Thursday, September 4, 2014

Support your local board builder - Update Report

This is a followup on my original article... It took 2 months to get the board done, from final specs to the finish;; Alex (Tillo-International/Ifju fins) was busy making slalom fins, SUPs and couple of other windsurfing boards at the same time. The goal of the project was to design light wind machine with great wind range, easy, soft ride, ability to go on the reach and jibe like a slalom board, but not loosing much in upwind/downwind angle to Formulas. Also, board had to be less power hungry, so it could be used with smaller fins/sails. And finally, tuned for someone at 140 lbs. Specs were: 222 cm L, 92 cm W,tail 78 cm W, Volume 118 L, special cut outs, single concave in the tail. Great attention was paid to all the details: redesigned air valve, fin screw holes, foot pads/straps positions, rails, ultra light layup utilizing new high end carbon cloth and of course custom graphics. Final result is a 15.5 lbs beauty, board is light, responsive, stiff and strong. Over the last 3 months Alex and I took it through the paces. Oh... yup, mission accomplished!!!

Saturday, June 7, 2014

FYI: statistics audience

This blog is mainly for local 'Miami' group, but we do get views from all over the world, bellow are top 10 countries that visit our blog,Country/Pageviews: United States 38003, Russia 1616, Turkey 1222, Ukraine 1117, Germany 648, United Kingdom 586, Canada 539, France 536, Latvia 383, Australia 296

Friday, February 14, 2014

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Support your local board builder(part II)...

For the last few years Alex (Tillo International) while producing top slalom/formula FINS(Ifju) also has been working hard on slalom and formula BOARDS. He's recent slaloms did really well at Miami Slalom Open. While 2 weeks ago, after MiamiPro-AM/Formula I had a chance to test he's new formula board. To be honest, after 3 days of racing, the last thing I wanted to do was to try something I'm not dialed into :), but Alex insisted and I still had my sail rigged laying by the water. First impression, the board was 'easy', pumped quick on the plane, ride was very smooth, so even though I was tired I took it for a few more runs. Wish I had someone else on the water to benchmark against, but angle/speed felt excellent. Final note: In 2 months or so. Alex and I'll start working on my new 'secret super formula' project. We'll keep you posted.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Naish Chopper L + Witchcraft Custom(80l)

After 4+ years had to retire my 5.4 Naish Boxer. All I got to say, even though Boxer worked really well, the new combo is amazing...