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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby gravey » Tue Mar 29, 2016 5:10 pm

DO you have any pics? Any more news?

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby pndLA » Wed Mar 30, 2016 7:23 pm

I heard best is working on a bar with the same depower system...?

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby effisk » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:14 pm

The new North bar does looks interesting although I'm not sure how the mechanism will withstand sand, etc. There are two small pulleys in the bar hole.
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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby Faxie » Wed Jun 15, 2016 6:44 pm

I just can't imagine this system working for a long period of time on salty and sandy beaches. And I think that's the reason it hasn't been produced already years ago. It's not like it's a new idea.

Looks extremely clean though.

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby Westozzy » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:12 am

Looks bulky and relatively unnecessary to me...pulleys etc in the bar so you can trim your kite...really!

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby foilholio » Thu Jun 16, 2016 1:47 am

Shit when I said the joke goes "North and Cab got together to design a bar", I didn't expect them to fucking do it! WTF are they thinking ?!?!?


KenYcantYhedesignaYWinnerY obviously hasn't got his hands on it yet, it's still low V. Cab has a triple springed version in the works. I hear none of the springs have a function, but Pete and the cab crew think they look cool, something about surfing roots or something. Good news though they are throwing 90% of their R&D budget into the graphic design department. A 100% of focus groups confirmed it was the best decision and I quote "wicked graphics" was the most important factor for them when purchasing new gear. 2018(next year) here we come!

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby dylan* » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:03 pm

foilholio wrote:Shit when I said the joke goes "North and Cab got together to design a bar", I didn't expect them to fucking do it! WTF are they thinking ?!?!?


KenYcantYhedesignaYWinnerY obviously hasn't got his hands on it yet, it's still low V. Cab has a triple springed version in the works. I hear none of the springs have a function, but Pete and the cab crew think they look cool, something about surfing roots or something. Good news though they are throwing 90% of their R&D budget into the graphic design department. A 100% of focus groups confirmed it was the best decision and I quote "wicked graphics" was the most important factor for them when purchasing new gear. 2018(next year) here we come!
Man, I totally agree with you. That prototype (please let it be a prototype and not a production model) looks absolutely retarded.

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby corbett » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:10 pm

foilholio wrote:

KenYcantYhedesignaYWinnerY obviously hasn't got his hands on it yet, it's still low V.
Yes, very good observation :lol: :lol: .

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby TomW » Thu Jun 16, 2016 9:18 pm

foilholio wrote:Shit when I said the joke goes "North and Cab got together to design a bar", I didn't expect them to fucking do it! WTF are they thinking ?!?!?


KenYcantYhedesignaYWinnerY obviously hasn't got his hands on it yet, it's still low V. Cab has a triple springed version in the works. I hear none of the springs have a function, but Pete and the cab crew think they look cool, something about surfing roots or something. Good news though they are throwing 90% of their R&D budget into the graphic design department. A 100% of focus groups confirmed it was the best decision and I quote "wicked graphics" was the most important factor for them when purchasing new gear. 2018(next year) here we come!

Are they doing focus groups??? Omg., it's over. ( and I have a lot of experience in UX and consumer insight research) totally inappropriate in this biz

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Re: North kiteboarding - bar

Postby nick14 » Fri Jun 17, 2016 2:20 am

Hey where did the pics go? Did north get to you Toby???


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