SELECT DEVIL (2008) REVIEW

This fin is made for the daredevils, for everybody that wants to fast in conditions that are heavy and difficult. Compared to the Select SL7 this fin is easier to ride and gybe, thanks to the lay-up the fin is quite competitive on all courses. Only problem is that this fin is only faster when … Read more

PICTURES OF SOME “FAMOUS” SPEEDFINS

4 fins from somewhere downunder, it seems tha downunder they have intresting non-conventional profiles. It is hard to find any pictures beside the http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/ postings but I found a few! Timemachine TM45 22cm, full carbon fin. The fin has a normal rake for its length, profile thickness looks from this point quite far in the back. Carbon … Read more

NORTH SAILS WARP F2010 [PREVIEW]

Here some info on the North Sails Warp F2010, the sail of Cyril Moussilmani& Jimmy DiazTechnical DATASize : 5.2 5.7 6.3 7.0 8.0 8.5 9.0 9.5 10.0 11.0 12.0Mast: 370 400 430 460 460 490 520 520 520 550 550 DESIGN OBJECTIVES WARP F20101. Improve acceleration after start and jibing withoutsacrificing stability or speed.This is … Read more

STARBOARD ISONIC 2009 AD [PART 2]

I couldn’t believe starboard isonic pressureline of the bottom of the board and wrote this on the blog:http://www.speedsurfingblog.com/2008/12/starboard-isonic-2009-ad.html But I got some respond on the starboard forum from a student in Maritime Engineering. And starboard has copied the right graph! It is TRUE I was thinking the way Antoine Albeau rides his board, and that is … Read more

BIG GEAR CHANGE FOR ME!

Since mid-2007 I used this one…Over 100 speedsessions…1000’s of km… I could predict in almost every condition what the board would do, results were predictable and often very good! The windrange of the CA SP50 is very big, no chop is high enough for this board! The Carbon Art Speed 50 will be replaced for … Read more

NEILPRYDE WETSUITS 5000-SERIES

From all my windsurfequipment, my clothing has been always very bad… I just took the cheapest Wetsuit/Shoes/Boots/etc. Because lack of money, I did spended >150,- euro for an fin with no problems. But for windsurf clothing I never wanted to invest. And that was quite stupid!!! WetsuitThe difference between my worst and my best wetsuit … Read more

RRD X-FIRE 2011

I just got this email from Marcel Braas with PDF and have to share the new RRD X-Fire. Just because they look great, soo for all RRD fans and speeders the stats: RRD text:The X-Fire V3 is the most complete slalom range ever developed by RRD. Nothing has been left out when designing these race winners.Countless … Read more

NEILPRYDE RS:RACING EVO II [PREVIEW]

The new RS Racing (EVO2)  from the Neilpryde development program should be around Februari 2009 in the Netherlands. The sail does look like his previous brothers, only one very visible change. The change is above the boom the mast became shorter and the sail wider. I heard this change is giving more range. I don’t … Read more

USM 2 /2010

Short report, thanks to the not-so-great-personal-results. I have to applaud for Hans Kleingeld for his right forecast, AND superhigh improvement on his new gear!! The wind was good enough, water was flat, enough space, enough gusts, sun, overall ingredients to make a perfect speedsurfing day. I did have the worst problem, it felt OK and … Read more

How To: Break 30kn

This article is written for starting speedsurfers, the first nice goal would be to reach 30kn (= 55km/h) on your GPS. 30kn Is some kind of barrier, skilled speedsurfers can reach 30kn quite fast. But how to do it? What do we need?Normal windsurfgear is OK, just don’t rig way to big or small. With … Read more