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Topic: Hobie copy?  (Read 1476 times)

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« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 01:35:12 PM by hamachijohn »
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Just give it a few months, you will probably see/hear the horror stories.   :smt044
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City:   Ningbo
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Clearly a knock off.
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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.


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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.

Yes because all knockoffs from China are always better quality.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044
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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.

Yes because all knockoffs from China are always better quality.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

Chinese products do not need to be of better quality to sell well. Price point matters a great deal. If all we care about is better quality, no one would be buying plastic kayaks.

I think you should go around your house and check everything you own to see where they are made. You would be very surprised at how many products are made in china.


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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.

Yes because all knockoffs from China are always better quality.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

Chinese products do not need to be of better quality to sell well. Price point matters a great deal. If all we care about is better quality, no one would be buying plastic kayaks.

I think you should go around your house and check everything you own to see where they are made. You would be very surprised at how many products are made in china.

I know exactly how many products I have made in China. Not one of them are a cheap illegal knock off, but I agree price point matters. The other question is: Are all kayak plastics the same?
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 03:45:13 PM by Dannarchy »
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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.

Yes because all knockoffs from China are always better quality.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

Chinese products do not need to be of better quality to sell well. Price point matters a great deal. If all we care about is better quality, no one would be buying plastic kayaks.

I think you should go around your house and check everything you own to see where they are made. You would be very surprised at how many products are made in china.

I know exactly how many products I have made in China. Not one of them are a cheap illegal knock off, but I agree price point matters. The other question is: Are all kayak plastics the same?

Good for you if you never downloaded or streamed illegal music or movies.

Of course not all plastic kayaks are the same. Different models have different characteristics to suit different market segments.


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I was browsing that alibaba site last night and saw knockoff Hobies (from this company U-boat) and knockoff Natives & other pedal drive yaks too. Priced at like $500-600 if you order a whole shipping container haha...
https://m.alibaba.com/product/60560401033/Fishing-Pedal-Kayak-Single.html?spm=a2706.7835515.1998800312.29.GQXGau#show_specifications
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Don't think I'd trust a kayak called "U-boat"...
« Last Edit: September 18, 2017, 07:33:13 PM by NowhereMan »
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You can buy 5 of them for the price of a single hobie! You make it sound like plastic hobies are high tech kayaks. I hope they replaced the cables, pulley, and chains with sealed gears.

Yes because all knockoffs from China are always better quality.  :smt044 :smt044 :smt044

Chinese products do not need to be of better quality to sell well. Price point matters a great deal. If all we care about is better quality, no one would be buying plastic kayaks.

I think you should go around your house and check everything you own to see where they are made. You would be very surprised at how many products are made in china.

I know exactly how many products I have made in China. Not one of them are a cheap illegal knock off, but I agree price point matters. The other question is: Are all kayak plastics the same?

Good for you if you never downloaded or streamed illegal music or movies.

Of course not all plastic kayaks are the same. Different models have different characteristics to suit different market segments.

My point is the quality isn't going to be the same. The plastic used by Hobie, Wildy, Native, Ocean, or any other quality kayak builder is going to be much better than the plastic used by U-Boats knock offs made in China. The same goes for the pedal drive systems. Just look at the CEO vs BMW X5 or any other knock off product coming out of China.

I'm not standing on moral high ground, I'm looking at it from a ROI perspective. Sure you can buy a few knock offs for the same price as the Hobie, but at what actual cost. Are you going to trust a manufacture that steals designs, but doesn't meet the same quality standards with your life? What recourse will you have when the product fails on the ocean and someone dies? It took BMW 8 years and hundreds of millions to win its case to which China said "yeah you got us... So what".
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