Sorry my intention was not aimed to push anyones buttons.
the amout of time to build a foil that Works for beginner using Wood is not that high!
Quality by definitions does not imply that it will last forever.
quality is a amount of atributes a product has that satisfies a customers needs and expectation and fits their bills!
the fact is that people are open to try anything that they can aford without feeling guilty and dont have a major financial decisión.
i guess most of us can relate and do this sport as a hobbie on free time and have families.
If your married ,give it a try and tell the wifie your going to Shell out 4000+ on your creditcard for no good reason and you will be on the dog house for a long time!!!
Not to mention the cost of legal fees on divorce for a piece of high quality composite plastic.
Sure this is a niche sport but it doesnt mean you need to sheel out over 2000 dolars for a setup.
Funny is to think that a dollarized work is the norm.
I work in pesos and pay 50% tax on imports.in Brasil is like 80%
How about that for a financial decisión.
Any foil will cost me more than 4000 thousand dollars (CIF+ tax.)
For that money i better of buying a cnc machine and build them 24/7 out of indistructuble wood.
there are Woods like Ipe from Brasil that will outlast 10 generations in wáter and elements.
but this is not the point.
Material is no cost at all using local Wood for less than 100 bucks.
if i was willing to compete against heikennen i would be happy toshell out the US$ 5000 gear.
To end my tantrum
Gunnar how much does your begginer foil cost?