RE: Starboard Appollo/Formula Windsurfing
Personally, I can manage my board quiver without many problems. I turn over my formual boards every three years, but if I add an Apollo at some point, that will be an extra $1,800 US.
The concept behind formula was one board three sails, which has worked well for the serious racers. Adding another board just makes it that much more hassel to manage all the gear. For the sponsored sailors, cost isn't the issue, but transportation will be.
Most top formula racers get by with three sails, with 9.0 being there smallest. Amauteur racers like me have to go down to smaller sails when it hits 20 to 30 knots, so three sails won't cut it for me.
It will be interesting to see where the Formula rules will go, now that there is a board that can drop the wind minimums a bit.
Formula 160; iSonic 111; HiFly Move 105; Tiga 263; '85 Mistral Superlight.
Maui Sails TR 11.0; 9.2; 8.4; 7.6; 6.6; Maui Sails Switch 6.0; 5.2; Maui Sails Global 4.5; 4.0.