Lots of criticism concerning Starboard's marketing. Well, what about JP's marketing in North America? Right now 2008 JP slalom boards are being sold as 2009 boards and the Slalom V is being sold as a 2010 board. Thanks but no thanks! JP seems to have a crossover period where the 2008 and 2009 slalom boards appear on their 2009 website and the 2009 and 2010 boards will appear on their 2010 website. Now that leads to a lot of confusion among consumers and I really disapprove. Starboard at least gives you what they say they're going to give you! I checked out the Slalom V and it'll be 60 days (November 2009) before they're even available in North America and that's from several sources! This is the board being used in the 2009 PWA events. Starboard's marketing looks pretty good to me after checking out JP's Slalom V boards!
Last edited by Deja Vu; 9th September 2009 at 07:14 AM.