GPS replays: watch windsurfer entering the pitlane for changing fins in slow motion

This year the Irish Slalom Series will feature a new exciting innovation. GPS technology has become a familair part of many windsurfers lives. Several sailors are regularly using handheld GPS units to record their speeds.

In 2010 the ISS is going to take this to the next level. Using GPS data gathered from each competitor the team will create replays of each race.

The replays will be shown during the events evening entertainment and also published to the web for later viewing.

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Paul Zeper: bumpy road ahead

Nineteen year old Paul Zeper (Hot Sails Maui, F2, DaKine) has just landed himself some new gear from F2, and will be starting the 2010 season riding their freestyle board, the Rodeo.

Zeper commented:

"After trying Steven Van Broeckhoven's (F2, Gaastra) Rodeo 98 in Brazil, I didn't want to use anything else. I was hooked on the board from the word go. I'm off to Bonaire soon where i'll use the 107L Rodeo prototype, and then when I get back to Holland, there should be a 98 waiting for me!"

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Ray at Southend: choppy, windy, speedy

British speed windsurfer Steve Thorp reached a 47.4 Knot max and a 44.27 five times 10 second average at Ray at Southend on Sea, United Kingdom.

After this intense session - with a super wipeout - Thorp is now leading 2010 World GPS Speedsurfing ranking.

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