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[*] posted on 4-22-2017 at 05:57 AM
Should I Go The Extra Mile ?


Blasting for that athletic shoes scene as if it were shot inside the cannon, Products Worldwide has gotten over what size of skateboard should i get market getting its branded line Airwalk.

The response apparently remains overwhelming. "We're not able to fill all the orders,' stated Bill Mann, president. "The needs are actually too great.'

Likening the brand's impact on the skateboard target ReeboS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-s early impact on exercising aerobically, Mann stated Airwalk began to rapidly expand after 18 a couple of times of operating.

Though declining to demonstrate sales figures, Mann did repeat the company is selling "numerous pairs' everywhere.

The brand's getting caught on inside the U.S., AirwalS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-s next factor became export them. Manufactured mainly in Columbia, the footwear now are increasingly more available within the Eu, Japan, Australia and Canada the firm purports to increase off-shore distribution.

"Kids around the globe have to dress the identical,A Mann stated.

Products Worldwide, a 12-year-old import company, are really selling mainly volume footwear when Mann's wife, Jeri, would be a rest through. "I had been walking into whatever the customer wanted from Taiwan and Korea,' Mann stated. "We produced some branded footwear for other lines.'

One evening, after you have just came through the China, Mann's wife contacted him with the idea of a branded shoe line. Mann initially disregarded the suggestion. But finally, upon the marketing from his two sons, Chris, age 16, and Mac, age 12, he made the decision to own idea an chance.

"I started relaxing at skate parks and watching the kids,A he stated. "My boy stated he was bored wearing the identical white-colored-colored-colored-colored leather footwear that his mother acquainted with her exercising aerobically class. They wanted blog.A

Mann, who studied art also it might be a genuine buyer for women's footwear and sports merchandise, made the decision to mix his background encounters and offer the Airwalk line. "Keeping clothing trends within your ideas, we produced the footwear,' he stated.

To help give you the name, in addition to include fun for your business, Airwalk announced numerous accessories, including sweatshirts, caps, socks, watches, stickers, bags and T-shirts. "We're practicing these products ourselves,' Mann noted. "Because we spend a great deal time general market trends, we'd have loved to retain charge of these items.A

The Airwalk shoe line, which started acquiring a target day's 14, has expanded within the last 18 a couple of days to include a number of sizes from children's 8 1/2 to men's size 12. "Our market hasn't altered,' stated Mann. "We just recognized the number of within the boys are wearing bigger sizes, the number of within the kids try the sport early or imitate the look.A

"The California lifestyle is not always in the ocean any longer,A stated Joe Dailey, of Airwalk, discussing http://skateszone.com/how-to-get-better-at-skateboarding "It is also over the roads along with the parks.'

Carlsbad, the home base for Airwalk, could be the "casual fashion hub around the globe,A Mann stated. "The surf craze is actually here, for that locals.'

Airwalk, which just recently moved from many,000-square-feet facility into one which measures 48,000 sq foot ., can be found in the center of casual apparel companies plus a community that lives a California lifestyle.

"Fashion people come here to check out exactly what the children are wearing,A he stated. "We're here constantly, i've encircled myself with youthful individuals who're tuned straight into what's happening.A

Mann claimed, really, he doesn't produce a product or marketing move without speaking together with his two sons. "It absolutely was their idea, and in addition they were right,' he stated. "Individuals would be the flavor and essence of what is happening in skateboarding

Also, Mann would be a 45 8 16-feet skate ramp placed in their property.

Mann stated he believes excellent of different types of skateboards grows that includes a lot. "There are more kids that are skaters than football and basketball players combined,' he claimed. "We are feeling making use of this sport, likely to chance to get one of the primary shoe companies.'

AirwalS-P-A-M-L-I-N-K-s footwear line, including over 100 skus, retails for $20-$30. "We'd have loved to keep the price low enough for your children to buy multiple pairs,' he described.

