I absolutely agree and we try to do that as much as possible but it also depends a lot on where someone is coming from. It´s not good promotion to have someone on the wrong board. All I can do on the website is to indicate what the differences between the boards are for which we use performance bars. The Haka ST is not marked as an all round board but as an all round WAVEboard, suitable for both jumping and riding. For example it also says this; In comparison to the Haka ST, the Shaman is less technical to sail, planes earlier and keeps speed better. The Haka ST is the more radical version of the Shaman: turnier, faster and jumps better.PK1111 wrote: ↑Sun Apr 21, 2019 6:50 pmConsidering I have been a past customer of yours, I would suggest that I absolutely understand what you do and how you operate. I’ve admired many aspects of your operation over the years and am especially supportive of small batch, high quality manufacturing close to the consumer market.Bouke/Witchcraft wrote: ↑Sat Apr 20, 2019 9:02 pmIt seems like your view of what we do is limited. I am also a "professional", shaping boards since 1985, since 1994 professionally on Fuerteventura, windsurfing since 40 years.
Initially you argued that there was no such thing as “all round” but your own web site clearly states otherwise.
Your posts are just coming across as defensive of your model, rather than sticking to the topic, and discussing how relevant these more radical designs (and maybe yours) are to regular riders and conditions.
I’m pressing this as Simmer do have recent form in producing very dedicated models, especially the Fly, which changed dramatically between the years, to the point where some years are considered good, and some, dogs that should be avoided.
I don’t know who the shapers were and cast no aspersions, preferring to have a straight conversation about the potential future.
These designs may be exciting and have a wide potential market.
I encourage that experimentation.
But specialist boards should be clearly identified as such and not marketed as all round boards.
So I would say it is pretty clear you need decent skills, it´s not a freewave. But with the right skills, it certainly is a fast board, going up wind well.
And the performance bars indicate how it relates to the other ranges. The new Wave V5 has been marked as having more rocker. Not a lot more but it is noticable. The Reaper is marked as a Wild Horse, for making the lamest conditions exiting. So either you have the skills to handle a wild horse or you step up your game.
Then when someone has doubts, I can explain more in detail in relation to boards he/she knows.