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HotIce
24th September 2008, 06:52 PM
No test of the Starboard Evil Twin Twinzer or Kode in the October U/K Boards magazine wave board test?

My understanding is that Starboard do not want Boards magazine to test their boards.

The October Boards magazine wave board test to me seems fair and balanced.

Perhaps it is time to reconsider?

Doby
25th September 2008, 01:59 AM
Isnīt it pretty coward of *board not to let a mag test their boards?

HotIce
25th September 2008, 05:12 PM
Isnīt it pretty coward of *board not to let a mag test their boards?

I think thatís a bit harsh.

I feel itís more to do with Starboards perception of how fair the tests are.

However there is a danger that people may draw all sorts of conclusions.

LK
25th September 2008, 10:08 PM
Hi boyz, you write both the questions and answers.

Read again the following posts from Scotty and Ola

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25401&postcount=3

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25518&postcount=5

in this threat

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4475

It explains very clear what they think about these tests particularly.

Cheers

HotIce
26th September 2008, 12:00 AM
Hi boyz, you write both the questions and answers.

Read again the following posts from Scotty and Ola

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25401&postcount=3

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showpost.php?p=25518&postcount=5

in this threat

http://www.star-board.com/forum/showthread.php?t=4475

It explains very clear what they think about these tests particularly.

Cheers

True, and your point is?

Please note itís the U/K Boards magazine I have mentioned not the test you refer to in Boardseeker which is a completely different publication.

Doc
7th October 2008, 04:26 AM
Seeing what Ola can do in onshore conditions with his ET, the low score of the ET in the Boardseeker test was very surprising. I was looking forward to reading the Boards test to get another point of view, but apparently not going happen. Pity.
The Windsurf review was more or less meaningless. All the boards were quoted as being great for a large number of sailors in just about every condition. They totally missed out on the fact that readers want to know what makes a board special and different compared to another brand.

HotIce
8th October 2008, 06:46 AM
Seeing what Ola can do in onshore conditions with his ET, the low score of the ET in the Boardseeker test was very surprising. I was looking forward to reading the Boards test to get another point of view, but apparently not going happen. Pity.
The Windsurf review was more or less meaningless. All the boards were quoted as being great for a large number of sailors in just about every condition. They totally missed out on the fact that readers want to know what makes a board special and different compared to another brand.

I agree with you.

I have a certain sympathy with manufactures when they receive a test report they feel is unfair.

After all a lot of time, money and effort goes into bringing a board to market.

However there comes a time when to carry on a test ban starts to work against a brand.

Like you I was looking forward to the ET being tested in Boards.

I am sure we are not the only ones who were disappointed that Starboard asked Boards magazine not to test their board.

I feel the recent Boards magazine wave board test was fair and balanced and I can only hope that Starboard now reconsider their position.

Unregistered
9th October 2008, 02:19 AM
I feel the recent Boards magazine wave board test was fair and balanced and I can only hope that Starboard now reconsider their position.

Did you go on the test as that is the only way you could know if the test was fair and balanced.

viking
9th October 2008, 11:12 AM
I am not British and English is not my mother tongue but Boards is by far the magazine I prefer to read and that is the most serious. Regarding to the test, it changes from the other mag for that all the board tested are always marvelous with no drawback.

Ola_H
10th October 2008, 02:07 PM
Seeing what Ola can do in onshore conditions with his ET, the low score of the ET in the Boardseeker test was very surprising. I was looking forward to reading the Boards test to get another point of view, but apparently not going happen. Pity.
The Windsurf review was more or less meaningless. All the boards were quoted as being great for a large number of sailors in just about every condition. They totally missed out on the fact that readers want to know what makes a board special and different compared to another brand.

Doc, you can check out the test in Planchemag which is linked from the front page. They seem to highlight some of the same aspects that I like about the board. These same aspects is what I think make it so good in onshore too when you push it a bit.

HotIce
11th October 2008, 12:20 AM
Did you go on the test as that is the only way you could know if the test was fair and balanced.

I would have thought it was obvious those tests that are fair and balanced and those that are meaningless without having to go personally to the tests.

I feel that any respected publication that wishes to test a board should be allowed to do so.

Surely the more tests available on a particular board can only be healthy and helps us all to make a more informed decision ?