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Its happening! New north ??????????

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Created by causehecan A week ago, 8 Aug 2019
causehecan
QLD, 602 posts
8 Aug 2019 8:32PM
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www.northkb.com/en/


Im still skimming the site... So far i like the boots cause replaceable velcro straps....

Theres pros and cons for everything

the bar safety doesnt look very wakestyle friendly its a pain in ass hooking back in when kotes depowerd and your in suicide mode and your leash is hanging at bottom of chicken loop where your spreader bar hook wants to go. But least looks like its got a below qr swivel so yeah... Rest bar looks clean so thats good. Im not too enthusiastic about this toolless chicken loop. Any physical movement overtime wears on parts id rather have zero wear on my attachment from me to kite.

Fingers crossed they release a 6line 5 strut directly connected pure C kite. They can call it the HYPE i would be happy with that.

But yeah... i dont know... nothing that i use is being replaced by looks of things. All looks good and all im just not in theyre target market.

God i wish they redid theyre last chaos. Maybe they did and its just waiting... Looks like release dates were around october?


Waaaaaait a minute! 151 parkstyle board well i stand corrected maybe they have been listening a little bit and deviated a little from the norm.

Come onnnn 6 liner pure c bridleless 5 strutter! Make it a christmas gift

bjw
NSW, 2762 posts
8 Aug 2019 8:44PM
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Maybe junkies shouldn't be on a separate line. Its misleading.

bootsandloops
51 posts
8 Aug 2019 7:35PM
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Listened to a podcast yesterday and the guy said that that's it with kites, they checked what works and makes sense and wanted to leave out everything that confuses people or they don't need. Did someone find the revolution in used material? I didn't.

amirite
245 posts
8 Aug 2019 9:47PM
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bjw said..
Maybe junkies shouldn't be on a separate line. Its misleading.


not sure if typo
or corporate sabotage

causehecan
QLD, 602 posts
9 Aug 2019 12:38AM
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Its like baseball how all the gangsters adopted the yankees as theyre team

New north have made it clear theyre the brand for all the junkies :D

Hhanahaha

We need more crackheads in the sport... Infact i might move to perth and run a kiteschool where we only teach crackheads then after a season ill just leave and never return.

Actually why perth! Wheres cauncy live again? Gero? Dungara? Then next stop will be the taranaki could make it a tour systematically making all the popular spots just that little more exciteing as people accidently burn theyre lips and drop stems on ya kite melting thru it. Imagine the random holes dug all over launch and alfoil hanging in the trees. People over pumping kites til they explode bars connected to other bars stuck in a constant loop of untangleing lines one way getting to the end and having to go back the other way for eternity


Wonder if the profile transition panel is as nice as it looks in the render. If so looks pretty good. Should help stop the canopy from getting bagged out over time.

Need some stats and numbers.

amirite
245 posts
8 Aug 2019 11:24PM
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causehecan said..
Infact i might move to perth and run a kiteschool where we only teach crackheads then after a season ill just leave and never return.
Actually why perth! Wheres cauncy live again? Gero? Dungara?

don't forget exmouth
remember the job
something about being a top bloke

sir ROWDY
WA, 5317 posts
9 Aug 2019 12:46AM
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causehecan said..

Waaaaaait a minute! 151 parkstyle board well i stand corrected maybe they have been listening a little bit and deviated a little from the norm.



Axis: 149/155 board.
Duotone: 148 board.
Liquid Force: 150 board.

It's almost the norm . Anyway didn't you hear length isn't everything, you still need the other stuff to go with it (outline, base, construction, rocker, etc.), the fact that all their boards almost look identical doesn't really fill me with excitement.

p.s. Did they forget to hire someone to do graphics or what?

KPSS Used
NSW, 228 posts
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9 Aug 2019 7:31AM
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I'm sure everyone is interested in pricing and product info, so here you go. More products being added as I type with the other hand

www.kitepower.com.au/collections/kitesurfing/North

Underoath
QLD, 2379 posts
9 Aug 2019 7:48AM
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Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.

