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by effisk
Wed Apr 18, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

I think - not 100% sure - that B&M's kites and windsurfing sails are manufactured in the North Sails Group's facilities. Can anyone confirm?
by effisk
Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

B&M who manufactures North kites and windsurfing sails uses the name under a licence - it does not own the name. North Sails Group, which owns the name, wants to buy B&M and threatened to not renew the licence if B&M refuses the buyout. B&M did refuse. Simple.
by effisk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding
Replies: 3
Views: 1428

Helium3 by Switch Kiteboarding

So the new version of the lightwind kite by Switch is now in stock in sizes 7, 8, 10 and 16 (9,12,14,18 to come). http://switchkites.com/helium3.html I mainly ride in the waves, and in light breeze in the summer (usually 15 knots max), and I also ride a foilboard when the waves are gone. I ride the ...
by effisk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?
Replies: 49
Views: 9351

Re: DSD Stallion 5'4 - anyone rode it?

tkettlepoint wrote:
Fri Sep 29, 2017 9:24 pm
You can not get a strong light boards. there is no way...
Of course you can. Carbon/epoxy boards are light and strong but they have no flex.
by effisk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Already posted on 9th post of this thread. nope, different domain name. That's true. But same root name, registrant, and contact. hence the "also": has also recently been registered. From what I hear North Sails Group (USA) owns the North brand. They made an offer to take over Boards & More (German...
by effisk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:47 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

There were Fanatic twin tips at least up until 2008.

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by effisk
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:03 am
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

South Kites used to be a kitesurfing brand. Now known as "Magic Bruce". duotonekiteboarding.com has also been recently registered (23 January): https://www.whois.com/whois/duotonekiteboarding.com If there rumours were to be true, "Duotone" sounds like a poor choice. Already posted on 9th post of th...
by effisk
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:32 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

EU017607573 Is the European trademark . Published just last month and registered to boards and more . North kiteboarding is registered to north sails in the US I was doing the same search on the INPI website :D So basically Boards & More does not own the brand. They own Fanatic however, this would ...
by effisk
Sun Apr 15, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..
Replies: 217
Views: 94545

Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

South Kites used to be a kitesurfing brand. Now known as "Magic Bruce".

duotonekiteboarding.com has also been recently registered (23 January): https://www.whois.com/whois/duotonekiteboarding.com

If there rumours were to be true, "Duotone" sounds like a poor choice.
by effisk
Thu Oct 26, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Kitesurfing
Topic: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard
Replies: 128
Views: 24015

Re: FireWire Evo KiteSurfBoard

I eventually sold my Evo, did not like it much. i'll try to find a vader in Helium tech.

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