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Long Standing Ambition – Windsurf Round Britain book review

Additional pics taken from Windsurf Round Europe Facebook page It always adds a different dimension reading the scribblings of someone you actually know personally. We had the good fortune of attending a Boards magazine test trip to El Tur, Egypt, back in the day when Windsurf Round Britain/Europe’s Jono Dunnett was part of the core test team (alongside his brother […]

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Biblical windsurf knowledge – Tricktionary 3: Windsurf Bible book three review

Words: Mic Brignall The Tricktionary crew recently dropped edition three of their popular windsurf instruction manual on audiences. Regular contributor Mic Brignall takes a look at the updated version. There are a number of instructional publications available – books, magazine articles, DVDs – designed to better your windsurfing. One of these is Tricktionary; the first book to really focus on […]

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Original moves – RRD FireMove 120L E-Tech V3 2017 review

RRD were one of the first brands to introduce the thinned out freeride board concept. Short and wide boards (Widestyle anyone?) aren’t exactly new but utilising the concept and tweaking to enhance the blasting/everyman planing windsurfing experience has been a winner. The version we got our grubbies on is RRD’s E-Tech FM. E-Tech is RRD’s harder wearing technology that shakes […]

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Feel the power! – NeilPryde Ryde 7.5m C3 2017 freeride windsurfing sail review

NeilPryde need no introduction. A stalwart brand on the windsurfing scene for years, with many a world champion (Bjorn Dunkerbeck, Antoine Albeau anyone?) having used the brand’s gear to devastating effect, NeilPryde continue to deliver premium quality sails and rig components. WSUK got its grubbies on the C3 version of NP’s Ryde 7.5m, billed as the perfect partner for modern […]

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Feathery versatility – Severne NCX 8m 2017 freeride windsurf sail review

Billed as no cam freerace sails Severne’s NCX range continues to draw admirers from all corners. Looking unique and instantly identifiable the NCX 8m is a bold looking tool for making use of lighter winds. Although we used both colourways of the 2017 Severne NCX, this didn’t affect things as aesthetics are just that – performance is the same regardless. […]

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Burning bright – RRD Firemove 100L E-tech 2017 windsurf board review

Words: Mic Brignall Pics: Lawrence Sinclair With the 120 version of RRD’s Firemove featured in the summer 2017 issue of Windsurfing UK Mic Brignall checks out the 100 E-Tech type. Over to Mic for more.   Manufactured with a Polysterene middle, glass fibre second layer and an Epoxy outer skin RRD’s Firemove 100 is durable and eye catching in equal […]

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The amphibian – Hey Dude Shoes Mistral Airflow trainer review

With a name like Mistral we can’t not feature Hey Dude Shoes’ amphibious trainers in Windsurfing UK’s reviews section. As another example of stylish tootsie apparel these brand’s funky looking foot hammocks are go anywhere/do anything active designs that lend themselves to all manner of watery/beachside scenarios. Aesthetics wise Hey Dude Shoes’ Mistral trainers look sporty and athletic. They’re lightweight […]

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Abra cadabra – JP Australia Magic Ride 130L 2017 freeride windsurf board review

Looking stunning in pro construction JP Australia’s Magic Ride range is now into its second generation. As you’d expect with a high end brand like JP attention to detail and level of finish is exemplary. A Ride 44cm fin protrudes from the tail which is made from G10 material and more than capable of taking knocks and scrapes. You’ll have […]

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Boosting parallels – Fanatic Freewave Stubby 105L 2017 windsurf board review

Non-POV pics James Jagger Photography Freestyle wave boards: the do it all, go to tools for most windsurfers looking to dabble with all kinds of sailing. Except we know no one single piece of windsurfing equipment can cover all bases, can it? Fanatic have made rapid progress with their stubby parallel rail concept FSW. With its duck’s bill nose and […]

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Built to move – ION Radius windsurf waist harness review

Words: WSUK Pics: WSUK, James Jagger Photography Windsurfing harnesses have come a long way in the last few years. Gone are the days of having exposed, chafe inducing webbing straps rubbing at your sensitive bits. Nowadays everything’s a bit more engineered, polished and tech. Ergonomic 3D pre-shaping, support where you most need and all manner of bell and whistle features […]