CJ2478
NSW, 339 posts
9 Aug 2019 8:09AM
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bootsandloops said..
Listened to a podcast yesterday and the guy said that that's it with kites, they checked what works and makes sense and wanted to leave out everything that confuses people or they don't need. Did someone find the revolution in used material? I didn't.


Material is just techno force D2. Interesting choice when most other brands have progressed from double ripstop to double/triple, triple or quad.

bjw
NSW, 2762 posts
9 Aug 2019 8:11AM
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Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.

How do you trick the algorithm?

Underoath
QLD, 2379 posts
9 Aug 2019 9:02AM
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bjw said..

Underoath said..
Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.


How do you trick the algorithm?


When a post receives a ton of likes and comments, this signals the Instagram algorithm that your post is quality, engaging content that more people will want to see.

That explains how viral content spreads so quickly on Instagram.

causehecan
QLD, 602 posts
9 Aug 2019 9:14AM
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Ahhh instagram. The forefront of all canopy sports. Not paraglidingforum dropzone or kiteforum






And seabreeze


To be honest you get what you deserve if your purchasing due to heavily hued out to point of bleeding photo shoot nonsense. I figured out a good decade ago to only go to a kite spot after watching some old kooks 1 hour gopro on a board crotch shot video with zero editing and one take to get a real idea of the location and conditions.

As far as the sponsored riders being caught out for promoting theyre brand thats quite literally theyre job.


If its just every kook on the mailing list thats another story.

I always thought an aqua palmtree with a pink sunset signalled the instagram algorithm :P


* Im trying my best to remain positive and be a better person rowdy :P its trying times. the best sail lofts in world and D2? Nothing wrong with D2 but i was hoping for a printed sail
Begone satan i resist thee

amirite
245 posts
9 Aug 2019 8:59AM
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When a post receives a ton of likes and comments, this signals the Instagram algorithm that your post is quality,

drops out of college
studies insta instead

KPSS Used
NSW, 228 posts
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9 Aug 2019 12:12PM
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Underoath said..
Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.


Pretty funny one doing the rounds from duotone yesterday asking all their team riders to saturate social media with duo stuff too

amirite
245 posts
9 Aug 2019 10:25AM
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reports breaking news
never posts link

westozwind
WA, 1276 posts
9 Aug 2019 11:50AM
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In the west, Kite Addiction will be stocking North gear.

Beerhunter
NSW, 42 posts
9 Aug 2019 1:50PM
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Could someone in the know please explain?
I get that old North was rebranded Duotone ( corporate wrangling?)
Who are these new North people and where did the range of gear come from?
Why should we buy this stuff ( apart from it being the best most awesome latest game changing high tech blah blah blah......)
cheers

ActionSportsWA
WA, 697 posts
9 Aug 2019 12:18PM
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Hey Beerhunter,

New North is old Cabrinha. Most Cab staff and designers defected to North.

DM

Adam''KiteRepair
NSW, 91 posts
9 Aug 2019 2:21PM
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Beerhunter said..
Could someone in the know please explain?
I get that old North was rebranded Duotone ( corporate wrangling?)
Who are these new North people and where did the range of gear come from?
Why should we buy this stuff ( apart from it being the best most awesome latest game changing high tech blah blah blah......)
cheers


Long and short of it.

NORTH wasn't happy to lose kitesurfing market, hires all the big guns from Cabriniha, and relaunches. **** loads of money so they can get really good riders too.

My guess is that with only 1 year to design set up and build, they concentrated on kites that are nice to fly and not so much in graphics and stuff. With pat Goodman as thier designer, I'm sure they will be up to scratch.

causehecan
QLD, 602 posts
9 Aug 2019 2:22PM
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First of all beer love your work i dont know where i would be without you your my little brown friend that sits in my hand and makes me feel like a man. Im lost and lonely without you beer

Second from my basic understanding north as you said was a large sailing company and duotone used theyre name and logo on some sort of deal happily since ever but then one wanted to go this way other wante to go that way so the sailing mob said yeah well well start our own brand with our logo or something like that

Anyways so new north hired some big shots, designers from cabrinha and various other people from places (its all on the new north website) and might explain why some the gear looks eeeerily familular to the cab designs.... Im unsure if they took those rights from cabrinha or if its a hay we pay you you pay us we both get the designs or what... Either way thats that... Then theyres the smattering of pro riders yada yada yada

