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Author Topic: Skydog Blogs now up and running  (Read 2920 times)
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« on: May 09, 2009, 10:59 AM »

The Skydog Blogs by Jim Cosca and I are now on line. You can find them at www.skydogkites.com for now, under Kite Tech. This is just the beginning since it just went on line yesterday.

Our goal as you probably know by now, is to be the best company we can be with products and after the sale service.   

Together, skydog has alot of experience with kiting and the kite industry (over 100) so we think our customers and future customers of every skill level and experience will benifit from these informational blogs.

Jim will be posting about his sales trips and kite events and probably some good kite tips. So far very interesting Jim!

My Blog will be more 3 fold as we go along.
1. events and trips
2. Helpful tips and tricks including field repairs etc....
3. Sport Kite Flying basic through Advanced

Sorry, its all just kind of piled in and mixed up in there for now, but we hope to get it more organized by next week and of course we will be adding more information all of the time.  We invite you to check back often.

Dodd Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: May 09, 2009, 02:17 PM »

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1. If you can hear your lines make a whistle sound, your chances of something going wrong just increased.
It's windy!
2. Sand blowing? Again, your chances just increased.
It's windy!

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« Reply #2 on: May 09, 2009, 03:41 PM »

Most of the fliers out in Ocean Shores appreciated and didnt know that little tip. Experienced fliers already do know it.
Here is another opinion posted on the blog.

"Great tips Dodd, keep 'em coming... Glad to have you still rocking the house after so many years. Wink"

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« Reply #3 on: May 09, 2009, 04:19 PM »

You forgot to add:

"If your 200lb Kevlar lines slice a passing seabird, it may be windy"
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« Reply #4 on: May 09, 2009, 07:58 PM »

Good on ya Dodd.  Wink


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« Reply #5 on: May 10, 2009, 08:36 AM »

Nice to see the blog's up and running. I didn't see how to subscribe or leave comments personally, but that's just as well since the blogs seem aimed at getting info out rather then a public round-table like a forum.

The information posted is appropriate for Skydogs currently targeted market, that being the entry level flier through second kite upgrade market. Since this market is the most important niche for growing the sport it's a big positive to every person involved in kiting whether as a flier or a retailer to have an experienced and passonate group like the Skydog team bringing out a decent, affordable, well packaged and presented product.

Like Denny said "Good on ya'

Hopefully we'll see the Skydog Dealers and Downloads sections filled up soon  Smiley



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« Reply #6 on: May 10, 2009, 09:26 AM »

I like the descriptions of each of the kites you have on the blog and what the intended user skill level is. Super helpful information.  A tip though, this information should be linked to each kite in the regular web section so the potential customer doesn't have to go searching for a description of the different kites intended uses. When I originally looked thru the kites I was wanting this type of information but couldn't find it initially.


Is there a demo of that Sweet Emotion going around? That would be fun to try out.
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« Reply #7 on: May 11, 2009, 06:58 AM »

Great suggestions!
thanks, anything to help us to help fliers of all skill levels is appreciated. I will see about making some of the changes you suggested. We do have 6 models, 2 for beginner, 2 for intermediate and 2 for advanced, trying to cover all skill levels are very first year in business.

I have a couple Sweet Emotions,  but they are pre production so I dont want to send those around, when we get some more in, I will try to get a few for trying out.  I am happy you are interested!

Jim and I will be in Wildwood, along with help from a few Master Class Fliers and friends and anyone attending is invited to come try it out. The SE is not your standard cookie cutter type of sport kite and needs a bit of time to learn its capabilities so come on over and hang out with us!

 In OS we took kites right out of the box, that came directly from Skydog. No adjustments were made and that is what we flew all weekend so I am very happy so far with the factories workmanship.

Again, thankyou.
Dodd Gross
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« Reply #8 on: May 11, 2009, 08:13 AM »

Nice to see the blog's up and running. I didn't see how to subscribe

hey mike:
this is the direct link to subscribe to Dodd's blog:
http://www.google.com/ig/add?feedurl=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.skydogkites.com%2Fkitetech%2Fblog2.php%3Ftempskin%3D_rss2

This is the link to get Jim's posts:
http://www.skydogkites.com/kitetech/blog1.php?tempskin=_rss2

because they embeded their blog into a frame on their website it makes it a bit harder to use....but it is all there.....comments too..
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