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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Toby » Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:20 am

Well, rumor has it that we might see North Sails Kites one day.
Who knows.

But you know how the rumor about Duotone started...and it’s not a rumor anymore.

So I give it quiet some possibility to happen.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby apollo4000 » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:21 am

If you missed out on the 2016 5th line North Rebel it’s already too late....nothing to touch it since. 😀

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Partydk » Mon Jun 18, 2018 3:18 pm

Toby wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:20 am
Well, rumor has it that we might see North Sails Kites one day.
Who knows.

But you know how the rumor about Duotone started...and it’s not a rumor anymore.

So I give it quiet some possibility to happen.
Rumor that Cabrinha and North sails are talking together.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby hajvar » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:15 pm

Some interesting things are going to happen over the next few months.

1. Boards and More is going to spend heavy marketing dollars to support the new Duotone brand
2. I am wondering who is going to pick-up the northkiteboarding.com domain name? (Boards and More or North Sails?)
3. How is Board and More going to manage the spare parts for the 2018 and earlier year models?

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Toby » Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:01 pm

1. For sure
2. Good question. I think B&M is the owner of it ... North Sails needs to sue for it?
3. I don't think B&M will not support it's customers with older parts.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Faxie » Mon Jun 18, 2018 9:13 pm

If they spend the same ammount on Duotone as with North, you will see the brand name everywhere anyway.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Gonzolinho » Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 pm

the marketing budget for Duotone will be +150% for the first "launching" year from what they spent as North Kiteboarding so far.
The following years will be based upon the success

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Lokihel » Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:03 am

hajvar wrote:
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:15 pm
Some interesting things are going to happen over the next few months.

1. Boards and More is going to spend heavy marketing dollars to support the new Duotone brand
2. I am wondering who is going to pick-up the northkiteboarding.com domain name? (Boards and More or North Sails?)
3. How is Board and More going to manage the spare parts for the 2018 and earlier year models?
1. Sure
2. I'm guessing B&M and the link will redirect to the new website
3. Why would this be an issue? It will be the same parts they have in their stock. Very few spare parts have the NKB logo on it.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby wrogu » Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:30 am

I read an interview with BM manager and he said DT will support older products, even the 6 months extended warranty.

http://sieplywa.pl/aktualnosci/wywiady/ ... rth-sails/

I guess its a translation of english text, but I could not find the source. But here you are. Article is in polish ;)

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby HendrikVdP » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:09 am

Chrome does its job easy enough translating it from Polish to whatever language you want.

In the end, noting bad is happening for the riders, and the brand just gets more liberty to do what it wants.
I'm very exited to read that they are developping a lot more product for foiling as they have definitely some catching up to do with other brands.

But that picture shows a new fuselage and wings. lets hope it still fits the speedster mast !!


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