Great to see this conversation picking up! Sorry for not getting involved any earlier but what a week it was! We've been pretty busy after getting the word out and now i finally found some time to check replies here!
@Faxie: FHL is definately not dead but developing. They are a lot smaller in company size than we are so give them some time, they'll get there we're sure!
Yes we produced a great flying allrounder but who said we'll stop there?;) As you are a Dutch guy you probably know where our biggest passion is at! And we aim to answer to our biggest passion as soon as we're 100 percent satisfied with the development of this kite;)
@Palmbeacher: We produce in Sri Lanka. We are always researching options to produce in Europe but at this stage we are very satisfied working in Sri Lanka. Keep in mind that most experience in building kites isn't in Europe but in Asia;) Producing kites require a serious skill set which we know all too well being one of the larger kite repair facilities in Europe as well.
@Peert/Faxie: We have chosen not to go for a direct selling model but to produce affordable kites which are sold by shops. This as with everything increases the prices slightly over the direct selling model but increases service and testing opportunities in the long run. After all, who doesn't like his local kiteshop?! We're currently working on a network of local shops but will take things one at the time as we have no intention to grow 10.000 percent per year.
@Tautologies: We haven't got much to do with Epic Kiteboarding even though we do work together with them on some smaller parts. That being said they don't design our kites. The guys behind the company are Eddy Lansink, Daan Groot and Dominique Kwaks. Both Daan and Eddy are trained product developers and Eddy has been working for Flysurfer/Flyboards for many years and Dominique is also the owner of U-Stick Europe (kitebladder manufacturer in Europe).
Next to this we're blessed with a great group of people surrounding us and working for us in all fields of expertise and we have a great test team with guys and girls of all ages in many different disciplines who provide feedback to us.
Just a little teaser of what's to come next: