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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby apollo4000 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm

Beardytello wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 12:27 pm
I moved away from North Duotone around the same time as the rebranding, not because of the name, I found the prices for gear to be at least 10% higher than some other brands.

I've actually moved over to a quiver of Blades which I got at a decent price.

I used to think "huh, Blades, poor mans kites" but actually they are great, boost is great, I am really happy.

Made me finally realise it's all marketing bollocks.

The whole keeping with a brand because you know what you're getting can be a bit of a financial trap I think.
Great kites. I went the other way but still have a fat lady. Love Blade kites.
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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby apollo4000 » Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:45 pm

gator1 wrote:
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:50 am
Quick Quiz

How many old North kiters will go to new North?
Nah...like going from a Rebel to a Switchblade

I stopped buying B&M North after 2018.

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby Beardytello » Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am

apollo4000 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Great kites. I went the other way but still have a fat lady. Love Blade kites.
I was actually surprised, Duotone are probably still my favorite out of what I've ridden but I just can't justify the price to myself at the moment.

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby ScoopZ » Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 am

Do you think new North will come out with a fully developed bar at launch?

Looking at Nick at the KOTA and megaloop recently it looks like he's using a the collaborative design that Tona and Peter Lynn have.

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby nixmatters » Thu Aug 08, 2019 5:47 pm

ScoopZ wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:41 am
Do you think new North will come out with a fully developed bar at launch?

Looking at Nick at the KOTA and megaloop recently it looks like he's using a the collaborative design that Tona and Peter Lynn have.
Looks like they just did!
Click-in CL reset, full set of easily interchangeable loops, nice trim handle, SK99 lines...
https://www.northkb.com/en/products/con ... rol-system
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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby gozokiteboarding » Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm

Beardytello wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am
apollo4000 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Great kites. I went the other way but still have a fat lady. Love Blade kites.
I was actually surprised, Duotone are probably still my favorite out of what I've ridden but I just can't justify the price to myself at the moment.
Anyone know how much cheaper the New north kites are compared to Duotone? Can't seem to find pricing.

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby wrogu » Thu Aug 08, 2019 7:47 pm

gozokiteboarding wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Beardytello wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am
apollo4000 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Great kites. I went the other way but still have a fat lady. Love Blade kites.
I was actually surprised, Duotone are probably still my favorite out of what I've ridden but I just can't justify the price to myself at the moment.
Anyone know how much cheaper the New north kites are compared to Duotone? Can't seem to find pricing.

I think North is just a tiny bit cheaper than duotone.

https://www.surfpirates.de/index.php?a=49526&lang=eng

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby Leon van Bergen » Fri Aug 09, 2019 9:40 am

gozokiteboarding wrote:
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:10 pm
Beardytello wrote:
Fri Jun 14, 2019 10:19 am
apollo4000 wrote:
Thu Jun 13, 2019 6:41 pm
Great kites. I went the other way but still have a fat lady. Love Blade kites.
I was actually surprised, Duotone are probably still my favorite out of what I've ridden but I just can't justify the price to myself at the moment.
Anyone know how much cheaper the New north kites are compared to Duotone? Can't seem to find pricing.
In the Netherlands about €50 cheaper compared to Duotone.

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Re: North kiteboarding 2020

Postby Exal » Fri Aug 09, 2019 10:14 am

That video from MACkite was great, I always like their stuff and despite them having awesome riders but you can still see how much better nick makes the gear look and how much bigger he goes.


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