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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby a99 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:07 pm

Let say he will sell 500 kites first year, earning 500 usd from each kite (this is probably very optimistic profit) its 250k on year, but its without yet included taxes, salaries (divide at least for 4 people) and etc. Its not such big money. Of course he knows better inside how it run probably. He will adds in future boards (what will be definitely released), harness, bar. Probably still it will be better money than he get from Naish. I thinks this is bad news for Naish and North (especially).

But what we saw in this his vlog that Kevin now for months in CT and his designer in Hawaiis. It means no direct developement of kite process. Shipping of prototyes also quite complicated during huge distance with at least few days delay. Chating on skype regarding kite problems don't think is good solution. Of course probably he dont have free time to develop it as he was on Naish contract and probably this contract not allows to kite with any other brand kite.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Toby » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:38 pm

Simple:

As pro he will make less and less.
Owning his own brand the possibility that he earns more and more is good.

But, first it all costs...maybe there is an investor behind...see his cap....
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Ice101 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 11:48 pm

kjorn wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Ice101 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 pm
The pivot is awesome so if they have tweaked it further for this new brand 1st version they will be on to a winner. If Kev can win king if the air again on it and prove the design is still king how can it not succeed?
That's the most stupid comment on this thread so far.... let's carry on your line of thought .... Ex Naish designer steals

intellectual property from Naish and uses it to design an improved 'pivot' kite ... Naish sue the pants off Reedin and they go bankrupt ...

A more likely scienario is that this is a new version of a new kite and it is different enough from the Pivot that Naish could never come knocking on their door. Hence my comment - don't buy version 1 - tonge in cheek - obviously try before you buy.
How do you know Damian doesn’t own the rights to his own design, if it was he who designed it? Just cause Naish owns the pivot name doesn’t necessarily mean they own the design from the designer fully? Depends on his old contract i guess. People already said the unbranded kite looked like it was pivot dna.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby flipper231 » Tue Jan 14, 2020 12:31 am

kjorn wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 10:09 pm
Ice101 wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 8:51 pm
The pivot is awesome so if they have tweaked it further for this new brand 1st version they will be on to a winner. If Kev can win king if the air again on it and prove the design is still king how can it not succeed?
That's the most stupid comment on this thread so far.... let's carry on your line of thought .... Ex Naish designer steals intellectual property from Naish and uses it to design an improved 'pivot' kite ... Naish sue the pants off Reedin and they go bankrupt ...

A more likely scienario is that this is a new version of a new kite and it is different enough from the Pivot that Naish could never come knocking on their door. Hence my comment - don't buy version 1 - tonge in cheek - obviously try before you buy.
Gheez bro, the UFO comment was stupid... honestly, none of the design aspects of the Pivot are unique. Anyone can pretty much make one. It will most likely be an evolution of it so will be different than the last and the new one will evolve differently also.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby kiteswede » Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 pm

Reedin kites is their new brand, jalou langeree is made a post about it on insta

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 14, 2020 2:31 pm

kiteswede wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Reedin kites is their new brand, jalou langeree is made a post about it on insta
Scroll back some pages 😉

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Leon van Bergen » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:33 pm

kiteswede wrote:
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:09 pm
Reedin kites is their new brand, jalou langeree is made a post about it on insta
Whahaha good morning dude!

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby plummet » Tue Jan 14, 2020 3:49 pm

Interesting.

Launching a kite brand is completely different from playing peter pan as a pro rider. Skill on the water does not translate to business acumen. It will be interesting to see if they are successful.
But one thing the pro rider does have is an intense desire to succeed and win. That can translate very well into business.

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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby Toby » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:10 pm

Lou Wainman didn't succeed.
But I assume it was a bit different situation...Lou had no stakes in the company...they basically used his name.
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Re: Kevin Langeree leaving Naish...

Postby iriejohn » Tue Jan 14, 2020 4:58 pm

Baptiste_FR wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:35 pm
They already have a website.
And why ReedIn ? Maybe because LangerREE and GirarDIN --> ReeDin
Just a guess

Edit : If they remove the pulleys, I'll have a look on these kites !
So will I.


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