Wipika, The First Kiteboarding Company, began the creation of kiteboarding as we know it today.
At the beginning of last year, Wipika learned that the holder of a patent under which Wipika manufactures its kites had commenced action against our distributor in France for infringement. Although Wipika viewed the case as unjustifiable, we did not want to have the same thing happen to our other distributors where the patent was valid. In order to protect ourselves, as well as our distributors from the harassment of a lawsuit from the patent holder, we made the difficult decision in early 2005 to go to a web-based distribution system until the lawsuit was resolved. This was not an easy decision, knowing that this action would upset our own business, distributors, retailers & even customers, but it was the only option available.
Due to the latest developments in this situation Wipika is pleased to announce that we can now distribute our products without any issues. This means the latest Wipika products will now be available from quality independent retailers with advice & aftercare on a local level whilst keeping the amazing retail prices we had via our web store.
Looking to the future, Wipika will be building further on its excellent heritage in the market. Innovation of premium products with technical simplicity & rider usability not just marketing hype will continue to be at the heart of the Wipika brand. Wipika will be standing strong for 2006!!!
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