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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:57 am 
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Good for him. Always thought Shannon was classy. His partner "Alex" was as shady as they come. Wish you luck buddy.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:36 pm 
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The old crew rocked mate.
Shannon, Jeff, Jeff, Alex & Peter made a formidable team.
As for Alex, I had the odd phone call at like 2am with him raving about some new kite Peter had just finished. That pump and drive for the sport and his disruptive marketing were sensational.
Even if he had no grasp of international timezones.

BEST have come a long long way since the early days of Yargas + Nemesis and burnouts in the company car park for sure.
It's now a high end brand with a very polished corporate image. I am a bit surprised that BEST (the company) have not contacted their dealers or made any public statement about Shannon leaving. Probably still sorting out his final pay ;)
But as one of the 3 wise men who founded the company leaves, I'd expect more transparency.
Maybe there is a really good back story.
And lets face it, what we don't know... we just make up :D
Forums are great places for that.

SQ must be chomping at the keyboard waiting for the word to have his official say.........


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:09 pm 
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I guess if you have no exciting products you have to find other ways to get your name out. Who is going to leave next?


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:35 pm 
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Anabatic_co_nz wrote:

SQ must be chomping at the keyboard waiting for the word to have his official say.........



Nah, I've little to add to the press release. The guy's a legend and I'll miss spending time & riding with him at team shoots. He has projects on the runway already and If past performance is an indicator of success he'll be rocking us all again with some new stuff pretty damn quick.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Well Shannon is a legend, but haven´t seen much to him in years publicity vise in Best...
Good luck!
SBBeachbum wrote:
I guess if you have no exciting products you have to find other ways to get your name out. Who is going to leave next?

Oh my ### - you have for sure not tried the new gear! But let me enlighten you: The GP! The TS! The Nemesis HP! The Cabo, and last but not least the Kahoona!!!!
I souldn´t have to elaborate...


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 12:34 pm 
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Sorry someone has to say it. Who gives a flying pigs grunt what Shannon is doing. Or is it just me.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:44 am 
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Heard he was reinventing the Hellfish. But, this time it is going to be even lighter.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 5:32 am 
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Westozzy wrote:
Sorry someone has to say it. Who gives a flying pigs grunt what Shannon is doing. Or is it just me.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 6:26 am 
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Shannon did his part for the sport, give him respect for that !

I heard the Hellfish was a killer kite performancewise.
Too bad the material didn't work.


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 Post subject: Re: Shannon Best is Leaving Best Kiteboarding
PostPosted: Sun Sep 30, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Westozzy wrote:
Sorry someone has to say it. Who gives a flying pigs grunt what Shannon is doing. Or is it just me.

I have only flown Best kites since 2007. I am not sure what he did for the company aside from lend his name. His PR value was near zero from my perspective. Maybe he had more to do with the company in the 2004-2006 time frame.

All I can do is yawn at this news


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