Bay Racer wrote:
This otta give you a clear picture of what peoples preference is. The main thing is to enjoy the ride....
The bay area is not the be all and end all of kite racing. Yes it is a bit of a hub but just because everyone was on Mikes doesn't make them the only choice.
We can't even get a Mikes Lab in Europe unless we get one imported.
The board is great, no doubt but I am pretty sure that the top guys on any other top board would still own most racers.
I also noted that many of the videos showed people falling off when tacking, on Mikes Lab.. does that mean they are hard to tack? of course not.
People preference in the BAY area is for Mikes Lab, based in Cali its the go to board as it comes in the same price as the North race boards (or there abouts-$150)
there was not nearly as many ML boards at the Africans, why? because they can't get them there... Remember a certain North rider smoking every other rider on one day?
For me, in Europe - a Mikes board isn't worth the wait or the cost. For sure I would love to ride one and compare but that just isn't going to happen. Mike is missing out a trick there.