We\’ll start the week with another look back on the awesome KIA @coldhawaii PWA Klitmoller event – and a movie of the last day of windsurfing action from the SURF Mag Super Session. Kudos to \’our boys\’ Adam Lewis, Phil Horrocks, Jamie Hancock and Timo Mullen for stepping up to the plate one last time, and of course Ricardo Campello for his consolation victory. Thing is, while the wave guys were busy SUPing and pulling KIA motors over the weekend we\’ve taken another look at what we called \’the cleanest pushloop-forward ever seen\’ (check it out at 2:40) … and now we\’re not so sure there was enough rotation in either loop to qualify. Anyway, a 12-point double did it for V-111 in the end, so it\’s academic – read the full event dissertation at pwaworldtour.com
While we\’re talking technical though, if you\’ve ever wondered how these wave comps are scored – and you\’ve got half an hour to spare to find out – the lovely penguins of Cold Hawaii have released this illuminating feature. Check out Robby Swift and PWA head judge Duncan Coombs analysing all the moves from the Koster vs Campello super-final. More at worldcup.coldhawaii.eu … where they even break down all the moves on all the scoresheets for the serious stattos amongst you!
Away from Denmark and off the PWA, that other pinnacle of windsurfing competition the RS:X fleet have been in action in Bourgas in Bulgaria. Yesterday was medal race day at the RS:X Europeans, which wound up crowning POL-82 Myszka Piotr in the men\’s fleet and POL-8 Sofia Klepacka in the women\’s. Britain\’s Bryony Shaw finished in 5th, with Izzy Hamilton and Claudia Carney in 15th and 17th places – great going in a 49-strong international fleet. More at rsxclass.com … and here\’s the medal race highlights.
Onto Europe\’s speedstrips now, and with the French round of the Euro Championship Tour regretfully cancelled it seems Weymouth Speed Week (15-20 October) will be the final event of the ISWC series. With a limited entry of 120, secure your British Championship spot in Dorset now via speedworldcup.com
Staying in the spirit of healthy competition, our online magazine \’rivals\’ are doing a good job this season too – check out the September issue of Windsurfer International at windsurfermag.com including a great feature on Japan with Graham Ezzy. Meanwhile continentseven.com have released part two of their in-depth interview with Andre Paskowski on his Minds Wide Open DVD project, while Boards Mag are keeping it grassroots with the first picture gallery we\’ve seen from last weekend\’s Scottish Windsurfing Festival at Troon on boards.co.uk
And finally, PWA freestyler Jamie Drummond has employed the most extreme tactics we\’ve ever heard of to separate a jammed two-piece mast. According to a clip on facebook.com he\’s used a JCB to pull the superglued spar apart … although we\’ll have to take his word that it worked, as the footage finishes tantalisingly early! More Drummond drama at jamiek787.blogspot.com
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