Thursday, August 27, 2015

New GA Sails

Just a quick note to give you some info about the 2016 GA Matrix, Cosmic and Phantom lines.

I hope that Anthony gets a Cosmic 7.5 in this year.  This is the size I like to experiment with and I just have the feeling that in 7.5, the Cosmic could be something special for the non-racer.  For the 8.5m size, I would definitely go with the Phantom.

I hope that you are able to expand the images.  I need to publish this and get back into the blog to see if that can be done,

Good winds

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Random Thoughts and some new Equipment

Sorry for the long break but I have been involved with non-windsurfing stuff for a while
Anyway on the new equipment front, the new Fanatic Falcons and all of North’s sails bar the 2016 Warp are on the respective sites.  These guys are really getting their act together – evidenced by the fantastic PWA results.  As mentioned previously I like the simplicity of the North sails.  The Warp is light with only 7 battens and is currently dominating the best slalom racers on the planet. Impressive.  Looking at the videos I note that the new SL Slalom hangs with the race foils quite nicely at speed.

GA and Tabou are also doing better than they have done before.  Ross Ben and Cedric are currently at 4th, 5th, and 6th respectively in the rankings.  A great showing.

I still think about Challenger’s soft wing sails from time to time.  I note that they have both a camless freeride model and a cammed race model for 2016.  I would so like to try one or two of these sails.  If you’re out there Challenger – please send me one or two soft wing sails to test!

The Fluido Soft Wing

Their GT2 - Nice!

Talk to you soon