from what I can tell 2011 will have a seperate production class at the worlds with all other IKA races left to decide if they want production only and in 2012 all IKA sanctioned race events will be on production boards only.
From my point of view its a good thing as there are already a lot of manufacturers bringing out registered boards in time for this years race season.
For me it as meant I am getting just 1 board at max size and will know I have the same sort of board as everyone else.
all the shapers are still going to continue to work on new shapes it just means that you will have a board for the year instead of a board being outdated after a few races
The top guys will sell their boards on cheap after a season which will mean others can get into racing knowing they have at least a competitive board from the previous year at a cheap price.
Much better as before no one wanted to buy a 6 month old race board as it was out of date.
Cant wait for my new Jay Factory 70 to turn up and get practising now its getting warmer here in Cornwall.