Spleene has new owners, not gone as far as I know.john a wrote:Really? Are they gone too??? Any link?peterheirman wrote:Spleene is gone too (Spleene mainly known by the Door)
Really Underground? How do you know? I mean if you don't have proof it could be very damaging for them if you say they went under. Anyways. :-peterheirman wrote:GIN kites, Spleene and Underground are all gone.
Spleene and Underground have tried to restart but failed.
I guess more brands will stop their business.
I see two types of markets:
- the brands - expensive and cool (don't know what is cool about - got the same problem with German cars)
- the online discounters - low cost - value for money: Switch - Blade (a few other brands show jump to this market)
Never forget it's the kitesurfer (= YOU) that makes the difference - not so much the gear ($$$)
Wow. it amazes me how little you know about kite design and build quality for someone who owned and operated a kite repair business. Heavy does not necessarily = no low end. Clearly you have never flown an old C kite.eightsmileys wrote: We all know the Liquid Force, Cabrinha (they used to, i have not seen one of their latest kites), North maybe are the only brands that really use high end materials and a clever construction...i have repaired many kites and these are the brands i would say have very good quality and construction...and Naish although they are very heavily build = no low end! Lighter kites have better low end so it is a balance between weight vs quality.
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