hahahaha.. oh god
Call the forum police, this is a serious emergency.
First it was BEST, now its the BEST-haters doing similar dodgy things back.
Ok, here's were we stand.
Surferazul may/may not be a best worker.
Surferazul may/may not be deliberately pimping BEST.
BEST's kite may/may not rip up and blow to pieces.
But one thing thats definately set in stone--
Waroo is the all-time gayest name.
and maybe even...
BEST's marketing tactics and company practices are definately unorthodox, sometimes to the point of even appearing scam-like. I mean, even the name screams 'dodgy' - "Best".. why not call ur company "EverythingElseObsolete".. but i don't want to go down this track.
There is a reason that BEST is hated with such passion, not merely the result of groundless accusation.
None the less, it's not like you can hate a company's mistake forever just because of some of it's downfalls, and as good human beings they deserve another chance, as is happening with these Yarga Pro's, and Wallaballaroo's, but let's just hope we don't see a repeat of what they previously did.
All these accusations are the product of suspecting another smellfish scandal. The signs are appearing... First it is the suspicious reviews that reign the kite supreme, then it is the flooding of advertisements on a public forum which had almost no trace of BEST influence since the hellfish blew up, next thing we know there will be massive double page adds in the kite magazines describing the wallaballaroo as god's choice.
Whatever the company chooses to do, they should proceed cautiously, because, at least for the time being, they are definately under the eye of the customers. Little things like advertising their kites as being 1/3 the price of other brands, only forgetting to add they don't include bar&lines in the same price.
Tactics that worked in the past won't work again untill the BEST-hating cloud dims down. Personally i think BEST should cease with all the nonsense and profit-hungry attitude (i'm not simply referring to this surferazul post, as it maynot actualy be a BEST influenced post) and adapt a quality kite company style. Focus on building the best kites you can, upping the prices accordingly (not too much) and let the kite do the talking. Ie. Slingshot, Naish, North, Cabrinha, all those big name companies, just slightly cheaper, and you'll still have the marketing edge, as long as the consumer trusts the quality of BEST.
Then again, my opinion doesn't count for much, but at least it's off my head.