Big changes in the industry..

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dbinit
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Just on a curiousity thing, from a customers point of view , if you could make one change to this sport what would it be and why?

PS. No Cycling Please!
beardyjim
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Make the beach closer :(
broraboyan
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Easier to learn. It took me ages to learn this sport.
sunrise
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Standardise
Quick releases which all work in the same direction.
4 line bars which can swap from 1 kite brand to another .
Equal lengh lines
standard threads and spacing in fins and foot strap mounts
Pumps which fit any kite .
Getting the picture.?
highalpha_pass
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Make the kit recyclable and then introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
g0nz0
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highalpha_pass wrote:introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
It's called a credit card... :wink:
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highalpha_pass wrote:Make the kit recyclable and then introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
we are not banks!
ChunkSter
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Introduce some "value" entry type kit to enable youngsters/adults to get into the sport without having to shell out a shed load of cash to start with,dont have to be pretty just does the job of getting you up and going safely , once they get a taste for it thats when they will want the latest all singing dancing kit.
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highalpha_pass wrote:Make the kit recyclable and then introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
Kites are recycled, same old designs every year just hyped up to make you spend your ££££££

Maybe kite companies shouldn't release new kites until they actually have something new to release?


Was out on a 2009 kite fri evening, still having as much fun as everyone else.
tombeaton
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ChunkSter wrote:Introduce some "value" entry type kit to enable youngsters/adults to get into the sport without having to shell out a shed load of cash to start with,dont have to be pretty just does the job of getting you up and going safely , once they get a taste for it thats when they will want the latest all singing dancing kit.
This already exists! The Brunotti Buzz for example is a kiteboard retailing at £339.
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There are entry level kites as well - such as the Airush DNA. We will be releasing one with Ozone soon too.
paulie_amoose
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tombeaton wrote:
highalpha_pass wrote:Make the kit recyclable and then introduce a monthly payment system so everyone can have new kites every couple of years.
we are not banks!
Seems that Ocean Rodeo is wading into the world of banking, perhaps they have merged with Ocean Finance!

http://oceanrodeo.com/flightplan
ChunkSter
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This already exists! The Brunotti Buzz for example is a kiteboard retailing at £339.
Tom for the average kid its still a shed load of money no matter how the brands try to dress it up, can see their point ref production runs tooling etc but go to any beach not that many youngsters taking up the sport.. suspose its a tricky one and gamble for the brand biting the bullet and introducing a value type range then hoping to keep the customers loyalty maybe they should get some promo programe running with the kit sales to get the new rider to try stick with em, do think the brands have become short sighted and are only interested in banging on about next years kite colours and who their latest rider is ,,,are kites really changing that much from year to year, :-)
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as a beginner or youngster you dont need to buy stuff new. you can pick up second hand stuff so cheap nowadays, its not worth buying new when you are learning.

i did spend last season teaching on teh airush DNA though, and thought it was an awesom kite. Didnt have a single one break all season.
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I'd like to see more honest reviews of kit, from independent honest kiters, and have easier access to demo a wide range of kites.
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Dealers who pay their bills would be good, that Kitemare con artist still owes me over ten grand.
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