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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Osprey1 » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:23 am

Can we end this discussion already? I couldn’t care less about the brand name of a sporting goods company, as long as thier products are high performing and of high quality I’ll buy them. I own plenty of mountain bikes, surf boards, snowboards, etc etc with silly brand names. I’ve loved my Vegas and Mono kites as long as they fly the same they could be called DogShit kites and I’d buy more in the future.

Please kill this thread. Enough already, please stop posting and go kite!

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby tommykitenorth » Tue Jun 26, 2018 3:16 pm

Osprey1 wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:23 am
Can we end this discussion already? I couldn’t care less about the brand name of a sporting goods company, as long as thier products are high performing and of high quality I’ll buy them. I own plenty of mountain bikes, surf boards, snowboards, etc etc with silly brand names. I’ve loved my Vegas and Mono kites as long as they fly the same they could be called DogShit kites and I’d buy more in the future.

Please kill this thread. Enough already, please stop posting and go kite!
I actually like DogShit Kites better than Duotone... ;)

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby benkitesurfs » Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:13 pm

Dan-at-Duotone wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:22 am

Hope this helps shed a little light on the process. If anyone has any other questions, again feel free to post here or PM me directly.

-Dan
Thanks for the insight Dan. I still don’t like the name, but reading about the nightmare that is international trademarking gives me a lot more respect for what you guys were going through. Hope it all works out.

Next step, get back to those nice graphics we’ve been seeing the last few years from North. The leaked Duotone Dice looks...bland

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Pierrot » Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:12 pm

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quite nice actually!

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby apollo4000 » Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:14 pm

+1 for being the same kites as last year but this time they’ve gone to extremes to differentiate....not just new material or less lines but a new company....

Same kite and production values = great
Design = alright colours, recognisable but the black smudge looks wrong, font looks lame
Price = this is the interesting bit...no fee to North sails and the need to establish a new brand....fingers crossed....although I don’t need any new kites...

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby Snapback » Tue Jul 03, 2018 11:16 am

price drop will not happen :lol:

juice 17m - 1969 euro
click bar - 659 euro

wtf, if someone pays this kind of money for a kite and bar is out of his mind...

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby ThickAir » Tue Jul 03, 2018 3:43 pm

barrybarryr wrote:
Mon Jun 25, 2018 11:14 pm
Who is going to buy apparel with Duotone written on it?
No problem there. North apparel was never available anyway. We had to design and print our own t-shirts!

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby BigBafana » Tue Jul 03, 2018 4:27 pm

cglazier wrote:
Tue Jun 26, 2018 5:49 am
.... How about other company names such as Cabrinha, Gaastra, Wipika, Takoon, and Naish. These are all kite companies with strange names that we have gotten used to.
Haha strange names?! Most names are iconic people in watersports with major achievements. Or you think Cabrinha or Naish or Gaastra are made up words? Personally I’ve never heard of Johnny Duotone before.

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby kite_hh » Tue Jul 03, 2018 5:27 pm

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I see slight improvements over the first leaked pictures, but to me this looks too patchworked. Almost as if they randomly sew the kites together with whatever color was available.

This will be a far stretch for B&M. I wish them the best, but at these prices, this name, and to me not appealing design it may be hard to regain their old position in the market.

Only time will tell, but I am still shocked at how careless North Kiteboarding has been abandoned.

Edit: I just realized that the first leaked Dice is in the background (to the right) of the yellow rebel kite. So maybe this means it is a final version?! :-o

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Re: Officially announced: North becomes Duotone

Postby kiterocky » Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:24 pm

I really think they are beautiful....but no money to buy 😫😫😫


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