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Buzz Kite Gear Review

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Created by juz85 > 9 months ago, 5 Jan 2018
littlewing
QLD, 106 posts
23 Nov 2018 9:19AM
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Buzz Kites (Lee) said..
Great to see the maturity of the responses has improved since last season. It's a shame for Australian entrepreneurs that tall poppies are so often targeted by those who most commonly live in mediocrity.


Dude you came down off your throne to talk to us low life scum living in mediocrity, thank you. We are regular kite surfers, that love to kite (oh yeah your demographic) that tried to give advice on improving your product to better sell to your demographic. Advice that you obviously don't need because you are a tall poppy and we are living in squalor underneath our kites in rough conditions toughing it out in the burbs in mediocrity. We don't deserve your great products. Clearly they belong with princes, rulers and kings who don't kite and with the odd apiarist. Oh and I checked your new website and it is better than the old one. I could offer constructive criticism based on the mediocre demographic you are targeting, but you don't seem to cope with it very well.

littlewing
QLD, 106 posts
23 Nov 2018 2:19PM
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nice one you got us bro, 20000 reviews? maybe 20000 views 3 reviews, (1ligit) and a whole bunch of feedback not on the positive side

Saffer
VIC, 4447 posts
23 Nov 2018 8:43PM
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Buzz Kites (Lee) said..


Saffer said..



Buzz Kites (Lee) said..
Great to see the maturity of the responses has improved since last season. It's a shame for Australian entrepreneurs that tall poppies are so often targeted by those who most commonly live in mediocrity.





I don't think people have an issue with entrepreneurs, people have an issue with entrepreneurs who don't heed good advice and think they know better. It's called arrogance and it's been the undoing of many an entrepreneurs and established companies.

As an example, I gave you some free advice on fixing your website because it didn't align to the price premium you were charging. You still haven't done that, and for a marketing manager, that's pretty dismal. Branding 101. Not expensive, high impact for a company where people typically go to the site because they haven't heard of the brand. Right now it still looks like Mum and Dad's Milk bar down the road, and that doesn't inspire confidence when buying from a brand.

But hey, ignore me, I obviously don't know what I'm talking about.




When did you last look at the web site?



Honestly, you could pick up a wordpress premium template for about $40 that is better than that, if you bought a wordpress premium subscription which is about $100 a year, you'd get it free. Same with Wix. It's either badly implemented or just a crap template. It looks like it was self implemented, which is fine if you had someone who actually knew how to do it. The problem with that is you are selling premium pricing, not mum and dad's corner kite shop pricing.

So where do I start on just the site (and I don't even run our company's website):

1. No colour consistency - Photos should be colour graded to at least look similar. They look like the came out of 20 different cameras
2. No format consistency - formats don't align, all over the place
3. Font colours are off
4. basic mistakes - A$ for some items, $ for others
5. No consistency in stock photos, on white for some, on cream for others
6. No consistency in how the graphics are tagged onto photos.
7. Missing graphics on foil page
8. please arrange test drive blocks look like they are designed for a different page

And that was just the front page. Some examples below





As a current business owner, and someone who has started multiple successful business, I hate to see people throwing money down the toilet but at the rate you are going, you will end up burning lots and you probably won't get the success you want, so I suggest you suck up the advice from whoever you can.

And I'm trying to be helpful in saying lose the arrogance, it's not doing you any favours with your potential customers.

Buzz Kites (Lee)
NSW, 110 posts
25 Nov 2018 3:20PM
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Saffer said..

Buzz Kites (Lee) said..



Saffer said..




Buzz Kites (Lee) said..
Great to see the maturity of the responses has improved since last season. It's a shame for Australian entrepreneurs that tall poppies are so often targeted by those who most commonly live in mediocrity.






I don't think people have an issue with entrepreneurs, people have an issue with entrepreneurs who don't heed good advice and think they know better. It's called arrogance and it's been the undoing of many an entrepreneurs and established companies.

As an example, I gave you some free advice on fixing your website because it didn't align to the price premium you were charging. You still haven't done that, and for a marketing manager, that's pretty dismal. Branding 101. Not expensive, high impact for a company where people typically go to the site because they haven't heard of the brand. Right now it still looks like Mum and Dad's Milk bar down the road, and that doesn't inspire confidence when buying from a brand.

But hey, ignore me, I obviously don't know what I'm talking about.





When did you last look at the web site?




Honestly, you could pick up a wordpress premium template for about $40 that is better than that, if you bought a wordpress premium subscription which is about $100 a year, you'd get it free. Same with Wix. It's either badly implemented or just a crap template. It looks like it was self implemented, which is fine if you had someone who actually knew how to do it. The problem with that is you are selling premium pricing, not mum and dad's corner kite shop pricing.

