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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1005 on: March 21, 2019, 07:55:58 AM »
It's getting harder to stay in shape, but it isn't that hard.

I just look at the likes of Larry Cain and Ned Overend and feel suitably inspired.

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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1006 on: March 21, 2019, 08:24:07 AM »
It's getting harder to stay in shape, but it isn't that hard.

I just look at the likes of Larry Cain and Ned Overend and feel suitably inspired.

Absolutely but they are also professional athletes with the time available and the professional dedication. It is a different set of priorities than a full time demanding job. Their bodies is also part of their CV.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1007 on: March 21, 2019, 08:44:33 AM »
It's getting harder to stay in shape, but it isn't that hard.

I just look at the likes of Larry Cain and Ned Overend and feel suitably inspired.

Absolutely but they are also professional athletes with the time available and the professional dedication. It is a different set of priorities than a full time demanding job. Their bodies is also part of their CV.

Agreed. I think the point here though is not that age ruins your body as a cliff edge at, say, age 50 - its that people lifestyle changes at some point to speed up the decline. In my case, I do 12-14 hours exercise per week across 2-3 sports. I don't think that will be sustainable when I'm 60. Therefore, I'm goingto lose some of my physicality because of that. The sacrifice and commitment for such a lifestyle is not to be underestimated.

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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1008 on: March 21, 2019, 09:12:59 AM »
It's getting harder to stay in shape, but it isn't that hard.

I just look at the likes of Larry Cain and Ned Overend and feel suitably inspired.

Absolutely but they are also professional athletes with the time available and the professional dedication. It is a different set of priorities than a full time demanding job. Their bodies is also part of their CV.

Agreed. I think the point here though is not that age ruins your body as a cliff edge at, say, age 50 - its that people lifestyle changes at some point to speed up the decline. In my case, I do 12-14 hours exercise per week across 2-3 sports. I don't think that will be sustainable when I'm 60. Therefore, I'm goingto lose some of my physicality because of that. The sacrifice and commitment for such a lifestyle is not to be underestimated.

Most definitely. And this is both physically and mentally. I trained and competed at low level for 20 years in kickboxing and mixed martial arts. Stopped at 42 because both the mind and body could not handle anymore the focus and dedication. I do power yoga now :-) In parallel seniority and responsibility work-wise grew. So it was a kind of yin-yang balance.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1009 on: March 21, 2019, 09:39:05 AM »
Let's not forget that as young "guns", we use our muscles, but as we age, we will start using our brains more and more... like getting a UL, or using better & more efficient technique (instead of just powering ourselves through).

Aging is actually "interesting".
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1010 on: March 22, 2019, 07:15:48 AM »
Some thoughts about the price of a Signature/Nelo... I know nobody who paid the full price of 3600 EUR. Almost every Signature Owner is a racer and got the special price from Lightcorp. Just ask for it.
I sold my half year old Signature 1.0 for 1400 EUR because I didn’t found a buyer who was willing to pay more.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1011 on: March 22, 2019, 07:36:24 AM »
Some thoughts about the price of a Signature/Nelo... I know nobody who paid the full price of 3600 EUR. Almost every Signature Owner is a racer and got the special price from Lightcorp. Just ask for it.
I sold my half year old Signature 1.0 for 1400 EUR because I didn’t found a buyer who was willing to pay more.

That was the case locally for most Starboard race boards and local racers. And it created a disparity in the used market where the (very) few people that bough at retail price where trying to sell their boards $1,000 over the racers so that the same board could be advertised at $3,500 or at $2,500 or under. ONE and Sunova got into the market and it seems to adjust a little bit as some racers went from Starboard to them.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1012 on: March 22, 2019, 07:51:44 AM »
Some thoughts about the price of a Signature/Nelo... I know nobody who paid the full price of 3600 EUR. Almost every Signature Owner is a racer and got the special price from Lightcorp. Just ask for it.
I sold my half year old Signature 1.0 for 1400 EUR because I didn’t found a buyer who was willing to pay more.

Couple of things to take under consideration...
The Nelo Signature 14x24.75 and 14x23 were the first boards to make it to France.
1. I know of 3 people who have personally bought a 14x24.75 - all at full price (3450 at the time - in euros).
2. I bought my 14x23 at FULL price, but expedited the shipping because I wanted it in 2 days (so my board was just a hair under 4000 euros when it was all said and done).
3. Unsure where you posted your board FOR SALE, but at 1400 euros, I would have bought it in a hurry (even though it was a 14x24.75).
4. Not a single of the the 4 owners of a Signature race in France or anywhere else.

In other words, unsure about where you get your facts from.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1013 on: March 22, 2019, 08:11:06 AM »
3. Unsure where you posted your board FOR SALE, but at 1400 euros, I would have bought it in a hurry (even though it was a 14x24.75).

In other words, unsure about where you get your facts from.

I had offered the board for a lot of weeks on different platforms (e.g. facebook groups, classifieds, SUP dealer, ...) with no response.

Facts to pricing... I know six Signature owner.
On the old website was even the note that there are team rider prices on request.
SIC RS 14x23, 2018
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Starboard Allstar 14x24.5, 2017 (sold)
SIC Bullet 14x27.25 TWC, 2015
Jimmy Lewis Sidewinder 14x25, 2016 (sold)
Sprint 14x23, 2015 (sold)
JL Stiletto 14x28, 2014 (sold)

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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1014 on: March 22, 2019, 08:44:44 AM »
I know that when I’ve been on team deals I got the board cheap. This meant I would sell it on at the of the season - rather than for what it was worth but merely just to cover those costs. When enough people do that, that’s why you see a suppressed price for nearly new boards as nobody will pay more as they’ll see such prices as a norm.

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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1015 on: March 22, 2019, 09:07:40 AM »
Mr. Proper...
Too bad about the Brexit... It looks like I could have gotten used boards a little cheaper in your region, by merely travelling a bit (and checking out your neck-of-woods).
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1016 on: March 22, 2019, 09:10:00 AM »
I know that when I’ve been on team deals I got the board cheap. This meant I would sell it on at the of the season - rather than for what it was worth but merely just to cover those costs. When enough people do that, that’s why you see a suppressed price for nearly new boards as nobody will pay more as they’ll see such prices as a norm.

Exactly. It also contributed to the price for a narrower board to be a lot cheaper than for a 26" boards. Everybody could see that 25" and under race boards were in large supply at the end of the season and paying more than $1,500~$2,000 did not make any sense.
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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1017 on: March 25, 2019, 07:11:42 AM »
Here's something I found, that you may (or may not) find useful - from Lightcorp's website:
"Raceboards should be used only by trained persons or under supervision"

So, before you consider purchasing a very fast board, or simply get an extra extra light board, or simply looking for a nice hollow board, a new one or even mine...
1. Make sure you are trained, OR...
2. Make sure you paddle your new toy under supervision.

Hope this helps.  :o




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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1018 on: March 25, 2019, 01:24:45 PM »
photofr, I like the look of that board and I wanna test it and see how it feel and compare to others  8)

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Re: NELO is in for the games with Light Signature Race
« Reply #1019 on: March 25, 2019, 02:27:32 PM »
photofr, I like the look of that board and I wanna test it and see how it feel and compare to others  8)

Easy, buy it from Ludovic and have it shipped to Australia. Then you can compare speed on open water with your custom JL Sidewinder II. And post detailed review here :-)
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