No, double-braid line has been around a lot longer than kiting, used in high-performance sailing, on paragliders, & more.
Onya mate - seems 'taking the piss' must have died about then too
MikeLab issues are repaired by Mike and Camet Boards are repaired by Brian Camet. Two of the finest individuals I have has the privilege to meet. Onus is on me for shipping costs.Matteo V wrote: ↑Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:20 pmThe guy with a "Mikes Lab" product gets it! But I bet he has not had to fix anything with "Mikes Lab" written on it.foilonfoil wrote: ↑Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:41 amEvery single kite brand has their issues. When I first started kiting, I expected brand support but quickly found that it was minimal especially for consumables like bars and lines. Thats when my focus changed from complaining about it to doing something. None of the gear I use today is standard manufacturer gear due to shortcomings and personal preferences. if I have an issue that cannot be resolved in a timely fashion, I fix it myself or move on.
Da Yoda wrote: ↑Fri Sep 07, 2018 5:30 amCore does stock parts within the US. The trick is finding the source.
Here's one example:
https://321kiteboarding.com/collections ... pare-parts
Over my years of kiteboarding and also working as a manufacture representative (including within the kite industry), the one thing that I’ve found to be beneficial for customers of “import” brands is to know who the distributor is and their relationship to the manufacture. It’s also VERY GOOD to know what the distributor does in addition to distributing… that is if they do anything else.
For “import” kiteboarding brands available within the US, knowing this information can save one a lot of hassle when it comes to getting parts, warranty, and service.
Here’s a basic list of some of the distributors and/or retailers operating within the USA and the associated kiteboarding brands they're supporting (warning: this may no longer be current):
Adventure Sports, Florida – Cabrinha/NPSurf
KitePaddleSurf, Washington – Blade
Live2Kite, California – Axis
Pro Kitesurf/Kiteboarding.com, Texas – Ozone & Crazyfly
Session Sports, S. Carolina – RRD
321 Kiteboarding, Florida – Core
(family relationship to the US distributor)
CaliKites, California – Duotone/North/Ion
(family relationship to B&M USA)
Bay Area Kitesurf, California – F-One/Manera (direct sales available)
Boards & More USA – Washington – Duotone/North/Ion (no direct sales)
If anyone can add or confirm the info on this list, please do. I think it will be very helpful for all US buyers moving forward.
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