Forceline sails: construction complexity and weight are reduced

NeilPryde has evolved its Forceline structural reinforcements into a full sail concept.

After introducing the Forceline panels, the windsurfing brand has expanded the formula into the sail, where loads are now seamlessly controlled and dispersed in the entire, tack, foot, clew and leech of the sails.

The foot sections of all sails are now filled entirely with two Forceline panels, and the central foot panel is removed entirely.

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2014 New Zealand Wave Nationals: plenty of action in the waves

Thomas Davies has conquered the 2014 New Zealand Wave Nationals, in Taranaki.

With solid logo high sets and enough wind to throw jumping into the mix at Ahu Ahu Road, all windsurfers in competition had a blast.

The judges set up camp at the top of the new Ahu Cliffs Sands viewing area/resort. In the first heat of the last day, jumps were easy enough to come by on five meter sails, and Paul Barron, Yoan and Mike La Franchie put on a solid display to open proceedings with some great late hits and big backward and forward loops.

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Steven van Broeckhoven: the freestyle wizard

"Secrets of the Wind" is a windsurfing travel story starring Steven van Broeckhoven.

The short film series will follow Steven and friends on a windsurfing adventure through Europe. The journey will begin on 5th May and end on 3rd June, 2014.

"We want to show you how it is to live this dream, how is to discover new places and how powerful the force of the nature can be. No matter if you are a windsurfer or not, through the episodes, you will understand what are the secrets of the wind," reveals van Broeckhoven.

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