probably because it doesn't have an IKA sticker on it….
what i do wonder about is how essentially hand built Mikes Lab boards for example ( as we get told they are by the owners) can fall within the production rule numbers, ok they agree to build 30 boards all the same but in elite level sport some things are more equal than others and then after the 30 have been done you could theoretically have a new design that you build another 30 of.
How do the IKA keep a lid on things like this?
The way I am seeing it is Mike and Alex are the only one actually producing boards. Nils just got some of his boards out there so I can count him in as well.
All other boards are on hold because none of the brands seem to know how to work with their Chinese manufacturer on race boards. So the ones that are out are "recalled" so how many have they actually produced?
Mike makes his boards in batch of 10ish at a time in THE LAB. He did the required registration with IKA and the boards meet the regulations. So what do you think he is getting away with. If you change the design you need to register that design.
I also notice a major difference between the 3 I list here and most kite brands. They are focus on building race boards and have been for a long time.
Question: what do the current Kiteboard Course Race World Champions, Current Formula Windsurf World Champ and the outright sailing speed recorder holder have in common?
Answer all their boards where made here: