So. No answer then. Do I assume that it's a case of wait and see because the customers will be used as the guinea pigs? Having been bitten once before, I won't [in the absence of proof to the contrary} fall for that one again! Unless there is some radical strengthening inside, it's hard to see how a thinner board can stand up to the constant pounding and thumping of the rig, through the mast foot. [It's almost a point loading right in the middle of the board,and in the absence of a shock absorber there's quite a lot of inertia to absorb.] I hope I'm wrong - but?