Monthly Archives: February 2012

Week 8 Presentation

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Incase you didn’t know…

Kitesurfing currently holds the 500m World Speed Sailing Record at an average speed of  55.65 knots (64 m.p.h.) over 500m! The record is held by a US kitesurfer by the name of Robert Douglas and it was set on a … Continue reading

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I’ve been MIA on the blog this week but certainly not for lack of things to write! A quick update on what I’ve been up to. 1) Wind Sensors – The three locations for a wind sensor that would get … Continue reading

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Pricing?

One issue we’ve been discussing for a while as a team is how to price our kites. In small production batches, each kite will cost us around ~$500 including shipping. Kites sell anywhere from $800-$1500. However, many kite companies offer … Continue reading

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Free kite surfing lessons?

We’ve covered a lot of ground in the past few weeks and our fourth prototype is nearly complete. This has caused the unsettling (but exciting) realization that we better start trying to actually sell these kites. We’ve discussed some of … Continue reading

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Market For Beginners

  Kite surfing schools are developing new ways to capture business from beginning kiters. To make the sport more accessible, San Francisco based company Kite The Bay was recently featured in this San Francisco Chronicle article for developing a new … Continue reading

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Kiteboarding Olympic Campaign

Out just today! This article talks about the recent push to get Kiteboarding in the 2016 Olympic Sailing Competition. Getting the sport into the Olympics would really increase awareness to this growing sport, creating opportunities for companies like ours to … Continue reading

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The more we think about it, the more we believe getting current wind condition data for our site is a great way to generate some traffic. In addition to researching what hardware is best, we’ve been reaching out to the … Continue reading

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Kiteboarding is the new golf?

I tend to doubt that, but it is promising for our market growth. This article also is helpful in listing out some great contacts for us! http://www.forbes.com/sites/face-to-face/2010/06/02/kiteboarding-the-new-golf/ Kiteboarding is the New Golf

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Week 7 Presentation

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