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Carafino topics - summary

Postby BraCuru » Fri Mar 14, 2014 11:00 am

james wrote:The idea that some of you actually believe what is being said by mango is even more laughable.

Let's check it again:

Update Introduction of 2014 Freestyle Hydrofoil Wave Board:
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2382997

Limited Edition Performance Hydrofoil Board:
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383154

2014 Carafino Performance Board & Carbon Race Wings
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383364

"carrifino on sale" by Arcsrule:
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383424

2014 Carafino Triumphant Arch Hydrofoil
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383507

Performance Race Board/ Tuttle Box & Diamomd Attached
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383580

Carafino: Reply to my critics
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383618

Fast Look Inside Carafino Factory Lamination Room
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383602

Carafino: Race Board 2014
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383672

Carafino Update: Race Board Logo
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2383902

Carafino Product Debut Date & Shipping Priority Listing
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384049

It took me 2.5 hours to go through these topics rathly. Incredible read.

Open anything and imagine how much time you would need to write a typical Carafino's post. Then multiply it by 69 and don't blame Carafino he did not reply for your emails :wink:

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby BraCuru » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:25 pm

For the record - two new topics from the saga:

Carafino Update March 15
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384142

Carafino March 20,2014
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384229

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby lander » Sat Mar 22, 2014 5:56 pm

Dont know what you are saying with this sum up. But at least we cant blame him for beeing borring ;)
Dont know either what my own opinion is on it. I feel most sad for those who have payed money and havent seen a product. Hope everything turn out in a positive way, but with a claimed dead product manager it is already a tragedy, and I feel very sad for his Family. But if this is a lie and no product shows up very sad too. So no happy ending one way or the other... :cry:
Hey - I got it. As a sucker for happy endings (dont think dirty now) They find the missing plane. All passengers incl. productmanager are alive. All products are on the plane and no damage and gets shipped. Carafino foil wins Gold Cup in Silvaplanna. And foil into the sunset. Amazing story ;)

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby Arcsrule » Sat Mar 22, 2014 6:24 pm

...could it be conceivable that the production manager was in transit for a materials buying spree? I do know that some if not all materials used come from china. either way, I'm one of those who have spent the money. I think any day now that I will be getting an email explaining the delay or giving my shipment date. instead all I get is a bunch of well wishers, rubbing it in that I have probably been taken. class less bunch in here....

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby Rotule » Sat Mar 22, 2014 7:51 pm

Arcsrule wrote:...could it be conceivable that the production manager was in transit for a materials buying spree?


at no point in time carafino said that any material was lost, this is the invention of the anti-carafino people. He told me yesterday on the phone that he almost have everything to get the shipment sent out. (just missing some bolts) He pulled out my invoice and knew how many units i ordered and he said they are ready.

if you want to contact him, he will be in china next week so he won't answer his calls but you can SMS him and he can call you back with a calling card. If you call him, its usually easier to reach him in the morning(evening in bali)

I got a calling card from rebtel that allow me to call/sms to foreing numbers for cheap.

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby Arcsrule » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:02 pm

Rotule, thanks for that piece of info. I've got no doubt the man has a lot on his plate right now. I've not tried to call him as I don't even know where he lives :) I talked with him once while on a yacht delivering jet skis, and once in Hawaii...I've dealt with many custom things over the years and none were ever delivered on time so this is nothing new. all the criticism from the haters made me think twice...Rotule, thanks!

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby rodeoclown » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:29 pm

I'd just like to say that Carafino's offer has paired me with a local legend who shares a dream of foiling just like myself.
This shared experience has opened our awareness of what a possible future could be like for both of us, and is helping build a stronger community.
My heartfelt sympathy for those hurt by the loss of Carafino's key employee and the illness to its founder.
Family comes 1st.

Sincerely,

Craig Myers, aka rodeo clown

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby BraCuru » Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:16 am

The latest update:

Carafino at glance (presentation of boards):
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384321

Carafino update for those who ordered by Arcsrule:
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384383

Carafino: cutting diamonds for a beach near you:
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384293

Carafino: Race 2014 Closer look view
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384514

Carafino: Boards, Footstraps & Everything else...
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384492

Carafino: Amatuer video footage behind boat
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384500

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby TopLine » Thu Apr 17, 2014 10:22 am

Probably time for Carafino to put its program to rest - so many very good foil brands now producing fantastic product and prices are coming down. Not to mention a lot of great second hand foils for sale.

Hard to break into the Market now, it's really on a fast forward roll to become an explosive race style on the water. A lot of R&D and plenty of $$$ to keep up now. Not to mention keeping customers happy is key factor. short production times and top quality product is a primary objective.

I hope this brand gets product out as it is healthy to have many brands on the market, I'd love to try that curved mast and see how she runs myself.

See every one flying on the water.

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Re: Carafino topics - summary

Postby BraCuru » Mon May 19, 2014 8:50 am

I am adding another topic called just "Carafino..."
viewtopic.php?f=196&t=2384652

and quoting myself:
This forum was a main field for Carafino to promote his "products".
I believe that it needs to be clarified on this forum as somebody unaware reading only Carafino's posts might be misled or cheated.

Please do not sit quietly if you were cheated or finally got your order
Let's help to others.


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