kGreg wrote:Probably there is some truth in that, BUT, I wouldn't say it's completely true.
Just to give you an example as a reader of that mag:
Wipika was advertising a lot, while Takoon was advertising almost nothing. In the tests the Takoons were rated definitely better than the Wipikas.
neither wipka nor takoon advertise in german mags, that's the job of the importer.
and in that case, it's the same company.
trusting tests in mags, especially in something like kitesurfing where you can't simply run a fixed testing-scheme to determine solid values that give you an impression of how good / how bad something is, is a difficult task.
for sure, no editor can really bash crap equipment provided by a good 'customer' (buyer of their ad-space), that's the job of internet-newsgroups
IMO the real info is on the www, but i don't have a terminal on my crapper