A new board is always nice and the wood carbon construction makes it even nicer. And in these financial times it's maybe more important than ever to give oneself a real treat in the form of a brand new board.
But from a pure sailing perspective, you can safely stay on your 2008 if you feel a new 09 is a lot of money. The 07/08 EVO 80 is an amazing board and the 09 an evolution rather than a revolution. An update rather than a change.
Don't get me wrong, we're more than happy to sell you a new boards, but we do want you to be happy on the old one too.
So its either:
"A new board: Because you're worth it"
"Stay on the old board: Because its worth it"
Well, I'm rambling more than usual now...time for bed.