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Re: How will Covid19 affect the launch of 2021 kites?

Postby purdyd » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:15 pm

It seems to me that development is more on a two year cycle. So every other year there is a change worth looking at.

Of course that differs between manufacturers which year that is.

Beaches closing down is a relatively new thing as are travel restrictions. That will stifle demand at some point.

Larger unemployment, less cash for consumers.

Supply chains are undoubtedly disrupted to some extent.

Not any easy year to be in the business.

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Re: How will Covid19 affect the launch of 2021 kites?

Postby Matteo V » Thu Apr 02, 2020 6:40 pm

Hugh2 wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 4:41 pm
Have to agree with the Captain. Naish Pivot introduced 2015, that's just six years ago, was a revolution for me and many others, and the quadtex canopy material from 2017 onwards was another significant step forward. My newest Pivot is only 2018, so I cannot comment on the 2019 and 2020 changes, but they seemed very popular in Cape Town this past summer.
So, I have actually done this experiment with a few different manufacturers, sometimes brand-new out-of-the-box kites, sometimes with used that were used one or two times.

What most people feel is blown out canopy vs new crispy canopy that's in spec. Go out and buy two of the exact same kite fly both once to make sure that they are the same, pack one away, and then put the other one through a hard season of use. At the end of that season, fly both against each other, and you will notice a huge difference between the same kite.

That's what I am most excited about with the new graphene material. Maybe our kites won't become blown out and change their feel in one season. If that happens, then the whole idea of new kite being Revolutionary or game changers, will die very quickly.

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Re: How will Covid19 affect the launch of 2021 kites?

Postby Matteo V » Fri Apr 03, 2020 3:05 am

Oh, and let me explain the kiteboarding COREporate kiteboarding economy to you, via some other creative venture.........



- kidding, thought we could all use a laugh!

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Re: How will Covid19 affect the launch of 2021 kites?

Postby andrzej351 » Mon Jun 29, 2020 9:42 am

Hello . does anyone have information on what regular Pivot will look like and does it have any changes? Of course, I mean the 2021 model :naughty:


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