Are you suggesting that 37,000 kite sales in a single year is a small number of kite sales? If so, do you mean a small number of kite sales compared to other kite brands? or a small number of sales compared to other non-watersports products? Personally I thought that 37,000 was a high number or kite sales for a single brand.foilholio wrote: ↑Fri Sep 13, 2019 3:04 pmUninteresting people?LOL It was though a little interesting. Whats that german word? Besserwisser, Ralf sounds like one of them or just a bit of an idiot. Though to give him some leeway I think maybe it's because his English is just a little poor. When you make statements like a paraglider and tube kite operate with different physics.....among one of many blunders. Whats interesting or more surprising is only 37000 kites from Duotone in a year, if I heard it right. Not surprising with such low volumes better talent is not available. Looking at some of the poor design in consumer products that sell 10s of millions each and I hold little hope for kite boarding.
I Googled the word "Besserwisser", and it returned "Smart Aleck". I would agree that he did come across as a bit of a know it all, but also sounds like a very talented, hardworking and passionate individual... and he also confessed that he was perhaps a little too over-confident in his early years and would now do things differently.
What I find most interesting is the kite flying "machine" which Ralf mentions in the interview which has been invented to measure validate all kite flying characteristics.... I can 100% see how this will yield big improvements in kite designs... as we no longer need to rely only on a human's subjective feel when testing kites.