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Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby WindJunkieFL » Sat Sep 08, 2018 4:02 am

I’ve always enjoyed watching NJ go large and in charge with huge airs and crazy megaloops. I recall the FX being specially designed for him when it first came out. Low and behold I received a blast email from Cabrinha this evening stating:

“ALOHA NICK JACOBSEN
It’s with regret that we will be ending our sponsorship of Nick Jacobsen this week.
We wish Nick all the best in his new endeavors.”

Perhaps he’s going to the new North, following Pat Goodman?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:45 am

That’s interesting...for me one of the most valuable pros...

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby tautologies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:50 am

Toby wrote:
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:45 am
That’s interesting...for me one of the most valuable pros...
How so?

Also, wait for an announcement of him joining the new north.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:05 am

Because he does things no one else is doing plus his stuff is crazy.
His personality is also appealing being a funny guy.

And of course a great rider with an appealing style.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby mikelet » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:21 am

+1 on what Toby said..

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby tautologies » Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:52 am

He seemed like a nice guy but skills then style is my favorite and to me that's not even top 5.
Anyway I'm willing to take bets on him being the next new north rider.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Gonzolinho » Sat Sep 08, 2018 10:21 am

Well, Robby himself is not even within the Top 1000 any more, but when he is at the beach he is attracting more attention to the crowd than a Carlos Mario and Liam Whaley the by far best kiteboarders regarding skills right now. (known to the public....)
Can forget a Hadlow or Langeree against them regarding skills. But they are not really attactive to the customers except a few wakestyle nerds.

So based on what a teamrider is aimed to do for a company - to push them further - NJ is by far number one in the scene at the moment by gaining attention any time he is doing his stuff.
Just compare the stunts NJ did and the Kevlog stories when taking off the Naish glasses.
I hope NJ recovered fully and is going on with his craziness.

If the NTG/"new NORTH" really have that money to spend they are boasting with, we will see some more athletes joining them. Same story Cabrinha and the "oldNORTHnowDuotone" did in the past.
Now they get a bit of their own medicine :baby:

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby longwhitecloud » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:02 am

he is great for kiteboarding imo a mix of character, originality and i dont give a f$_k in todays world of bots liking each others instagrams

to completely end kiteboarding we need to see aaron hadlow ride with a handle, carlos mario do board offs ( oops), and pro kiteboarders that previously told anyone that they are sailing, to f&_k off, swear allegance to world sailing.

oh yeah abd the red bull ... now sanctioned by world sailing

i wish him to stay in one piece too!

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Sat Sep 08, 2018 11:41 am

Toby's right - everyone always remembers the one that entertained them the most - as with all things.

Skill is secondary, and no one remembers the Hermit.
Big marketing companies know this.

Good Luck NJ :thumb:

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby foilholio » Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:14 pm

Great rider and entertainer. The wording sounds like he did something to make them get rid of him. Which actual fits with his public image quite well and is quite cool. If he ends up at North it will just deepen my suspicions that there is a Cabrinha/Shriro connection to the resurrection of North. I must say Bums&More are quite obnoxious so I will be rooting for North, especially if NJ-Cool lands there :thumb:


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