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Postby blast » 01 Jan 2020, 09:20

Naish's biggest star is leaving, no idea where he is going too but it could well be North what with his world champ sister already on the North Team but I have no idea as yet.

What do you reckon? North, Airush, Core, Duotone, SS, Ozone?


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Postby alunj » 02 Jan 2020, 10:00

Rumors abound of his own brand... We will see I would guess North as they seem to have deep pockets at the moment

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Postby blast » 02 Jan 2020, 16:12

alunj wrote:Rumors abound of his own brand... We will see I would guess North as they seem to have deep pockets at the moment


I wouldn't exactly describe it as "at the moment" :lol: They just have deep pockets full stop ;)
Besides which they have just 7 team members right now, compare that to a brand like Duotone (I've not counted as it's too many :lol: ) and they still have a long way to go.

Yeah rumours of link up with Damian Giardin (ex Naish designer) but what with Yalou (his sister) and Jessie also jumping from Naish to North well just maybe but anyone's guess right now.
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Postby alunj » 02 Jan 2020, 16:27

Is he in KOTA this year? If so then we wont have long to wait.
If he does go to North or anyone else its gonna be a quick learing curve before the comp.

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Postby blast » 02 Jan 2020, 16:46

alunj wrote:Is he in KOTA this year? If so then we wont have long to wait.
If he does go to North or anyone else its gonna be a quick learing curve before the comp.



Yeah of course...defending champion and all! ;)

Jessie only had one week last year and still ended up third or something
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Postby blast » 02 Jan 2020, 16:50

Or maybe one of the Dutch brands

Ten kiteboarding / Harlem kites / Vantage kites

And then there are those based in NL like Mystic/North & PLKB
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Postby alunj » 13 Jan 2020, 21:34

Just out own brand with former Naish designer ( ex takoon )
Brave move with so many brands out there now

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Postby JamesVegas » 13 Jan 2020, 21:55

Reedin Kites. Time will tell but as an amazing ambassador in the sport I hope he does well. Kevin has had a lot of input into the design of Naish kites over the years so no doubt it's going be a good kite/s. It's been years since I flew a bad kite (****) so now it comes down to quality of the materials and customer service, if they can get those things dialled in then they'll take a decent share of the market. All the Dutchies will be interested and will want to be on Kevin's kites I imagine.

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Postby blast » 13 Jan 2020, 23:57

Yeah will be great to see how it pans out. I met giardin on my first trip to Brazil back in 2006 he’d not long started with Nash then.

Kevin is an amazing all round rider with a huge following, and giardin designed some of the best kites at Naismith, I’m sure they will do well.
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Postby Ashers » 14 Jan 2020, 11:10

Kevin Langeree blows my mind with his skill and enthusiasm after all these years. Always look forward to seeing his latest vids especially in his native Netherlands with his fellow compadre's.

Soundtrack's not as good as yours tho Marc. :mrgreen:

Look forward to seeing the new gear especially the bar. 8-)

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Postby blast » 14 Jan 2020, 11:36

North / Ozone / PLKB / Airush / Epic / CrazyFly / Shinn / Mystic / Blankforce / Axis

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Postby blast » 14 Jan 2020, 11:38

Ashers wrote:
Look forward to seeing the new gear especially the bar. 8-)



I doubt if it could be much better than the new North bar tbh :lol: At the moment at least it has to be very best on the market and the simplest too.
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Postby Ashers » 14 Jan 2020, 14:20

Yes it does look super clean/simple, I bought the D-T Click bar pre New North bar launch, it is more involved internally but I do like the de=power/power up on the bar end. Will have to see how it holds up for now. :shock:

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Postby blast » 14 Jan 2020, 14:51

North / Ozone / PLKB / Airush / Epic / CrazyFly / Shinn / Mystic / Blankforce / Axis

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