i think the graphic designers of naish and jp have always had this ongoing competition, to see who can make the most revolting looking board
i think north and fanatic will sell some gear this year on looks alone
here's hoping that for jp its a repeat of 2008, where the gear might have looked questionable, but was great to ride
Actually, based on teh shots in this thread, I'm liking the graphics on the RRD best, and more mainstream than in the past.
That's schweeeeeeeet !!!
They should look to surfboard graphics. Nothing better than a sexy board. (can I say that?)
The green and yellow starboard looks unreal looks abit like the colour of my accoustic guitar too.. i love it, i want one..
i like the look of those goya sails
What ever happened to hot sails and their superfreaks? At one stage the owner was confidently claiming the sails were selling themselves. I haven't seen or heard anything for at least a couple of years now, and only ever one person with a hotsail made in the last 10 years. would they still be in business?
Anyone know the jp waveboard sizes for 2011?
Am I good enough a windsurfer to buy super, super-cool looking gear?
(I am not good)
Yes, of course you are.
While new gear wil not make you a better sailor, it won't hold you back either. It may motivate you to train more, or just make the experience more fun.
The trick is to buy gear that is ideal for your ability and conditions. I'm still working on that, and have flipped a little bit of gear over the last year in that pursuit.
If you buy something that is just not working, don't feel bad about selling it.
@hc: I think not having a dealer here really means that they don't have much of a presence locally. Looking online thou seems like plenty of people sail them. Heck if you just looked at the gold coast, you'd think that JP/NP was the only windsurfing manufacturer in business still. p.s. the goya's do look sick, I've been saying for ages that I wanna get a goya eclipse as my next sail, but ended up buying a SWAT cause it was cheap.
@panda: who cares how good you are. Looking cool is much more important lol
Hopefully not everyone runs out and buys fanatic gear in 2011, thou i strongly suspect many will. Its no fun having gear if everyone else has it as well (keep buying JP please guys). Definately gonna keep the '10 skate, but might bin the JP twin for a fanatic quad... DAMN THEY LOOK HOT!
I thought when I saw the North Code wavesails wow pics dont do these justice, these look really good.
Same with the Fanatic quad, they look awesome in the flesh
Wow! now im really happy i pre ordered one last week :)
the underside of the quad looks tops
I'm wanting an RRD freestyle twin fin.
Very practical for where I'm at, lots of shallow sandbars, 16cm or so of fin would increase sail-able areas by 100%+. That's some seriously shallow water.
See honey, it's a smart investment.
best looking Fanatic I have ever seen.
Yeah I like the color of the bottom too, its got a mirror like finish.
i'd take one for a sail first panda. twins are, well, a different feeling.
Great shape, foul colour and graphics.....