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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby intergalactic007 » Thu May 02, 2019 2:54 am

alford wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 2:44 am
"PLK is what Peter Lynn sold to the Vliegerop BV group."
Well, that certainly rolls off the tongue.
Ahhh haha. i havent had a good laugh in 2 weeks. Thank you.

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby ShaveTheWhales » Thu May 02, 2019 3:44 am

P L K

People's Liberation KiteArmy - brand new Red kites ;)
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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby Leon van Bergen » Thu May 02, 2019 9:09 am

ShaveTheWhales wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 3:44 am
P L K

People's Liberation KiteArmy - brand new Red kites ;)
Hahaha nice! :lol:

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby Cab Driver » Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 pm

It's a team of people that bring a piece of equipment to the market. Thankfully it's this way as people come and go. Market research/r&d => opportunity => product brief => initial design => testing against brief => more design => final prototypes => production evaluation => opportunity still exits? target USP and prices met? => commitment to raw materials/finalization of marketing package => production samples evaluated => tweaks if necessary => sales team training => production => marketing launch and delivery. This isn't one person, or even three for that matter.
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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby Gonzolinho » Thu May 02, 2019 10:38 pm

Toby wrote:
Wed May 01, 2019 10:34 pm
Why not?

Interesting if things get mixed...can lead to new ideas and better gear.

We can only win.

Wishing everyone good luck with their new gear 👍🏻
Well, I did not see big inventions in kiteboarding in the last years, except from the Switchblade receiving new colors, the Rebel getting some bridles but everything basically remains the same. Doesn´t make anybody a better kiteboarder.
OK, now there is some bit of foiling going on and the wingsurfers try to make some market shares. We will see in the future how the market is accepting these new toys.
But of course for an operator of an advertisement based forum new equipment is the only way to go. I fully understand your thinking. I would think the same way being in your situation. Funnily you have been using the same kite for years now :lol:

I get only bored by all this marketing bloat going on right now with gamechangers and benchmarkers around every corner.
You can read pages full of changes that have been made between every year but if you take a closer look at the spare part lists you will see that most of the kites of all manufacturers have the same bridle lines, same bladders, etc for their models for at least 5 years back many even more. So I personally feel being fooled by the companies around. New colors don´t make me spent my money any more.

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby dejavu » Fri May 03, 2019 1:58 am

Agree with Cabdriver. There are lots of cogs in the wheel.

People move around and come and go and kites, boards and bars etc keep improving bit by bit.

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby james » Fri May 03, 2019 12:57 pm

Cab Driver wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 4:12 pm
It's a team of people that bring a piece of equipment to the market. Thankfully it's this way as people come and go. Market research/r&d => opportunity => product brief => initial design => testing against brief => more design => final prototypes => production evaluation => opportunity still exits? target USP and prices met? => commitment to raw materials/finalization of marketing package => production samples evaluated => tweaks if necessary => sales team training => production => marketing launch and delivery. This isn't one person, or even three for that matter.
Don’t confuse people with facts 😂

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby foilholio » Sat May 04, 2019 12:31 am

Congratulations to Gin. No clicky clacky bar or bum balls, but real innovation.
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I think corporations are blinded to new ideas in the pursuit of one , profit. No doubt this advance in kiting was the work of one or at most a few. Steve Jobs had it right.

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby downsouth » Sat May 04, 2019 6:57 am

So, so far I think it is

Eleveight the guys from Best
DuoTone the guys from North
North the guys from Cabrinha
Cabrinha the guys from ?
PLK not Peter Lynn any longer, the guys from ?

Corrections? Any Others? Anyone fill in the blanks?

Well and then there are two new elements .

https://www.vantagekites.com
https://www.ullmankiteboarding.com

Vantage promising new methods of R&D and Ullman and "New" North having access to almost everything you can think of in sail cloth and composites. It will for sure not be boring for the next couple of Months .

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Re: Kite brand shake-up

Postby Toby » Sat May 04, 2019 9:59 am

Looking at the logo from Ullmann people will think it is a Switch kite...


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