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Thread: Who's Who in the Zoo
9th May 2013, 11:04 AM #15
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9th May 2013, 11:33 AM #16
Wel I find it interesting, I don't follow things as much as I did and was also guilty of believing North were out of Sri lanka.
Contrary to his own beliefs, this forum isn't owned by that **** Basher, why only today I had an email from someone he'd driven away with his bollox, who remarked that after an 8 month period away he returned to find basher still omnipresent , but as I said to him without the idiot who could we argue and extract urine from, it's pretty damn quiet round here these days other wise. I just wish if he wasn't that interested he'd just do what the rest of us do and post nothing rather than act the ****...
Ironically returning to topic, my company have just been engaged to work for Boards & More on their bike division, funny how things go round..
And Patrick Diethelm and the F2 lot that were, are running a brand called Air Inside that i did make the mistake of believing were inflatable boards..
9th May 2013, 11:46 AM #17
9th May 2013, 11:47 AM #18
I wasn't saying this wasn't interesting - some of it is to me, if it's not just about looking back.
I was querying what was being asked.
The thread title asks who is who but the opening posts seemed to be about where things are made.
It would be good if we could get away from the 'is windsurfing dying' type threads the negative types seem to love.
Otherwise, all good.
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9th May 2013, 12:14 PM #19
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I'd like to get away from "rider" threads that are 90% marketing and promotional cut and pastes... but as its a free world and a free forum - I'm happy to live and let live.
I like the thread, its good to know who the people behind the products are - i.e. who's who in the zoo.
I don't know much about boards but have a sail addiction...
Aerotech - US, don't know the designer
Avanti - Dan Kaseler, new onto the market (the brand, not the designer)
Bull - Spanish, don't know the designer
Challenge - Cesare Cantagalli, italian brand, shares R&D with point 7
Demon sails - Matthew Burrage (also 5-Oceans)
Ka - Martin Love, australian brand
Hot sails maui - Jeffery Henderson and Tom Hammerton
Windwind - US, used to be Bill Hansen - don't know who now.
XO - ?
Gun - Renato Morlotti
Vandal = Gaastra
There are a few others but I'm reining myself in...
Last edited by Rob_S; 9th May 2013 at 12:34 PM. Reason: Hideous use of english
9th May 2013, 12:25 PM #20
Well don't rein yourself in, some of us are interested.
What's always quite amusing when these threads come up is the amount of movement around the industry.
Barry Spanier originally being Maui Sails - Neil Pryde - Gaastra and then re-establishing Maui Sails
Nils Rosenblad - Neil Pryde before Naish
Dan Kaseler - Rushwind - Naish - Gaastra - Vandal - Avanti
etc.etc.Got an opinion? Great. Guess what, so's everyone else!
9th May 2013, 12:45 PM #21
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Dan Kaseler (apologies for previous spelling Mr Kaseler, now corrected) is a bit of an idol I'm afraid - hope he's not reading this, he'll think I'm a stalker... Well him and JB...
Rude to forget RRD sails I suppose (but I believe they are tag ons from another brand, won't say who because I don't know for sure)
And then there the other UK makers:
RB sails, Ian Ross
SD sails, i suppose of old... Simon Dawkins Tradewinds
Although I believe all of those are no longer actively producing sails - but I'm happy to be corrected - most of them have found more lucrative avenues.
North wave sails - US, the gorge, long standing custom sails, Blake Richards?
Rushwind - faceless
Yes sails - faceless
I'm sure I know of others but my brain is running low on juice and its looking windy.