|14th May 2008 09:31 AM|
|Sail Quick||I thought F2 made great boards, well made, very fast, durable and lots of fun to use in the hands of a skilled sailor. Sad to see them go under. Windsurfing has become a bit soft and boring with all this plug n play gear being turned out to try and hook the younger generation.|
|14th May 2008 06:31 AM|
|Unregistered||Re-signed their contracts for the coming year.|
|13th May 2008 02:10 PM|
I know what I would do... Jump the sinking ship. They don't call me "Ratso" for nothing.
Har de har har.
|13th May 2008 05:51 AM|
Just heard all F2 riders have resigned contracts???
Are they expecting a new buyer, and therefore signing all the top names??
|12th May 2008 06:07 AM|
|mark h||Think I'd better drop out of this conversation as the likes of Bill Gates (microsoft) and Sir Alan Sugar (Amstrad) will run rings around me, Lol.|
|12th May 2008 04:27 AM|
Dont think anyone inferred inferior;just no better.
|12th May 2008 01:53 AM|
|mark h||Mr Gates, with multi-million dollar empire taking up all of your time, its real cool that you have found 5 minutes to post your comments on this forum.|
|11th May 2008 10:37 PM|
There's an implication in some of the posts that Starboard is winning the battle with an inferior product and unfair or exploitative business practices. Like Starboard is the Microsoft of windsurfing.
|11th May 2008 07:18 AM|
|Philip||Yep cosmetics are important as is the ability of companies to connect with their market. *Board is particularly adept at connecting, interacting and taking direct (public) feedback ; well this website and forum is a classic example. Then there is the question of innovation. I sailed F2 products and they were good and pace setting at times. *Board also has lots of innovation to its credit and the performance of its products and within its model line up is well understood by the market. All of this no doubt increases buyer confidence in their producet and is patently a successful business model for the times.|
|11th May 2008 05:03 AM|
OK, fair enough, I guess you'v put your point of view accross well & high-lights how we all take different views on stuff. No disagreements, just different feelings.
With the PWA Ulsan slalom event kicking off in a few days, does any one know if Finian M, Patrik D, Jimmy D & Karen Y will still be on F2 boards? Will the money pot being held be the appointed reciever cover their travelling expenses etc? Or will this now come out of the riders own pockets or will sail sponsors make up the difference? Or will they be on another manufactures boards?
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