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Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Leon van Bergen » Mon Sep 13, 2021 3:45 pm

Kite Designer Pat Goodman has departed North.



We'd like to take a moment to say thank-you to Pat and acknowledge all the hard work he has done during his time with the brand. Pat played an integral role in the successful relaunch of North Kiteboarding under North Actionsports Group.



The past three years have been a time of massive growth for the brand, accompanied by long hours and heavy workloads. As a response to this, we’ve directed additional resources into strengthening our kite/wing design and development team, and we are confident in the calibre of their skills and experience moving forward. The design team includes: Pepijn Smit (Kite Design), Dano See (Wing and Kite Design), Steve Calder (Wing & Kite R&D), and David Little (Materials Development).

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North.

Postby Playero » Mon Sep 13, 2021 5:00 pm

Pat is a man with wisdom, something is wrong in North, I already realized that when I sent them an email telling to them about a problem with the dealer network and they did not deign to answer, typical nefarious treatment with the Mystic client that already suffered years ago and ditch the brand
I have never bought Mystic again, 10 years ago I was a loyal customer
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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North.

Postby andikite » Mon Sep 13, 2021 6:59 pm

Pat departure = 4 new faces...
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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Gestalt » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:55 pm

The big question....what is he doing next??

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Havre » Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:58 pm

Gestalt wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 7:55 pm
The big question....what is he doing next??
See Cabrinha-thread :wink:

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby kjorn » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:18 pm

Creates a kite from scratch, that goes on to win king of the air and also highest jump during the event. Damn. Such tallent.

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Matt_TYRCZ » Mon Sep 13, 2021 10:35 pm

CAB

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Ice101 » Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:52 pm

Love the fact they pay someone that specialises in new materials yet the orbit 2022 about to be released stil has basic d2 material every one else accept fone who always seem to be the last to move on, moved on from ages ago?

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby leeuwen » Tue Sep 14, 2021 5:23 am

Ice101 wrote:
Mon Sep 13, 2021 11:52 pm
Love the fact they pay someone that specialises in new materials yet the orbit 2022 about to be released stil has basic d2 material every one else accept fone who always seem to be the last to move on, moved on from ages ago?
I am not a ripstop expert but as far as I understand it:
Of all the material innovations that is happening the triple, quadruple, quintuple, hextuple etc ripstop is probably the least interesting and pretty much just marketing.
The threads they are adding are all in the same direction and diagonal forces will still stretch the fabric the same amount.
The coatings is where thé biggest quality differences are made but those are not marketable because you cannot see them.

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Re: Kite Designer Pat Goodman leaves North

Postby Ice101 » Tue Sep 14, 2021 7:02 am

This years release still very disappointing. Looks same as last years and everything but then with pat leaving again it kind of explains it I guess. Wonder if cabrinah will introduce a mega five strut big air kite that manages to loop awesome as well now pat of back designing for them. I am sure they will be eager to key onto the orbit success?


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