Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Completely foiled – Slingshot Levitator 150L, Wizard 125L, Hoverglide Infinity 76 2019 comparison review

Words: Windsurfing UK Pics: WSUK, James Jagger, Nick Kingston Regular readers and the beady-eyed will have spotted in the last few issues of Windsurfing UK we’ve featured both Slingshot’s 2019 Levitator 150L, Hoverglide foil and Infinity 76 wing and Wizard 125L. Off the back of question regarding both boards we’ve decided to publish both test reports here, as well as […]

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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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Three of a kind – Mistral Quikslide 100L, 110L, 120L freeride windsurf board comparison test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger, WSUK You’d be forgiven for thinking Mistral parked their involvement with windsurfing a while back. Yet the recognisable red dot brand has always remained, just bubbling under the surface these last few seasons. Towards the end of 2018 Mistral announced they were fully back in the game with introduction of their line of Quikslide freeride […]

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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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Inner fire – Ride Engine APOC 5/4/3 hooded winter wetsuit 2019 review

It used to be that any windsurfer looking for a new rubber onesie would be eyeing up single lined, shiny wetsuits. Thinking was that double layered (rough material) were more for immersive watersports such as surfing. Single layer suits, due to less evaporative cooling effects, were deemed more applicable for activities above the brine. These days wetty technology has evolved […]

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Old school, new school (engagement) – Windsurfer LT One Design windsurfing kit test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger Just recently there’s been a resurgence of interest in the lighter wind end of windsurfing’s spectrum. Maybe attributed to windfoiling coming on the scene or maybe it’s because we all just want to get wet and have fun. Whatever the reasons we were stoked when Bruce Wylie from Cobra International (one of the original windsurfers […]

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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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Smoothly does it – Zeeko alloy Windfoil 2018 review

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger There’s no doubt about it: windfoiling is an exciting aspect of windsurfing and one we’ve been keen to cover at length. As with all areas of the sport product design and equipment trends change and evolve super fast. Also, it should be noted that foiling is bringing companies in from other sports, such as Zeeko […]

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Try it, you might like it (again) – BIC Techno One Design 293 test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger At one point, not too far back, you couldn’t move for blue BIC Techno boards littering beaches on sunny blow days. The iconic blue shape still holds favour with many – scour the classified sections and you’ll no doubt find a few ‘old blues’ being sold second hand. These days they’re not quite as prevalent, […]

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Get a grip! – MK Windsurfing CPX 150-210 carbon boom review

MK have been a longstanding UK windsurfing company that’s supplying high quality windsurfing accessories since 1979. In 2016 the company was sold to new owner Larry Chan – an expert windsurfer in his own right – who set about revamping the brand. For 2017 there are a couple of new products that have been added to the range, of which […]