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Testing, Testing

Testing, Testing Testing is off course essential for the development of equipment. First of all you need to go out sailing to get new ideas. And these new ideas will also have to be tested properly before they are sold to customers. But there can be big differences how, what, where and who does the […]

Those Small but Significant Differences Part 4: Mast boxes

Mast box constructions Today we are looking at different mast box constructions. Our standard mast box construction, the standard mast box construction of regular production boards and the construction of pre moulded carbon boxes into a PVC block. Forces The biggest force on a mast box is vertically from flat landings. Another force can be […]

Those Small but Significant Differences P3: Rails and Outline

This time some differences that are not so small and all the more significant. I often get asked why the rails on Witchcraft boards are quite a bit sharper than other brands. Then I ask why do they make them so round? Nobody really seems know. Maybe it is “because everybody does them like this” […]

Those Small But Significant Differences. Part 2: Dyneema (is not always Dyneema)

Our back yard is the North Shore of Fuerteventura where, within a 10 minute drive from our R&D centre, we can find many world class wave sailing conditions. We have spent over 25 years of testing in some of the toughest conditions you can find, repairing damaged boards and developed composites engineering techniques to perfect […]

Those Small But Significant Differences, Part 1: Fin Boxes

Our back yard is the North Shore of Fuerteventura where, within a 10 minute drive from our R&D centre, we can find many world class wave sailing conditions. We have spent over 25 years of testing in some of the toughest conditions you can find, repairing damaged boards and developed composites engineering techniques to perfect […]

Haka ST 90L – personal review

Haka ST 90L – personal review Haka ST 90L and Slayer 4.2m2 offshore Levante in Valdevaqueros – Tarifa   Last summer arrived my fresh Haka ST 90 liters. After one season I feel like wanting to share my personal opinion about it. I will not tell about the technical matters, but about what I feel […]

Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker on custom windsurf boards

With WC’s Bouke Becker possessing a wealth of shaping experience – having made custom windsurf boards for many sailors over the years – we thought we should revisit this topic for our latest article and see where custom’s at in 2019.

Windsurfing science: Witchcraft’s Bouke Becker answers the question ‘what is drive?’

We hear the term ‘drive’ being used regularly but what does it actually mean?

Which parameters to look at when deciding what size of a board, sail or fin(s) you need. A bit of theory.

It can be tricky to judge which size to choose when moving on to new kit. Board sizes are indicated in volume, fin sizes in cm (depth) and sail sizes in m². But is that correct? Not really and it’s not consistent either. Volumes and surfaces are hard to measure for correctness and we´ve seen […]

The Witchcraft Way – Witchcraft’s windsurfing philosophy

In times where consumerism and instant gratification is booming we regularly get frowned eyebrows when we tell people the waiting list for a new Witchcraft board is 3 to 4 months. Being used to instant gratification buying something new makes them feel good and they want it right away. Many gadgets are just a few […]