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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 1:30 pm 
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Balotelli wrote:
Do you always talk about yourself in the 3rd person (Thread title) :o


Really? That's what you spent time posting about? It's a title which is meant to describe the thread and get the readers attention.


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 2:07 pm 
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consumer wrote:
I think Dre would agree that we admire Dereck (DC)'s approach - he's listening to and watching the new school/ wake style riders . They want a "simple", bomber board. It should be able to handle the abuse of riding on features/rocks/beach with a booted and lit 185lber, and have controllable, smooth pop. It gets frustrating when you spend 700$ and break a board every 3 months riding it in a way that is exciting (features).

DC is paying attention and he's delivering. The board even looks pretty killer. You get excited to ride it just by looking at it. - Of course this is my opinion.

No gimmicks. No !new and updated for 2013! BS. Just simplicity and reliability.

Not to say no one else is doing this, but it never hurts to compliment someone and Dereck kicks ass. Super happy to hear that my favorite kiteboarder of all time is showing his support. If there were sports cards for Kiteboarding I would definitely hoarde Andre Phillip ones.


Consumer, you are almost spot on here. Dereck is watching and listening but he's not just watching wakestyle, he is looking and listening to people who kiteboard. We at Tona are focused on building boards that feel good whether you do carves or going through chop, the boards are also designed to have great POP and soften up those hard landings but at the same time they are built to be extra durable in case you want to hit ramps and rails or just like to ride up the beach.
They feel great no matter how you are attached to them (boots or straps).

At Tona we have a real shaper who has been hand shaping boards for 20+ years and we spend lots of time prototyping and testing shapes. We don't have corporate deadlines so we can take our time and R&D a product until it's ready.

Want to look under the hood of Tona? http://www.adrenalinehottub.com/tona-bo ... -by-storm/



Tona isn't your conventional kiteboarding brand who has been birthed from a windsurf brand (not saying that that is a bad thing) but we have different ideas and different visions. We have roots in all of the board sports like surfing, skating, wakeboarding, snowboarding and windsurfing so we draw much inspiration from all but our main focus is to create products that feel and work well but are durable.... cutting out all the bullshit gimics and tassels.

I'd like to thank everyone again for all of the support! We love to ride and create here at Tona so expect to see some good things come from our camp. :)

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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 4:48 pm 
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Hey Dre. Before now I hadn't heard of tona but am wondering about your comment of having roots in other board sports. Does the company actually produce product for each of those sports or is it more that the people involved in the company are part of those sports? Would be interested in the products, if out there, as I respect what I have picked up on the company since this post broke. Quality, price point, representation etc....

Also, you need to spill it man, what kites you going to? Enquiring minds want to know.....


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 5:44 pm 
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surf-turkey wrote:
Also, you need to spill it man, what kites you going to? Enquiring minds want to know.....
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Dre, any plans for a surf line? I know DC has made kite specific surfboards in the past.


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 8:13 pm 
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surf-turkey, the owners all have passion and experience for doing other boardsports so there is that connection and inspiration that we bring over to the brand.

OBX-kiter, we will be developing all sorts of fun toys :) stay tuned!!

P.S. - I'll let you know soon what kites I'm flying. It seems to be frequently asked question. Truth is I've tried a few different ones and I'm really stoked on the ones I'm on at the moment.


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Sat Apr 20, 2013 9:05 pm 
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Hey Dre,
Which ever kites you go with, I'm sure they'll sell a bunch. I know I'm in the market for new kites since the Cab Switchblades this year don't seem to perform like the older ones did in my opinion.


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Mon Apr 22, 2013 1:57 am 
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When will the 142's be in stock??


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 6:55 am 
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Hi Dre.
Stoked to see your popularity : )
I am also a fan and have fond memories of our encounterat the kietival in 2010.
'Keep that stoke alive' bru
regards
Nico


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 1:58 pm 
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stop it Dre, you are making me want to ride a Tona Board!!! It sounds like you have a true passion for this Company and knowing you That means this is a great company and you know your friends always have your back and we wish you and Tona all the luck possible!!!! Look forward to seeing you and the new boards at SSS..... Till then My Brother


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 Post subject: Re: Andre Phillip leaves Cabrinha.
PostPosted: Wed Apr 24, 2013 10:13 pm 
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Such a great group of people.

I see big things coming for Tona.


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