Max ‘BR’ Brinnich

This time we join our equipment guru for his top tips on selecting a second hand sail.

First a reminder why BR – (Skip to the sail tips – click here)

Austrian freestyler, fin manufacturer and, now, custom board builder, Max ‘BR’ Brinnich is perhaps one of the most hands on windsurfers out there. With just a few windsurfers ever having undertaken the task of building their own board, BR is certainly a person to listen to when you want advice about what board to choose and why. What’s more he has often repaired the equipment of many of the PWA freestylers, sometimes even overnight during PWA competitions. Over to BR.

The hard facts

So you wanna get yourself a used sail? The first thing I got to tell you is to check the normal new price in a shop, most of the sails cost at least 600 Euros. So if it’s just a bit used, not even one season old and looks brand new you won’t get it for 200 Euro’s. Always keep this in mind and try not to pressure the guy who is selling the sail too much without before seeing it in real life. I have really noticed many people contacting me for my used sails, they don’t even check the pictures and want a better price, that’s just not cool, or fair. So do your research and check the sail out first, it will mean you get something you are truly happy with in the end.

Click on the next page for the first top tip.


Don’t miss last weeks feature – 12 Top Tips for selecting a second hand board

If you want tips on what boards to select make sure you head to our previous feature with BR – click on the photo below.

Do you have any more top tips for buying second hand gear? Let everyone know in the comments below.


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