Over a long period of time we have seen allegations made of counterfeit kite production from various Chinese kite manufacturers and without doubt some must be true.
However, for a similar period I do not remember seeing such counterfeit kites available on Ebay UK where most folk here buy from, I do remember a while back some SLE copies offered along with I believe Blasts on other Ebay sites, some from the US incidentally.
When we first became aware of the Chinese quads in 2009 we enquired of Bing at 4M as whether he did indeed make Rev copies and was assured he did not.
As has been expressed many times over we have no interest in counterfeit kites, and as far as I am aware I have never seen one, the kites sold currently by 4M on Ebay UK and labelled Albatross are not counterfeits if they were it would be easy to have Ebay pull the listings.
Now given there is very little evidence, if any, of counterfeit Rev kites appearing here in any sort of quantity, why all the song and dance from Rev? where is the threat to Rev coming from?
With all the bad feeling, sadly encouraged by the company, it is most likely the biggest threat to Revs future success is probably coming from much nearer to home.
The multi coloured and vented Albatross “tribal’s” in Daz’s pictures were bought from 4M kites via Ebay UK, not the other outfit mentioned above, we customised them ourselves.
If we were forced to look into the ethics of every company we buy from or deal with and only buy from those without fault, before starving or freezing to death we would end up without Revs, walking everywhere, in tatters and most probably in bare feet.
Of course the same result can be achieved much easier by buying too many expensive Revs.