Windsurfing UK Kit Tests

Good to go! – Unifiber Maverick 6.5m windsurf sail test

Words: WSUK Pics: Nick Kingston For many Unifiber maybe be a familiar brand when talking things like windsurfing accessories – masts, booms and harnesses lines for instance. It may therefore come as a surprise that the Netherlands company has branched out and is now producing windsurf sails. Their Maverick line is aimed at improving sailors with their 7.3m and 6.5m, […]

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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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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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(More than) a bag of tricks – Loftsails Airscape 4.8m 2018 freestyle windsurf sail test

Pics: James Jagger Attach the ‘freestyle’ moniker to a product and it can be an instant turn off for many. With a large proportion of sailors fitting the freeride mould thoughts of aerial contortionism and bendy man/woman shenanigans couldn’t be farther from recreational windsurfing realms. Yet the benefits freestyle tools offer actually suit everyman windsurfers more than you’d think: early […]

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Young gun­: Josh Lane – moving on up

Words and pics: Russell Groves Young windsurfers are the lifeblood of the sport – that much is clear. Some choose to take it further than simply pootling around their local patch. In this instance, young gun Josh Lane is about to go through a change and make the leap from Techno racing to full on slalom and wave sailing. Russell […]