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Ohhhh yeah, I broke my PR's again

There are just sooo many things that can go wrong BEFORE a very good day. I am still not the best speedsurfer around, so I try to see every session as a testsession... My PR session I was a bit lazy with testing.

But the facts:

1) Angle was TIGHT 110-115 degrees
2) Tested 2 Fin's

The first fin is one productionfin of my sponsor: Select S07 M
This fin is really awesome for speed in tough choppy, tight conditions. However the profile is at its best till 42-43kn, FAST enough for most sailors. The best thing about these fins are that they can be pushed extreme hard in chop (>0,5m).

The second fin was a Caspar Speed:
This fin is alll about speed & comfort. Lean back and this fin will bring you to higher speeds. I think if you would compare a Lift/Drag Diagram the Caspar is just a bit more high speed focussed. The difference on my session was 4kmh between the first and second fin. I believe that almost everyone will break their PR's on broader courses with this fin.

And tests before:

Select SL7
Thanks to this fin is really wanted to join Select. It is a very good fin, same profile as the S07 M, different lay-up. On broader courses I prefer the SL7 over the S07. Same topspeed however.

Tectonics Falcon F1
This fin is the best G-10 fin I have sailed, I am still impressed how fine-tuned these fins are. The sections/profile is really well balanced. These fins are excellent in tough conditions, compared to select you have to take 2-3cm extra finlenght. In perfect condition the fins are just NOT the fastest around (they loose pressure), but the topspeed is high >45kn. So there is potential

Select Devil
Many people asked me about this fin. Yes I have tried them... It is almost the same fin as the Tectonics Falcon F1, only a bit more rough water focussed, and a bit less topspeed.

Not tried yet...

Select S07 Speed, tuned Select fins, Select proto's...

I'll keep you up2date, next time I'll comment on the sails I tried.

Cheers,

Erik

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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