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U2U2U2



Joined: 06 Jul 2001
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Questions 1and 2, the worldwide experts on any category will be along.

The remainder , says you buy what you think will suit you and bypass the rest.
You support free enterprise .
The manufacture, is mostly Cobra, the companies define the board character, as shape etc all , as in Tabou, Starboard, this in some degree is what they think the consumer wants and or needs, consumer being Worldwide, not just USA.

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acalhounguy



Joined: 25 May 2013
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 17, 2017 7:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Right. I'm aware of Cobra - I know nothing of the business and am thankful for the great designs coming out despite what I imagine to be a hard slog to profitability. Godspeed windsurfing equipment manufacturers for all our sakes.
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

If Tabou would have called the 2017 anything else besides the 3s, the board would have received much better reviews. Its different than the old version.
Its hard to compete with a legend..
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GarryW



Joined: 11 Mar 2001
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 25, 2017 9:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where are there negative reviews of the 2017 3S? I haven't seen them. I have both the 2017 106 and 86 3S and love them.
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JulieRoe



Joined: 15 May 2004
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2017 6:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My 2016 3S started "peeling" after 14 months. Tabou would not even talk to me about it because it was past the 12 month warranty. I have 20 yr old boards that have never done anything like that. Wouldn't recommend Tabou for that reason.
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry to hear about you board. No issues with my Rockets or the 3s boards that I have been riding since 2009. My 2012 3s 96 gets used alot in flat water and waves. 100 days a year in 4.2 to 5.8 conditions. I remove the vet plug after use and store the board inside. Also before I ride any new board, I pad the area between the back and front straps (stomp area) also the nose with NSI dual density pads. Adds very little weight and a lot of protection. Something that I learned from Eva the board lady
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