Honestly even tho its a "new" company all the equipment looks very... Mature aged proven it doesnt look at all like first time designs... Which for me is a bit boreing but business wise theyre main concern is reported failing of gear on a new brand so theyve hedged everything they had that way. Useing only proven materials and designs. Which i mean.... Makes sense... So your ment to buy theyre stuff cause itll do the job and not fail i guess
Theyre not idiots
(I do like the leading edge panel/ seam thingy to smooth out the profile... Id like to see that on my paragliders if it works)

Im an idiot tho and i want my ridiculous **** that no ones ever made before. Im going to have to start buying 20 year old kites if i want a new experience now.


Hahaha look how were all so well versed in this i think they deserve a pat on the back for that.

Gorgo
VIC, 4249 posts
9 Aug 2019 2:52PM
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KPSS Used said..

Underoath said..
Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.



Pretty funny one doing the rounds from duotone yesterday asking all their team riders to saturate social media with duo stuff too


Don't they all do that? Isn't that what team riders and social media are for? Get your product in the faces of customers?

Chris_M
1787 posts
9 Aug 2019 2:49PM
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Marc Jacobs switched across I heard?

Good job you did for Switch! Made that **** fully legit 24/7 YOLO swag #blessed #cleanliving

And cheers for whatever role you had in developing the Nitro, that kites a fuggin beast I love it

amirite
245 posts
9 Aug 2019 3:27PM
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forced to change name to duotone
picks logo ^ that looks like a north symbol

Beerhunter
NSW, 42 posts
9 Aug 2019 6:09PM
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Thanks guys for filling in the gaps, that explains why it all looks so good.
Great time of the year right now, good surf, new kite gear being released and spring winds just around the corner!

dachopper
WA, 1388 posts
9 Aug 2019 10:34PM
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I expected a little more than 3 kites , that all look the same by the way..... from an international sail loft ! If this is the direction north were pushing I don't blame duotone for cutting ties !

causehecan
QLD, 602 posts
10 Aug 2019 9:13AM
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I expected a little more than 3 kites , that all look the same by the way..... from an international sail loft ! If this is the direction north were pushing I don't blame duotone for cutting ties !


Just wish i had one of those second accounts everyone thinks i have so i could comment

amirite
245 posts
10 Aug 2019 7:26AM
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upvote for second account

KPSS Used
NSW, 228 posts
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10 Aug 2019 9:48AM
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Hey Beerhunter,

New North is old Cabrinha. Most Cab staff and designers defected to North.

DM


Actually its not. North has some staff from Cabrinha, but also many others who did not come from Cab. AND Cabrinha is still going 100%, they only changed one kite this year, but they have a full lineup and a brand new bar which is pretty good. Cab has a smaller and tighter management team and hopefully they find some new energy too.

The North kites are made in the same factory as Duo and Core in Sri Lanka, Cab is still made in the Performance factory owned by the NP Group.

Only us riders and kiting addicts will benefit from this nasty corporate split, let the revenge driven good times roll on we reckon!

Underoath
QLD, 2379 posts
10 Aug 2019 2:12PM
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KPSS Used said..

Underoath said..
Pretty funny email doing the rounds, asking all North riders to pimp everyones social media posts to trick the algorithms.

I'm sure all companies do it, North just got caught.



Pretty funny one doing the rounds from duotone yesterday asking all their team riders to saturate social media with duo stuff too


North, Duotone.... as a uni drop out I get confuised between the two.

I'm probably being too harsh on the struggeling kite companies.

Does anyone know what is the best time to post on intagram in order to brainwash people?

Im only sitting on 123 followers, my bikini are not that grand and I really need a leg up

Just goes to show, nothing is genuine anymore.

sir ROWDY
WA, 5317 posts
10 Aug 2019 12:40PM
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Beerhunter said..
Thanks guys for filling in the gaps, that explains why it all looks so good.


If this isn't sarcasm I'd love to know what you find so appealing about the look of gear (in the interests of market research). Feel free to PM, if you don't want to reply here.



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