McAbe wrote: Hansen Aerosports wrote:
Switch will be using sliders on all kites and already supply them on the new Element which after 6 months of daily testing has shown them to be the best part for the job.
Got to hand it to Dimitri for tying up all those slider sales with back-orders before they go on the Switch website next week (and will actually be in stock.) Nice move Dimitri!
Switch and you Mr Hansen should just be grateful that you have permission to use and sell the "EPIC SLIDER METAL PULLEYS"
that Mr Dimitri came up with all by himself.
Whoaaa there...Just for the sake of the record, who should be credited with the invention? Certainly, Bill Hansen is not claiming that he invented that item...he has invented a lot of items, in the last 30 years, and, if he is anything, it is HONEST, FRANK AND OPEN!
I did wonder at the statement in the Epic video, where the speaker takes credit for this invention. It made me wonder: What year did Epic "come up" with this unique idea? I would still like to have this confirmed. Hasn't Cabrinha been using the "guide link" slider for a few years now?
I do like to see "credit given where credit is due"... so let's get to the bottom of this.
At this point, I quess I would have to believe that Epic invented the device... because they say they did, and I don't know why they would make the claim, if it is not true...
The only thing Bill Hansen has stated, is that it is a good idea to use such an item, and I stand in line with all the others, to thank him for bringing up the issue... in his typical gracious, patient, and informative manner.