Jun 8, 2009
New, Lower Priced 4GF Model -- "The Classic"
We are introducing a new 4GF model, called “The Classic.” Essentially, it’s a re-issue of the traditional four pontoon mat of the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s.
From now until August 31, 2009, the introductory price will be $135 USD, with no tax, shipped free via Priority Air anywhere in the world.
After September 1st, the price for a Classic will be $165 USD...also with no tax, shipped free via Priority Air anywhere in the world.
Here’s the deal…
Many people have written us asking about a lower cost mat, and this is something we’ve been trying to address for awhile now. Four pontoon mats require less material than our modified three pontoon shape, and nearly 1/3 less labor. This will allow us to ship The Classic out at a lower retail cost.
The Classic model is a simple, proven four pontoon mat with roughly the same, user friendly dimensions of the Fatty, our most popular model. The Classic paddles and catches waves as well as the Fatty, and it's made with the same hybrid material and quality construction...so the durability is equitable.
Riding-wise, the four pontoon Classic skims very well, but requires a bit more inflation to hold into steeper, more powerful waves. This limits the Classic’s performance in really good surf, but not in everyday waves. Overall, I would say that The Classic yields 300% better performance than the old four pontoon canvas mats, and about 85% of the top-end performance of our modified three pontoon mats.
There are several provisos with the Classic…
One is delivery time. Unlike the Standard, Fatty and XL 4GFs (which usually ship within 3 days) the Classics will ship in 2 weeks.
And, there is only one size Classic...which again, is roughly the same as The Fatty.
So who is The Classic for?
The Classic is intended for people who would like to try a well made, modern mat without spending over $200. It is also well suited as a back-up mat for serious mat riders, or a mat for family members who just want to get in the water and have a blast.
The Classic won't be available through the 4GF Home Page until September.
To order a Classic, go into Paypal, and transfer $135 USD into our account, which is: firstname.lastname@example.org .
Or, send a check made out to Fourth Gear Flyer to:
Fourth Gear Flyer
1644 Plaza Way
Walla Walla, WA 99362
In either instance, please make sure to include your mailing address...and your email address is you have one.
And remember, the retail cost of The Classic will be $165 USD for orders received after September 1, 2009.
If you have any further questions, our email address is email@example.com
P.S. Here is a quick visual comparison between our modified three pontoon Fatty, and the new four pontoon Classic model...