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CARBON VS. ALUMINIUM BOOMS - WHICH ARE BEST?
Carbon vs aluminium booms. Many windsurfers have strong preferences for which type of boom suits them best. Naturally carbon gives the ultimate stiffness under more intense loads and tougher sailing conditions, but these days, aluminium models can also deliver impressively rigid handling too.
HOW DO UNIFIBER MEASURE MASTS FOR THEIR SELECTOR MATRIX?
The Unifiber Mast Selector chart is composed based on varying sources of data. Of course we have a measuring machine at our base, but we also track data from external sources such as magazines, sail designers and riders, plus, at Unifiber HQ we frequently visit customers and collect multi-brand mast data too.
HOW TO PREVENT FOOTSTRAPS FROM TWISTING
You won’t be the only windsurfer experiencing annoying, twisting straps. So, how can this be prevented to keep them nice and rigid and stay in good, efficient shape?
CHRISTMAS PRESENTS FOR WINDSURFERS
Windsurfers are picky about their equipment. But there are some items that you can never have enough of or that will please every kind of sailor. Here's our top tips for making sure that whatever's under the tree this Christmas brings a smile to the face of your favorite windsurfer!
WINTER SAILING MOTIVATION
With the right equipment you can sail in any temperature, all year round. It’s been said before – in this age of wonderful technology - that in winter the windsurfer’s worst enemy is lack of daylight – not the cold. Yet still, chilly weather and low temperatures put a lot of ‘fair weather’ sailors off hitting the water.
HOW MUCH CARBON CONTENT DOES A WINDSURFING MAST NEED?
Normally the carbon content of windsurfing masts varies between 30% and 100%. Higher percentages of carbon content deliver a more responsive and 'crisp' feel to the rig, as the mast flexes and returns at a faster rate, which has implications on how the leech reacts, how the sails breathes, how shape is maintained in the sail - and many more behaviours that will affect your session.
FIXED VS. ADJUSTABLE HARNESS LINES
Which are best for windsurfing - Fixed or adjustable harness lines? Some riders and certain disciplines, fixed-length harness lines are the most common choice, the ‘right’ option set for the optimum, comfortable stance. For others, being able to react to changing conditions and adjust their stance and the rig’s power delivery is critical to extract the most from a session.
CORRECT WINDSURFING BOOM-HEIGHT POSITIONING
What is the ideal height to position your boom? The answer is that there is no, fixed, ideal setting - even relative to your own height…… but there is always an ideal position for the conditions and the type of sailing you are doing right now!
WINDSURFING FIN REPAIR GUIDE
How to restore a damaged windsurfing fin? Did someone put a reef in your way or drain the water at your local spot? Maybe you dropped your precious board in the carp park? In a few steps we will show you how to make your damaged fin ‘as good as new’ again.
HOW MUCH HEAVY DOES 'HEAVY DUTY' PUT IN A MAST EXTENSION?
Quite often customers ask what specifically makes an HD mast extension Heavy Duty? That’s a good question, especially if you’re considering strength as a vital point and have perhaps already weighed up (pardon the pun!) the durability and performance advantages of carbon versus aluminium extensions?