2009 Speedboard recommendation: HTS SR-series

HTS SR59 speed slalomboardIn the Netherlands I have been watching the dutch HTS teamriders for quite a while... Since they got their new HTS slalom& speedboards they seem to be a lot faster! The shape of these boards is just very goood for speed. Big GPS-speednames like Jurjen vd Noord, Dirk-jan Knol are doing insane speeds with the HTS boards.





Models for speedsurfing:::
  • HTS SR49 (230x49cm x 71 liters)
  • HTS SR59 (230x59cm x 96 liters)
  • HTS SR69 (230x69cm x 118 liters)
It seems everybody on this board can go fast, I haven't found any negative gps-speedsurfing.com post... So it must have high control, the shape is a monoconcave somewere underneath the masttrack that slowly converts to a v-bottom in the tail area. This gives superiour lift but also control in my eyes! Very very smart solution ;)

If you haven't bought a new speedboard for 2009 I recommend to have a serious look @ these speedmonsters!!


HTS SR59 speed slalomboardPrices of these boards: LINK

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.

2 comments:

  1. Hey Erik,

    Leuk stukje over HTS. Zoals Copello ook al in zijn filmpje zei, de boads liggen vrij hoog op het water waardoor ze lekker vrij lopen. De combinatie met stijvere vinnen werkt ook erg goed (SL7 Silver of Gold, Caspar, etc.). De SR59 is behoorlijk op speed gericht en minder op slalom. Dit is o.a. terug te zien in de smalle tail. De SR69 is meer slalom dan speed georiƫnteerd. Controle, ook in hoge chop, van beide boards is subliem! Hopelijk kan ik met de SR49 mijn records (gevaren op de HTS XS) verbeteren.

    Succes met je leuke website!

    groet,

    Jurjen

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  2. Jurjen,

    Ik moet toegeven die copello maakt onder het merk HTS mooie speedboards.

    Rene Mienes heeft nu ook een HTS SR59, dus ASAP ga ik die wel proberen want de shape klinkt erg goed voor speed! En de snelheden die gepost worden op het Lauwersmeer zijn natuurlijk ook niet mis!!

    gr,

    Erik

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