What's this? Looks exciting. BUT I hope it's not just another kite brand, with same old LEI designs.
A very longtime ago people were thinking with their brains and pushing the limits of design, ideas and risks. Today? Meh... just pulle the quick-release and go home for a beer.
Apparently they're foil kites and they've bought Banga to get foils for racing. A little more searching shows Enata Industries as a Dubai based company.
BUT I hope it's not just another kite brand, with same old LEI designs.
Hope its not just Enata kite brand.
I could be wrong but I dont think they will manufacture LEI kites. Looking at their portfolio, they more interested in yachts and amercia's cup type products than trying to come into a saturated market.
Enata kites started with Maxime Nocher (one of the top foil racer) leaving Fone last year and ridding those prototypes. They also have Hans Bollinger in their team, known in the paragliding and kite racing (fone).
Enata group (www.gtcat.com) has 3 branches - industry, marine and aerospace, from switzerland originally and now based in Dubai.
Enata Marine started Enata kites but also bought the italian Banga foil (known to be super fast)
They are working with Hydros specialised in foil for the Amrica's cup boats ...
Looks like a winning team with lot of money.
I thought the 1st April was a couple of months ago??
Enata Kites here. Thought we'd drop in answer some questions and get to know the foiling community on this end.
Enata is owned by a Singaporean investment group, including Swiss company Hydros who designed the original Banga foil. So essentially Enata created the Banga foil. Banga is no longer in existence. Our factory is based in the UAE where we're producing our foils and boards and we aim to expand into further products and gear soon. Created for competitive athletes and riders, our custom designs and produces kites, foils, and boards that enhance performance and speed - both in and out of the wave. We know our brand has been associated with Maxime Nocher, but this is incorrect. He was a team rider for a period, but his contract was terminated due to misconduct. He, nor his family are owners of the brand. We hope this clears up some confusion.
We love answering questions and helping raise awareness of this awesome sport. So if you have any queries, drop us a message on our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/enatakite/