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 Post subject: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 6:54 pm 
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Lets see if we can get a list of companies that manufacture kite products in the U.S.A.

slingshotsports.com (their board line is made here)
soloshot.com/customer-video (as of right now they are made here and they have my wake vid)


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:01 pm 
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...slingshotsports.com (their board line is made here)...

you mean twin tip boards?


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
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I'll see you, and raise you one... Made in New Zealand - HellBoardRiders.com :nutkick:


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:23 pm 
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First point... why the peeeeep is that important?
Most kites / boards are made in China. Most brands even in the same factory.


and hell no.As far as i know their (TT) boards are made in asia.Not 100% sure but think it was thailand/signapore or something. But could be China.
I worked alot with the factory where the SS boards got made.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 8:31 pm 
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Geronimo79 wrote:
First point... why the peeeeep is that important?
Most kites / boards are made in China. Most brands even in the same factory.


and hell no.As far as i know their (TT) boards are made in asia.Not 100% sure but think it was thailand/signapore or something. But could be China.
I worked alot with the factory where the SS boards got made.


SS starting making their boards here in the US 2 or 3 years ago in the same factory they make their wake boards.

As far as why it is important. Some Americans take pride in our country and what our craftsman make. A lot of us will even pay more for made in the U.S.A. sadly it is getting harder and harder to find such products.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
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TheJoe wrote:
Geronimo79 wrote:
First point... why the peeeeep is that important?
Most kites / boards are made in China. Most brands even in the same factory.


and hell no.As far as i know their (TT) boards are made in asia.Not 100% sure but think it was thailand/signapore or something. But could be China.
I worked alot with the factory where the SS boards got made.


SS starting making their boards here in the US 2 or 3 years ago in the same factory they make their wake boards.

As far as why it is important. Some Americans take pride in our country and what our craftsman make. A lot of us will even pay more for made in the U.S.A. sadly it is getting harder and harder to find such products.


You make a good patriotic point.

As a Canadian, I'm proud to ride a Rogue Wave Custom, handcrafted on Canadian soil.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 9:00 pm 
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Well i can understand the usa pride thing. Somethings are simply great :thumb: about the USA. Many things not that much but ok.

So wouldnt Nascar be more your thing? :rollgrin: MURICA!! :rollgrin: :rollgrin:

The funny thing about 3 years ago SS came to that factory aswell. NIS. As far as i know.
But who really cares. As long as the boards are made well.


Many of the kitebrands are based in the US.
Best (although they have a BIG office in Berlin these days)
Epic (NC)
SS
Naish
North

probably more. think cabrinha aswell.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
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While I can understand the patriotic point it should be noted that the Mariana islands also classify for 'made in the USA'.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:08 pm 
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Geronimo79 wrote:
Well i can understand the usa pride thing. Somethings are simply great :thumb: about the USA. Many things not that much but ok.

So wouldnt Nascar be more your thing? :rollgrin: MURICA!! :rollgrin: :rollgrin:

The funny thing about 3 years ago SS came to that factory aswell. NIS. As far as i know.
But who really cares. As long as the boards are made well.


Many of the kitebrands are based in the US.
Best (although they have a BIG office in Berlin these days)
Epic (NC)
SS
Naish
North

probably more. think cabrinha aswell.


Blade and xenon (not sure) are made in elan factory in Austria. and, if my memory serves me well, north board that i owned, had made in Austria written on.


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 Post subject: Re: Made in the U.S.A.
PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 11:39 pm 
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@ HQ i kinda meant their HQ.

99% of the brands builds overseas.


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