INTERVIEW “ROO” AKA KEAN ROGERS

Name: “Roo” aka Kean RogersAge: 48Profession: RetiredHometown: Hood River, Columbia River Gorge, USAFavorite windsurfing spots: ARooBar, Sao Vincente, Sotavento, The Gorge Could you tell us what is your favorite speedboard right now? Why do you like it so much?It would have to be the Carbon Art Speed 44 Mk II, sweet board to sail with an incredible wind range. The … Read more

CLOSE-THE-GAP

An old term or not???? Close the gap is something to make your drag lower. When the sail comes closer to the board “air” can’t flow between both sailsides. These tip flow can cause a lot of drag “theoretically” Now I was thinking do I close the gap???? I often or almost all the time … Read more

FASTEST BOARD OF THE YEAR

Today I repaired my Sonntag SL-S 300 which was crashed in a bunch of roots last session. Also worked for 4 hours on the Fanatic Falcon 262 and it is almost ready for action, putted good footstraps on the board, I made the bottom flat again. Tommorow some sanding/paint and it will be ready for … Read more

[REVIEW] NEILPRYDE POWER M-BASE

I have been a user since mid-2008 of the Neilpryde MXT system. Now it is about time to put a review about the Neilpryde power M-base. The MXT extender review and Review with comments are really positive from me and I still 99% agree with these reviews. I have bought 2 Power M-Base, average per session I do >2 hours … Read more

SELECT SL7 (2008) REVIEW

This fin is a glass moulded fin, made under extreme pressure. You can buy this fin in 8 sizes, and all of them are fast. Before I used Select-Fins everybody always told me “moulded fins” comes together with “inconsistency”. These rumors came from people with a lot of windsurfing experience. Now I have used several … Read more

THE PLACE SAILS ARE DEVELOPED AND TESTED…

The windsurfing research&development methods are sometimes questionable… I just want to stick to sails for this article. Now I was thinking a few minutes ago: Who would be faster, the sandy point riders or the dutch top 10? The dutch speedsurfers have claimed to be faster (The “wait till we go to sandy point hehe” … Read more

[PREVIEW] WINGSSAILS FREESPEED 2011

 A new brand too me, with an own design made for freeriding/speed. The sail on picture is an 7.8, 475cm mast and 195cm boom. Strong materials used for this sail. http://www.wingssails.biz.nf/

THE NEILPRYDE H2 100% SPEED

This is a new record for me 8 days in a row windsurfing, sadly today is really windless. Some said yesterday was nothing, but today is really <4kn windspeed. So no chance to add a few days. Yesterday the wind average was between 10 and 11kn, with gusts up to 14kn. My brother was at … Read more

MORE SPEED NEWS

Carbon Art announced 3 new speedboards according to this forumtopic 49/58/63cm wide speedboards will be added to the existing 40/44/53cm range. 6 speedboards in production, this got to be a new record!! Some dutch guys can’t seem to get enough of South-France speedspot La Franqui. Again around 10 speedsurfers will drive 1400km for a few windy speedsessions this weekend. … Read more

INTERVIEW CASPAR VERHAAGEN

Name: Caspar VerhaagenAge: 64Profession: Research & Development in system Engineering (retired)Hometown: PurmerendFavoriete surfspots: Gouwzee Caspar in the Netherlands you have now a very good reputation, caused due supporting with your idea’s/ products most of the better (Dutch) windsurfers. But how many years of experience are we talking about?About 30 years ago I started windsurfing. My home spot is the Gouwzee … Read more