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Faxie
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Re: Core and German engineering meme

Postby Faxie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 pm

grigorib wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:40 pm
1. Snapping bars
2. Exploding struts
3. Proprietary valves
4. Unsafe quick release
5. Not being able to sell old models at discount
6. Hushing down above challenges
7. “German” product but made in China

I think Germany gotta be ashamed of Core. I see expensive and troublesome product but engineering is on level of community college. And with attitude of importers I think those who love to flash the cash deserve all above drama. No sympathy
Made in Sri Lanka. Not that it matters much...

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Re: Core and German engineering meme

Postby grigorib » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 pm

Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 pm
grigorib wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:40 pm
1. Snapping bars
2. Exploding struts
3. Proprietary valves
4. Unsafe quick release
5. Not being able to sell old models at discount
6. Hushing down above challenges
7. “German” product but made in China

I think Germany gotta be ashamed of Core. I see expensive and troublesome product but engineering is on level of community college. And with attitude of importers I think those who love to flash the cash deserve all above drama. No sympathy
Made in Sri Lanka. Not that it matters much...
I stand corrected. Still on my “do not buy list”

Faxie
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Posts: 867
Joined: Tue Jun 19, 2012 10:39 pm
Kiting since: 2011
Local Beach: Netherlands. Maasvlakte, Slufter, Scheveningen, Domburg, Rilland, Brouwersdam, Ouddorp, Binnenschelde, Vrouwenpolder, Oostvoorne, Rockanje, Grevelingen, Borssele.
Style: Freeride, freestyle, wave.
Gear: Switch Helium V1 18m Element V3 13m-7m V4 9m-5m Legacy V1 10m-14m Slingshot Fuel 2005
Switch MJComp V2 136x41.5 Firewire Hellrazor 6.1 timbertek Shinn Shinnster Nobile 555 125x38
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Re: Core and German engineering meme

Postby Faxie » Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:11 pm

grigorib wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Faxie wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:07 pm
grigorib wrote:
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:40 pm
1. Snapping bars
2. Exploding struts
3. Proprietary valves
4. Unsafe quick release
5. Not being able to sell old models at discount
6. Hushing down above challenges
7. “German” product but made in China

I think Germany gotta be ashamed of Core. I see expensive and troublesome product but engineering is on level of community college. And with attitude of importers I think those who love to flash the cash deserve all above drama. No sympathy
Made in Sri Lanka. Not that it matters much...
I stand corrected. Still on my “do not buy list”
Yup, same here. Very well made kites, maybe even the best overall, but some questionable design choices, rubbish bar, rubbish marketing, expensive for the sake of perceived value and I'm not too fond of the sale reps.


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