TRUTH (or is it) said:
My actual point their was that Winlock is actually a windsurf sail factory, prior to making any kites there.
S.I.M is MAINLY a windsurfing sail factory also. So why so much fantastic words about this factory?
They produce MANY windsurfing sails like Simmer and so on..
Airush wich you also says have fantastic materials is made in A.Lam - it's also MAINLY a windsurfing factory. (Tushingham sails and more)
There is one point you missing here - that a windsurfsails factory are not so good at producing kites. That is pure bullshit. I have talked to factory bosses of this plants and they all say the same thing - it's not the plants or the employes that make a good kite or sail, it's the materials and the designer effort to put right material in the right place.
And back to the Dimension sailcloth thing:
And at this time, we have Marina from Kiteexcite saying that Gaastra DOES use Teijin brand for their canopies, and at the same time we have (hohoho) saying that Gaastra uses Dimension brand fabrics for their kites....and stating that I am WRONG AGAIN...
Well, first you says that I have not read your statements thoroughly enough.
Wrong - but you HAVENT READ MINE!
I didn't say that they are using Dimension brand fabrics for their kites, I said:
And how about the light constructed gaastra windsurfing sails mr.TRUTH. They have Dimension X-ply, you said Dimension was the BEST, how could the be light constructed???
Do you see? It says WINDSURFING SAILS. Not kites. I have never said that Dimension is used in Gaastra kites. But they do have a dacron that is of equal quality. (Statment by Marina)
Clearly it was YOU that didn't read MY statements thoroughly enough...
And therefor you are wrong again... sorry, but thats life...
And if you compare the canopy of Gaastra and Airush you will feel the same cloth... go out and feel it TRUTH...
Because I know you like Airush as you wrote.
So in your quest for giving the kitepublic true information about kites, and clearly stating that you (who are above all...) not are talking bad about any brand (just gaastra...) just simply has the right information.
Well, we have Marina with info from Gaastra about LE and canopy.
FACT: Gaastra canopy are from Teijin of Japan. And I have not (as you CLEARLY said)stated that is was from Dimension. It was just you being wrong again..
If you not belive this, why dont you just visit their website and throw away a email to them asking about this. Do you really think they would not tell the truth???
(With reference to this wich you wrote:
Come on now...do you really expect Gaastra or anyone else for that matter to put up on their site they they make the cheapest kite on the market today?
And this, YOUR statment, falls flat as we have one really reliable source, Marina, who do seems to get information directly from Gaastra.
So then the Gaastra kite SUDDENLY!! is made out of 90 percent of the best material. (Teijin)
That leaves us only the LE and struts to discuss. It's crap you said, but on the other hand you also said that the canopy was crap, Oh yea right, you were wrong about that.
So may we really trust you in the LE case? I think not.
(Why dont you just mail them and ask your questions and then show it to us here. But it's hard to be wrong again I guess...)
And by the way, Neil Pryde, North and Gaastra are the biggest windsurfing sail companys with their own factorys. They all produce real quality products and will also be the biggest kiting brands of the future. It's just simple business calculations. Like it or not.
And it seems that I was wrong about Naish are made in Sri Lanka - they are proberlbly made in China. Feels good to be wrong on this point. (I wonder if they make windsurfing sails there?
Thanks for reading.