Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Two of a kind – Exocet EVO freerace & NOE freeride windfoil comparison test 2019

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, Nick Kingston As foils continue to evolve it’s hard to sift through the hype to determine exactly what they need. And just because something is labelled or described in such a way doesn’t necessarily mean it’s right for you. Aspirations, skill and sailor style all have to be taken into account. Getting the opportunity to pit […]

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The dualist – XO Sails Fly 7.8m windsurf sail test

Pics: Nick Kingston, James Jagger XO Sails’ Fly 7.8m is new from the French brand and aimed at covering both windfoiling and slalom. Now, as we all know, this isn’t a new concept, and actually sails in this vein have been tested by Windsurfing UK before… XO’s Fly 7.8m is triple cam affair that sheaths fairly easily. It requires a […]

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Progressive flight – Starboard Foil 111L 2019 windfoil windsurf board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger Starboard’s range of foil specific boards are something we’ve been wanting to get our mitts on for a while. For this test we took the second smallest (quoted dims) of the range for a spin. Starboard bill the 111L as a sled for those of advanced foiling skill who want a board to cope with […]

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Progressive thinking with Slingshot’s windfoil brand manager Wyatt Miller

Pics: Wyatt Miller, Brian Casero, Christopher Curran, @k2asass, @iwasphotographed Wyatt Miller is currently grabbing attention across various social media platforms with his futuristic windfoiling exploits. An accomplished windsurfer, in standard mode, as well as foiler WM has just taken on a new role heading up the windsurfing department for the brand. We caught up with Wyatt to get the goss. […]

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Progressive performer – Loftsails Oxygen 7.3m HD 2018 sail test

Pics: James Jagger Having used a number of Monty Spindler’s windsurf sail designs there’s a glaringly obvious trait running through all. Every design has two faces – the Oxygen 7.3m being no different. Once sheathed to its ideal mast the minimum setting displays an impressively bellied out main section that’s shaped for pure power and low end planing. Whack the […]

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Fly toy – Duotone F-Type 5.8m 2019 windfoil specific windsurf sail

There’s a lot to be thankful for in terms of design with the arrival of windfoiling. With a new discipline comes all manner of out of the box ideas and concepts that could straddle standard windsurfing in time. Not least a new brand name Duotone’s spangly foil specific F-Type 5.8m is a case in point. Once unfurled it’s obvious the […]

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Signature series – KA Sails Koncept 7m slalom windsurf sail test 2018

Pics: James Jagger KA Sails were pretty commonplace around UK shores a few years ago. Still going strong, however, we decided to re-visit the Netherlands based windsurf sail brand to see what the score is with their signature slalom/race/speed sail the 7m Koncept. The first thing that strikes you is the sail’s livery. It’s a good looking sail and we […]

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Stable composure – NeilPryde RS:Flight AL 2018 windfoil review

Note: The RS:Flight foil was tested alongside the JP Hydrofoil 135L ES board Words & pics: Romain Jourdan (Windfoilzone.com) Romian from Windfoilzone.com gives us his take on the NeilPryde RS: Flight AL windfoil.   Neilpryde is known as a brand offering high-quality products and we were curious to know if they could deliver a quality windfoil at an affordable price […]

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Double whammy – AHD SL2 132 windsurf/windfoil board and AFS-2 windfoil review

Note: this write up was originally published as two separate tests in Windsurfing UK’s Easter 2018 issue. To keep things (fairly) current, however, we’re posting this as a combined review. Non-point of view pics: James Jagger AHD SL2 132L x 79.6cm OSS slalom windsurf/windfoil board review Coming in double carbon construction AHD’s SL2 132L slalom board initially landed with us […]