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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby sq225917 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:42 pm

I was responding to pump me up.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby sq225917 » Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 pm

Best are still trading and I believe have new designs on the drawing board.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby wind chaser » Wed Oct 04, 2017 11:09 pm

sq225917 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Best are still trading and I believe have new designs on the drawing board.
Thanks, they make quality gear and hope they stick around. Was never a fan of the flying dolphin graphics though. The performance of eleveight kites shown in videos has got my attention. Sorry to hear Best lost their designer.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby knotwindy » Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:04 am

Have they paid him and others that worked for them? Or..?..?.??

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby downunder » Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:23 am

sq225917 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Best are still trading and I believe have new designs on the drawing board.
If they are trading, why didn't I get the reply from Catalina @pureactionsports.com for like month and a half?

They were glad to take the money from me tho....

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby jeromeL » Thu Oct 05, 2017 4:19 pm

downunder wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2017 5:23 am
sq225917 wrote:
Wed Oct 04, 2017 8:50 pm
Best are still trading and I believe have new designs on the drawing board.
If they are trading, why didn't I get the reply from Catalina @pureactionsports.com for like month and a half?

They were glad to take the money from me tho....
They seem slow with email but we got our gear. Paid by credit card though.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby Dave K » Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am

Just wanted to say that I ordered a Best Cabo from the US warehouse (by credit card) at the beginning of Oct not realizing the financial situation (yeah, pretty poor due diligence on my part!). They got back to me pretty quickly and said that it would be at least a month or more to get the kite from the warehouse in Spain, but that I could always cancel. When I saw this thread, I just went and cancelled, and they refunded me quickly, and emailed to confirm. Thumbs up to the US group for being professional.

I ended up finding a couple of never-used 2015 Cabo's on Ikitesurf Classsifieds ($750 for a new 9M, 7M, and 46cm bar). Awesome foiling kites at an easy-to-swallow price....All's well that ends well

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby lindseym » Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:20 pm

Dave K wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am
Just wanted to say that I ordered a Best Cabo from the US warehouse (by credit card) at the beginning of Oct not realizing the financial situation (yeah, pretty poor due diligence on my part!). They got back to me pretty quickly and said that it would be at least a month or more to get the kite from the warehouse in Spain, but that I could always cancel. When I saw this thread, I just went and cancelled, and they refunded me quickly, and emailed to confirm. Thumbs up to the US group for being professional.

I ended up finding a couple of never-used 2015 Cabo's on Ikitesurf Classsifieds ($750 for a new 9M, 7M, and 46cm bar). Awesome foiling kites at an easy-to-swallow price....All's well that ends well
Thanks for sharing. Yes, Kevin who runs the US operation is a great guy with a ton of integrity. I can't really speak for other parts of the company but anything that goes through the US office be handled professionally.

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby C4rl0s » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:44 pm

Dave K wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 11:35 am
Just wanted to say that I ordered a Best Cabo from the US warehouse (by credit card) at the beginning of Oct not realizing the financial situation (yeah, pretty poor due diligence on my part!). They got back to me pretty quickly and said that it would be at least a month or more to get the kite from the warehouse in Spain, but that I could always cancel. When I saw this thread, I just went and cancelled, and they refunded me quickly, and emailed to confirm. Thumbs up to the US group for being professional.

I ended up finding a couple of never-used 2015 Cabo's on Ikitesurf Classsifieds ($750 for a new 9M, 7M, and 46cm bar). Awesome foiling kites at an easy-to-swallow price....All's well that ends well
Be prepared to have valves air leaks soon...

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Re: Best bankrupt?

Postby Toby » Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:54 pm

C4rl0s wrote:
Sat Oct 21, 2017 7:44 pm
Be prepared to have valves air leaks soon...
I just heard about this problem they are having. How come that this problem still these days exists.

2002 (?) with Cabrinha it can happen...but 2017 ?


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