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

Postby trickcoach » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:16 pm

Sales of the largest kiteboarding company being damaged by a rumor on Kiteforum ... Now that is funny !!!

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

Postby PinkDuotonePride » Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:48 pm

Well let's examine the evidence for a moment to see if just like those pesky Russians have a very high probability that they used nerve agent in the UK, this rumour has a very high probability of being true.

What do we know so far,
1)There's a distinct lack of new 2018 North Kiteboarding stock on dealer shelves
2)As irejohn pointed out, a new web address for Duotone Kiteboarding has been registered by Boards & More
3) Large amounts of advertising have been booked in Kite magazines but they are sworn to secrecy having signed CA's
4)An un previously sheduled sales conference has been called on or before July 1st (Normally they are held every two years).
5) There's been no denial.

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

Postby alford » Sun Apr 15, 2018 3:55 pm

PinkNorthPride wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:21 pm
Better spell it properly ;-)

Oh and accept a fully diverse existence and sexual orientation..like all North Riders ;-)
Hmm, Pink, you spelled it "Dutone" yet your username is "Duotone", so which is it?
All quite fishy to me.

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

Postby C Johnson » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:14 pm

Top brands can fail even when sales are record breaking if they dont manage their expenses correctly. the company i work for is trying to resolve some issues like this right now.

Big Overhead, fat marketing, too many competing products and no strategy can kill even the most popular brands. The threats of bit tariffs dont exactly help either. I foresee companies thst were small and up and coming or already working on cost reduction strategies coming out ahead in this market. If youre just now starting your strategy youre already behind.

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

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 15, 2018 4:32 pm

according to the domain info that has been posted it should be
Domain Name: duotone-kiteboarding.us
But there is a blank site for now...

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

Postby Dave_5280 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:17 pm

Their web site looks fine at: https://www.northkiteboarding.com

And there’s a North advertisement running on this site today, so they must think the forum can help (or hurt) their sales.

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

Postby PullStrings » Sun Apr 15, 2018 6:37 pm

Sandras wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:45 pm
The last couple of years, all North kites were coming in 2 tones of the same color. It seems that they were getting prepared for duotone.
:thumb: That's a good one LOL !!!....that's why i'm holding on the my 4 Rebs in this multitone !!.....could one day be a collectible....definitely will need to go into a time capsule !!!

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

Postby lisaped » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:35 pm

Why do you find it a surprise? NKB belongs to a gang of pensioners from Munich which is an investment company and has nothing to do with kiteboarding. They might sold it further away to some mental hospital in charge or even further to some successful morgue. Why are you worried? NKB costs not so much, some 35 +/- mln euro.
If you are worried buy true kiteboarding products from family owned kiteboarding companies which present in our community.

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

Postby Toby » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:14 pm

NKB is a brand of Boards & More.
That’s the company name.

As posted before, NKB isn’t owned by BM if true.
Not sure about Fanatic etc, but ION is also owned by BM.

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

Postby Liquidleisure » Sun Apr 15, 2018 8:36 pm

NKB and also North Sails windsurf have to change the name.

On fb you can see a new page DUOTONE KITEBOARDING
Also on Instagram! (Just a empty page this moment)


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