Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

GET some! – Patrik f-cross 112L GET 2019 windsurf board test

Words: James Jagger Pics: Jeff Owen Ever the multi-talented individual usual WSUK camera genius James Jagger also has a few windsurfing skills of his own tucked away. As such, for the purposes of this test of the Patrik f-cross 112L GET constructed freestyle wave, Jimmy took the reigns – over to him for the low down. Constructed in softer feeling […]

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Access all areas – Fanatic JAG 135L 2019 LTD windsurf board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger When we heard Fanatic’s brand new 2019 JAG 135L LTD was on the way we were expecting a sort of detuned slalom board. From everything we’d read this seemed to be the best way to think of the JAG without having actually got it wet. Post-water sessions, however, and there’s more to it than that. […]

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Locked and loaded – Duotone S-Type 8.3m 2019 windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger The 2019 S-Type 8.3m is the second sail from recently re-branded company Duotone. Billed as a super versatile product the S-Type is said to fit racing, freeride and foiling disciplines whilst remaining easy access for everyday riders. Out the bag and the CO2 blue/white livery is actually our favourite. It therefore looks the bee’s knees […]

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Try it…you might like it! – Exocet X-Longboard 11’5 windsurf board test

Pics: James Jagger Longboards: boring sleds for windsurfers who are past it and just want to pootle… Not that there’s anything wrong with this. Who doesn’t like a pootle from time to time? But that isn’t what the Exocet X-Longboard 11’5’s all about. Proving once again that longboards have a legitimate place in our everyday windsurfing lives and why here […]

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Premium usability – Loftsails Oxygen 6.8m HD 2019 windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger This is the second Loftsails Oxygen sail we’ve gotten out mitts on – courtesy of Bob and Stu at 4Boards. Back in 2018 the 7.3m we tested was a firm favourite, for both standard windsurfing and windfoiling. Offering two faces of tunability its range was broad and usability vast. Note: we used a variety of […]

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Worthy contender – Neil Pryde X:Ryde 7.2m 2019 windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics: Nick Kingston We loved the Neil Pryde Ryde 7.5m when we tested it a few seasons back. We were therefore looking forward to getting our mitts on the brand’s 2019 7.2m X:Ryde version. Having unfurled the X:Ryde there’s no denying its quality, even though NP themselves say that some of the materials you’ll find in their CORE […]

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The progression project – Slingshot Wizard 125 2019 windfoil board test

WORDS: WINDSURFING UK PICS: JAMES JAGGER MOVING ON FROM WSUK’s PREVIOUS TEST OF SLINGSHOT’S LEVITATOR 150 2019 TEST WE LOOK AT THE BRAND’S ADVANCE FLIGHT PLATFORM – THE WIZARD 125. AS WINDFOILING GAINS TRACTION IT’S SLINGSHOT AND THEIR RANGE OF PRODUCTS THAT’S PRICKING INTERESTS FOR THOSE NOT WANTING TO FOLLOW THE RACE/SLALOM PATH. Note: We should also add the Wizard […]

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Burn ‘n’ turn – JP Australia Super Ride 124 FWS 2019 windsurf board test

Words & pics: WSUK New for 2019 is JP Australia’s Super Ride range of windy sleds that sits in between the popular Super Sport and Magic Ride lines. In this instance we’re looking at the full wood sandwich edition 124L, which is also foil ready for those that want. There’s no mistaking JP’s distinct looking products, and the Super Ride […]

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Big/beautiful – Witchcraft Karma 5.9m windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics; James Jagger This is the biggest sail from Witchcraft we’ve tested to date, as well as being third from the top in terms largest across the whole range. Only a 6.2m and 6.5m remain if you need something bigger. Displaying the same traits across the whole range the 5.9m is built to withstand a lifetime of harsh […]

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Wave heads apply here – Tabou 3S+ 96L 2019 windsurfing board test

Words: WSUK Pics: James Jagger We’re no strangers to the 3S concept having used a bunch of different types over the years. In fact, WSUK’s very own test editor’s wife used to own one. This is the first time we’ve actually tested a Tabou offering for WSUK though – in this instance it’s the super charged Tabou 3S+ 96L we’re […]