LIGHTWIND WINDSURFING, HOW TO IMPROVE GPS SPEED?

Last weekend I surfed on the Gouwzee with not much wind. Since I started speedsurfing all my lightwind gear was sold to pay the highwind gear. But BEFORE speedsurfing or before mid-2006 I had a lot of experience with big sails gusty wind and optimalisation crosswind speed. I am talking about speed in max 12-13kn wind! … Read more

‘T KUITJE DEN HELDER SESSIONS

Already 2 sessions in a row and it looks like today will be the third on ‘t Kuitje, it is a nice oppurtunity to test. Not only I learned about my new gear, finally I got my speed a bit better with Northeast wind. The trick is getting a lot of speed crosswind, this can … Read more

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

Sonntag SL-S 300

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. Tomorrow 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