Yes slingshot pioneered. If you wanna show me another company that successfully pioneered this technology "in the wake" side of things I will gladly be corrected.scklandl wrote:slingshot pioneered?
Nope I didn't miss it, but it's not the same construction and is a completely different board with a completely different purpose.scklandl wrote:@ ASS.... did you miss the hyperlite ROAM circa 2004? SS didnt get a wakeboard into the showroom until 2007
I know a few people in Australia who were running similar construction at the time, there was even a snowboard company "force" that was making kiteboards for a while to. Hard to say who did it first, but it's not like it was a wild leap of the imagination to put 2 and 2 together and try it.scklandl wrote: @ cloud... I could be wrong but I think Hana crew beat just about everyone to the punch in 01 or 02., but then again you guys are from another continent and the internet was just a glint in Al Gores eye so I had no idea DVNT even existed back then. When did you put out your 1st cassette const. run?
The thing is LF Watson Hybrid is not made like their kiteboards, it's a completely new concept. It's a moulded board made from foam and wood stringers with a PU rail, not a flat 2 dimensional plank with a pvc rail. They haven't made any kiteboards like this before neither has anyone else.longwhitecloud wrote:Its the pvc foam or wood/foam core that lets them flex without breaking - not a good idea to try it with PU foam!
I reckon the LF factory in Dubai though hard about it after making so many kiteboards like this.
Hi Ian,longwhitecloud wrote:
Who was the first company in the world to ever manufacture a kiteboard with snowboard style sidewalls? - I think it was ours but I would be interested to know if anyone had really beaten me to it because we did it without having ever seen anyone else do it yet. I guess i gott dig out the exact date of first one out of the press... will have a look.
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