Toby wrote:that is good...but still, can anyone control those 30 are really made, all identical and available/affordable for everyone?
1. The best control is provided by riders from other brands. If they have any doubts they protest a suspicious board straight away. That’s reality.
2. Any manufacturer will do all to make his boards the same as much as possible to avoid point no.1.
3. IKA randomly will carry checks during competitions.
This season proved that from major companies only North and RRD managed to satisfy riders with board’s supplying.
Cabrinha failed totally. Interesting thing is they tried to implement the limit of 100 boards a year ago. How many people have seen Cabrinha Race 69cm 2011 registered in April 2011?
That was a main reason the PKA submitted to lower the limit.
Lowering the limit to 30 should improve availability as minor manufactures would manage better with their budgets.
Obviously we will come back to this subject at the next AGM with new experiences collected within next season. Positive thing is that the IKA is flexible for any suggestions.
We are still on the beginning of developments. It’s wise to take into account all voices.
Maybe it will appear that the limit would be withdrawn as we have fixed box rules?
For sure it is going to be the most interesting season so far.