Opening today\’s news has to be this unconfirmed rumour that 19x World Champion Antione Albeau will be moving to RRD. Check out more on boards.co.uk and be sure to keep an eye on here to find out if/when this is true. It\’s a classic time of the year for people to be changing sponsors as brands introduce new gear and prepare their team to make battle on the 2012 PWA World Tour.
it is also a time when new riders are signed as potential talent for the future and it looks like Hot Sails Maui are making a push in to the UK. Their first announcement is the signing of a certain Russ Jenkins, who has been making an impact on the BWA scene with his RAF designed SuperFreaks. Check out more on blog.hotsailsmaui.com, where they also mention that this is the first of a number of signings to build their UK team…
Sticking with Hot Sails Maui and it looks like International team-rider, Paul Zeper has been prototyping their new freestyle sail, with this cool edit from the man himself. Also check out his new webpage – paulh115.com
Another sails test video, this time from UK freestyler, Jamie Drummond. Who has been clearly enjoying the UK\’s constant wind for the last few weeks on his new Tushingham Edge\’s. Find out more about Jamie on www.jamiek787.com.
Even more about sails and here is Monty Spindler discussing the 2012 Loft Sails range. loftsails.com for more.
Swiftly moving away from sails tests videos and here is one from Diony Guadagnino. He recently returned to his home island of Bequia, which he left over 21 years ago to follow his career as a professional windsurfer. If you can get over the muffled talking you can make out the incredible life Diony has had and continues to enjoy, all thanks to this sport. More on the blog – blog.hotsailsmaui.com
We go from one windsurfing addict to another. This has to be Graham Ezzy, always hitting the water and somehow managing to fit in studying and sail research and development over the past few years, yet still remain as a world class wave sailor. So it is over to zakel.ws for one killer interview with the guy, including incredible pictures, videos and even his thoughts on the ultimate world tour. At the same time, have a quick flick through his recent blog posts for a bit of humour and pictorial updates – surf-matic.com
That is about it for today but we will leave you with this final question. Have you ever wondered how much your fins really flex?