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Monday, 23 February 2015

February Surf SUP Sessions @ The Witterings

We have had some great surf in the past week and the X-Train Team (Simon, Holly & Rossco) have been making the most of it.

The sand bars have moved around in front of the club giving us some great left handers.

Pics are from Simon Bassett and Dave Gammon..

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Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Holly Bassett, who is the current women's BSUPA National Surf SUP Champion 2014 and 2013, has a place in Team GB and will be part of a 10-person team heading out to Sayulita Mexico to compete in the ISA World Stand Up Paddle and Paddleboard Championships from May 10th -17th 2015.

Last years Worlds were held in Nicaragua; Holly came 11th overall in the world ranking there, with Team GB ranking an overall place of 12th out of the 27 competing countries. The International Surfing Association (ISA) hosts the event where Teams from across the globe come to represent their countries. 

The competition is expected to be tough, with many of the competitors being full time pros, who compete all year round and on the SUP World Tour.

Holly learnt to SUP @ X-Train based down at West Wittering Beach and is often out with her Dad, Simon . As well as on the water training – both locally at the Witterings and down at the Cornwall/Devon area when conditions are better - she does a lot of gym training with local personal trainer Caroline Taylor (PINK PHYS), as well as swim and balance training. Holly has to manage her time carefully, as she is still a full-time student at Seaford College, where she is currently taking her A-levels.

Despite Holly’s equipment sponsorships from: Fanatic, ION, Kialoa Paddles International, Sweaty Betty, Dakine, 2XS/X-train and Prosport Sunscreen, the trip to the world championships will cost around £3000 to get to, she has set up a crowdfunder page, so if anyone would be interested in sponsoring Holly please take a look at her web page here

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Thursday, 8 January 2015

Check out the new 2015 Dakine T7 harness now available at 2xs

New 2015 Dakine T7 harnesses - NOW IN STOCK

Just taken delivery of the brand new Dakine T7 harness - available in great colour ways for 2015 (including a new retro neon).

The plan shape of the harness has changed slightly, reduced weight and improved comfort are all key features of the T7.

Here is Simon's review of the T7:

“Just used the Dakine T7 for the first time – this new harness from Dakine offers great comfort and is well built. If you look at the shape in size large the outline has slightly changed about a 1 inch less height over the T6. There is reduced waistband size, more lumber padding (memory foam) for back support and more neoprene on the inside which helps grip and prevents riding up. The overall outline shape is more tailored with a pre-curved structure so it fits snugly and reduces the riding up factors. 

As far as weight it feels lighter and stiffness seems about the same - the T7 comes complete with the new Dakine T-Series sliding stainless hook same quick real ease system and is now available in some new bling colourways. Sizing fits same as previous years. Get yours first here…..but hurry!”

Key Features
Dual Posi-Lock buckle sliding bar system
T-Series spreader bar
Pre curved PEB inner support structure
Memory foam pressure point relief zones
Featherweight ES foam molded interior
Independent primary and secondary power belt
Key Pocket..

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Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Kitesurf Instructors wanted for 2015 season

Kite surf instructors wanted
We are looking for experienced BKSA Instructors to work for X-train, West Wittering beach for the 2015 season - if you have experience it would be helpful and have a real passion for watersports and want to be involved in running our Kitesurfing/windsurfing club and tuition centre at West Wittering.

You will need to have good people skills and enjoy working with customers of all ages.

You will be based on the beach at West Wittering where you will be involved in looking after club members, maintenance, cleaning, tuition, selling equipment and dealing with rescue and safety.

We will provide in house training plus it's a definite advantage if you have multi-sport instructor qualifications.

You will need to have all your relevant certificates up to date including First Aid, Powerboat, BKSA membership and your teaching certificates.

We are looking for the right candidate to start on the 1st of April 2015 and work till the 31st October 2015.

Pay is to be confirmed based on experience and qualifications.

Please send your CV to Ross Moore - email: info@x-train.co.uk

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Thursday, 6 November 2014

2XS Demo Weekend 1 & 2 Nov '14

Well who would of believed it - a demo day and wind!

Amazing weekend - Saturday was warm sunny and by the end of the day was cooking up to 30 knots. Finished off by a good evening in the Old House at Home pub, West Wittering.

Day 2, Sunday, was super windy - 35 knots with a full white out on the water as the rain lashed down - great success - all the gear was out being tested as it should be.

Big thanks to the 2XS, X-Train, WWWC crew who worked hard all weekend - Rossco, Jake, Max, Alex, Neal and the suppliers - Wouter, Jai & Hutch from Ezzy/RRD, Mark from Goya/Quatro, James & Ben from Gaastra/Tabou, Ollie from Patrick/Sailoft, Nik Baker who delivered the North/Fanatic kit and Indoboard...

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