Said anyone that had seen slingshot bring sold in season at stupid discounts ruining what was once a strong brand
So..... If I can't find Core at a local shop, does that mean Core has been run into the ground?
No, they are usually full price most of the way through the season. Then from the end of the season through most of the next one, newbies and price conscious kiters can pick up 1 year old brand new gear for a reasonable price. This helps SlingShot get their brand name out there in places where there is no support from shops. It also gets a bunch of highly skilled kiters riding SlingShot gear in front of aspiring kiteboarders of every level. That is why SlingShot is pretty much the most used and available brand on the market. - Affordable if you are ok with not being on this years kite, and lots of used options.
So you deliberately ignore the bit where I specified the UK? And no the cure comparison doesn’t work here either, prior to Graeme getting the brand it had very small coverage, dedicated but not really a retail brand, you might dislike him but GRF has seen the growth of Core in the Uk, by dealing with a few established stores, growing schools and not supplying winging little kids with a website working from their bedrooms or the biggest discount store in the UKMatteo V wrote: ↑Sun Jun 16, 2019 12:02 amSo..... If I can't find Core at a local shop, does that mean Core has been run into the ground?
Slingshot is still king in most of North America. Only one model that I really like, but I don't own any of their kites. Their customer service is second to none that I am aware of. I Have been hearing good things about customer service from Liquid Force too. So that would be SlingShot's competition for me. No other brands really sell well enough for me to buy into. And that is because I fly a few sizes to death, and I want to have the same year/model available for purchase at a reasonable price down the road when I am trolling the used market.
What brand do you think has replaced SlingShot across the pond on your side, james?
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