SENDIT! wrote: ↑
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:15 pm
Peter, one of the things that you are missing here is that what Bob is telling you (and so am I), is that we KNOW that Wakefoils are outselling the others. Not anecdotally from what we SEE, but from what the sales figures show in the industry. I have also never seen anyone wake foiling, but...it's damn sure happening!
Of course, globally I believe that they are outselling, both wakeboards and wakefoils, but I did not question that at all.
I say that this is not the case in EVERY location/country.
I rarely see a wakeboarder here, not talking about wakefoilers, but even a normal wakeboarder is not a thing that is really done much here, as I am just next to the sea and harbours on flat days too.
As said, there will be a few lakes (but we dont have many, and motorboats usually not allowed) where it is done, and done as a small sport too here and there, or in the 4 cableparks we got.
Sailing (keelboats/yachting/dinghys/catamarans/trimarans/windsurf/kitesurf with or without foils) is by far a major big sport around here.
I would estimate the same for New Zealand, dont know, just guessing
Looking at the numbers in Denmark from a year ago:
6 to 7 % of the full danish population are sailors, 350000 to 400000 are sailing (and yes, in some vessels there can be more than one, I know).
It seems, estimated from the wake/waterski club members and associations in Denmark, that wakeboarders+waterskiers are only in total 0.2 % of the population, roughly only 3 % of the number of active sailors, that is very low, compared.
Even if the numbers are not fully correct, they are still lightyears apart from each other in terms of "how many", in Denmark, that was my point - that one can not generalize for all countries, based on worldwide sales