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grigorib
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Re: Moses 2019

Postby grigorib » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:17 pm

Wazza KiteFoil wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 7:37 am
I would like an 80/1 cm mast in carbon or aluminum.
Do any other brands this size fit?
You can buy a Hoverglide pedestal, 30" mast and an adapter for $200-250 total. The pedestal and adapter contribute to additional 1.5" of the mast length.

I was hoping 2019 81cm mast would become available in October ‘18 but it’s mid-April and I needed gear to ride.
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Re: Moses 2019

Postby TomW » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:28 pm

Euro / dollar exchange rate kicks in.
High demand in all markets= can't make enough to fulfill demand despite opening new and bigger factory.

grigorib
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Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses 91cm/42” masts 590/633 wings, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42", MBS Comp 95x

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Re: Moses 2019

Postby grigorib » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:43 pm

TomW wrote:
Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:28 pm
Euro / dollar exchange rate kicks in.
High demand in all markets= can't make enough to fulfill demand despite opening new and bigger factory.
USD/EUR rate today is about same as in summer-fall 2017 when I was buying 548 wing and making notes of Moses components pricing.

I haven't seen sales data but I'd say kitefoil (and surffoil gear used for kiting) must be the major money maker compared to windsurf sector. But windsurf gear took priority to be designed and produced and that is capacity which could have been used to make more of gear that sells so well.

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Re: Moses 2019

Postby TomW » Fri Apr 12, 2019 9:57 pm

You're probably right about the exchange rate, but there's a huge lag in manufacturing transferring the creating increase of costs to the consumer.
Demand is high as you say, and development and manufacturing bandwidth is the bottleneck in expanding market.
Moses is doing a fantastic job of dealing with the scaling up in my opinion.

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Re: Moses 2019

Postby tomtom » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:17 pm

Interesting debate for economic naive observer. Without irony if in doubt :)

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Re: Moses 2019

Postby cwood » Sat Apr 13, 2019 12:12 pm

My Havok wing and stab are mounted and will give them a try today! They look great!
They feel much more solid so I suspect less foam core and stronger.
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grigorib
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Boards: Spleene RIP 37, Flysurfer Flydoor5 XL, Slingshot/Moses 91cm/42” masts 590/633 wings, Slingshot Dwarfcraft 42", MBS Comp 95x

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Re: Moses 2019

Postby grigorib » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:08 pm

Very pretty!


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