"There is a lot of letters using their site (kids),' stated Mann. "They call the footwear "rad' and search initially sight "on.''
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[*] posted on 4-22-2017 at 06:35 AM


Welcome to PKF! I hope you have lots of fun with your new 4-line kite whichever one you end up going with. You might want to take a look here:

http://www.powerkiteforum.com/viewthread.php?tid=28759

You'll see that the general recommendation is to start in the 2-3m range, not jump right to a 4m foil. As this is your first "power kite" you might want to think about that. Please appreciate that these 4-liners are called power kites for a reason. Maybe you're 250 lbs plus, ex NFL lineman in which case go for it with the 4m. If more of a "fun size" guy then maybe steer yourself towards a 2-3m kite for your first shot.

We always love to see a first time poster drop in the word "jump" along with a larger than normal first kite question. I'll leave it to others to drop in our perennial "Danger Will Robinson" and kite superman videos. :D




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[*] posted on 4-22-2017 at 07:39 AM


Personally, I don't think it matters that much whether you get a 3 or a 4. One will be usable more in lower winds, the other will be usable more in higher winds. Usually the wind range of a 3m matches the average winds of most places so that's what gets recommended.

You'll likely get hurt if you try to jump with either kite, especially when learning. The best kite to fly for your first time is not the best kite to jump with.
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[*] posted on 4-22-2017 at 11:28 AM


3m...everyone needs this size kite



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[*] posted on 4-22-2017 at 03:36 PM


Just an observation here but...I fly at a popular beach and I get a lot of people approaching me about the foil kites. I'm always happy to chat about my kites haha. I almost always offer to let them take a spin. Almost every single time I let someone fly one they immediately start trying to jump with it. I don't get it...for one. Usually it's a 1.5-2.6m kite I'm letting them try. Second and maybe most important. They don't even know how to fly the darn thing. I usually smirk a little and take my kite back. Maybe I'm just being an ass but anymore. Before I let anyone fly my kites I tell them they are not for jumping and if that's what they want to do they can't fly mine.

Sorry for the rant. Your free to do as you will with your kites. But please please learn to fly first. Stick with a 3m. It will make the learning process much more fun and safer. I'm 6'8" 310lbs. I thought I could handle a bigger kite. So my first kite was a 5m. After a few noobish mistakes. Flying was becoming not fun anymore. A few months later I bought a 2.6m and immediately wish I had started there. It made flying fun again. I learned a lot, I felt safer, and now I am much more comfortable with the 5m in much higher winds. Start small. Work your way up. You're gonna get hooked. Your gonna want more than one kite. I can fly my 2.6m in winds from 5-25mph. I promise you won't regret getting a 3m. Like previously stated. Almost EVERY power kiter has one in his or her quiver.




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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 03:32 AM


It's hard for me to imagine having one kite. So to look at it backwards I will pretend that I had to sell all my kites except one.

I could use a 3m in almost any reasonable wind on handles. At 20mph gusty, the 4m can fly but Not without paying attention. Either kite will drag you around plenty. Neither kite is big enough to parachute me back to the ground after a jump.

The quickest way to get two kites is to buy the first one too big. I did, I'm not the only one.
When the 7.7 twister spanked me hard twice (slow learner) I bought a 3m. Then, is when I started learning to fly, instead of practicing my self defense techniques.

You will always need a 3m, and you will use it. That's important to realize.
The best kite for you is the one you can use under the most conditions.

Try to buy something popular in case you ever want to sell, and take good care of it. Buy used to learn on and if you don't destroy it, you may not lose much when you sell.
Try not to buy a patched up kite cause it's kind of a red flag when selling.
To do it all again I would be trying to decide "Which 3m kite should I buy?", not "What size should I buy?"

Skill + 3m > 4m. :thumbup:






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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 07:25 AM


Great advice Blitz an Ed!

Seems the default for noobs is bigger is better, how well I know.

Even with my limited experience I can already see virtue of the 3-4m FBs(and NASAs) being the mainstay of my quiver. I have a 3.5, which seems an ideal size. As I said elsewhere earlier I will just pick the wind days that suits my kites. Of course not all folks have that option. Plan to cap my FB quiver at this point at 5m.