So where do I start on just the site (and I don't even run our company's website):

1. No colour consistency - Photos should be colour graded to at least look similar. They look like the came out of 20 different cameras
2. No format consistency - formats don't align, all over the place
3. Font colours are off
4. basic mistakes - A$ for some items, $ for others
5. No consistency in stock photos, on white for some, on cream for others
6. No consistency in how the graphics are tagged onto photos.
7. Missing graphics on foil page
8. please arrange test drive blocks look like they are designed for a different page

And that was just the front page. Some examples below





As a current business owner, and someone who has started multiple successful business, I hate to see people throwing money down the toilet but at the rate you are going, you will end up burning lots and you probably won't get the success you want, so I suggest you suck up the advice from whoever you can.

And I'm trying to be helpful in saying lose the arrogance, it's not doing you any favours with your potential customers.


Thanks mate. Really appreciate your constructive feedback.

lotofwind
NSW, 5411 posts
21 Aug 2019 12:39AM
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Do these kites still exist ? Still have never even seen one....anywhere ?

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
21 Aug 2019 9:27AM
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Theyre all still in the boot of a car coming to a beach near you

NorthernKitesAUS
QLD, 832 posts
21 Aug 2019 11:51AM
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causehecan said..
Theyre all still in the boot of a car coming to a beach near you


Damn! That means they are coming my way for repairs to their damn de-laminating valves.

bjw
NSW, 3070 posts
23 Aug 2019 8:22PM
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I miss this thread.

amirite
350 posts
24 Aug 2019 10:36PM
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can rebuild this thread
got the technology

cauncy
WA, 7626 posts
25 Aug 2019 8:43PM
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bjw said..
I miss this thread.




Ignition , are buzz bringing a wind wing out? Called the sting in bumble bee colours

CJ2478
NSW, 382 posts
26 Aug 2019 8:16AM
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amirite said..
can rebuild this thread
got the technology


you got the trollology

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
26 Aug 2019 9:23AM
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HahaHA THE STING!!! Oh man that is unreal. Im willing to put $15 towards this business venture

amirite
350 posts
27 Aug 2019 3:45PM
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causehecan said..
Im willing to put $15 towards this business venture

i had a startup
before it was cool

amirite
350 posts
27 Aug 2019 4:11PM
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causehecan said..
HahaHA THE STING!

upvote on THE STING

bjw
NSW, 3070 posts
27 Aug 2019 7:15PM
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cauncy said..

bjw said..
I miss this thread.





Ignition , are buzz bringing a wind wing out? Called the sting in bumble bee colours


And they could wear a seat harness backwards to make it true to form.

Sandfoot
VIC, 392 posts
27 Aug 2019 7:16PM
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I thought calling the harness the "honey pot" was very clever.

bjw
NSW, 3070 posts
29 Aug 2019 7:18AM
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First compliment on this thread. Times are a chang'n.

lotofwind
NSW, 5411 posts
29 Aug 2019 5:56PM
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^^^^^^^^Yeah, But it came from a bloke with a canoe full of goats so........ seems right on track.
What ever floats your goats, I guess.

causehecan
WA, 668 posts
5 Sep 2019 4:39PM
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bjw said..
cauncy said..

bjw said..
I miss this thread.





Ignition , are buzz bringing a wind wing out? Called the sting in bumble bee colours


And they could wear a seat harness backwards to make it true to form.


Serious question can anyone kite in a backtofront seat harness? Im trying to imagine what a jump looks like

bjw
NSW, 3070 posts
7 Sep 2019 9:45AM
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It's like a wedgey but not in a funny way.

timmybuddhadude
WA, 496 posts
Tuesday , 2 Dec 2019 11:08PM
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The Buzz (Harmony) Kite:
Surprisingly I used this kite the majority of the time during my trip. It really is a do-it all kite. Easy for beginners, fun for advanced riders and tough as bullets.
- It was super easy to setup, self launch and land
- It turned super quick with the advance bridle configuration
- In strong gusty winds the kite was smooth and controllable, didn't yank me like other kites I've ridden and was super quiet (no shaking going on)
- I could fly the kite in a much large kite window thanks to it's simple de-power system (16 - 28 knots comfortably and i'm only a 70kg rider)
- When boosting it provided heaps of lift but came down gently on landing
- We did three long down-winders and I really liked the way the kite would drift. I could race towards it and it wouldn't stall like my Lithium did.
- The materials and construction are really solid. I crashed the kite pretty heavily learning some new tricks and the kite took the punishment well with no damage.
What could be improved:
- The strut inflation tubes are a small diameter so they take a little longer to inflate / deflate than my previous kites




Really??? You can do 16-28kn comfortably and it drifts?
does a standard pump piece fit in the valve?
Thanx



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