Both cashing in and putting their heart and soul. I’m glad they exist and find a gap to fill and show industry the way to direct their offshore capacities to
The youth grown up wakebording behind daddy’s powerboat, tired of golf and cable parks?longwhitecloud wrote: ↑Tue Jul 10, 2018 12:10 amThe average age of a kiteboarder is the oldest it has ever been.
Many dumb sellout kiteboarding brands now support the gka that says kiting is sailing, that now put on an absolute embarassment of a freestyle tour on ( in the eyes of youth). I heard mention of clown tricks on a podcast.. i agree.. not right for the top level of youth.
There are no more pro freestyle riders left for young riders to look up to aspire to make a professional living ( a real one not a trust fund one).
Full retail kite prices are astronomical today. You can buy a used car for the same price as a single kite.
making it simple.. kiteboard marketing today is based on selling the youthfull talent image to balding middle aged wealthy men. Technical equiment features feature heavily to this audience that is incredibly receptive to them, whereas a younger rider could rip on a kite from 10 years+ ago and simply does not have time ti talk abour kite features at the beach.. too busy riding.
Yes you do get what you pay for, and with big brands that is mainly not the gear. You get adverts, flash videos, pro riders, team riders, shops, shop riders, shop friends, shop friend friends, flashy graphics, new colors, status, a feeling of being less gay, a feeling of being more gay, the full package, the whole kit and everything else.
Are you saying with Pansh you get a feeling of being “exactly and precisely one”?
You're getting more for your money!
I haven’t seen a rich prorider. I think they’re paid not much
I’ve seen those guys....”no, no, no, please don’t let bridles touch water!”Lokihel wrote: ↑Tue Jul 10, 2018 5:25 amYou're getting more for your money!
Other brands cheat you out of those hours of tuning your kite before you can use it.
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