What is it?
The long awaited sequel to Plug n' Play, not surprisingly called Plug n' Play 2!
We got to see the preview of the final edit, but have not yet seen how the chapters are laid out.
1 hour 50 minutes.
Who edited it?
Award winning movie makers Tonix.
What we liked about it
Location, location, location. The sheer amount and variety of windsurfing spots featured is what strikes you the most. Of course the action starts in Maui, but very soon takes you to some spots that have not previously been seen in a mainstream DVD; Indonesia, Chile, Madagascar, Sumbawa, New Zealand, Brazil and a couple of trips to Cabo Verde to name but a few.
Also featured is some interesting wavesailing from European locations like Norway (wearing drysuits), Sweden, Poland and of course Ireland’s West Coast.
The whole video feels like a global travel feature, and shows more than just action. You get a feel for the locations, and an insight into the lives of the pro sailors who are lucky enough to be sailing there. For the freestylers there’s plenty of slipping and sliding from Gollito and Brawzinio, while speed is featured too with Finian Maynard sailing a toothpick at the Canal, and the Speed World Cup at Karpathos.
What we didn’t like
A small portion of the footage seems dated, as evidenced by the older gear shown, but really it’s not much of a gripe as the action is still right up there. Some of the music too seems mis-matched to the action shown. If this movie is to become a classic, it needs more memorable tracks.
Chick action .v. Bloke action
Majority of action is from the male variety of windsurfer, but look out for Karin Jaggi setting speed records in 50 knots and Daida Moreno surfing and wavesailing in Indonesia.
Too many to mention; Indonesia has a magical charm, while the action from the recent PWA Cabo Verde event is of course a highlight. Watch out too though for the 2nd Cabo Verde feature when Josh Angulo and Kai Kachadorian sail in possibly even gnarlier looking waves!
In lifestyle it’s pretty funny to see Nik Baker, Daida Moreno and Greg Allaway trying to travel around with almost 500kgs of equipment between them.
In general a fairly laidback funky vibe to the music, with the occasional hard rock track thrown in.