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Old 25th May 2007, 04:17 AM   #7
mark h
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: NW England,
Posts: 775
Default RE: Slalom versus long-distance

Hi Steve C
Heres the translated artical from Artical is in general, not directed at Defiwinds.

Antoine Albeau

Height : 1.86m
Weight : 96kg
Number of boards used per year : 12
Number of sails used per year :19

From left to right..
1. Stand Up Paddle Board Gong 12’ "No Friend Attitude", as the name suggests, guaranteed to make you loads of friends at the surf spots, perfect for riding as many waves as possible in a short time, big or small. Super stable, manoeuvrable and fast.

2. Paddle : Select, superlight carbon-kevlar for SUP

3. Longboard Gong 10’ Astonishing longboard, very fast whether the waves a soft or well formed.

4. 6’, 8kg tow-in surf board for hitting the big stuff !!!

5. 5’6” tow-in Foil board with full foot bindings and Flow boots

6. Cabrinha Omega 12m2 kite plus 5’9” directional super-versatile board for waveriding sessions.

7. Starboard iSonic 133, 111 and 94 for the PWA contests, with Deboichet SL2 48/46 fins for the 133, SL2 42/40 for the 111, SL2 34/36 for the 94

8. Starboard iSonic 122, 101 and 87 for the Long Distance events, with Deboichet SL2 46/44 for the 122, SL2 42/40 for the 101, SL2 34/32/30 for the 87.

9. Sail Quiver of NeilPryde RS:Racing sails from 9.0m2 to 5.4m2 to cover all the rounds of PWA slalom, Euro Cup and Long Distance. The new RS are really incredible, we’ve managed to achieve a sail that’s more stable, better low end performance but with super power release in strong winds.

10. Quiver of NeilPryde X9 masts from 400 to 530cm.

11. Quiver of X9 Ultra booms.

12. Blue windsurfing foil, for mounting on a windsurf board, for light wind, chop sessions.

13. Starboard Formula 161 with Deboichet R19S 70 for light wind, R17S for medium, R13S for medium to strong.

14. Quiver of NeilPryde RS:Racing sails 11.8m2, 10.7 and 9.8 for Formula Windsurfing.

15. Quiver of NeilPryde Alpha sails 6.2 and 4.0m2, incredibly versatile sails whether you’re in onshore, side or even side-off.

16. NeilPryde One 3.0m2 in case of hurricanes !!!

17. Starboard Evo90, Evo80, Evo75, these are my three Evo-s for onshore.

18. Starboard Pure Acid 86 and 80, the ideal boards for side/side-off conditions.

19. Surfboard Gong 7’4” for when the waves are nicely hollowed but not too big.

20. NeilPryde Waist harness for waves.

21. NeilPryde Seat harness for Slalom and Formula Windsurfing.

22. Pair of Everlast boxing gloves and two sparring-partners for training for the new PWA 2007 rules : No Rules !!!

23. Ford Transit 135 TDCI tuned for economy, eats tarmac.
Cheers - Mark H

The toys:
Speed W44 - Speed W49 - speed W53 - speed W58 - iS76 - iS107 - iS130 - F161.
North Warps: F2012/F2013 5.2m, 5.7m, 6.3m, 7m, 7.8m, 8.6m, 9.6m, F2006 11m.
F-Hot fins (slalom). Tectonic Nomads (speed)

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