Mossy 757 wrote: ↑
Fri Jul 14, 2017 8:33 pm
Most paddle-surf shortboards are in the $600-800 range. Adding in the materials to mount a foil and not have it snap in two on the second session, I'd put a 20-30% upcharge on that.
I have a full-carbon race board I paid $900 for and feel like it was an amazing deal...
I'm of two minds.
For some decent foam, a few inserts, resin and cloth (totals about $150-250), does it have a really nice paint job?
On the other hand, it's worth it if it does the job. And one that does not make you happy is not worth it, at any price.
A simple plank style paipo or skim style board should be about 500-600. Could be a bit more if custom shape, graphics, convertible, etc.
BTW off the shelf shortboards for 800 or so is way bogus. You can easily get awesome custom boards for that.
You pay a lot extra for the plug and play consumer experience.
Sometimes it's worth it. Other times not...