GPS Speedie Chris Lockwood photoshoot video

Mistral Windsurf Photoshoot 1 from Colin Leonhardt on Vimeo.

Maybe it is just me, but it looks like GPS-Speedsurfers starts to be more involved with R&D. As recreational GPS-speedsurfer I would have a preference for a brand with a good gps-speedsurfer involved at R&D (at least that is what I would like to believe). It will be interesting how Mistral will fit in the 3000++ windsurfer counting speedworld next years, now they have near zero marketshare in speed soo it should go UP. Honestly it would be great if there would be a big effect on sales with guys like Chris in the team.

Erik Loots

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  1. Echt vet zo'n aerial view.
    Misschien maar een keer voor een USM zo'n heli inhuren ^^

  2. For me it's clear that a new revolution is taking place in the R&D world with passionated engineering non-pro's who are getting involved.

    Chris Lockwood is a nice example of a passionated engineer with his own ideas. In Holland you have Martin Van Meurs and Caspar who are also thinking ouside-the-box with their ideas (the switch from Martin is a logical switch in my eyes for a R&D-guy like him).

    A fact is that if you would count all the engineering/IT/technical people on the website, you would be surprised! In Belgium/Netherlands I think that almost 50-60% of the gps-speeders are IT/technical/engineer-guys!

    The gps-concept looks to be attracting the technical kind of people. Where the graphical boys can be found in the freestyle/wave-scene.