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 Post subject: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:01 am 
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Just saw that Lou posted to his Facebook , "I quit wainman Hawaii""

This sucks. Such a legend in our sport and such fantastic gear.

Someone posted in the comments section that Lou was the recipient of some pretty poor treatment. Who is his business partner?


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:50 am 
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Hmm..
and Shannon Best has quit Best Kites on bad terms..
what's next?

Note to new kite companies: Be careful when you name your company.
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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 6:08 am 
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coleman wrote:
Just saw that Lou posted to his Facebook , "I quit wainman Hawaii""

This sucks. Such a legend in our sport and such fantastic gear.

Someone posted in the comments section that Lou was the recipient of some pretty poor treatment. Who is his business partner?
Mike Husky is the name that I've seen as the "business head."


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:39 am 
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coleman wrote:
This sucks. Such a legend in our sport and such fantastic gear.


I don't think that he was much more in the company than just a name. They needed him for marketing purposes, so as long as the company keeps its name I don't think him quitting will have any impact on them.

For those of you who want to know the real people around WH, it is written on their webpage.
http://www.wainmanhawaii.com/about-us
However, for some weird reason I can't understand, they've changed their first names from Polish to English equivalents .


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 8:52 am 
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Maybe he will go back to flysurfer?
Lots and lots is rock-n-roll attitude in foils :0)


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:43 pm 
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Lou Wainman is the creator and godfather of my absolute favourite kite: the 6.25 Gypsy.

Lou Wainman has definitely been more in this company than just a marketing asset. Their first line of kites was designed by Lou & Franz, legends of our sport....and you can feel that in the way they fly!

Seems to me that Lou's opinion got less important to the big guys with more and more $$$ rolling in...

Just compare the 2.0 Rabbits to the 1.0 series...am I the only one that thinks they feel dead? (except the 6.25 maybe)

After recently reading about a one-pump system on the next series (an absolute no-no for guys like Lou and Franz) it doesn't come as a surprise to me at all...

Wainman Hawaii will feel this in the long run. If the market doesn't punish you guys - karme will. You nuts were privileged enough to benefit from a legends knowledge and visions. You have a guy like Lou...cherish him, don't burn him!


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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:17 pm 
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cglazier wrote:
Hmm..
and Shannon Best has quit Best Kites on bad terms..
what's next?

:roll:
…and how about Bill Hansen from Wind Wing :?:

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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 2:14 pm 
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wow...
What message does this send about the brand?
I found this line funny on their website "We never intend to make anyone mad or upset"
Does this mean Shannon Wainman - American market office manager and "female diamond" stay on?

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 Post subject: Re: Lou wainman quits wainman Hawaii
PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 3:50 pm 
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ZOMG!
Never liked that pot-smoking gangster artwork anyway.
Time for the next "life-style".


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