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21st December 2008 03:33 PM
ceri the classes do support one another - part of the reason they joined IWA . Only pity is, PWA declined to be part of a "co-operative"
21st December 2008 04:49 AM
Unregistered So why not have a full range of classes, and make sure that those classes stop being so negative towards each other?

Some people don't want too many restrictions on the course racing gear - so FW is perfect for them.

Some people want to sail FW style but without any chance of being beaten by big spenders - so FOD is perfect for them.

Some people want to be able to sail in all conditions and want to be able to select the gear that suits their weight - Raceboard is perfect for them.

Some people want to sail in all conditions on a very simple board without any chance of being beaten by big spenders - Kona is perfect for them.

Lots of sailors want different things, why not support that and offer a range of classes, from slalom to OD longboards, that support each other rather than attack each other.
21st December 2008 02:32 AM
Unregistered
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I think we know where FW will go, remember the old course-race? Same way...
if thats the case...what will be replacing formula?
formula came about because of the unlimited course race equipment war.
currently there is nothing in line to replace it.
pwa 10 knot slalom?- they just changed the rules to 6-3 slalom making it even more equipment intensive
rsx?- cant attract anybody besides olympic sailors
fod- can even get off the ground!!
20th December 2008 08:24 AM
Unregistered I think we know where FW will go, remember the old course-race? Same way...
20th December 2008 06:12 AM
Unregistered "If you have the choice the race formula 1 or nascar- what do you choose!
Most prefer formula 1 but of course, there's a price for quality."

The price is that, like Formula 1, you may end up with a very small and shrinking number of competitors!

Fact is, most people don't choose Formula 1 stuff. Most people choose what is cheap enough for them to afford after they have paid for the other things in life. And if restrictions are so bad, why is Formula restricted to just production boards?
18th December 2008 05:39 PM
carlosgp5
Starboard is selling the complete FOD package?

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Ceri, are you saying that Starboard is selling the complete FOD package? Board, sail, mast, boom, extension and fin?
Im just wondering the same thing. Even with the fail of the proposal, are they still selling the whole package?
18th December 2008 04:45 AM
Unregistered I like the open rules, I just don't like the price of some gear that is keeping many sailors away.
18th December 2008 12:48 AM
Unregistered I think formula sailors are willing to pay what ever it takes for a fin that will work.
Its evident, as the Kashys still have a 2 year waiting time!
But for those that dont, there are alternatives like the IFJU, F4 Crad, Hurricane, Debocheit, VMG, Finworks and others that work almost or as good. It depends on the sailor of course.
To put it another way-
If you have the choice the race formula 1 or nascar- what do you choose!
Most prefer formula 1 but of course, there's a price for quality.
If you want to play, you have to pay.
Its up to you! But dont complain because you dont like the open rules of formula when there's an alternative choices available like the FE, FOD or RSX one design class to race in.
18th December 2008 12:15 AM
Unregistered Never mind FOD, go for FE, nobody wants to pay US$ 1,800.00 for a fin anymore, and FE is almost one design these days, only Starboard produce FE boards, the 160 tuffskin, and almost everybody is using Severne Overdrives to race in FE, so we already have a one design formula. And is cheapper than the proposed FOD too.
17th December 2008 09:42 PM
Unregistered i just noticed something in this forum. going by the number of replies and views of this thread, there is certainly a lot of interested parties out there. this should give *board the assurance that FOD can succeed.
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