"In the ocean I love the challenge of going fast over the chop and swell. The 57 excels in this and proves that Neil knew what would work well when designing this board. The length and rocker took all the worry out of burying the nose into the chop as the 57 rides so comfortably above it. With no fear of burying the nose and the ability to adjust the trim in the tail rocker for a softer ride it makes ocean blasting in the rough so much more comfortable and fun."
Submitted by Craig Lunn, WA. Read full review here
"I’ve owned the WindTech Silver Bullet 57 for a couple of months now and couldn’t be happier. I haven’t ridden the other slalom or free ride boards since getting it. At 62 years old and 90 kg I can get it planning in around 14 knots without pumping. There was a period of getting used to it and the WindTech team were very enthusiastic helping with set up and technique. I’m using the 57 with 6.2 and 7.0 cammed free race sails and, once planning, it just seems to generate its own speed. I was having trouble gybing smoothly but advice from the WindTech team about slightly different foot placement now has it gybing like it is on rails while maintaining speed through the corner.
GPS sailing-wise I have improved on my personal bests in 2 sec, 5x10 and alpha. Actually, over the last few days I’ve improved top speed several times a day after being stuck on the same PB for about 2 years. 37 knots felt controlled and comfortable so I’m sure, in the right hands (ie not mine!), this board will do over 40. The tail rocker trim adjustment made a noticeable difference in heavy river chop.
Thanks again to the WindTech team and I’ll see you out there."
Submitted by Rob Emery, WA.