I apologise for the scarce posts, but at this time of year windsurfing is not at the front of the mind. When one is not sailing, other things become important.
Anyway, to start getting ready for the new season (October) I have obtained two new Zulu fins, one for each of the big boards.
I now have the T-Rex 138 in addition to my beloved Pritchard Replica formula board and will be trying each with different sails. I felt that I should get the best fins I can find for each board to give each a good chance to shine.
We obtained a 50cm Zulu fin for the 90cm board and a Zulu 46cm fin for the 85cm T-Rex. I hope the 46 fin will be big enough – we will see.
The fin in the snaps is the 50cm size. The 46cm fin is in the T-Rex already.
These fins are absolutely beautiful - light strong, flexible with a tactile, organic feel in the hand.
Look at the shot with the box fitting. Robbie makes this from carbon fibre making it both super strong and super light.
All in all a piece of art whose superb functionality imparts a sort of voodoo power.
I promised to mention one of Karo’s new online pages. Regular readers will recall the post in which I mentioned Karo and the fact that she had been chosen by Severne Sails and Zulu fins to represent their respective brands.
The above page link is part of Starboard’s Apparel site – please have a look at it.
Karo is gathering sponsors at an alarming rate and by the time our new season starts she will be in the perfect position to give windsurfing visitors help with all sorts of purchasing decisions (fins, sails, apparel, harness lines and a lot more). If you plan on visiting us, please contact Karo in respect of anything windsurfing or water sport related.
In the next post I will discuss the 2016 North E-Type 6.6m sail which we sailed most of last season. I think that I have managed some fairly significant tweaks to this sail and I will share these with you.