Well, I sailed my vintage equipment without any photos documentation (the photo above was taken 2 years ago by my friend S.Theodoropoulos), but one thing I can assure you about, is that I enjoyed every minute, and I was very happy to realize that I’m not the only one playing around with depreciated material that often put to shame boards that just rolled out of the production line!
I cannot find a better example than our Italian friend Paolo, sailing fast for many hours., while no other boards could be seen planing. Only kitesurfs could sail under these conditions, but Paolo was travelling at speed from New Golden beach – up to Messada & down to Dryonissi and back.His board for those not-so-strong-wind-days, is a red Ezio Trevisiol custom board , built in the late ’90s, close to 160 liters, 298 x 71cm, of honeycomb/carbon construction.I promised next year I will bring along the T1 eXperience 165, in order to sail together, as we did in the past when we were testing the T1 for the first time.
Unfortunately, not all nice boards en-up in a good way. Here are some, decorating the Golden beach in Paros
Some uses of the old boards may appear more imaginative, but only defective boards should be doomed not to sail again.
And here are the showers of Moraitis Sports Center in Schinias, close to Athens