Peter_Frank wrote:Prices are really high ...
...BUT, there are two tricky parts in this game:
1. Compared to a windsurf board/rig or other similar items, we are very much at risk because we can hit a rock or similar, at the bottom - thus the "small fortune" can get lost or damaged to "uselessness" (I know it is not a correct word, but somehow it makes sense to just say/write it...) before you can blink with your eye...
2. Almost noone has the option to try a foil, before he/she buys one.
Because there are few, and those who got one are thinking about above #1 often, so of course not willing to lend out to everyone.
AND, even if you could try one, it would be a waste of time - because it is so difficult and takes time to master - so you will not get ANY useful "trial" experiences whatsoever.
These are the reasons why only a few buys a foil IMO, to these prices.
This is why there needs to be a low-cost beginner foil. It amazes me that no-one is addressing this issue. If someone was the entrepreneur type, this seems like it would be easy money.