Spartan Wetsuits make a welcome return to windsurfing under the new management of Mark Minter. Spartan Wetsuit's have long had a reputation for quality and most importantly to me being the warmest wetsuits money can buy.
Spartan are set to move forward with the times and new technology but keeping the reputation for non flashy very warm wetsuits. I am happy to say the new re-vamped company has meet and exceeded the high demands required for speedsailing in high winds and the dreaded wind chill that comes with it. My winter suit is the Extreme Dry which is mainly smoothskin has triple sealed seams and metal dry zip. Summer a combination of summer steamer and shorty which are brilliant at speed giving protection and comfort and built to a very high standard as I can bear witness to after some top crashes.
Spartan Ladies XTR
Sonntag is a new Fin manufacturer on the windsurfing market. We met the owner and chief designer Joerg Sonntag and his wife Alexandra at a recent event and was very impressed by their level of professionalism and understanding of fin technology. I was partially interested in the ability Joerg has to customise the Sonntag fin flex and twist to accommodate the individual rider.
This is very unique in the fin world, as usually fins are developed by heavy powerful male team riders and not for me.
Basically I gave Sonntag my height , weight and the boards I use and he recommends a size stiffness flex % etc of the fin I need, FANTASTIC! also of great interest to me is the GPS 2 fin specifically designed for speed sailing. This fin has a very narrow width and negative center profile which should reduce drag at higher speeds, I cant wait to try it at West Kirby.
A few words from Joerg Sonntag " We focus on high performance/competition fins in custom technology. We try to stay at size where we still can produce products adopted to specific customer needs. We use highest quality materials available on the market to create fins that work for you"
We use custom made Assy speed fins from Sonntag from 18 to 22cm and for slalom a mixture of SLP and SLR depending upon the board.
If you want to know more please email Joerg directly
or visit the website http://www.sonntag-fins.com/
I was asked to become a brand ambassador for JVC and I have been using there Adixxion camera and camcorders for training and promotional videos with some fantastic results. The Adixxion is waterproof and doesnt need a case which means you get clear crisp fog free footage and battery changes and SD changes are very easy.
This is one video we made recently in Luderitz.