Testing Tails for Airush with Carl Ferreira
The tail of a surfboard makes a HUGE difference to how a board feels under-foot, but also in the way it performs, particularly through high speed, or quick turns. Airush Pro and surfboard tester guru, Carl Ferreira took a stack of boards down to the beach in Cape Town, and gave them a good thrashing to see what worked best.
First, the benchmark, this seasons Cypher was taken for a spin to get into the day, establish a baseline for testing and to blow off the cobwebs. Then the testing began with a pin tail version, and to Carls credit, he totally admitted that he didn’t like it. His bottom turns were slipping out, and in the video you can really see he’s struggling to ride it smoothly.
A couple boards later, and he was happy with the feedback he’d collected for the day, and much happer with a board sporting a different tail shape. Back to the shaping room for Airush, with some helpful feedback to help them make even better kite surfboards in 2018.
Check out the behind-the-scenes video of Carl Ferreira testing some new shapes for Airush’s 2018 kite surfboards below.&t=2s
Could this be the ultimate all-round kite? Ozone Enduro V2
A kite that can do it all, and do it well! The Ozone Enduro has had a few tweaks, and after years of R&D, the V2 is here!
'Up-Cycling' Old Kitesurfing Kites in Madagascar
On a recent trip to Madagascar, two French kiteboarders took a few old kites for the locals. You'll never guess where they ended up!
Iconic West Aussie kiteboarding race returns!
The 8th annual Red Bull Lighthouse to Leighton kiteboard race will be contested on Saturday 9 December and strong competitor interest is anticipated.