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Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby PinkNorthPride » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:44 pm

Well how the world turns.. Just as I thought I'd have to be that awful two tone name a little bird tells me there has been some massive recruitment of ex Neil Pryde, ex Cabrinha product guys as they seem to be going through some corporate cleansing at the hands of the bean counters, by no other than yes you've guessed it North Sails.

So will we be seeing North products that look like Pryde (Windsurfing) and or Cabrinha (Kites)? Then what's going to happen to Cabrinha? Word is they've been cut loose by the Pryde organisation and the main man has been spotted at demo's explaining everything going to be ok, it's just like the duotone thing with them as well. Either way, it aint over yet and there's going to be a pissing contest and the Duotone lot will have their work cut out.

Well the mags and advertising mediums will be doing well from it at least.

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby Mossy 757 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 3:40 pm

Wouldn't surprise me to see sail manufacturers get into kiting now that kiting has an Olympic medal allocated for Paris 2024. I think that those companies will rush to grab the youth market that pops up to support feeder classes to the Olympics, and that's a good thing for driving entry level gear costs down and creating an infrastructure for kids.

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 19, 2018 4:16 pm

Let's see what happens...also heard about movements of staff...

In about 1 months Germany has a huge demo event...30+ brands.
I am sure we will get to know more then

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby coupdevill » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:25 pm

Pretty much a disaster for both these brands, yes they will live again, but...

"you mean Cabrinha is now North, and North is now Duotone"

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby Toby » Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:31 pm

Cabrinha is strong, why would they give up that name to take over North?

But wait...if Pete Cabrinha also takes his name away from Neil Pryde, then it would make sense!
So NP would be North.

Interesting

PS: your name would be better than ever....pinkNORTHPRIDE

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby purdyd » Fri Jul 20, 2018 4:05 am

Toby wrote:
Thu Jul 19, 2018 9:31 pm
Cabrinha is strong, why would they give up that name to take over North?

But wait...if Pete Cabrinha also takes his name away from Neil Pryde, then it would make sense!
So NP would be North.

Interesting

PS: your name would be better than ever....pinkNORTHPRIDE
If Pete cabrinha leaves Neil Pryde and joins north it would make sense to keep the name. I hope he owns the trademark.

I could see north Sails getting back to windsurfing production under the north Sails name. That has always been a closer fit product wise.

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby foilholio » Fri Jul 20, 2018 8:26 am

It's like a telenovela.

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby SimonP » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am

There Is Only One True North (apparently)
https://www.northkb.com

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby Lokihel » Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:46 am

SimonP wrote:
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:35 am
There Is Only One True North (apparently)
https://www.northkb.com
So will the northkiteboarding.com website redirect you at random either to Duotone or North Sails? :lol:

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Re: Maybe I'll get to keep my name after all..

Postby Beardytello » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:01 am

This is getting exciting (well mildly interesting)

https://www.facebook.com/northkiteboarding

"Relaunching 2019"

I guess we'll all get the chance to see if we're brand whores or not.


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