I note from the sites that Severne, North, Fanatic and Tabou all have 2015 kit starting to make an appearance. As per usual the wave stuff is brought out first and the offerings from Severne, North and Fanatic all look fantastic.
North provides a look forward at the entire sail range, even though they do not yet give details and visuals of the slalom stuff. They have reduced their model range quite substantially and I think that this is a good thing. I mentioned the new S-Type Slalom in previous posts and I would really like to try one out. I am a bit skeptical of this sail following Martin Cross's comments regarding the 2014 S-Type. I hope they have made the new model friendly and fast.
Tabou's 2015 Manta (not on the site yet) is peeping out as well:
Ross has the following to say about the new boards.
Tabou are also showing their new Rocket Wide. I assume that this means they will be dropping the Thunder from their new range.
If this is true I will be disappointed. I think that the Thunder was a design with a lot of promise. Lengthen it slightly to facilitate easier planing off the beach, insert Tuttle fin boxes and you have a range that could challenge comparable slalom boards any day of the week. I don't think that the Rocket Wide is going to offer anything like this performance potential. I may be wrong of course.
That is all for now
Talk to you soon