Sunday, March 28, 2010

Board Testing Is Hard Work...

...and fun!



Good morning from Hatteras Island.

Woke up this morning with a sore body. We sailed for 6 hours straight yesterday in consistent 25mph NE winds...we being the Spring 2010 Windsurfing Magazine board testing crew. I don't think I've ever sailed with a 4.6 for that long. We had about 10 freestyle/wave boards in the 95-105lt range to test and did we ever. We put those boards through its paces and they put us through our paces as well. There are about 10 of us doing the testing...a mix of the locals (Andy, Ann, and Stuart), the inland Charlotte/Greensboro area crew, and a few other out-of-towners. Testing had been taking place for a few days prior to this one and it included testing on 120lt range boards as well. Stay tuned for all the results in an upcoming issue of Windsurfing Magazine...

Stay tuned for a short video but here is a short clip of Stuart flat water looping...

Stuart Proctor Loop from WaterTurtle Productions on Vimeo.





Rob and Kat preparing to go out again



An empty board test truck...all the boards out on the water



House party - Stuart Proctor, Josh Sampiero, Ken Kellar, Rob Cornwell and Andy McKinney at the dinner table/ping pong table

Check out Ralph's post and also check out Andy's board testing posts - a video and his other big news.

2 comments:

ralph said...

tippy turtle,
absolutely awesome time man. really enjoyed the flat water blasting yesterday too. hope you had a good trip back. maybe a good LKN sesh too...

Catapulting Aaron said...

Dude -- I've always said board testing is way more work than one would imagine.

Also, it's tough to spend some of your best time on the water on random gear when you want to be ripping with your own kit that you're used to... working on stuff. It is still windsurfing, so of course it's still fun.