Topic: AHD Tactik
The new AHD Tactik looks great - will be watching for pricing, availability, reviews, etc., though with a collection of classic longboards, I am not a likely buyer, I'm afraid. In the meantime, I am encouraged by the name of board - it is not just "Tactik," it is "Tactik Sailboard." I think the term Sailboard has been gone from the sport since the mid 1980s - I for one am happy to have it back. It is not a very exciting word - I can see why Drake and Schweitzer chose "Windsurfer" instead - but the original Windsurfer was surely a sailboard. Also interesting that AHD has a new site called zerofifteen, which they call the forgotten wind range, though it seems no-longer forgotten to board manufacturers (Starboard Serenity/Phantom/SUPer, RRD Cruiser/Wassup, Konas, Exocet Warp, BIC Jungle, Thommen T1, etc.). Interestingly, it remains largely forgotten to sail designers. Would love to see what HSM's potential SUP sail would do on a board like the Tactic - or my Mistral Superlight, Equipe).
Last edited by nyocean (2011-01-17 12:23:22)