recoprianto wrote: ↑Fri Aug 17, 2018 7:23 pm.......He may love kiting and wants to help people, but I doubt his business plan includes giving away kites to everyone that likes them. That business plan has a very short timeline.Matteo V wrote: ↑Fri Aug 17, 2018 4:10 pm
It is not just COREporate kites that does this. Pretty much every corporate kiteboarding company has this attitude. Same for distributors, and retailers. There may be a facade of "caring" and "supporting the sport and rider" to sucker money out of people like you (and me), but the bottom line is what matters to them because it means their survival/new car or more expensive flat.
I learned this the hard way too. But to me, this reality seems obvious now. I guess we all have to learn sometime.
Jumpy laid it out how it is back second post up from the bottom on page 10. "SUPER FANS?" - NAILED IT! Graeme F is.....well he is Graeme F - known for being less than courteous to other posters, a COREporate hack, and doubling down without any hint of an apology every single time. And it's been a long time, so I don't thing that will change. But that is not for lack of him getting called out and being given a chance to "reel it back in".
These industry people owe you nothing. They make products; if you like them, buy them. If no one buys their products, they will make different products or go into another business. If they like what you are doing on their products, they might give you incentive to do more on their products. Plain and simple.
You put this better than I will in my following post. I have cut the first part off of your reply off to highlight the second, not to take it out of context. So I encourage readers here to go back and examine your original post for your lead in. But you made my point for me.