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apollo4000
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Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Camber Sands
Favorite Beaches: Camber Sands, Greatstone, Minnis Bay, The Bluff, Marazion, Alcudia
Style: trying hard
Gear: Blade, North, Nomad, Shinn, Ocean Rodeo, Nobile, Airush, Slingshot, Crazyfly
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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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apollo4000
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Posts: 196
Joined: Thu Jan 03, 2013 2:27 pm
Kiting since: 2006
Local Beach: Camber Sands
Favorite Beaches: Camber Sands, Greatstone, Minnis Bay, The Bluff, Marazion, Alcudia
Style: trying hard
Gear: Blade, North, Nomad, Shinn, Ocean Rodeo, Nobile, Airush, Slingshot, Crazyfly
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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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Beardytello
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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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Airush Sector/Cypher.
Zeeko W&G foil.
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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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