Easy does it - Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 4.5m windsurf sail test.
Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Easy does it – Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 4.5m windsurf sail test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks. Pics: Tez Plavenieks, Oli Lane-Peirce. I tested Nautix Windsurfing’s 5.2m windsurfing sail a while back. Since then it’s proved exactly as stated in the write up and more! A staple piece of gear for all types of windsurfing pretty much summing things up. The brand’s 4.5m came hot on its heels and I was intrigued to see […]

Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m sail test with Tom Pringuer.
Windfoil UK

Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m sail test with Tom Pringuer.

Pics: Jonny Williams, Mike Pringuer. Words: WSUK, Tom Pringuer. Over the past few weeks we’ve been putting the Tahe Techno Wind Foil 6.3m windfoil specific sail through its paces. We’ve tested it in every kind of condition from super light wind (less than 10 knots) to more solid blows (up to 25 knots). To shed more light on the Tahe […]

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Blast it! Hyde Sails Blast 5m wing test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer, Nick Masson. Hyde Sails may be vaguely familiar. The Southampton based yacht sail company were also, back in the day, purveyors of highly regarded windsurf sails. We’ve heard from many who owned and used their sails. Fast forward to present times and Hyde have a successful kitesurf kite manufacturing business. With the […]

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Wing foiling brands you mightn’t be aware of – the NOT usual suspects!

Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce, Mike Pringuer, Jonny Williams. With wing foiling continuing its rise in popularity, and seemingly companies pedaling wingsurfing kit popping up overnight, we wanted to check out what some of these not so well known brands offer. Info regarding the likes of Duotone, Fanatic, Naish, Starboard and so on is readily available. But there’s a raft of ‘fringe’ […]

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Feathery unique – Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m windsurf sail test.

Words: Tez Plavenieks Pics: Tez Plavenieks, Oli Lane-Peirce Designed by the highly regarded Teiva Sails of France I’ve spent a considerable amount of time with the new Nautix Windsurfing Freeride 5.2m. A four batten, multi use windsurf sail this is a step up in terms of performance for long time brand Nautix. Being designed by Teiva Sails (who also produce […]

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Diddy wind – McConks Go Sail XS (1.5m) inflatable windsurf sail test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Hands up if you learned how to windsurf on a conventional windsurfing rig? Potentially quite a while ago when rigs were still pretty heavy. Possibly the hardest thing is uphauling and getting the sail into position to actually start sailing. It’s arguably the most prohibitive part of learning to windsurf – although a whole host […]

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More than meets the eye – Tahe Techno Wind Foil 160L windsurf board test.

Words & pics: Tez Plavenieks Names mean nothing when it comes to windsurfing boards. In fact, when trying to decipher what gear does – having not actually tried the kit in question – it’s pretty hard to get a real handle on things. Most riders look at dimensions, but that too can be misleading because numbers, as with names, mean […]

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BIG fun! – Duotone Echo 7m wing foil/wingsurf wing test.

We tested the Duotone Echo 7m wingsurfing wing last year. Whilst the brand have since launched the Slick – featuring an integrated boom and middle strut – the Echo remians a viable choice for many. Here’s the review. Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce. For windsurfers the Echo’s boom option has most synergy and could be best fit. Few other wings have this […]