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windfreak74
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cloud 17m first edition
switch nytro 8m 2013
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Postby windfreak74 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:19 pm

is it my impression or these kites look a lot like 2009 waroo and nemesis shape and construction wise?

rtz
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Re: kitesurf.com

Postby rtz » Sat Aug 03, 2013 9:13 pm

I'm surprised he didn't go with a buy 1 get 2 free deal or blow them out at $300 each. What sets them apart in a flooded market?

Just make them one color no graphics if it gets the price down. Switch kites might be "cheap"; but they are not cheap enough. Still lots of room for the price to go down.

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dyyylan
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Re: kitesurf.com

Postby dyyylan » Sat Aug 03, 2013 10:02 pm

Yeah it's kind of a joke that they are about $2100 complete for a completely unknown brand (although run by a big name), with a website that looks like it pulled off of geocities from 1995

William Munney
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Re: kitesurf.com

Postby William Munney » Mon Aug 05, 2013 1:41 am

They didn't even spell Shannon Best's name properly on his page. Best was a discount direct sales brand that jacked up its prices after establishing itself. No surprise they lost market share.


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