For me this time of year means increasing numbers of hours in the shop. Last years boards that were designed by myself and Stan Pleskunas and built by Hydroflex are getting some updating and modifications. I have thinned out the tail both in width and thickness and have shortened the nose by over 4 inches. This should give me a more controllable board and by shortening the nose I will be able to ride back upwind at a better rate of speed as well.
What's been great is that while I am busy in my shop Stan has been busy in his shop tweaking my current designs in Solid Works and getting ready to cut the foam that will become the 2013 Boards.
So with 57 days I know that I am not the only one cranking away in the shop. Speed Sailing Guru's like Alex Aguerra, Alex Caizergues, Rob Douglas, Nico Parlier are all doing the same. We all want to see Kiteboarders take a new speed sailing record. We all know it's possible but we also know its going to take technology and development of our equipment. For me I am looking to take all of the technology we use in Grand Prix sailing and trickle it down to speed sailing and kiteboarding. In the past I have reaped some serious benefits with my bar and line development and this year I am hoping to take it a bit further. But as always that takes a few all mighty dollars. I have been fortunate enough to raise about 35% of my proposed operating budget for the NASSC and I am hoping to raise the remaining budget in the next 50 days. With that said please contact me if you are interested in coming on as a partner or if you know someone who might be interested. With the right team a new speed sailing record could be right around the corner.
All right enough writing, time to get some work done.