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Pete buys Cabrinha

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Created by Gateman Two weeks ago, 13 Feb 2020
Gateman
QLD, 323 posts
13 Feb 2020 7:26AM
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Wow, I actually didn't know Cabrinha has been owned by the Neil Pryde group for 20 years. I suspect there will be a new brand called Pryde Kites soon now that Cabrinha is independent


www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2020/02/cabrinha-announces-new-ownership-on-eve-of-brands-20th-anniversary/

Kamikuza
QLD, 4868 posts
13 Feb 2020 8:43AM
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Gateman said..
Wow, I actually didn't know Cabrinha has been owned by the Neil Pryde group for 20 years. I suspect there will be a new brand called Pryde Kites soon now that Cabrinha is independent


www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2020/02/cabrinha-announces-new-ownership-on-eve-of-brands-20th-anniversary/


I was told the details by an industry guy, can't remember them but it boiled down to Pete owning the name and design, NP owning the factories and the agreement was, NP made everything.

Fingers crossed with the Chinese money-men not in the mix trying to make money and reduce loses, we might actually see some product arrive on time... or something like that.

Gateman
QLD, 323 posts
13 Feb 2020 9:54AM
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Kamikuza said..

Gateman said..
Wow, I actually didn't know Cabrinha has been owned by the Neil Pryde group for 20 years. I suspect there will be a new brand called Pryde Kites soon now that Cabrinha is independent


www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2020/02/cabrinha-announces-new-ownership-on-eve-of-brands-20th-anniversary/



I was told the details by an industry guy, can't remember them but it boiled down to Pete owning the name and design, NP owning the factories and the agreement was, NP made everything.

Fingers crossed with the Chinese money-men not in the mix trying to make money and reduce loses, we might actually see some product arrive on time... or something like that.


Yeah I'm still waiting on the 2020 modular bar that you can attach the fireball, quick loop or rope slider in seconds.

RAL INN
VIC, 2796 posts
13 Feb 2020 1:32PM
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I'm pretty sure the Spin way back was that NP wanted in on the kite market and approached Pete to use his name.

theDoctor
NSW, 4967 posts
13 Feb 2020 1:49PM
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I'm pretty sure they'll still get stuck in trees

lotofwind
NSW, 5486 posts
13 Feb 2020 4:58PM
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Their 2021 kites are being advertised already, they have built in anti tree technology, will be a game changer for sure.

Peahi
VIC, 1151 posts
13 Feb 2020 5:35PM
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Gateman said..

Kamikuza said..


Gateman said..
Wow, I actually didn't know Cabrinha has been owned by the Neil Pryde group for 20 years. I suspect there will be a new brand called Pryde Kites soon now that Cabrinha is independent


www.iksurfmag.com/kitesurfing-news/2020/02/cabrinha-announces-new-ownership-on-eve-of-brands-20th-anniversary/




I was told the details by an industry guy, can't remember them but it boiled down to Pete owning the name and design, NP owning the factories and the agreement was, NP made everything.

Fingers crossed with the Chinese money-men not in the mix trying to make money and reduce loses, we might actually see some product arrive on time... or something like that.



Yeah I'm still waiting on the 2020 modular bar that you can attach the fireball, quick loop or rope slider in seconds.


While I saw a prototype and there was a demo floating around, and I waited.... its not coming till next release

Suspect there may have been some safety or design issues, either that or Cab need something "new" to release for next year

Peahi
VIC, 1151 posts
13 Feb 2020 5:42PM
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Gateman said..
Wow, I actually didn't know Cabrinha has been owned by the Neil Pryde group for 20 years. I suspect there will be a new brand called Pryde Kites soon now that Cabrinha is independent



Yep Pete was just the frontman, NP provided all important capital, distribution etc.

As for NP making kites is not new....I think there are some Neil Pryde Kites (CRX?, 2015/16?) and NP boards at my local shop is trying to flog them off. Needless to say not much market penetration here. NP harnesses both for kiting and windsurfing. There was a bit of a crossover going on there.

That and the Neil Pryde "Chapter 2" bikes reeks of all middle-aged crises

No wonder my kids say its an old mans sport

Now I'm off to go kiting amongst a bunch of windsurfers.

Kamikuza
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13 Feb 2020 7:35PM
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Yeah I'm still waiting on the 2020 modular bar that you can attach the fireball, quick loop or rope slider in seconds.


Same.

Peahi
VIC, 1151 posts
14 Feb 2020 3:17PM
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here are some Neil Pryde kites - they seem to more for foiling/racing







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