Well, Norths and Bests are built in the same factoryPinkNorthPride wrote:Hmm, every person on the team a kiter? Not many companies can say that these days.Starsky wrote:
I honestly have heard mostly good things about core, so not baggin on em, just pointing out that they are really not all that different from the next company.
There are also some technically superior features of their kites, triple filament rip stop, same grain aligned multi panel segmented leading edge, built somewhere they look after their workforce not China. The Bar is probably the lightest on the market, I like that twist release system, like the colour scheme and I just like their whole deal. They are very different from the big corporates like Pryde/Cabrinha, North or Best who are just doing it for the money to please the shareholders..
Just scratch beneath the surface, there's lots cool about Core and compare to a Fuel, it's US Muscle car over European Hi Tech Engineering, Mustang v Audi R8, or Porche..
And double/triple/quadruple etc ripstop is just a bunch of bullshit, but nice for sales. In a few years we'll have 20Xripstop, guess what? It's just heavier. They're going the same way as the razor blade companies.
Not bashing them, still good kites, but really not that great compared to others.