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PinkNorthPride
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I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby PinkNorthPride » Thu Apr 12, 2018 2:59 pm

Well the island of Cap Verde is buzzing with the very strong rumour that North Kiteboarding is no more. Due apparently to an acquisition gone wrong, depending on who you talk to either some UK outfit tried to acquire Boards & More, or Boards and More tried to sell but North refused to let them , but either way, the word is they have to change their name. Dutone that bastion of snowbording excellence has been selected which imv is probably worse than the thought of losing the North tag.
So from July 1st if you want your Rebel it'll be a Rebel from duotone or some similar shit...

Shame, end of an era, particularly sad as I helped start the brand in the first place many years ago..

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:01 pm

We don't have April 1st anymore...

That just sounds unbelievable!!!

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby PinkNorthPride » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:03 pm

True I'm afraid Toby even had it verified from a source very close to NKB, German dealers are here on Cap Verde going mental that they have no stock for the spring.

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm

Holy moly.
That's serious for dealers for sure.

I will check my sources too and come back if I get a reply.

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Laughingman » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:14 pm

PinkDutonePride.... I'm gonna scoop that up before its gone!!!
Race yah!

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby PinkNorthPride » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:21 pm

Better spell it properly ;-)

Oh and accept a fully diverse existence and sexual orientation..like all North Riders ;-)

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby CaptainCore » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:31 pm

Toby wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:08 pm
Holy moly.
That's serious for dealers for sure.

I will check my sources too and come back if I get a reply.
I believe they'll probably be stocking more from another well known German brand that co incidently just launched a new kite to huge critical aclaim..

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:31 pm

Pink: I can change your username!
This way you keep all your postings!

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby iriejohn » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:36 pm

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Re: I'll have to change my name now North Kiteboarding is no more..

Postby Toby » Thu Apr 12, 2018 3:44 pm

interesting Irie!


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