i mean these are production boards, the 2009 Noble Nobile Shinn Twin about $1000(
what the f***) 2009 Nobile 666 about $900
2009 Air rush Protoy about $900, just to name a few. For me to buy and pay for international shipping plus a 42% duty and 7% stamp taxs,
. Can someone with the knowledge educate me on why these," Production!" boards are so expensive?please someone? I could understand if these was custom one off boards by a high end sharper or something, i mean production about causing the same as a kite and board package. WHY?? i really need to know
I dont really know, as the price 900-1000 dollars seem very very "normal" and reasonable (like always, maybe a tad less than some years ago in fact).
But as the dollar is pretty low now, your price might be very different than "mine"...
In Euro it would be 6-700 Euro as a "normal" price for boards (and always has been, so you could say they had fallen in price over the years since 2000).
A few are more expensive, and a few are cheaper - but not that many.
Some windsurfers cant understand why such a small board has these costs...
Well, the work and details are approximately the same, so that is fully understandable !
If you look at snowboards - they are the same price even for the "cheap" models (if you add bindings to the board price that is...), and many are much more expensive than kitesurf boards, eventhough they are mass produced and sold in a huge number compared to kitesurf boards
So we should be happy they are not priced even higher
But yes, I write my name and telephone number on my boards, because of the "value"
Kindly, Peter Frank