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HotIce 24th September 2008 05:52 PM

Test Ban
 
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 12:59 AM

Isnīt it pretty coward of *board not to let a mag test their boards?

HotIce 25th September 2008 04:12 PM

Perceptions
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doby (Post 25836)
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 09:08 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/show...01&postcount=3

http://www.star-board.com/forum/show...18&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 25th September 2008 11:00 PM

Confused
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LK (Post 25866)
Hi boyz, you write both the questions and answers.

Read again the following posts from Scotty and Ola

http://www.star-board.com/forum/show...01&postcount=3

http://www.star-board.com/forum/show...18&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 03:26 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 05:46 AM

Agreed
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc (Post 26268)
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 01:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by HotIce (Post 26335)
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 10:12 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 01:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Doc (Post 26268)
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.


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