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233Re: [ksurfschool] Using C-Quad:

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  • Dave Raue
    Jun 9, 2000
      You bet your ass its because of the patent. They can charge whatever they
      want and they got no direct competition cause nobody can copy the overall
      design. Look how many foils are out there. It's not an accident.

      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Hung Vu" <hungvu@...>
      To: <ksurfschool@egroups.com>
      Sent: Thursday, June 08, 2000 8:58 PM
      Subject: Re: [ksurfschool] Using C-Quad:

      > Mark Frasier wrote:
      > > The most important points are: C Quads are cheap and high-performance,
      > > more demanding to fly and don't normally relaunch from water. Naish AR
      > > are easier to fly (for someone starting out, or so I'm told, I know I
      > > fly 'em worth crap), do normally relaunch from water and perform well
      > > enough to be of use, but are expensive. Right?
      > Given the price of the complete set of bladders is around $100 USD, why
      > are the Wipika/Naish kites are so expensive compare to the C-Quad (both
      > are single skin kites, the only somewhat "construction" difference is
      > the bladders versus battens) ? Is it something to do with the Wipika's
      > patent? If so, when will the patent expire such that we can have more
      > affordable gear for the beginners?
      > Hung.
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