Fanatic Falcon 2009, first ride

First impression
When the boards (falcon 95 & 110) were pulled out of the bag the colors & finish are like last years. The shape is a new kind, the boards look way thicker, and outline is more round. Also when you feel the bottomshape the V-is definitly there, in the front the new fanatic falcon has real suspension Deeep double concave.





The video & first ride was on 21 Oktober 2008, on my homespot Amstelmeer, the Netherlands.


On the Water
A few days before this session I tried the Fanatic Ray, which seems very similar. The ride of the Falcon is quite similar, only this board rides closer to the edge and feels more alive with fullrace sail (RS Racing). The real fun starts when you want to catch another surfer, because the new fanatic falcon goes easily a bit upwind without any loosing any speed. After you got higher up than the surfer you want to catch put on throttle, go a bit downwind, and you'll fly past him.

Real speedtest hasn't been done yet, sadly it is winter out here. Crosswind I got up to 30-32kn with max 18kn wind, chop was 0,5-0,6m. Not bad!

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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