The new board continues to exceed expectations.
This board wave-sails, so much better in typical summer conditions, than a true windsurf wave board, or a windSUP. Imagine the typical SW conditions at Corncake. Light on the inside, honking outside. Side off wind. You come smoking in toward the beach. Searching for a wave, find one, and try to surf it. It turns into a lame ride, as the sail power goes away, and the true wave board, bogs like a dog.
This is where this new board kicks ass. It doesn't bog on the inside. The tail floats and flies. I could get on the tail, spin without bogging, flip the sail, sail clew first out of the bottom turn, smack the lip and redirect and the board takes off again. Repeat, again and again. Jibe in light wind right in front of a set, and still not bogging down. Just effortless and fun. So ideal for our summer conditions. This is not Hawaii. I don't need no stinking straps. I don't need a tiny 7'6 windsurf wave board.
I think a lot of industry have been puzzled by the flop of the windSUP. Most thought it would be a big hit. Now most brands have dropped the windsurf option from their SUPs. Well its the rocker folks. Change the rocker to a windsurf rocker and strapless rocks.
FYI, the board is 15.5 lbs without pad.
The twin fins feel so good!
Brett Barley edit from fall 2017
1 day ago