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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 02:03 PM
NewPhantom , this time from Slingshot

I wonder if this is intensional name hijack.
Increasing sales using legendary kite name ?


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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 06:21 PM

Oh boy it is a nice looking kite but the Phantom it is not
I wonder if PL will crush it probably not or they would have already

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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 07:37 PM

maybe its like a brewery collaboration
it kinda bothers me

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[*] posted on 2-13-2018 at 08:13 PM

I guess they get away with the full name "Phantom Wing"? Though it only says Phantom on the graphics...
Nice looking kite, but at $3800 for an 18m, they are not marketing this kite at me.

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[*] posted on 2-14-2018 at 04:42 AM

Coincidence. Apparently creativity in names is hard to come buy in the kite industry. If you look closely, you'll find several kites from various manufacturers at various times shared the same name. The Charger for example can also be found in other brands.

I wouldn't be surprised if the people that decided to call this kite the "Phantom" are unaware of the arcs that had that name.

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[*] posted on 2-23-2018 at 09:04 AM

I'm quite sure the folks at SS have never heard of an Arc called the Phantom.

PL sueing? Ha, we're way too small for that. Funny how people always seem to think we're a big company...

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[*] posted on 2-23-2018 at 01:18 PM

Names getting used twice is rampant in the kite industry for some reason.

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[*] posted on 2-23-2018 at 01:45 PM

Quote: Originally posted by Kober  
I wonder if this is intensional name hijack.
Increasing sales using legendary kite name ?

Name hijack?


To the best of my knowledge, the Benson Phantom predates the Peter Lynn Phantom by more than a decade.

And is currently being produced.

So I guess it all a matter of perspective.


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[*] posted on 2-23-2018 at 03:09 PM

Given the super high A/R of those kites, they look even larger than they actually are. Funny how they espouse the value of a foil to take their flyboards to the next level when for years foils were looked at like red-headed step children by anyone who flew an inflato.

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[*] posted on 2-24-2018 at 07:16 AM

anything new and respectable will increase the total number of kites available used. I buy used kites. :thumbup:

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