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14th October 2009 06:55 AM
crash151 6 pages!
Someone cares. O'yeha
14th October 2009 03:26 AM
Unregistered Who cares????????????????????????/
13th October 2009 02:21 PM
Farlo Yes, the official position of Starboard is now "white bottom lighter and faster".
Even red bottom addicts are switching to white. The future is white. Let's repaint all our S-type, Futura's...
13th October 2009 05:51 AM
crash151 Like Ferrari's F1 team some years ago. Sack the guy that painter the cars whit to heavy red paint!
13th October 2009 05:25 AM
Unregistered Er does that mean all us lot with red bottoms get to have the lighter boards we should have had instead of these heavy red ones?
5th October 2009 08:49 PM
Originally Posted by Unregistered View Post
They probably dont think its worth replying !!!!

For goodness sake get a grip. The board base is white; big deal. Its utterly childish !!!

Wonder if Antoine or Bjorn or any decent sailors ever worry about colour of board !!!
they worry!!
listen, having hung out with both of these blokes at cassonova's for cocktails, or walmart shopping for cheap furniture, I know they lose sleep over these issues.
why, this spring we were grinding out Antoine's cutouts on his slalom board, at kihei testing some neil pryde kit, Antoine spouted " the ladeee like the red ".
It may have been a comment directed at the shiraz he likes , but i doubt it , as we were concentrating hard on the grinding to cutouts:millimeters at a time.
To add, I was at sprecks with Bjorn. Between holding the speed gun and helping adjust his rig , I saw that he had endured some reef rash and had a few cuts that bled freely.
I pointed it out and he blurted "red makes me look tough , its all about the cheeks" he Bjorn blurted .
seeing no chicks , furry yellow critters or bikini clad birds of the human type in the immediate vicintity I knew it was about the board, It just had to be!
so there you go!!
C- 144 maui-monger
3rd October 2009 09:20 PM
How to deal with dinged equipment

I have received a damaged goods from SB lately. Very bad ding, saw it only a week after accepting the plank. Must have been a handling thing, because otherwise the board's manufacturing is absolutely stunning.

So I fixed it best I could, and resolved to make the fix better by beating the crap out of it through freestyle. Dings all over now, looks much better.

Morale is, to me at least: peruse carefully new equipment before paying for it, and do take up freestyle!

Good sailing all.
3rd October 2009 02:18 AM
mario.milhazes Hi all

As stated before i was contacted by Starboard Marketing Manager, Martin Haglev.
Thanks Martin for being a great person and helping me with this issue.

He explained me why the board bottom changed color and why starboard didnt contact me sooner, they were all at the dealears meeting to promote the new boards.
The bottom is now white because its lighter and is faster on the water.

Now all is fine and this issue has been closed.
Im still a starboard fan and will keep buying these fanastic boards.

Thanks all for your support and comments.
1st October 2009 10:14 AM
Tiesda You Hi Mario and all,

Sorry if I haven't been so up-to-date on the forum threads. The last few months have been pretty intense to put it softly.

Our marketing material, like catalogues and websites, use photos generated from our photoshoots that take place several months before the final specifications are closed. Photoshoot are one of our biggest expenses so we wouldn't have many per year - and April is known as the month of photoshoots in our industry.

This means that photos will sometimes show a close-to-final product as opposed to an actual production board - maybe one in twenty (and even then the difference is very hard to spot).

We also use the photoshoots as feedback platforms when people come up to us and tell us their 'first impressions' on the new graphics. After the shoot, there can be room for changes to be made - for example the bottom colour of the Futuras or the pantone shade of blue or red and so on.

We've been careful not to show photos of the bottoms of the Futuras in our promotional material. Since our photoshoot covers so many riders and boards, there will be some photos out there that have slipped out, showing the bottom of the photoshoot's board as red, even though the final specification for production is white. The key point is that we haven't directly promoted any specific colour for the bottom of the board.

Anyway, I understand that Martin Haglev, our new head of marketing, is already in touch with you Mario, to find you one of the earlier production boards that was made before the switch to red. I hope that you'll get this soon. Personally, I like white more because it doesn't look as heavy... but they do say that red is the faster colour...


1st October 2009 06:40 AM
nonopr Hey Girl, Did you see the botom of my board?
I guess Fashion is part of the sport at the end.
I look hot when I ride my iSonic 111 with grey bottom.
My windsurfing has gone from good to the best due to the color of my sail.
My Board is faster because the bottom is red.
The color of the sport has nothing to due with fashion. It is there for appeal not fashion.
Does Neilpryde drop clew sails are fashonable or funtional? Are the winglets in my iSonic fashion or function. Is the red cut out tails fashion or funtion.
This is what I mean when I say fashion is not part of winrsurfing.
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