I've looked on Alibaba at 'Weifang Albatross' and the current lineup they sell has no Revolution counterfeits and mine certainly isnt. If they do it out of the back door or have done in the past so be it but I havent brought one and I dont know anyone else who has. I have albatross printed all over my albatross, it says it on the spars, it says it on the box, on the bag and on the sail. The dude on Ebay who sold me it is from Albatross kites.
As for quality anyone who tells you the ones I have are of substandard are as I've said before not telling the truth I'm afraid because they simply are not. In the case of the carbon wrapped rods they are actually better quality because someone took the time to get the weights right which I find most amusing.
I might get my camera out and square inch macro every part of an Alba and people can make up their own minds. Mine are as good as the day I brought them and if I needed something i'd either throw a 1.5 part on it or email the dude on ebay and he'll sell me anything I need like he has done before. IIRC he'll sell you a box of six 3wrap 16g carbon spars for £25.
I dont need a loving support network and I dont need to call America or engage in lengthy email convos. For £80, I can buy another entire kite for spares and still save myself almost £100.
Arguments thus far in a nutshell:Albatross made counterfeit revolutions:
Yep, they probably did, but Mercedes helped bomb my family in ww2. I'm over it now and if someone offered me one for 1/3rd the price I'd be in it and driving away before the cheque cleared. Japan put my uncles out of a job when they made better motorbikes than they do in my country and completely destroyed an industry. I'm over it now and own a Japanese motorbike.
The US company Kraft brought my chocolate factory and threw me out of a job. Now they make it elsewhere and it doesnt taste the same anymore. But I'm over it now and eating that chocolate. I afraid I just dont care about the morons who brought rev counterfeits. If they had any brain or were in any way a legitimate kiter they would of known the difference and where to of brought a legitimate one.Its a counterfeit:
No, its an Albatross marked kite of a different design which shares very similar dimensions to a Revolution Kite.Its substandard quality made by blind mice who live in a cave:
No, its of excellent quality whos QC seem to be as good if not better than Revolution. If its made by 4 armed children who used to hand wash radiation then I'm glad I'm paying them to do so, they do a good job.Its all about the Revolution community/family:
Kiters are my community, I care not what you fly or try to dictate what you should fly in the future, I'm just glad you fly!
People are well within their rights to come here and defend Revolution because Old Greebo's original post was about opinions I think. But please dont come here and treat us like idiots telling us what we should and shouldnt buy and that our Albatross marked products are garbage/counterfeit because they're not
I dont want to start sounding like some demented Albatross Zealot so that is my final opinion Greebo, and opinions are like..everywhere