Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

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 […]

Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

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’ […]

Wingsurf UK

Foilshop UK’s wingsurfing wing performance overview article.

With wingsurfing/wing foiling wings being numerous these days it’s hard to determine what does what and which would suit you as a rider – whatever your level. Whilst this article doesn’t feature every wingsurfing wing available it does focus on a decent number, giving a performance overview of what each wing will deliver in terms of performance. Our friends over […]

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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 […]

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Wing surfing/wing foiling (call it what you will) – what’s it all about?

Words: WSUK Pics: Oli Lane-Peirce There are some that see new sports (particular wind driven) like wingsurfing/wing foiling as the continued dilution of windsurfing. The fact that we’re talking about wingin’ here is enough to get steam blowing out of ears, which we do get. Others meanwhile embrace new concepts seeing them as additional methods of enjoying the ocean and […]