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    Cobra factory revives Windsurfer design as affordable longboard/SUP

    The Cobra factory has re-developed the Windsurfer longboard in a modern package: The Windsurfer LT


    https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurf...-windsurfer-lt
    Now back in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by basher View Post
    The Cobra factory has re-developed the Windsurfer longboard in a modern package: The Windsurfer LT


    https://www.surfertoday.com/windsurf...-windsurfer-lt
    That’s very good I think. But it is a new board made to look like the classic.
    Also what does it mean complete package? Rig included?

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    $1,999 is hardly affordable!
    Make it for $999 and we might see a return to general pleb interest, but chances of doing that via Cobra and composite technology is minimal.

    So Bic. An opportunity?

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    Quote Originally Posted by PK1111 View Post
    $1,999 is hardly affordable!
    Make it for $999 and we might see a return to general pleb interest, but chances of doing that via Cobra and composite technology is minimal.

    So Bic. An opportunity?


    http://originalwindsurfer.blogspot.co.uk

    http://originalwindsurfer.blogspot.co.uk

    This link shows some nice examples of the original board in action. There was a website still selling new 'old' Windsurfers including sails etc but that seems to be offline now.

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    https://windsurferclass.wordpress.com

    It sounds like there is a lot of uptake from countries where this fleet is still popular for od. And they can get board only for 750 although those that need the rig also will be looking at the full 2k. Good on them, probably a great way to modernise this popular class.

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    Background

    At the 2017 Nationals at Balmoral three of us got together to address the demise of light wind windsurfing on easily driven boards so that in many areas windsurfing has completely disappeared.
    The high wind orientated wide boards with massive rigs has proven to not be the way to go with the majority of the market.
    The Windsurfer LT has been designed to use the original rig.
    The 3 initiators of this project have over 100 years combined in the sport, they are:
    Bruce Wylie

    1985 Windsurfer World Overall Champion
    Professional Boardsailor
    Cobra production manager
    Vincenzo Baglione

    Owner of Albaria Windsurfing Club which runs the Windsurfing World Festival for decades.
    Greg Johns

    Formed the Windsurfer Class Association of Australia in 1977
    Authored the Yachting Australia TL7 National Windsurfing training scheme in 1979
    Australian National Windsurfing Coach 1983 to 1996.
    Owner of Windgenuity Sailboards since 1986.
    We have also had the assistance of Italian Olympic windsurfer Riccardo Giordano and Edoardo Thermes in the design of the project.
    An addition to the concept, is the opening up to all brands the opportunity to distribute the boards and rigs with their own branding. Thus bringing the industry together and giving it a world wide momentum.
    Windsurfer LT


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    Good luck to them!

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