Just read though the Proposals for the AGM. What really annoys me is the proposed rules for the Foilboard Class. http://internationalkiteboarding.org/im ... srules.pdf
Specifically this is something I do not want to see:
B.1.1 No kite shall compete in IKA KiteFoil events unless it is series production equipment and registered with the IKA and included in the registered production equipment list.
This will once again be preventing some kiters from competing in the first 2/3 of the Season. I know a lot of great foil boarders who are sponsored by brands that do not have IKA registered Kites. This is the Foil class, so why are we imposing rules from the Formula Kiteboarding class onto it so early.
Also Rule C 1.1.1 B has been copied straight from the Formula Class:
(b) Not more than one production kite shall be registered per size range:
Large: Nominal Size of 15m or bigger Medium: Nominal Size of 11m to 15m Small: Nominal Size 11m or smaller X-Small: Nominal Size 9m and smaller
Why would we want to do this for foiling??? We need totally different kite sizes and ranges !!!! Who's bright Idea was it to just take the Kite Equipment rules 1 to 1 from the Formula Class???!!!
I was so stoked to see that after years of working on it that Foiling is becoming popular as a racing class, but after reading this I feel sick to my stomach
I hope that everyone puts pressure on their IKA National Reps to vote down the proposed rule book. The AGM is on less than 2 weeks. So get onto your Reps now!!