Originally Posted by nonopr
Or you can buy second hand.
There's some wisdom.
Unregistered, did you ever think about the fact that, excluding pro slalom racers, most people will only buy a new board once every couple of years and that maybe in order to be able to sustain itself as an industry windsurfing companies must charge higher prices in order to cover the costs of production?
I too wish that a new board wasn't 1000+ USD but that's the way it is. Nonopr is right about second hand gear, you can get fantastic deals on boards/sails just one or 2 years old which perform very closely to the most recent ones.