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WINDSURF BOARDS HAVE A CLEAR CLASSIFICATION.

At the dawn of the advent and development of windsurfing in the 1970-80s, boards are divided only into two kinds: longboards and shortboards. Longboards had a length of more than 3 meters. As a rule, they were used for course racing (a linear motion on tacks from one waypoint to another) and could sail in light breeze. The centerboard in the middle of the board allowed them go to windward at an acute angle to the wind. However, they were...

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SURF CAR OR ROOF RACK? YOUR PREFERENCES?

A windsurfer undergoes a long evolutionary process from the purchase of a big board for beginners and development of surfing skills to the establishment of his own style and, accordingly, windsurfing discipline (freeride, race, wave, freestyle), which determines the required set of equipment: special sails with proper configuration, size and weight, masts, booms, fins, and many other little things, necessary for people captured by their hobby. Over time, every person "obsessed" with windsurfing acquires more and more additional equipment. Moreover, it happens unwittingly, and equipment begins to occupy a lot of space in the garage or closet...

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LONGBOARD OR FORMULA? HOW TO TRANSPORT WINDSURF BOARDS?

Longboard and formula are two opposite boards in terms of surfing style and feelings. Imagine how you go straight forward, cutting the water surface with a long body of your board and smoothly crushing into waves one after another – to a greater extent, such feelings are typical for a longboard. This board needs time to accelerate, but it is unstoppable at full speed. It has specific planing similar to the movement of a large motor boat with its nose lifted upwards. Formula can be compared to a sports car picking up high speed in seconds. And, of course, each board type has its own fans that would not trade it for any other board...

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TRANSPORTING SAILS FOR WINDSURFING

Manufacturers of sails for windsurfing produce a large number of sails for different purposes: freeride,race, wave, and freestyle. Freeride sails are used by those, who like the so-called mixed style. These sails are strong enough, but they are not always light. If you prefer to race and love high speed, then, of course, you should choose a race sail, which provides maximum moving force. If you are crazy about waves and you definitely want to ride the crest of a wave and feel its energy and power, then you should choose a wave sail. For those, who like to jump and show various acrobatic stunts and are not afraid to experiment – freestyle sail is the best choice. However, whatever sails you use, you should always....

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