Hollow wrote:Why not to let building the custom raceboards <190*70cm, >6kg, <1000Eur to be available for the competitions?
We should be able to compete on any board within box rules which are:
- Max length 190cm
- Max width 70cm
- Minimum weight 6,0kg
- Max price of a hull 1000€
- Max two set of fins
This is presently the best option for next 2-3 years as board's manufactures ignored customers in 2012. Racing cannot afford the same rubbish scenario next years.
I do not believe anymore in North, RRD and Cabrinha promises.
There are about a hundred people in Poland waiting for supply of 2012 boards.
There are only 3 boards of 2012 during first two events of Polish cup in May. It sucks!
How other riders on Cabrinha 59cm 2011 (designed in 2009) with 27cm long fins can compete in winds 5-7knots on? Sorry to say but it's a joke.
Let’s push IKA to postpone the board's registration scheme for next 2 years. It would allow small manufactures to start up and prepare for the real production scheme in 2015.
We have the excellent box rules. Let's stay within in it on any board.
Otherwise we would seriously slow down the sport next year and the competitions would reserved only for team riders.
One more thing. We have a number of small manufactures in Europe who got know-how and are keen to develop the racing boards. Huge advantage of them is a fact that they might deliver a board in 2-3 weeks from on order and repair it in a week. What is availability of Chine made boards I do not need to write. Guarantee claims? It exists ofcourse but you need to wait up to 3-4 months to get a new board from China. How many North and RRD boards from first delivery were sinking Titanics? 100%? Does anybody ride these first boards who are less than 10kg in weight now?
Please note that we won the Games because we were flexible, quick adapting to the changes and first of all – we listened to the riders but not only manufactures. Let’s do not make same mistake as windsurfers done (read only one big manufacture kingdom).