Contact   Imprint   Advertising   Guidelines

wainman vs North Neo

forum for kitesurfers

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 555
Joined: Fri Jun 22, 2012 5:40 am
Kiting since: 2010
Local Beach: Strand,Tourmaline,Stinkz,Belmont,Seal.
Favorite Beaches: C St, Naish beach, tourmaline,Strand, cabarete, San Quintin, La Ventana,Rauls,Nungas,Mancora,
Style: surf, freeride
Gear: Naish, Firewire, ride engine,Ford,liquid force, Zeeko.Tomo,
Brand Affiliation: None

wainman vs North Neo

Postby clint2070 » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:32 am

Did North take a Wainman,dye it neon and call it their new wave kite ?

Medium Poster
Posts: 130
Joined: Sun Sep 02, 2012 6:25 pm
Kiting since: 3
Local Beach: Torbole, Garda Lake
Favorite Beaches: Tarifa, Lefkada, Capo Mannu, Naxos, Tuscany,
Gear: North
Brand Affiliation: None
Location: Milan

Re: wainman vs North Neo

Postby gvironda » Tue Feb 12, 2013 9:54 am

it's a totally different shape. look at the wing tips, bridles, etc.

User avatar
Frequent Poster
Posts: 312
Joined: Tue Feb 03, 2004 6:48 pm
Kiting since: 0
Gear: the fastest
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: wainman vs North Neo

Postby swell » Tue Feb 12, 2013 11:03 am

clint2070 wrote:Did North take a Wainman,dye it neon and call it their new wave kite ?
I'm affraid Wainman did take a Norths trainer kite Buster and called it all-in-one kite...

Very Frequent Poster
Posts: 2918
Joined: Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:25 am
Kiting since: 12
Local Beach: Mandurah
Style: Freeride, wave
Gear: Rebel, Vegas 2012
Brand Affiliation: None

Re: wainman vs North Neo

Postby Westozzy » Tue Feb 12, 2013 1:26 pm

Giggle giggle. :D

User avatar
Frequent Poster
Posts: 389
Joined: Fri Nov 08, 2002 1:00 am
Kiting since: 2000
Local Beach: Ft. Stevens, Newport, The Gorge
Favorite Beaches: Ft Stevens, Florence
Style: Wave, Foil
Gear: North Mono's, LP Foils, North Pacific Customs
Location: Pacific Coast, USA

Re: wainman vs North Neo

Postby Stefan » Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:45 am

No.... Wainman had a 3 strut design long before North and there's no comparison in the way they fly. The Neo is softer (on purpose) and doesn't have top end or solid feel like the Wainman, they are different animals. North has been stubborn about not developing a competitive 3 strut design... which is fine... you can't argue with the success of the Rebel. :thumb:

Return to “Kitesurfing”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: DenisLaMenace and 30 guests