I just got back from Cabarete where I noticed that this local kite brand seems to have disappeared this year. The EH test center had no 2011 kites, the retail store in town was gone and the sponsored local riders seemed to have left (many are now on Star kites). Several locals said that the company was for sale.
EH is Eric Hersten's company and he was an early pioneer in kite design. Eric's designs were used by Best, Liquid Force and other kite companies in some of their early years. He formerly lived in Vancouver and he has some loyal fiends here. I guess it is the end of an era and small kite companies cannot survive anymore.
The word is that his big heart was the end to of the great company. Eric gave away countless boards and ktes to the local kids here in Cabarete sinking his company in with all freebees. A great guy with design expertise second to none, but no so buisness savoy. Yes there are quite a few smaller companies going the way of the dodo.
Oh and by the way thank you for leaving the wind has been great since you left, the wind is ramping up once again thia early afternoon..
We had mostly light wind while i was there (never smaller than a 12m kite), but my time there was not wasted. I had plenty of time to practice my Spanish and I can now say "cerveza por favor" with perfect pronunciation.