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BEST Making Waves - Newspaper Article Re-Print

Postby gumball » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:06 pm

The South Florida Business Journal
March 26, 2004

Kiteboard business plan churns up its industry
by CHAD HEIGES

Wind governs the sport and business of Kiteboarding, but established worldwide companies – fearful of diminishing profits – are blustering about the winds of change emanating from a local newcomer. Causing the stir is BestKitebarding.com of Delray Beach, a Web Based purveyor of equipment of the sport that is steadily acquiring mainstream appeal.

Kiteboarders use a board similar to a wakeboard – a kind of short surfboard – plus an inflatable kite to harness wind power to move across the water, often jumping into the air while riding the waves and doing advanced tricks.

To capitalize on the market swell, the company has eschewed distributors and retailers – the traditional waves of business within the industry and is selling directly to consumers. It began operations last month.

By clipping two expenses from its balance sheet, Bestkiteboarding is undercutting competitors’ prices by as much as 50 percent, company executives said, and that’s drawn ire from competitors. As a result, rivals have employed threats and ultimatums in an effort to thwart the fledging company. Although sales remain brisk, BK’s long-term health is in peril as the competition continues to exert heavy pressure on event organizers, publishers and retailers.

“For every one good thing that comes out about our company, five negative things follow,â€

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Postby EdDy_DiFfUsIvItY » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:33 pm

Quality.

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Interesting article

Postby kiteboardkorea » Wed Mar 31, 2004 3:42 pm

Interesting information, but I think the sales figures are not right, sure you have sold over 350 boards but none have been delivered to your customers yet...........still waiting.....6weeks???

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Postby Dax » Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:08 pm

So far so good. The rest of the industry is dismissing these "bozos" while customers show up in droves. It will be interesting to see what happens next. Hopefully the industry responds by cutting prices instead of setting up more road blocks for Best.

Alex, I'd be scared to play Monopoly against you. :thumb:

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Postby Kitedude » Wed Mar 31, 2004 5:22 pm

sure you have sold over 350 boards but none have been delivered to your customers yet
then
Alex, I'd be scared to play Monopoly against you.
he'll charge you rent on hotels that aren't built yet :cash:

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Postby Kite-D » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:19 pm

Best crew, continue u have the stand of every customer and new to came! :thumb:




best quality at best price 8)

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Postby nEwSkIn » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:56 pm

Kickass!! :bad:

BTW, nice banner Gumball, LOL

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Postby pjc » Wed Mar 31, 2004 6:57 pm

keep it up best! Don't let the bastards get you down.

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Postby Frederik Lind-Bendixen » Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:06 pm

Hell year!

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Postby sq225917 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 9:46 pm

chip on your shoulder kitedude?


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