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by longwhitecloud
Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 56
Views: 4414

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

fair enough, i didnt know they sold takoon... they looked kind of dead online

so north turnover about 1/2 billion dollars a year

shriro capitalization of over 100 million dollars

That would make them corporation controlled.
by longwhitecloud
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 56
Views: 4414

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

completely untrue Cabrinha kiteboarding - shriro group North Kiteboarding - oakley capital Takoon - Bic They are corporate companies that deal with hundreds of millions of dollars, is some cases billions.Welcome to corporate kiteboarding for those of you that were unaware and had bought the "story" ...
by longwhitecloud
Fri Oct 12, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year
Replies: 56
Views: 4414

Re: Core kites and kiteboarding industry sales this year

id take any sales figures with a pinch of salt, the bull$hit to come out of businees owners mouths... marketing strategy.. import export figures i would believe shredded kites have been included in " we made xthousand kites" marketing hype fact is kiteboarding is in decline, imo because if you dont ...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 09, 2018 4:13 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: The Video Topic - post all videos here
Replies: 1096
Views: 180580

Re: The Video Topic - post all videos here

Beautiful place (space monkeys!) know someone that got abducted here, guns to head, beatings( taxi held up), they survived but are now mentally ruined unfortunalely. No doubt it is SUUPER dodgy.
by longwhitecloud
Wed Oct 03, 2018 12:49 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1186

Re: Naish Torch 2018 vs 2019

older torches are bargains, no one wants them, but as long as they are low milage, they are gold
the 10m is all time
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

usual recent kite industry stuff.. reduce costs as the market shrinks $5 an hour intern has giant turd polished by marketing department - includes outright lies get a grip! lol noodle.. a board with random characteristics that has lost its pop due to lacking/ spongy flex.. out of the box! what a fun...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Why two regular shaped twintips?
Replies: 41
Views: 2981

Re: Why two regular shaped twintips?

i just bought a small twintip for $26, ( 132 39?)it reminded me why i used to ride them... when you are lit more control, lighter on your feet, ride a bigger kite for the wind.. boosting much...,smaller carving arc, less swing weight. control at high speed very narriw boards rule too tjis mightcexpl...
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:24 am
Forum: Polls
Topic: Do you wash your wetsuit with fresh water?
Replies: 8
Views: 500

Re: Do you wash your wetsuit with fresh water?

if you leave a freshwater wetsuit and forget/dont dry it for a while... gross mould. salt is a great anti bacterial agent

the best thing ever is buying 2 wetsuits if you live somewhere cold.. wear out at half the rate and always have a dry one
by longwhitecloud
Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:19 am
Forum: Board Builders
Topic: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)
Replies: 13
Views: 873

Re: Torsional flex - now a good thing :-)

Where is that image from?
by longwhitecloud
Mon Sep 24, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: selfish short term kite industry
Replies: 57
Views: 4714

Re: selfish short term kite industry

tall poppies syndrome in full effect

encourage youth kiteboarding

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