KTAI 2013

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chilese:
In a few weeks, Las Vegas will once again host the KTAI show.

With CES, you get fanfare and advance press for months.

New car shows, similar excitement.

KTAI, not so much fanfare.

They do have a website and a Facebook™ page, but no yelling and shouting.

There seems to be a lot of new product coming, they just don't want us

to know about it???

The weather has been sunny, cool and very little wind the last 2 years.

However, walking around in shorts all day and trying new kites is a good thing.  :)

thief:
lets see....
we already saw the HQ catalog last month....a bunch of new things....
Skyburner gets outed here from forum members....
Prism?
Premier?
New Tech?
Gomberg?
ITW?

indigo_wolf:
Premier posted their catalog on Facebook a couple of weeks ago:

http://www.premierkites.com/collections/

Bit more genki love this year, but the Orbits color scheme might be a bit trippy for some.  A couple of nice cellular additions too.

This thread seems to come up on s fairly regular (annual  ???  ??? basis).   And the common refrain is that KTAI is an opportunity for face time between manufactuers, distributors and retailers.... which is fine.

However...... a long standing view that I have shared with pretty much anyone that would listen has been that after the convention , I wish that KTAI (possibly with AKA support) would put of a PDF of only the new offerings from the various manufacturers.

..... If wishes were horses, beggars would ride.
..... If wishes were fishes, we'd all cast nets.

As things stand, when you peruse the catalogs you will occassionally come across kites that were released 2-3 years ago with absolutely no fanfare.

ATB,
Sam

thief:
Whoa....premier is hosting a disco party on their kites.......
Looks like they put a lot of effort on the patterns and less on new designs............

Ca Ike:
Quote from: thief on January 10, 2013, 03:02 PM

Whoa....premier is hosting a disco party on their kites.......
Looks like they put a lot of effort on the patterns and less on new designs............

YEs pretty much thats what I have been hearing too.  LOts of new colors and schemes from premier but no new models.  Although some of the independant designers for premier might add in some improvements along with the new scheme.  PRism hasn't anounced anything new this year but Mark always keeps things hush hush until after KTAI at least (switch and zerog info getting out was a bit earlier than planned)  I would assume Mark is more concerned with getting solid production atm with the issues in china lately than getting out a new kite.  Most other new kites are already out.  FW, HQ, and a few independants have had stuff out for a while.

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