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

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