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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby Aummm » Sun Nov 25, 2012 5:34 pm

GregK wrote:Rumour floating around my beach is that Naish are going to pick up the design and release it as a 2114 kite - fact or fiction ?
Tout..... is the man who should know more.
Have you flown it yet :?:

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby boardriding maui » Tue Nov 27, 2012 9:32 pm

Thanks for your interest GregK. I'm STOKED that you seem to appreciate the kite's simple approach.

I'm not aware of any committed development of similar kites by other brands. As Boardriding Maui is a new independent project, it has been super refreshing to be able to share information openly, including to friends that work for other brands. With all the positive feedback from everyone that's ridden them, there's no doubt that the responsive handling characteristics made possible by this design makes this is a new category of kite that's here to stay. Some have called it the biggest innovation since the bow kite. I'm overwhelmingly thankful for support like that.

All sizes of cloud are in production, targeting a Jan/Feb release. Website is in the works. Till its launch, information is being updated regularly on facebook (new video posted last night from holiday weekend session on the 17m).

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby GregK » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:14 am

Cool, I'm glad you're continuing on. Good to know the elegant simplicity won't be lost with complex added features & marketting jargon tacked on by a big-name brand.

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby kitesafe1 » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:19 am

interesting... whos idea is this i think i saw it before? innovations and inventions comes out of ideas...

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby zob » Wed Nov 28, 2012 7:49 am

boardriding maui wrote:new video posted last night from holiday weekend session on the 17m).
Hey share the video here :wink:

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby mede » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:01 pm


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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby zob » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:12 pm

mede wrote:Here's the vid

http://youtu.be/RdzXtfPFusg

WOOOW :o :o :o
I was so impresed with the Alaia riding, that I totally forgot to watch the kite! :oops: :D

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby tautologies » Wed Nov 28, 2012 8:19 pm

zob wrote:

WOOOW :o :o :o
I was so impresed with the Alaia riding, that I totally forgot to watch the kite! :oops: :D
That is the Paipo :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby turfAndsurf » Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:54 pm

I have noticed on the videos, that on your bar setup that you don't have anything to depower or power the kite, except for pushing up on the bar or pulling down on it, is this by design or just preference? BTW looking for forward to demo one in San Diego, any chance of getting one here?We would need the 17M.

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Re: Strutless kite in development on Maui

Postby ed257 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:29 am

GregK wrote:Cool, I'm glad you're continuing on. Good to know the elegant simplicity won't be lost with complex added features & marketting jargon tacked on by a big-name brand.
One-pump is a nice standard feature on this kite.

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