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Stats: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby shawn13 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 1:34 pm

Heres the link:

http://www.sbckiteboard.com/news_article?news_id=2206

- 60,000 new kiters annually
-180,000 kites sold annually
-75,000 hulls sold annually
-14 builders producing hulls
-19 builders producing kites

Worldwide Kite Sales
1999: 29,000
2006: 114,465
2008: 140,000
2012: 180,000

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby edt » Tue Dec 09, 2014 6:47 pm

Tks sbc first ever real numbers. sounds right. we should have somewhere around a quarter million kiterx

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby Laughingman » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:00 pm

I could list 19 kite companies off the top of my head and there are certainly as many board builders if not more. If this is what they are basing their numbers on I suspect this is being under estimated.
shawn13 wrote: -14 builders producing hulls
-19 builders producing kites

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby plummet » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:16 pm

Hulls?... ...... . . . . . . . .. . . .

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby edt » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:36 pm

plummet wrote:Hulls?... ...... . . . . . . . .. . . .
boards lol

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby shawn13 » Tue Dec 09, 2014 7:46 pm

Laughingman wrote:I could list 19 kite companies off the top of my head and there are certainly as many board builders if not more. If this is what they are basing their numbers on I suspect this is being under estimated.
I thought that too. Im not sure if there's a minimum size for the company to be considered or if it was based on racing stats that the report was referring to? It was not clear.
plummet wrote:Hulls?... ...... . . . . . . . .. . . .
Hulls is the term in the report for boards.

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby Toby » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:21 pm

there are way more board manufacturers for sure !

I think Germany alone has min 8.

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Re: STATS: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby plummet » Tue Dec 09, 2014 8:42 pm

edt wrote:
plummet wrote:Hulls?... ...... . . . . . . . .. . . .
boards lol
Yeah I know.

I question the statistical validity of an organisation that doesn't know the names of the items that its surveying.....

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Re: Stats: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby eree » Tue Dec 09, 2014 9:44 pm

i'd like to see the "hull" that meets these conditions:

- 5 till 18 knots during the test event using one hull and one kite only

- competitors from 55 to 90 kg used the same hulls in the test event and chose the kite size by body weight

- hull, kite and rigging less than 12 kg, the complete equipment of 17 competitors fit into one mini bus to shuttle to a nearby beach

- the dimensions allow to take the equipment on a plane as standard luggage


how mini exactly is this mini bus they talking about? and what is airline standard luggage according to authors of this report?

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Re: Stats: 180,000 kites/75,000 boards sold annually

Postby SupaEZ » Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:30 am

Stats: example bars sold 2010-2011-2012 versus kites sold...just an estimate using one company

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=2380802&p=797089&hi ... ld#p797089


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