Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Team Willow

  Now I know what you’ve been thinking, “Just how well does the Willow go in stunning coastal lift?”  Well the excitement among Team Willow was palpable and so the 45mph winds of Start Point were braved with full support, the position of team Photographer was given to Ben.

  You won’t be surprised to hear that with knees knocking the Willow tracked out like a train and then just got faster.  It’s a good demonstration of a slippery design that energy is maintained in the vertical and half pipes just get bigger and bigger.  With 1kg of ballast on board it was time try and bend or break her in the air- but she wouldn’t break and that big old carbon spar just shrugged off the treatment.

  So what’s next?  Start Point is one long DS possibility but with the wind getting stronger and a definite lack of enthusiasm from Team Willow’s mum when I suggested a circuit around the backside that will have to wait.

  The Beta’s are on their way so watch this space!

1 comment:

  1. Looks lovely Ian. But I can't find any details on the spec of the Willow on this site. Can you point me in the right direction please?