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A New Kind of Windsurf Board...

19:15 9th January 2014 by Amy Carter
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…The Making of a True Custom From Start to Finish.

Here at Boardseeker we always love to here about new and exciting windsurfing designs, and there have been a few around of late. F2 have designed the ‘two in one’ windsurfing board, which Boardseeker have also had the pleasure of testing (more on that soon!). Now we have heard of a new ‘winged’ windsurfing board, a custom board designed by Spencer Thompson who is an experienced windsurfer based in Southern California.

We hand over to Spencer for a full run down on how this exciting new board design went from a hair brain idea, to a fully fledged custom board:

I was a kneeboarder from about 1971 to 2011, and had learned the basics of board design and construction from a neighbor, Bud Cravens, in Granada Hills in the fifth grade, call it 1965 or so.

Shown below is one of my better efforts from back then. The winger concept is nothing new, and not originally mine either, so why weren’t windsurfing board designers making serious wingers? Mine always worked great!

Spencer

Spencer Thompson in 1972

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