Strength analysis of Witchcraft sandwich composite boards – David Cadel compares heel area and bottom areas

Strength analysis of Witchcraft sandwich composite boards – David Cadel compares heel area and bottom areas

Witchcraft boards are known for their strength but so far this was based on experience and not on calculations.  It is hard to know how high the forces on a board actually are when sailing but we can compare a board’s resistance against the most common failures. So we asked engineering student David Cadel from France to perform strength analyses on these 2 main areas: heel area and bottom. Besides comparing the strength of new boards, also fatigue was taken into consideration.

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Bouke knowledge – key quotes from Witchcraft’s head honcho

Bouke knowledge – key quotes from Witchcraft’s head honcho

Witchcraft has been existence for a considerable amount of time with the brand’s helm – Bouke Becker – being a part of windsurfing for longer still. As such his knowledge and understanding of the industry, product manufacturing and all things windsurfing is unsurpassed. What follows are a bunch of key quotes from the man himself which sums up the sport and the Witchcraft brand (it also makes for interesting reading).

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