Fri Nov 16, 2007 7:41 pm

Buzzy wrote:SQ you are really good, ever thought about going into politics as spin doctor

I would love to see what you would do for the irak invasion

cheers Basti

would be the same situation the big ons fucked it up and someone has to explain the mess... :bye:

you would handle it great
I think it makes sense what he saying. I think there are other variables playing in, but for sure these are factors. That it is a delicate balance is for sure...

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Postby alpower » Sat Nov 17, 2007 2:49 am

Both the materials and adhesives for bladderless kites are already available and used extensively in sail making. I doubt the costs would make it economical for manufacturers to make kites this way but it could easily be done.

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Postby munteruk » Wed Nov 21, 2007 3:29 am

So what will best be doing now that North's have bought cuben fiber corp?

http://www.cubenfiber.com/

Will you buy fabric from cubic tech, buy cloth from a competitor or will there be a "design breakthrough" which supplants cuben just in time?

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Postby ryansurf1 » Wed Nov 21, 2007 4:03 am

or will North start using Cuben in their kites...

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Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 21, 2007 6:48 am

Wow, this is definitely interesting for sure. Something's gotta give for sure...

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Postby alpower » Wed Nov 21, 2007 9:20 pm

North Sails and North Kites are two different companies. North Sails bought Cuben Fiber. Cuben was originally developed for high performance sails.

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Postby gonewiththewind » Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:48 pm

sq225917 wrote:The bladderless concept is still a 'work in progress'.
Yes, but where are those bladderless prototypes that you were already flying in 2005?

http://forum.bestkiteboarding.com/viewt ... ce77f2792b

And here's the full marketing hype, in case you missed it...

http://www.kiteboard.com/main.cfm?p=110 ... e=Nouvelle

By the way, BEST is an anagram for "et B.S."

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Postby Beachboy » Thu Nov 22, 2007 11:58 am

Since I asked the original question... I read this link from from gonewiththewind:

http://www.kiteboard.com/main.cfm?p=110 ... e=Nouvelle

I have to be honest that when I read it I remembered back to all of the wild claims that they had made. It really was just a total load of horseshit from Best. The sad thing about this is that this forum should be productive, honest descussion between people who share a common interest. Not a place for deception or schemes. It is kind of against the whole spirit of the community here. It is no wonder that anytime Best enters the forum they are always trounced upon by bashers. They actually kind of deserve it.

It was appropriate to refund everybody, but when the Hellfish was exposed to be a mess, a simple mia culpa would have ended it all instead of piling on another load of bluster and bull.

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Postby ScottM » Thu Nov 22, 2007 12:36 pm

Gotta agree there, the reason why many bashed Best was at the time the forum was like a propaganda site for them, with so many wild claims and anti every other brand stuff. The fact that they were cheaper or were new in the game wasn't a problem for the consumer just their competition, online backlash came from consumers who just wanted stuff to be straight up. Anyway times move on and they don't do all that anymore..... their a mature brand these days..... :lol:

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Postby sq225917 » Thu Nov 22, 2007 7:56 pm

north sails, the sailing company, have purchased the boat sail part of Cuben corp.

Cuben Tech still provide cuben fabrics for other 'none boat' uses, nothing has changed.

We'll continue to use Cuben until we find something that is better.


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