I've got the 160 and love it. It's really fast and jibes easily w/o
having to make too wide a step. I got it because I don't really like
the whole formula thing and this works great. I've also sailed the
110 and the 125 and would recommend them in a heartbeat. I agree
about North Sports stuff in the past: max. speed came too quickly,
mediocre ride and ***for support. I too had a Flow and ditched it
w/in a couple of months. Last year in Hatteras was an eye opener.
After riding the Mistrals, Naishes, etc., it felt like they were
finally back in the sailboard business. The week in SPI in October
reinforced the idea that they really do have a clue. I've got a Titan
160 and a 114 Vector in the trailer; highly unlikely a couple of years
ago. Hope this helps. Have big fun.......Leon
> > RE/
> > >Who's got time on the Naish Titan? I wanted to check them out during
> > >the AWSI show, but it seems that North Sports didn't plan for as many
> > >weed fins as boards. Seems the bigger ones might be a good option
> > >for my territory.
> > It's been awhile since my experience, but if I were buying a board repped
> > through NorthSports, I'd do it with the expectation that there is no warranty.
> > I got a Flow a few years aback that fell apart with less than 150 hours on it
> > and they stiffed me. Mabye times have changed, maybe not....
> Yeah... I'm aware of the North Sports rep. It's one of the reasons
> we've not stocked anything of theirs for awhile. But it may be time
> to give them another chance, albeit a very carefully measured chance.
> Plus, I've always liked Naish products. Both my wife an I use Naish
> sails for the bottom half of our quivers. We're quite happy. I
> rented Naish boards from HiTech - I suspect they wouldn't carry them
> if their were durability issues. And I've got a Mistral Classic
> that's held up just fine...
> But I agree there were some ugly quality control issues that weren't
> handled well. I'm hoping they learned their lesson. If they
> haven't, then their business plan is pointed in the wrong direction.