Looking forward in the future for a bigger depower foil, but still have to polish FB/Nasa flying first.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 09:23 AM


Quote: Originally posted by oldben  
Great advice Blitz an Ed!

Plan to cap my FB quiver at this point at 5m.


What's the point of that? Flying a 7m on a light wind day is pretty much the same as flying a 3 meter kite on a windy day. I've taught plenty of beginners using a 7 meter kite when the wind is light. It's not any more dangerous or powerful by itself, it depends on the wind.

All you are doing is limited the days you can fly.
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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 12:51 PM


It sure does. How about today or tomorrow?
Would you fly your 7, or your 3 ?





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[*] posted on 4-23-2017 at 05:35 PM


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What's the point of that? Flying a 7m on a light wind day is pretty much the same as flying a 3 meter kite on a windy day. I've taught plenty of beginners using a 7 meter kite when the wind is light. It's not any more dangerous or powerful by itself, it depends on the wind.

All you are doing is limited the days you can fly. [/rquote]

This is just plain irresponsible advice. A 7m can get real dangerous, real fast and limits flight time to light wind days. Which isn't going to teach anyone how to handle the kite when it comes alive. It's one thing to let a beginner fly a 7m when you're standing right next to them. It's another to suggest they go out on their own with a 7m. Not to mention as a newbie you're going to be a terrible judge of wind. You're just asking for someone to get hurt. Learning to fly a smaller kite in lighter winds is going to be much more useful. Especially if you plan to progress to a buggy. A 3m will be much more useful in a wider range of wind. I can fly a 3 meter in a much broader wind range then a 7m therefore increasing the number of days I can fly as apposed to say a 7m.




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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 01:01 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Blitzhound  
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What's the point of that? Flying a 7m on a light wind day is pretty much the same as flying a 3 meter kite on a windy day. I've taught plenty of beginners using a 7 meter kite when the wind is light. It's not any more dangerous or powerful by itself, it depends on the wind.

All you are doing is limited the days you can fly. [/rquote]

This is just plain irresponsible advice. A 7m can get real dangerous, real fast and limits flight time to light wind days. Which isn't going to teach anyone how to handle the kite when it comes alive. It's one thing to let a beginner fly a 7m when you're standing right next to them. It's another to suggest they go out on their own with a 7m. Not to mention as a newbie you're going to be a terrible judge of wind. You're just asking for someone to get hurt. Learning to fly a smaller kite in lighter winds is going to be much more useful. Especially if you plan to progress to a buggy. A 3m will be much more useful in a wider range of wind. I can fly a 3 meter in a much broader wind range then a 7m therefore increasing the number of days I can fly as apposed to say a 7m.


Perhaps it's a bit confusing because I was quoting Oldben who already has a bunch of different smaller kites, including at least one 3 meter kite. My advice was meant for him, not the original poster. My response to the OP was earlier in the thread, buy a 3 or 4 meter kite.

You are correct, It would be irresponsible to tell a person who has no kites to buy a 7 meter kite, like you said it's either going to be dangerous or limit the days we they can fly to the lightest winds.
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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 05:34 AM


Thanks for the discussion and input guys!

The reason Im holding at 5m is only because thats the biggest kite I have now(Beamer).
Figured I would conquer what I have and rat hole the funds toward a depower.
With my limited experience a 5m is intimidating enough at this point. Was flying the 3.5 in light winds
which turned into not so light winds which was quite a work out! Glad it wasnt the 5!

I think my take away is that for me Im betting the 3.5 will get the most use at least early on in the learning
curve. Got enough power for a noob with a buggy to get rolling with out getting spanked too bad.
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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 09:42 AM


My bad Jimbo. I guess I misunderstood that.



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[*] posted on 4-24-2017 at 11:26 AM


Quote: Originally posted by Blitzhound  
My bad Jimbo. I guess I misunderstood that.


No problem man. I would have said the same thing if the situation had been reversed.
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