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19
December
2014

Bengy Roca-Ward - Pozo

What a level after only two years of Windsurfing

Bengy Roca-Ward - Pozo

Bengy Roca-Ward lives in Pozo, one of the windiest places on planet earth but with 18 years of age he only started to “use” the winds at his homespot 2 years ago. Looks like this guy has amazing skills as he’s already doing big forwards and backies. Check out the video from his homespot below

Tags: accessyourpotential, video, wave, windsurfing

17
December
2014

Josep Pons - Gran Canaria at it's best

Pozo & Vargas

Josep Pons - Gran Canaria at it's best

Don’t miss this amazing clip of Josep Pons who’s tearing it up in amazing conditions at his homespots on the island of Gran Canaria. Pozo Izquierdo & Vargas at it’s best – and Josep isn’t even a professional. Such a high level at these island….#accessyourpotential #loveallsurfall

Tags: accessyourpotential, wave, windsurfing

16
December
2014

Automne à la Ganguise

Automne à la Ganguise

Seems like Kévin Ema-otu had a pretty good autumn at his homespot around Toulouse which has perfect freestyle conditions to offer. Check out his shortclip with footage from different angles and some really smooth moves. We like it and it seems like Kévin did everything by his own and proofed one more time that you don’t need a 2nd person who films you.

By the way: AVANTI Sails just updated their homepage with the 2015 range and all informations about the MEMBRANE construction. Click www.avantisails.com

We still have a few 2014 sails on stock and special prices ready for you at our www.avantisails.at website.

Tags: freestyle, tricktionary, windsurfing

13
December
2014

Windsurf Tricktionary 2 eBook!

Windsurf Tricktionary 2 eBook!

The Windsurfing Tricktionary 2 is unfortunately still sold out in it's print version.

You still need/want a Tricktionary 2?

Now you can get the Tricktionary 2 as eBook - available on Amazon as Kindle eBook!
In a few days it will also be on the iBooks store from Apple.


The eBook links on the Kindle store here:

Another alternative and an awesome learning tool is the Winddsurfing Tricktionary DVD Box - which was filmed together with the Tricktionary 2 book - so basically the Tricktionary 2 books as video.

Purchase the Tricktionary DVD Box in our online shop or at your closest Windsurf store!

More details: http://www.tricktionary.com/en/windsurfing/tricktionary-dvd-box

Have fun!
Michael Rossmeier
Tricktionary Publishing

Tags: ebook, tricktionary, windsurfing

12
December
2014

Graham Ezzy Back to Maui

Graham Ezzy  Back to Maui

In 2014 Graham Ezzy competed at the PWA Worldtour and had to move to Europe for a long time to sail the events on the Canary Islands, in Denmark, Sylt and La Torche before he finally made his way back home.

Graham: “After a long summer in Europe without much windsurfing, I returned home to Maui to prepare for the upcoming Aloha Classic World Cup at Hookipa. My training for the contest focused on the fundamentals of waveriding: turns.

“Back to Maui Part 1: Training,” starts with a messy 360 captured on my first day back in the water, and as the edit progresses you can see my sailing improve as I get back into the Hookipa mindset. We shot this footage on 3 separate days during the 2 weeks before the contest.

Part 2 will feature my windsurfing from the Aloha Classic.”

Tags: accessyourpotential, down the line, tricktionary, wave, windsurfing

10
December
2014

Good Timesurf - Leon Struppeck

Good Timesurf - Leon Struppeck

Nice Freestyle Clip from Northern Germany. Leon Struppeck spent the summer on the island of Fehmarn where he also worked as a windsurf instructor plus he travelled to Denmark a few times before he left some weeks ago to Australia where he'll spend 5 months full of Windsurfing but first let's review his summer.

The Hot Sails Maui Freestyler improved a lot!

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, windsurfing

09
December
2014

The island

stunning footage from Mauritius

The island

Yegor Popretinskiy and Olya Raskina travelled to Mauritius in November and beside the two windsurfers and their equipment also Kirill Umrikhin made it to the island with a lot of camera equipment. The video of their “Island” trip just made it online and it’s definitely a “must see” with amazing angles and Freestyle ,Wavesailing, SUP, Surfing and tons of lifestyle footage. Hit the play button and you’ll see what we’re writing about.

