Beginning of the end of summer on Lake Martin
The month of August and end of summer brings about another opportunity, and has always been a favorite of mine.. year end close outs! All of the local marinas (you should absolutely be shopping locally!) run specials to get the remaining stock gone by summers end. It’s a great time to pick up whatever you need. It’s time to replace the knot filled, frayed rope, the sun bleached seam splitting vest or the board that you’ve just had way to long with worn out bindings.. year end close out should be music to your ears. Stores don’t particularly like to go into off season with excessive stock sitting. So it’s pretty normal to see some substantial price change on that product you’ve been eyeing every time you stop by to fill up the boat. Shopping locally also helps you in a few ways, you should be able to talk with someone about your upgrade. Is it the right board or binding for you? Will something else fit your style or riding ability a little better? The diversity of product today is quite impressive, the flex and speed of a board, and choice the bindings too just make it fun pick. Hopefully you’ve taken advantage of one of the marinas demo days and seen the products, been in a boat and heard riders and coaches talking about the boards, what they really like.. makes the decision making easier and a little more educated. If it’s just price driven, then hey, you get a good board at a good price, it fits, you have fun… score, end of story. There’s plenty to chose from go see what’s out there.