So is there talk of producing some sort of RIBnet publication, or is this a rant about how RIB Int has gone downhill?! I reckon if its broke then have a go at trying to fix it! I'll take all the pics
I too feel that there isn't enough content in the mag, but having submitted work to magazines (RIB International being one, 3 of my pics are in this issue
) and spoken to the editors, they find it very difficult to get hold of the right kind of material. Hugo paid an interest in running a practical artical idea I had but we'll have to see about that. The editors are always looking for new and fresh ideas!
I know of a mountain bike forum that has its own magazine (www.singletrackworld.co.uk
) but I can't remember whether the mag or the forum came first! Anyway, they do it off a shoe string budget but it still turns out to be one of the finest mountain bike mags available as all the major run of the mill mags have gone all "commercial" and are just full of a load of crap. Singletrack mag takes the sport back to is grass roots and makes you want to go out and just ride. Surely a good RIB mag should just make you want to get out on the water and just RIB away or be inspired to do some DIY alterations!
You have to remember however that if RIB International goes under because people like us don't support it then what are we left with?! Sportsboat mag is good but its not dedicated to the RIB. There is only ever going to be a limited number of ideas coming from a small number of people producing a mag like RI, so they need extra input from the readers to make it as good as it could be.
Blimey i've typed a lot!