Old 18th December 2008, 04:39 PM   #221
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Default Starboard is selling the complete FOD package?

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Ceri, are you saying that Starboard is selling the complete FOD package? Board, sail, mast, boom, extension and fin?
Im just wondering the same thing. Even with the fail of the proposal, are they still selling the whole package?
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Old 20th December 2008, 05:12 AM   #222
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"If you have the choice the race formula 1 or nascar- what do you choose!
Most prefer formula 1 but of course, there's a price for quality."

The price is that, like Formula 1, you may end up with a very small and shrinking number of competitors!

Fact is, most people don't choose Formula 1 stuff. Most people choose what is cheap enough for them to afford after they have paid for the other things in life. And if restrictions are so bad, why is Formula restricted to just production boards?
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Old 20th December 2008, 07:24 AM   #223
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I think we know where FW will go, remember the old course-race? Same way...
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Old 21st December 2008, 01:32 AM   #224
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I think we know where FW will go, remember the old course-race? Same way...
if thats the case...what will be replacing formula?
formula came about because of the unlimited course race equipment war.
currently there is nothing in line to replace it.
pwa 10 knot slalom?- they just changed the rules to 6-3 slalom making it even more equipment intensive
rsx?- cant attract anybody besides olympic sailors
fod- can even get off the ground!!
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Old 21st December 2008, 03:49 AM   #225
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So why not have a full range of classes, and make sure that those classes stop being so negative towards each other?

Some people don't want too many restrictions on the course racing gear - so FW is perfect for them.

Some people want to sail FW style but without any chance of being beaten by big spenders - so FOD is perfect for them.

Some people want to be able to sail in all conditions and want to be able to select the gear that suits their weight - Raceboard is perfect for them.

Some people want to sail in all conditions on a very simple board without any chance of being beaten by big spenders - Kona is perfect for them.

Lots of sailors want different things, why not support that and offer a range of classes, from slalom to OD longboards, that support each other rather than attack each other.
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Old 21st December 2008, 02:33 PM   #226
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the classes do support one another - part of the reason they joined IWA . Only pity is, PWA declined to be part of a "co-operative"
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