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A closer shot of the guy behind.. Notice the streamer thing on the top of the mast.. WTF was that for?
Also called a tell-tail (or is it tell-tale?)
Quote from: surf4food on October 30, 2016, 07:42:48 AMThis may have been posted before, but anyway here it is:This might be the history of windsurfing in Hawaii, but it is not the story of the invention of windsurfing. Windsurfing was first invented at my (then) home town of Hayling Island, UK, by Peter Chilvers in the 1950s, and this fact has been upheld several times in court.Here is Peter himself talking about the occasionally comical attempts to erase him from history (as the video above seems to attempt to do):
This may have been posted before, but anyway here it is:
Enough on Streamers Back to the sartorial delight of the 80's and how it translated to the water.Someone sent this postcard to my parents this summer.I never saw so many windsurfers on any finger lake. Now I am jealous I wasn't invited. PS: Windsurfing was terrible on the finger lakes. We would sit around and watch the weather channel waiting for a jump above 15 mph. Once every 2 weeks it would happen and it would last for 47 minutes.
I think it shows how more than one person can come up with the very same or similar idea completely independent from the other. Tom Blake (as the video showed) concocted a sailboard in the 30s but you lay prone rather than stand. Newman Darby had his thing going on in 1948. In kiteboarding should The Legaignoux brothers or Cory Roesele be credited as the inventors? Both?