Walkman

NickName
Walkman  
FullName
Neil Walker  
SailNumber
 
Age Division
Legend (60+)  
Gender
Male  
Description

Background...

Spent at least 5 yrs windsurfing blind with mismatched gear and confined to school holidays at Elanda. Started with good old garage sale gear ie 1980s long board and baggy dacron sails...and don't forget the one piece mast!!! Progressed to Bic Techno 283 (152 litres) which helped , and gathered a couple of Ezzy sails. Sold an AHD106 by a Caloundra based shop around 08 and continued to self analyse via online resources like Beginner to Winner by Jem Hall and Jibing in Maui with Alan Cadiz.

Eventually moved to Cootharaba area and hooked up with local sailors and also dramatically increased time on water. Finally started to increase understanding and skills with some welcome input. At the same time I started to invest in better gear although mainly 2nd hand. Now have a range of choices which paradoxically leads to greater gear choice paralysis!!

I've heavily spent up on tape to patch up my high use sails and extend their life , so am known as "The Black Spot" , occasionally differentiated by the odd smiley face...

Have enjoyed lots of great ( and frustrating) sails with Pete, Russell, Greg , Anne , Matt ,Chris , Paul , Ken , Ken ,Sam ,Jeffro (RIP) , Kingaray ,Phil ( and the notorious Hall-ey) , Robbo , Andrew , James n Harry plus the occasional blowins from other areas Like Phil , Ian etc. The great thing is that there is almost always someone to have a sail and a chat with on any given day.

 

Current gear extends to...

Boards: Patrik 93l FSW / Fox 105 / Futura 114 / Falcon 125 / RRD Longrider    Lounging in the cupboard : Futura 101 / AHD 106

Sails : Overdrive 7.0 , 7.8 , 8.6

            Reflex 7.0

            NCX 6.5

            Ezzy 6.5 , 5.5

            North Ram 8.6

 

 

 
Personal Bests for Walkman
2 Second Peak5 x 10 Second Average1 HourAlpha Racing 500mNautical MileDistance Travelled
31.266
(20 Dec 2020)
28.635
(20 Dec 2020)
20.885
(19 Dec 2020)
17.88
(29 Jan 2021)
27.212
(20 Dec 2020)
105.755
(29 Jan 2021)
30.954
(09 Mar 2021)
28.047
(01 Feb 2021)
20.693
(20 Dec 2020)
17.782
(09 Mar 2021)
26.277
(01 Feb 2021)
92.167
(01 Feb 2021)
30.846
(28 Jan 2021)
27.727
(09 Mar 2021)
19.186
(18 Jan 2021)
17.663
(20 Jan 2021)
25.819
(20 Jan 2021)
84.142
(12 Jan 2021)
29.874
(20 Jan 2021)
27.591
(20 Jan 2021)
18.804
(28 Jan 2021)
17.21
(01 Feb 2021)
25.328
(28 Jan 2021)
78.05
(13 Jan 2021)
29.296
(04 Apr 2021)
27.337
(29 Jan 2021)
18.74
(12 Jan 2021)
17.139
(19 Dec 2020)
24.687
(29 Jan 2021)
76.523
(18 Jan 2021)