Hadlow goes to North Kiteboarding...

Shoot the breeze and stay in the loop with the unhinged and unhooked word on the street.
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paulie_amoose
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 2:08 pm

Ha... Maybe not but at least they probably could afford to pay him... How many kites did Flexi sell last year.. 7 and most of them half price.. :mrgreen:

Aaron Hadlow and the 2015 North Vegas | KiteMovement
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rakeem15
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:10 pm

As an aside...

Just how many 'kite surfing latest news/videos/magazine/blog' type websites do we need?!

Seriously, you'd think kiting was the most popular sport in the world...
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Tue Jan 28, 2014 8:21 pm

It is? Isn't it?

Spare a thought for those few trying to forge out a career in the lesser known, niche sport of football...
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Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:31 am

And I bought 2 of those 7 lol mind you at those prices I thank Flexi because I finaly have decent kit. :-D
And my Hadlow board Flexi rash vest in fact im a walking bill board for flexi I think lol.
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Claudio
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Wed Jan 29, 2014 8:44 pm

I bought another 1, a friend bought 3 we are just missing the number 7... lol
ps we also bought few boards... amazing
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 7:04 am

Not sure you'd think it was amazing if you were a shop holding a lot of Flexi stock though, or someone trying to sell some second hand Flexi for that matter.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 8:33 am

Time will tell gents....Aaron is a very clever chap and got his head screwed on, he is the finest rider in the world and his business skills are sharp too. Remember forums last forever so when time unfolds and the truth be known lets see whats idle gossip and lets see what happens. Can you see him dropping his OWN brand?
For the record we sold more than 7 Flexi kites in one week so can't see your figures being right :-D . All told last year we must have done 50-80 Flexi kites total plus a lot of pro and wake boards.
Flexi have a future because behind the scenes they are all working hard. Andy is on fire with his designs, Aaron is testing them to destruction, Anthony is beavering behind the scenes, Olivier and Pete are processing lots and keeping the world fed and sue is pushing the pen and tapping the calculator. Watch 2014 boys and girls and we hope to stand right beside them still looking after the UK....
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:24 am

A mate of mine just took a photo of Mr Aaron on LF hi-fi kite :!: OMG is he going to join LF team ranks? .... well I guess not, he took it for a spin from Mr Tack. I sppose he tries a lot of other brands and testing a vegas proto is .... just testing a vegas proto. Noth benefits, Aaron benefits ... and we have some topic to talk BS about :lol:
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 9:46 am

Love it all as all publicity is good publicity...I have just looked closley at the prototype photos on KiteCrowd and I know Flexifoil have just changed factories so the material would be different.
Look very close...Big agressive tips, 5 strut, six line set up, split in the front lines 4m down...It's a proto Hadlow Pro, which spoon originally came up with North :lol:
I am 99% sure but time has a habit of revealing all.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:06 am

You might be right if flexi really changed their facotry. However the one pymp system plus the way the stitching is done, reinforcements and battens are placed scream out loud: nooooorth ;)
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 10:15 am

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Thu Jan 30, 2014 11:46 am

Or scream prototype...Time will tell. Long and the short of it Aaron gets to play kiting on a sunny, windy, warm beach and I get to repair broken, wet, smelly kites...Was I bad in a previous life? Lol
Happy, safe landings...
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:14 pm

That does look like a North Kite, especially the 5th line with the v split at the top although the shape looks like a Hadlow Pro and not a Vegas. How much you read into it depends alot on how sensitive brands are about letting riders fly their prototypes. Personally I would imagine alot of brands are a bit careful about letting people from other brands use their prototypes, I remember reading a while ago that Naish didnt even like people photographing their prototypes and tested them on secluded beaches.
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:03 pm

That is quite plainly a North Vegas Prototype, you can tell as the trailing edge is same as the current North Vegas as previously stated the one pump and the strut stitching is the same. In fact, it basically a 2014 Vegas with more aggressive tips....

Anyway, have we found a owner for the that 7th Flexi kite sold? :mrgreen:
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Thu Jan 30, 2014 3:56 pm

Several photos floating around and look different....Time will tell all :-)
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