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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:28 pm

a99 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:22 pm
Even UFO kites will be much better name than reedin:)
You only have stupid comments or drone stories with you?

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby kjorn » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:43 pm

Lesson number 1: don't buy version 1 of any product. Let the fan boys do that 😂

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Findus » Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:58 pm

I actually like the name Reedin. It reminds me of the brand Reebok.

As long as they provide reasonably good kites they can name themselves whatever they like.

There have been faar worse names in the kite industry in terms of spelling. You would wonder how many newcomers in Germany misspell "Cabrinha"

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Matteo V » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:07 pm

kjorn wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 7:43 pm
Lesson number 1: don't buy version 1 of any product. Let the fan boys do that 😂
Agreed, BUT DO BUY VERSION 1 USED when they mess it up on version 2.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby xray » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:29 pm

What a nonsense.... Damien has developed a zillion kites, knows exactly where to source what and how important quality control is. As far as I know he's the original designer of the Pivot... briljant kite in my opinion. This is a kite I'd more than happily buy the version 1 of..
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Seawolf » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:40 pm

Name don't matter, just look at Duotone...

What matters is performance, durability and price of the product. Get those right and you have returning customers...

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Ice101 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 pm

Hopefully they will price a little more competitively and bring prices back to where they should be at rather than the overinflated ones of the main brands now milking their customers before their bubble bursts. The pivot is awesome so if they have tweaked it further for this new brand 1st version they will be on to a winner. If Kev can win king if the air again on it and prove the design is still king how can it not succeed? He will need to work very hard though if he wants kota this year. I think it’s exciting. It’s good to shake up these bigger players. I hope they do a foil kite like the soul and Kev can show what a pro can do on an advanced foil. In fact it would be good if he were the first foil rider in the Kota and really gave people something to talk about. I wish them both luck and will watch carefully at their future products. :-)

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby grigorib » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:47 pm


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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby kjorn » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm

Ice101 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 pm
The pivot is awesome so if they have tweaked it further for this new brand 1st version they will be on to a winner. If Kev can win king if the air again on it and prove the design is still king how can it not succeed?
That's the most stupid comment on this thread so far.... let's carry on your line of thought .... Ex Naish designer steals intellectual property from Naish and uses it to design an improved 'pivot' kite ... Naish sue the pants off Reedin and they go bankrupt ...

A more likely scienario is that this is a new version of a new kite and it is different enough from the Pivot that Naish could never come knocking on their door. Hence my comment - don't buy version 1 - tonge in cheek - obviously try before you buy.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby UKSurf » Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:20 pm

Maybe it isnt such a bad idea, Dmitri and Epic kites seem to have made a go of it. Maybe being a high profile rider and having his own kites might be the way forward. If the salaries are really as bad as Toby says he could well earn more money selling his own kites - I am sure he would shift a few hundred units a year atleast.


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