Jamie, and all,
As most of you are aware, this is the time of year when all the board
manufacturers are gearing up to show off their new models for 2001. Most
them will be appearing at the Trade Show in Sept. in Orlando, and
will be seeing the gear and placing orders for next year. Announcements
coming out a bit at a time to members of the American Windsurfing
Industries Association. Starboard have now announced the new board, the
Start, this way, and I'm sure they will be providing more info publicly
about the other models as September rolls around. I use their boards but
not work for them, so I can't really say how they will be introduced.
The GO for 2001 isn't really new, but will have a slightly different
shaped tail, the volume will be 180 l. instead of 190, and there will be
bevels on the rails for improved jibing/gybing. Otherwise, it will be
much the same.
The Start will also be available complete with a rig for a very very
reasonable price which should appeal to those just entering the sport as
well as families, etc.
I don't know if Svein Rasmussen reads the NG, but I'm sure he wouldn't
mind your publicity about the new Formulas. I'm thinking of getting the
Formula for myself, definitely a Start for teaching, and will replace
boards I have with a Carve and/or a Fish. Guess I'll be having myself a
clearance sale this winter to make room in the van for spring!
> There have been a couple of recent emails from Roger talking about some
> of the new boards which are coming out from Starboard next year. From
> speaking with Svein Rasmussen in the past I personally am quite e***d
> about several of the new line including:
> 1) Three new Formula boards including the Formula 135, Formula 155 and
> Formula 175 (nice and wide (95 cm) and super large fin (65 cm)).
> 2) A new board called the Starboard Start for teaching and learning on
> while a beginner. This board is 100 cm wide and features a center
> tuttle fin slot while still being a short board.
> 3) Additional boards in the Carve lineup (6).
> 4) Additional boards in the Fish lineup (3)
> 5) Women specific boards including a Formula board.
> 6) A new Starboard Go.
> I think we should call on Svein Rasmussen from Starboard to post a
> message and introduce his new lineup fully rather then in pieces. I'm
> sure that he could answer alot of questions for anyone else as e***d
> as I am about his very innovative company.
> I'm just a sailor. Since purchasing my Starboard Go early last year
> I've been a solid Starboard customer. I plan to purchase a Starboard
> Formula 175 next year as the replacement for the GO.
> So Svein, hats off to you and hopefully you can fill in more blanks for
> us. I know I haven't mentioned at least a couple of the board lines and
> board types.
> ~Jamie N
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> Before you buy.