LiquidXtasy wrote: ↑
Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:30 pm
Most kites come from a factory in China, and all they do is change a few things to make them for different brands. Core is out of Germany though, and maybe a few other brands from other areas.
Core is made in Sri Lanka. Same factory as North and Eleveight. Crazy Fly is actually the only one producing kites in Europe. But then again that factory has less experience then the big ones.
Not exactly how production works. A lot of work for the brand, it´s not like there is a standard kite that each brand tweek small changes to to call their own. Thousands of different prototypes, testing, tuning, simulation and drawing on the computer. Factory only sew what the designer say, and the brand buy the material ahead.
It´s like saying all houses are the same with small changes. Undermining all the work of architects.
Generally if you go in a meeting with a Chinese factory, they have different specialties, but you have to give them every single little detail to get it right. There is so much work getting things right. Everybody who have produced in the east know you have to specify everything, or they will change small detail to save cost and increase their own profit, even with a penny.
Just the leading edge is 200 pieces sewed together, and thats different for every model and size. So imagine all that work! Kind of explain why kites cost a bit...