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SECOND HAND BOARDS SOUGHT FOR TESTING

16:24 30th May 2004 by
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Following the interest generated by our recent test of second hand wave boards we are planning to do a further 2 tests of vintage kit and need your in locating sailable examples of the following boards. If you have any of these boards, know where they might be found or have anything similar that you think would fit well into either test, please drop us an email giving some details and we’ll be in touch. You should be aware that we may hold onto the boards for a few months while we collect enough boards together and wait for suitable testing conditions – and although we promise to take good care of them, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get them back in one piece! If this doesn’t put you off and you have any of the following, please get in touch…

270 or 100/105 litre slalomy all rounder test – revisiting such classics as the Screamer 1 and Sunset Slalom and the other important boards around this size or possibly performing a similar function through the ages. To include…


Mistral Screamer 1
Mistral Screamer II
F2 Sunset Slalom
Bic Electric Rock
Tiga Slalom 260
F2 Sputnik 270
F2 Sputnik 270 II
Tiga 268
Fanatic Gecko 278
F2 Axxis 272
AHD Freeride 275
Mistral Flow 276
Klepper 272
Bic Vivace 270
Starboard Carve 99
Fanatic Skate 100



295 or 120/130 litre test – looking at the various approaches to the first time short board. To include…


Vit Sea 292
Bic Astro Rock
F2 Bullit (the original with the triple concaves please…)
F2 Xantos I
F2 Xantos II
Mistral Shredder
Alpha 130/295
Bic Veloce 288
Bic Veloce 298
Fanatic Bee 284
Fanatic Bee 289
Vinta 295
Mistral Echo
Mistral Explosion
Fanatic Rabbit


Please email gregg@boards.co.uk if you can help with any of these boards.


We’ll look forward to hearing from you!

  1. Mr. Leslie Crowther

    Hi typed in fanatic rabbit on google and found your web page. I used to ride an f2 lightning for a while and then changed to a fanatic rabbit and o’ boy what a change, did i have some fun with that board large sail high wind and up up and away like a rocket mostly on fairly flat water or some chopy chop, i eventualy sold it to a friend of a friend ( was a bit short of cash but did intend to get another) i believe he was out riding it hard one day,not to sure what he did but apparently he managed to snap it half ?.
    What would by todays standards of board be the closest to the original rabbit of yesteryear ? if you are able to help and its not to much trouble could you pop me an e/mail any help or info would be greatfully recieved.
    Many thanks, Yours Les Crowther.

  2. Gavin

    May 2011

    Dear Gregg/Boards,

    I have just bought a Mistral Echo, yet to try it out, but have been googling it to see what people think of it. I'm a returning windsurfer who doesn't like these 'fat' boards, but loves the many Very cheap old style boards available on the second hand market.

    I love the sound of this vintage test you were planning, would be great to film it too! But, I'm really just interest in the results. Can you tell me more?

    Many thanks,

    Gavin

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