Tags: accessyourpotential, freestyle, tricktionary, video, wave, windsurfing

08
December
2014

Marc Paré Rico - Waves at home

Marc Paré Rico - Waves at home

Marc Paré Rico impressed everyone during this years “Juniors Competitions” at the canary leg of the PWA Worldtour. He also competed in the trials of Klitmoller / Cold Hawaii and France where he made it into the main event. His homespot is Roses at the Costa Brava, well known as a slalom spot where also the PWA Worldtour stops as well and normally you hardly find any waves there. Last weekend finally the conditions were pretty decent for the waveboard and the 16 years old jumped on his board and made the most out it. Check out the video below – looks like the conditions even improved during his session.

Tags: accessyourpotential, video, wave, windsurfing

07
December
2014

Vincent Langer joins Fanatic

Vincent Langer joins Fanatic

The first big “sponsor change” news of the year comes from Fanatic. The company welcomes Vincent Langer as a new addition to their team. Last season Vincent sailed under the RRD flag and is the German Windsurf Champ 2014 and the Shooting Star in the German Windsurf scene! He also did very well in the Slalom Worlds and Funboard Racing Champs.

Vincent Langer: “The boards are performing very well and that´s most important when you do competitions. There´s also a pretty good mood within the team members, they are a real family. Another reason was product manager Daniel Aeberli as he´s a very good friend of mine and for sure has a lot of experience in what he´s doing.”

Daniel Aeberli, Fanatic Product Manager: “Vincent is for sure one of the most talented riders in the Windsurfing scene. We know each other since quite some years already so I could follow his career. He is a great personality and very professional. I am really looking forward to test the new prototypes with him in Cape Town during the next weeks. We will definitely profit a lot from his knowledge in terms of product development.”

Tags: Fanatic, loveallsurfall, tricktionary, windsurfing

04
December
2014

Switch Kono - Tobias Schwarz

Switch Kono - Tobias Schwarz

The Switch Kono is a relatively new move in our freestyle scene but this „DuckTack in the air“ became the favorite of many riders and base of many advanced move-combinations in a very short time. The move is a bit weird at first but feels magical as soon as you managed to take off.

Tobi Schwarz, who recently broke down the Shaka for you here, talks you through the Switch Kono with a few „quick tips“.

 

Speed.

Speed is essential like with many moves – go fullspeed, sail slightly downwind and change your feet to switch-position.

Switching.

Switching might appear easier by applying a litte bit pressure on the mast(base).

Ducking.

To make your way on the other side of the sail, you should try to get rid of the sail-pressure for a moment. To accomplish this, you initally try to bring the rigg a bit to the tail of the board. Then duck the sail impulsively – same story like with the ducktack.

Carving.

Once the sail is ducked, make sure you carve into the wind. While doing this, give pressure on your front foot and concentrate to lay down the sail by pushing carefully with your masthand rather than your sailhand. Looking towards the top of your sail may facilitate the carving process.

When you reach a very small angle to the wind and feel the exceeding pressure in your sail, its time to fly high. Current situation: Your frontarm is slightly stretched, your backhand is staying closer to your body.

Take-off

Timing is important but the right technique to for the take-off, too.

Give a first impulse for the sail to erect by pushing explosively your backhand/stretching your sailarm. By pulling the rig and board to your body you reach height. It might be helpful for you to look towards the clew of your boom. Lay back and enjoy your flight.

The landing actually is not that spectacular. Don’t be afraid if your first switch konos bang on landing – the typical good kono does ;)

The next step up the ladder would be the improvement to a „nose dive“and a 180° sliding part to call the „Skopu“ yours.

 

Have fun flying through the air, don’t hurt you and see you on the water.

Tags: accessyourpotential, quick tips, switch kono, Tobias Schwarz, tricktionary, windsurfing

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