Join the club. They introduce this stuff, like the RIO XL, and then provide just about ZERO follow up, just a generic blurb about how great it is. We are expected to shell out hundreds and hundreds of dollars to buy something just to try it!
I can't think of another sport or hobby where one needs to just blindly buy a product to try it.
Gee, I wonder why windsurfing is becoming so unpopular.