Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Racing isn't my Thing

But this video is AMAZING!!!

This is the type of coverage that windsurfing needs more of. Accessible, easy to watch, easy to understand what's going on. The low angle helps capture the speed, but a high angle from a tower would be really compelling on this sort of race as well.


SlideHappySailor said...

windsurf drag racing. neat.

G-42 said...

Slalom racing is an incredible adrenaline rush, especially when it's actually windy (when it's light, like sub-15 knots, I'd rather race formula for sure...). Whether racing is one's thing or not, I agree with you that it would be cool to make more close-up footage available. The equipment is getting cheaper and cheaper, and putting it on the web is pretty much free.

BTW, if you've never ridden full-on slalom gear - you might want to give it a try. It's a real rush to just hold the hammer down, and the speeds you can reach are truly amazing. Whether you end up racing or just drag racing your buddies or blasting around and carving some high-g jibes - it's all good.

Catapulting Aaron said...

Andres, I have no doubt that going fast is fun. But someone once told me that people like to do what they're good at. I'm not good at going fast, so that's where my avoidance of racing comes from, most likely.