Triton Sports Press Release:

Triton Sports Press Release:

Post by Smooth Water Sport » Sat, 05 Jan 2002 00:06:28


Triton Sports, home of DoubleUP Wakeboards,  Hardline Ropes & Handles, &
Wet-Technologies, is proud to announce that it has recently purchased the
assets of KD Watersports.  After months of negotiations and thousands of
rumors, the purchase has finally come to fruition, as the brand names; KD,
Kidder, & Blindside have all become part of the Triton family.  This will
obviously strengthen the collective group, by establishing Triton as a major
manufacturing company, in which it will have full control over production
and R&D.  Additionally, Triton will bring financial strength and stability,
along with a strong infrastructure to the 3 brands under KD Watersports.
Triton has quickly become a major force in the Waterski/Wakeboard industry,
and will now have the ability to offer a broad product range including top
of the line skis, two distinct lines of wakeboards, ropes & handles, and
every type of watersport accessory.  Triton can now truly be called a one
stop shop.

Over the next month, Triton will relocate the administrative functions of
KD, down to it1s brand new, state of the art facility in Reno.  The
Manufacturing plant will remain in Washington, and will retain all of the
key employees that have built the KD reputation as the premier quality
manufacturer in the industry.  With all of the key players from KD
Watersports, combined with the DoubleUP/Hardline/Wet Tech group, Triton is
looking forward to a very successful future. With the financial strength Tom
Sexton has brought to the group, along with a wide range of quality
products, great customer service, and the best manufacturing in the
industry, Triton is in a position to give the retailer, as well as the
consumer, the best possible products and service, at a great price.

Look for more announcements in the coming weeks regarding the DoubleUP
wakeboard team, the Blindside wakeboard team, and the KD Waterski team.

 
 
 

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Post by Dirtlove » Sun, 13 Jan 2002 17:40:02

Quote:
>great customer service

read on.

Quote:
>Triton is in a position to give the retailer, as well as the
>consumer, the best possible products and service, at a great price.

while having bought the assets of said product line ( KD) triton feels no
responsibility as to former KD customers with mfg. defects.
 English translation-  "Dear Sir,
 we're sorry you've a problem but kindly stick ski in ass."
 They MAY let the victim purchase a ski at cost or may help victim stick ski in
ones own ass.( Providing victim provide vaseline at his or hers own expense)
Next generous offer is, if on an EP program with KD when skier has a mfg.defect
problem KD "MAY" elect to let skier purchase another ski at cost. but they
(Triton) will provide vaseline at their cost in addition to ski.
English translation-" Dear EP skier,
 we're sorry you've a problem but kindly stick ski in ass."
 Triton is trying to develop "Brand loyalty" with past customer base .
Supposedly by mths.end a formal "Dear John" policy will be in effect.
( they may switch to a water soluble KY jelly vs.the vaseline)
 to contact other mfgs. just call
1-888-go-goode.

 
 
 

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Post by Seajml » Sun, 13 Jan 2002 20:48:55

Hmmm.  I wonder what translation program you use.  I didn't read that anywhere
in the press release.
However, your text translated should read "I am an EP rated skier.  I think I
deserve all my equipment at the manufacturers cost or less.  If they won't
accommodate me, I will bad mouth them and go to another company that will."

 
 
 

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Post by Dirtlove » Sun, 13 Jan 2002 23:37:55

Quote:
>I didn't read that anywhere
>in the press release.

Yes, I'm sorry that is true but after a phone converstaion with them at the
factory that is in effect WHAT THEY TOLD ME.
No they did not literally say the "stick ski in ass" but in other words they
did.

Quote:
>If they won't
>accommodate me, I will bad mouth them and go to another company that will."

I don't want to go to another company but there are others. I am badmouthing
their reported stance on replacing a virtually new ski. On that policy only am
I critical of. They want the company and all the buyers and success they had
but are unwilling to take care of a few problems that happened. And let me
reiterate that last statement. A few problems, not hundreds.
 I will further go on to say that this policy is not "cast in cement" yet.
 But this was the option they were looking at this past week.
 F.Schmidt

PS   Iconn has also disappeared into the abyss.

