Friday, January 29, 2010
But what we got here is the real deal. Loads of fcs plugs + (some tool time) gives you multiple fin options.
Of course the function of fins goes hand in hand with the shape of the board/rails, but playing around is always fun.
Maybe something for the motorsport freaks, but nothing for me. I prefer the classic ones with loads of patina.
Price of these carbon chairs: $1400-1700 .... Ouch!
Ahum, that money is easy made... still got loads of carbonfiber and chair"forms" ;-)
more info about these chairs:
Thursday, January 28, 2010
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Sunday, January 17, 2010
You can stand in front of a closed door with nobody in the area, or that open one... that turns to be in a warm/nice evening. We got lucky, we got the 2nd option..
Izzy (kind of a Ozzy??) is growing fast. Half a year now. He just went under a serieus surgery,
but I couldn't notice. Such a happy, alive dog.
Well what for dinner...
We got really lucky this time. There was rabbit in the house, and hungry people... ;-)
First some preparations on the fire, after that it went for some hours in the oven.
The result was superb. Meat that felt easy of the bone, and sooo tasty. The wine that got used for cooking (+ vegatables, herbs etc) was the perfect dip for the bread.
So, it became late (+ alcohol ..) and we stayed for a sleep.
The next morning I went to the attic for some treasure hunting.. Always funny to dig in some gear thats there for years.
I also came across 2 old boards.
This board from wood is from '87. Got very good memories of it. It went superb, did everything with it and I became almost one with it. If I look now at those sharp steep rails I got my thoughts... but hey, back in the days it was unbeatable!!
This spring I will bring it to the water again
These are pics from 1987. The proud owner, and a full planing duckjibe in a country without windsurfs ( back then...)
Now it's holiday resort area nr 1.. Turkey
ps, Hotsails is bringing back the sailcloth with the fading colors. Sail above was a Mistral wave line , made by Gaastra.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
This afternoon, I received an email from Pierre-Yves, our friend from Brittany. His pictures showed us that our other "save haven" also turned completely white....
Is the Atlantic coast from Galicia down to Tarifa the only snow-free destination of continental Europe nowadays? Maybe it's really true, maybe we are heading for a new iceage..... brrrrrr, let's hope not!! And lets hope spring comes early this year.....
PS: I don't hate snow, but I just love the waves soooo much more.....
Damm, whats going on... it's just a normal winter. The only thing whats going on is that people don't got the right equipment anymore. Or simply don't think clever. Walking on sneakers, jeans and a simple cotton jacket...
Driving around with their cars with well worn summer tires.
I know there is snow on the road, but hey... As long as you are a little clever you could know that it's extra slippery. Drive with care. Just put on some winter tires... (why do you think it's obliged in the scandinavian countries, germany etc..)
In my eyes it's one big public "bangmakerij" (getting people afraid)
picture above = sneeuwjacht
Saturday, January 9, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
Came across this photo. Sure, it's nothing new, but nowadays with al the fins hype it's pretty actual. Windsurfers are whining about all the pro/contra's about 1 2 3 4 and so on fins..
Kelly is probably one of the only few that actually feel a difference ;-)
In the windsurfing scene it's a nice marketing tool that's gonna be used to the fullest..
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This clip features the first 4 rides with my new longboard. I took the GoPro HD camera to test it as well. The video is uploaded to Vimeo and looses some quality due to down sampling by Vimeo. But still, the quality looks pretty darn good. Just need to get some RainX (stuff bikers use to keep their helmet free from drops).
I had some much nicer rides on other days, but the camera was mounted with the headstrap which needed to be secured with my neoprene cap. As the temperature wasn't really low, I got kinda hot. So the other days I left the GoPro in the bag.