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Pics: Nick Kingston, WSUK Once you’ve mastered sustained flight, and possibly completing your first foiling gybes, there are many ways to spice up your windsurf foiling further. Jumping, and possibly looping (if you’re already a competent rotator in standard windsurf mode) are some ways to do this. Check out the article, that first appeared in Windsurfing UK’s printed magazine, and […]
Stall speed of your wind foil wing and how this affects windfoil gybe success – Windfoil Zone article.
Pics: James Jagger, Nick Kingston. Stall speed of your wind foil wing – particularly the front wing – plays a big part in initial foiling gybe success. Mor specifically how slow you can go whilst keeping in flight. This article originally appeared in Windsurfing UK’s printed magazine but can now be found on windfoilzone.com.
The RYA Youth National Championships will enter an exciting new era in 2020 with the latest Olympic discipline of windfoiling set to make its debut. Windfoiling, an evolution of windsurfing, will replace the RS:X at the Paris 2024 Olympics and will be the third class to ‘fly’ alongside the Nacra 17 and Formula Kite. To ensure that youth racing in […]
Romain Jourdan of windfoilzone.com spent the summer getting to grips with Ezzy’s windfoil specific sail the Hydra. Featuring both Ezzy’s 5m and 7m version this is what Romain had to say. Words: Romain Jourdan Pics: Jean-Luc Boulland The Ezzy Hydra was launched at the end of 2018 and created a lot of noise in the windsurf community due […]
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 […]
Pics: James Jagger, Nick Kingston Having used most sizes of Witchcraft’s five batten Karma sail range we were intrigued by the brand’s 5.5m four batten power house Slayer. Putting one of the only Karma’s we haven’t tested (the 5.6m) next to the Slayer also makes sense in terms of comparing. With this size bracket being a go to for a […]
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 […]
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 […]
Words & pics: WSUK Zeeko’s 2018 alloy/G10 Windfoil model was a hit with us here at Windsurfing UK. Offering super smooth foiling performance and with a bunch of features – such as the Anti-Ventilation Skin designed to halt cavitation – it flew a bunch of our test boards during 2018’s summer. For 2019 Nicolas Caillou’s French brand has introduced a […]