 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 00:41:47


...

Quote:
>I don't want to go to another company but there are others. I am badmouthing
>their reported stance on replacing a virtually new ski. On that policy only am
>I critical of. They want the company and all the buyers and success they had
>but are unwilling to take care of a few problems that happened. And let me
>reiterate that last statement. A few problems, not hundreds.

One of the ways to address this is to buy products on credit cards
that offer an extended warranty. Like Amex.  Its a PITA to get them
replaced (mailing etc.) but the warranties are useful.

...

Quote:
>PS   Iconn has also disappeared into the abyss.

www.iconnsports.com  proves that up.  What is happening in the ski
biz?

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Mark Kovalcso » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 02:19:03

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> >PS   Iconn has also disappeared into the abyss.

Oh well, I guess I am now skiing on a piece of history :)
 
 
 

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Post by Doug Meredit » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 03:08:33


Quote:
> >great customer service

So IOW, buy a KD ski, and then buy some KY?
 
 
 

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Post by Ed Web » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:17:46

Quote:
>One of the ways to address this is to buy products on credit cards

Tom,
 how exactly do they warranty the ski if the company goes out or is sold?
Wouldn't they also be at the mercy of the mfr.?
 BTW -KD's website has been back up since Fri. ( same thing though).
The lady at KD( Karen) who use to do all the warranty work will be back next
week .plus the same molder will be back doing the layups for the skis again.
 
 
 

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Post by Ed Web » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 15:22:59

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>PS   Iconn has also disappeared into the abyss.

I always check that site just to see if they started up.
  It's always says something like it's been reborn.( I guess they've been
reading the New Testament)
 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:28:06


...

Quote:
> how exactly do they warranty the ski if the company goes out or is sold?
>Wouldn't they also be at the mercy of the mfr.?

Doing the impossible is impossible of course, but IIRC the CC company
will fix or replace or refund.  I'll check the policy but YMMV.

Quote:
> BTW -KD's website has been back up since Fri. ( same thing though).
>The lady at KD( Karen) who use to do all the warranty work will be back next
>week .plus the same molder will be back doing the layups for the skis again.

So the same old KDs will be back?

Anyone know when the first D3 will be out?

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Ed Web » Mon, 14 Jan 2002 23:38:05

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>So the same old KDs will be back?

I guess so but ' 02 CR7 was being built for a while before mfg.stopped (softer
tip and stiffer tail, afaik)
 >Anyone know when the first D3 will be out?
You can buy them now Tom. The #'s are on the site. Or you can e-mail Denny at


 
 
 

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Post by Tom Rut » Tue, 15 Jan 2002 00:20:44


...

Quote:
> >Anyone know when the first D3 will be out?
>You can buy them now Tom. The #'s are on the site. Or you can e-mail Denny at



No mention of bindings though.  Would be nice if they kept the KD
pattern though.  A demo would be nice.  Any idea of the price of a
blank?

Tom

 
 
 

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Post by Doug Meredit » Tue, 15 Jan 2002 02:40:25


Quote:
> >One of the ways to address this is to buy products on credit cards

> Tom,
>  how exactly do they warranty the ski if the company goes out or is
sold?
> Wouldn't they also be at the mercy of the mfr.?

most credit cards like Am Ex double the warranty of products you buy
with them, usually up to a certain dollar amount (they aren't gonna give
you a new car).   That warranty is handled by the credit card company,
and not the manufacturer.  It is a PITA, but worth it.  I've used it a
couple of times.
 
 
 

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Post by Ed Web » Tue, 15 Jan 2002 06:12:29

Quote:
>No mention of bindings though.  Would be nice if they kept the KD
>pattern though.

KD and HO will fit the D3 w/his insert pattern.
Now the ' 01 pattern was different from the
' 00 -96 7000's

Quote:
>any idea of the price of a
>blank?

 $750 and you'll get 10% off of that w/AWSA renewal.
 
 
 

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Post by Ed Web » Tue, 15 Jan 2002 06:13:48

Quote:
> That warranty is handled by the credit card company,
>and not the manufacturer.  It is a PITA, but worth it.  I've used it a
>couple of times.

That's worth remembering.