Agreed! The local shops and dealers have a huge influence.juandesooka wrote:Interesting how much regional variation there is. Around here, more than half the riders are on Ocean Rodeo, and I've never seen an RRD or F-One kite. I imagine the beaches in Oz are littered with BWS, but not so much over here.
Some of this I believe is based on local headquarters or local construction. Maybe some just based on one local who was aggressive in selling and set up a strong base. A big influence is local schools ... as they often sell the kites to the people they teach, so that brand might dominate.
As for big worldwide brands....seems North, Cabrinha, and Naish are the ones that you see the most around here.
This will be EXTREMELY regionally dependant...Ozzie wrote:Hello Folks,
There are many brands out there such as North, Ozone, Cabrinha, Airush, Naish, F-One, Slingshot, Best etc and just wondering the rank based on popularıty, reputation, quality, and being well known.
Just like regular street cars(except Ferrari, Maserati etc.). Let s say for me; 1. Mercedes, 2. Audi 3.BMW and so on
what are your opinions on top 5 brand kite?
This is most likely simply be because Cab are the biggest worldwide brand on kiteschools (although not present here), so everything else equal, this means that many or most "new" riders straight from kiteschool will choose Cabrinha - which leads to the conception that the "worst" kitesurfers are on Cab - although it is because beginners will often choose the Cabs when used on kiteschoolsTwitch wrote:Dont have a clue about that, but when it comes to the kookiest riders on a brand kite - Cabrinha takes that award by a landslide! Every spot I've been it seems like the worse kiteboarders are the cabrinha fans
Does this mean there are more North and slingshot kiters who want to replace their kites to another brand?gvironda wrote:an easy way to rank based on sales, on top on what we see on the water, is to look at second hand listings
this is the # of second hand kites on sale on a very popular kite-portal in italy:
1. North: 209
2. Slingshot: 138
3. RRD: 120
4. Best: 110
4. Naish: 85
5. Ozone: 72
then FOne and Cabrinha
as of quality, this comes to personal opinions
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