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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Kitemenn » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm

If they will come with good products they can take advantage of the wide familiarity of the name. Look at DUOTONE, I have seen posts for many months bashing their new name. People saying they were no longer buying their kites etc...few months down the line nobody cares anymore! Although everybody knows the old north is now DUOTONE, everybody who will hear or see North instantly has that connection to a kitebrand! That's what it's all about in the long term I guess.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm

The new North plays the role of the old North, which I think is just confusing for customers.
I wish they would go their own way and not use the work of Boards & More.

But, it’s about money, right?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Matteo V » Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:53 pm

Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm
....Look at DUOTONE, I have seen posts for many months bashing their new name.....
Great strategy to make sure everyone knows what is going on.


Kitemenn wrote:
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm
..Although everybody knows the old north is now DUOTONE, everybody who will hear or see North instantly has that connection to a kitebrand!...
Nope, that was a genius play by Duotone (Boards & More) that completely eliminated any confusion of lineage of kite design. The controversy created by the (seemingly poor) choice of name made it so that everyone knows what is what. Only a sailor (windsurfing, catamaran, cruiser) just getting into kiteing would be confused. And one google search would straighten them up with mountains of "traces" left on the internet of this, and many other discussions. If this was intentional, it was DEFINITELY GENIUS!

Should the name chosen have been less controversial, your theory likely would have held true.

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Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:39 pm
That's what it's all about in the long term I guess.
Long term may go to the New North, if they survive. Startups are more likely to fail than succeed. And Duotone made it well known the New North is a "start up" to even the most recent entrants to the kiteboarding community.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Hugh2 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 am

Nick was riding a North prototype at Kitebeach on Bloubergstrand yesterday, along with Kevin Langaree, Jalou Langaree, and Lasse Walker, amongst other luminaries. In passing on the water I asked him what he thought of it, and no surprise he gave a big grin and thumbs up!

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:29 am

Hugh2 wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 8:55 am
Nick was riding a North prototype at Kitebeach on Bloubergstrand yesterday, along with Kevin Langaree, Jalou Langaree, and Lasse Walker, amongst other luminaries. In passing on the water I asked him what he thought of it, and no surprise he gave a big grin and thumbs up!
I assume Nick was the only one on the North prototype or are you breaking a bigger story; Nick’s being joined by the others to form the new/old North crew? I think I saw Jake Kelsick sitting on a new North board covered in Tona and Ozone stickers..

It does feel a bit quiet from the like of Aaron, Lewis, Hannah etc...no heavy vlogging... I bet Tom Court still has his North logo chest tattoo just in case...

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm

Was he jumping higher than anyone else?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby ralu81 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:21 pm

He also made a video with Vestas. From the looks of it I would assume the kite he was using was a prototype.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:25 pm

Yes it was a proto. He told me shortly before KOTA he will receive protos.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Faxie » Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:30 pm

Any idea about new construction techniques or materials?

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby apollo4000 » Sun Jan 06, 2019 3:00 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Jan 06, 2019 12:35 pm
Was he jumping higher than anyone else?
...and his kite was the crispiest ever 😀


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