Oldnbroken wrote:Pete, I have a few questions for you.
Do you fly Epic kites?
I do not own Epic kites, I have tested them all though except the 2G infinity and the Racer. I think the Screamer is my best choice if I wanted an Epic kite but
#1 they are now over priced
#2 I do not trust the release mechanism they are currently providing
#3 I now have concerns about the rest of the safety systems due to the O-Ring debate.
.. What brand of kites do you fly?
I fly Flexifoil kites Ion3s to be specific
Why are you so darn interested?
I am interested because I am on a forum and there is a poster who is abusing the forum for his own advancement and I basically do not agree that these kites are all that and a bag of chips. Which makes Dimitri seem to me like he is full of bs.
Why would you want us to "all see".....?
I don't really understand this questions as asked but I think you mean to ask "what" would you want us to "all see"? If so, than my response would be whatever you want to see or maybe a balanced and honest representation of pros and cons of the brand.
You really sound like a junior high school girl, for Christ's sake.
Oldnbroken, the Dman just posted a customers real name on a public forum without that customers consent, and then he proceeded to threaten to post the private emails he had with that same customer, he then sent them to me when I dared him to follow through with his threat! I have no business reading Mr. Mcabe's business! So really "I" sound like a junior high school girl? Christ has nothing to do with this and I assure you I am old enough to know better but still to young to care.
I think Mr. D made it pretty clear at this point that Orbit Pulleys are what Mattius asked him for and that is what he was invoiced for, the price makes that perfectly clear. Shipping mistakes happen and then you do your best to fix them as quick and painlessly as possible.
I believe that is what happened, ...do you?
I basically agree, but then why does Dimitri need to pat himself on the back for fixing a mistake his company made? This is not great customer support, this is the very bare minimum expected to ensure even at a cost to the company that a customer gets what they paid for, if you wanted to take it a bit further, why not give him a credit for new gear or send him two sets of sliders... there was a huge opportunity here to really show what Dimitri's customer service is like, instead he choose to celebrate the basic required action.... #fail
A much more interesting option might be meeting Dimitri face to face when you go to Hatteras in eight weeks or so, you can ask him to fill you in, and you will be up to date on all the inside gossip.
I have already done this a couple of times in the past, I'm sure I will again, I know the man well enough to chat a bit. I would say a loose acquaintance. But I certainly don't need Dimitri to fill me in on gossip. I can get that else where.
An even better idea would be to fly the Epic kites and ride the Epic boards, I'm sure Dimitri will encourage you to do so.
Maybe you will feel why some kiters really love his kites and boards.
as stated above I have in the past, and I would like to test the new Infinity and the Racer, I have been looking for a light wind solution for 2 years now. But I would have to love them a lot to spend the kind of money Epic is asking...
I've compared them to six or seven other brands in the last month and I really like them....You could do the same.
That would be fun to do over a month, I'll only have a week so that would be difficult to achieve. Right now I am still concentrating on finding a light wind kite, my Ion3s still do everything I need smaller kites to do.
That way you can stop wasting your time here trying to make his life difficult.
If you love the gear, you can pursue things further in that direction, and if not, you can stop busting his balls and go another way.
well, this is kind of a escape for me, passes the time at work so not really a waste of time, and I am not trying to make his life difficult, Dimitri pretty much does that on his own, I just call him on it when I don't agree. Owning and loving gear I doubt would have much effect on my posts, BS is still BS and Dimitri has plenty of that.
You might even like a nice bright red or yellow Epic waist harness!!!
I haven't tried them yet so you never know! although having to wear a teeshirt over my harness to calm the bright colors does not seem that appealing to me... I'm afraid that might lead to wearing a trucker hat slightly sideways when I am off the water....
Okay so there are your answers, now I have one for you... why do you care about what I think about Dimitri or anyone else? Are you his father or something, best friends, trying to get free or discounted kites? He's a big boy I am sure he can handle it.