I am speaking about the kiteboarding industry in general.
Epic is the example used here, but I think this goes all the way across.
I agree the numbers should be better than than 2%.
I did the math on Dimitri's numbers, as it relates to the bar system that is the title of this thread.
The number is less than .4% according to the actual number of problem units that Dimitri quoted versus the number Epic has sold.
Dimitri's estimate is a loose number he threw out, it is actually much less when you do the math.
I was involved with a lot of hard and soft plastics molding, Davenport screw machine parts, Acme screw machine parts, CNC sheet metal production work, CNC laser metal cutting, wire and cable manufacturing for live music and lighting purposes, tooling and mold making, production soldering, metals plating, industrial metals painting and several other general manufacturing processes from 1975-1992. I was then involved with a company that was exploring the ISO 9000 certification process, so I am aware that there is no magic.
But it is a far, far cry from making plastic parts for General Motors/Toyota/Volvo than making them for Ozone/Epic/Nobile.
I still believe that the gear in kiting works pretty well..to piddle around on the water at 20 mph.
I've seen way more problems arise from a lack of knowledge of the gear, lack of proper maintenance and upkeep, lack of proper adjustment, and an over inflated sense of ability and control that leads to a disregard for safe kiting practices and accidents....and a tendency to blame the gear when they happen.
KLK- Your forum account was created in April of this year for the sole purpose of trolling Epic.
Your first post was to ask a question that was not a question,
...so you could voice your opinion that the Epic kites look like every other kite to you.
Your second post to criticize Dimitri, then talk about how the Epic bar looks to you.
Third post to criticize me, and repeat yourself about how the bar looks.
You've made three posts total...all priceless gems of contribution to the forum.
Caesar- I'm responding directly to Tiago and we are having a conversation.
Supa just pulls his dick out and jacks off every time I post anything.
Supa- Same old emoticon filled..crazy..crazy..stalker..nonsense.
Change those words to fit the strange reality inside your brain.
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