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 will be EXTREMELY regionally dependant...
We have (today) many North and Takoon and Naish and now lately also LF here (new distributor) in our part of the country.
But Cabrinha, Ozone, OR, Airush does almost not exist.
And Slingshot and Best are very rare also - together with F-One that exist but not many.
Best was huge in the "hey" days, also because of a really good local distributor here.
When he left, and the brand also became more "mainstream" (almost same kites same prices) - Best dissapeared again here.
In other parts of the country it is almost reversed, so the non-existing brands here are big, and the rarely seen ones are on top, and so on.
This goes for the whole world also of course - as there are even bigger differences in what brands are distributed.
So I dont think you can give a picture worldwide, and sometimes not even national - because the local and national distributors choices are the most important
This is actually good - as it means that there are not really any "bad" brands around anymore - so as customers we can use "whatever" is around equally - even if we try other brands, as there is only "flavour" differences
Is'nt it great