a lot of people feel that the way that naish market the product is too agressive and they make claims that simply aren't true.
ie wipika hold the four line patent, so they invented it...not naish, like they claim...
squidman, when ranting get your facts straight! Naish doesn't claim to have invented the four line concept. They were the first to bring it to market, stick out their neck to test the water so to speak. To be a pioneer you need the idea and the smarts to realize its potential.
same thing with the mutant, that was a doyle board befroe naish bought the rights to it.
Absolutely not. Search the archives on the kitesurf yahoo group. Randy Naish came on there one day and cleared up some of those claims that Doyle has made. They've had mutants before Adam Koch knew how to kitesurf. Check out early Flash boards back when he was with RRD. Mutants minus the front fins (you don't need the front fins to ride it backwards). Naish never bought rights to Doyles shapes. They just made their own. The influences are many.
no doubt they will be claiming to invent the water relaunchable depowerable foil next........ best of luck to them.
Ring us back when they do. Maybe they'll blow a little PR smoke up our collective asses but if you think they'll flat out lie you're mistaken.
Why am I defending Naish? I hate their bozo PR as much as the next guy. But gosh the Naish bashers are worse.