Thread: Test Ban
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Old 8th October 2008, 06:46 AM   #7
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Originally Posted by Doc View Post
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.
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