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FORWARD FEAR, THE MENTAL PART (3)

Click HERE for part 1 or click HERE for part 2. Down to the last part and time to set up your attempt. Main subjects; Loading up and Ignition. Still remember the last sentence of part 2? Behaviour (getting your forward on a pic) is visible through our decisions (I pulled the trigger and went for […]

FORWARD FEAR, THE MENTAL PART (2)

Preparing yourself mentally, besides being fit, is the key to stick moves with the element of fear. But, the preparation has several phases; visualization, supportive beliefs, loading up and ignition. All phases are important and you probably recognize the part you’re interested in. I’m gonna break down the different phases however, just to give you […]

FORWARD FEAR, THE MENTAL PART (1)

So, if you want to but don’t dare, if you say you will but don’t go and if you visualized it but can’t pull the trigger you have to read this article. Like all sports, achievements are defined by technical, physical, tactical and mental factors. Looking at all the tutorials on the world wide web, […]

HOW-TO MAKE YOUR OWN GOPRO BACKVIEW

In recent  years I got hooked on filming my windsurf-sessions as my good friend got himself a GoPro and started filming me bij sailing right behind me. It gave a very nice ‘point of view’ and gave a good sense of the circumstances that day and also gave me feedback on my technique as I […]

TUTORIAL: HOW TO BODYDRAG

Step 1: Make sure the sun is shining and you’re sailing in boardshorts ;o) Step 2: Having good speeds at the time and nicely powered up. First go upwind a little before you decide to step off your board. Why? Well because, while you’re bodydragging aside your gear, your board wants to go downwind very […]

PROJECT X – FLIKKA ‘BOX OF GOLD’ PART 1

For a while I’ve been thinking about a board that really would fulfill my demands in light wind conditions. A few months ago I sold my Quatro Quad LS95, a superb board which I’ve been using the last years with lots of pleasure. But it was time for a change! Last January I visited the […]

NUTRITION – WHAT’S BEST FOR WINDSURFING?

As you all know, windsurfing is the best sport in the world. We can’t wait for the next session and spend days looking at the forecast to know when we can be on the water again. Obviously we all want to get as much out of each session as we possible can. One of the […]

HOW TO REMOVE TAR FROM YOUR WETSUIT

When you spend a lot of time in the sea/ocean like I do there will be times when you stumble upon pollution. One of the more common ones is tar floating around on your favorite beach, polluting the sand and sticking to everything it comes into contact with. This weekend I went bodyboarding with my […]