SupaEZ wrote:When i listened to Neil Pryde's interview he mentions "One design"
This means that the winsurf board and sails brand / size used during olympic racing are all the same
Shouldn't it be also "One design" rules for kitesurfing racing in the Olympics?
Every competitor on the exact same board and exact same kite
All of sailing at the Olympics is on one-design equipment. That makes for fair competition for sure, but at the rate that gear evolves, that means that the stuff they compete on is obsolete by the time the Games come around... That's not a problem for Lasers, but for windsurfing and kite racing, that's an issue. The RS:X they just competed on was designed in 2004! Can you picture kiters in 2020 competing on today's kite racing gear???