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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Toby » Wed Dec 05, 2018 6:06 pm

Cabrinha is one of the top brands worldwide.
With just crap they wouldn't be in this position.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby WindJunkieFL » Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:03 pm

lisaped wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:31 pm
They both developed big crap as Cabrinha. Success came to them from NP marketing which is or was very strong.
It is a pity that new North brand gets into the same vessel. Or may be that guys struck new ideas? Then interesting!!
Disagree. Cabrinha makes fantastic kites, never had any issues and they are great designs

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Gonzolinho » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:17 pm

lisaped wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 5:31 pm
They both developed big crap as Cabrinha. Success came to them from NP marketing which is or was very strong.
It is a pity that new North brand gets into the same vessel. Or may be that guys struck new ideas? Then interesting!!
there seems to be some real professional beneath us dorks..... or maybe only some sad "exNorthnowDuotone" member

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Gonzolinho » Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm

nixmatters wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 2:32 pm
Do you know what the KOTA regulations are? Does it need to be (registered) production equipment like IKA/TT:R, etc.? Thanks
Asking as I remeber he won KOTA with a standard off-the-shelf SB.
He can use whatever kites he wants to. If he walks into a shop an buys some of the Airush stuff in Capetown he can compete with that.
Only his sponsor will not be happy about it

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby windmaker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:23 am

Toby wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 am
But I am sure they would call it 2020 products...not 2019...imagine everyone releases the 2020 gear next year and only North 2019. Wouldn’t make sense.

But, from psychological view I assume they say now 2019...
I think some brands should stop naming their products by year as it is misleading for many, making them believe they are getting something ahead of time whereas it is the exact contrary. A product actually released in 2019 will always be "newer" than one released in 2018 call it 2019 if you like, it's just marketing bullshit.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Hugh2 » Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:31 am

windmaker wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:23 am
Toby wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 am
But I am sure they would call it 2020 products...not 2019...imagine everyone releases the 2020 gear next year and only North 2019. Wouldn’t make sense.

But, from psychological view I assume they say now 2019...
I think some brands should stop naming their products by year as it is misleading for many, making them believe they are getting something ahead of time whereas it is the exact contrary. A product actually released in 2019 will always be "newer" than one released in 2018 call it 2019 if you like, it's just marketing bullshit.
Just like cars, get used to it.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby Hpr » Thu Dec 06, 2018 8:21 am

Gonzolinho wrote: I don't think a former winner of the KOTA has to qualify if he wants to compete.

I didn't see any qualifiying video of Langeree
The top riders from the previous comp dont have to submit videos. Ok I just checked the KOTA page, the top 9 riders from this year automatically qualify for the next comp, 5 riders will get chosen from the video entries so there will be 4 wildcards, so he could get in as a wildcard. But it's a bit of a gamble to rely on getting a wildcard. If he was serious about getting in he would have entered a video to make double sure. Unless they already told him he can have a wildcard being a previous winner.
Gonzolinho wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 10:26 pm
He can use whatever kites he wants to. If he walks into a shop an buys some of the Airush stuff in Capetown he can compete with that.
Only his sponsor will not be happy about it
He is not just a sponsored rider anymore, he works for them. Off course he can use any kite, but imagine the newly appointed Team Manager for the North brand who is busy working on developing the new North product range, competes (and maybe wins) KOTA on another brand. Not good. Maybe North can use the opportunity to showcase some prototypes.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby windmaker » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:15 am

Hugh2 wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:31 am
windmaker wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 7:23 am
Toby wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 8:35 am
But I am sure they would call it 2020 products...not 2019...imagine everyone releases the 2020 gear next year and only North 2019. Wouldn’t make sense.

But, from psychological view I assume they say now 2019...
I think some brands should stop naming their products by year as it is misleading for many, making them believe they are getting something ahead of time whereas it is the exact contrary. A product actually released in 2019 will always be "newer" than one released in 2018 call it 2019 if you like, it's just marketing bullshit.
Just like cars, get used to it.
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use to it yes, but unlike many not fooled.That's the point of the post

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby pooder » Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:39 am

Toby wrote:
Wed Dec 05, 2018 12:45 pm
Well... I assume the northern hemisphere is the biggest market. Am I wrong?

So to this logic new products should be introduced for the main season of the northern market...which starts in April/May.

BUT...new gear is available for purchase from August/September on. That’s the end of the main season...
Ofcourse northern hemisphere is the biggest market but still, Africa, Australia and South-America has their saying in it and brands have to consider it.


Well played by North, thats exactly how I thought it will go. Announce few months before biggest event of the year that Nick is on board. Pretty good first few of their products whatever Nick will use on competition. They got our attention.

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Re: Nick Jacobsen leaves Cabrinha team

Postby nothing2seehere » Thu Dec 06, 2018 11:52 am

RE: Having to use a certain brand/design.

I'm sure Marc Jacobs fell into this category 2 years ago. From what I remember he changed from his Switch kite mid heat and borrowed a North Kite to finish the heat. I remember there was a lot of trash talk about how Switch not putting in the effort to capitalise on publicity because they should have shipped him off there with X spare kites and similar comments.

Can't remember if the problem was an equipment malfunction or whether it was just the wind lulling and he didn't have a bigger kite to change up to.


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