Fins: changes

As some have noticed, I am not sponsored by Select fins anymore. With select I was a local teamrider and promoted fins on the spots I sailed. I asked to stop the sponsorship, because freedom of finchoise (different brands) was something I wanted, just see what the world has to offer. I agreed to end sponsorship about 1 month ago, so I could try every finbrand without breaking rules.

A week later during my la Franqui holiday I agreed to meet with Joerg Sonntag, design engineer from Sonntag Fins and see his prototype fins. The fins are made of 99% Carbon in CNC-milled moulds. The first fins (SL-S/ GPS_1) felt really good, so I got a few to try. Last weekend the wind was finally back and together with Joerg I tried the brandnew GPS_2, very fast profile and speed shows. I believe together with Sonntag Fins it won't take long before I go faster than ever. As a testrider I am trying to optimize fins for speed in different conditions. I am REALLY happy to be able to discuss findings with my gear and try to optimize with Joerg.

Sonntag Fins SL-SThe SL-S model is tested already a lot and is in production now in sizes of 280 to 490mm. So far the SL-S is really a lightwind miracle, compared to the succesfull Select SL7 it got a bit more bottom-end. I have to test it more but in difficult choppy conditions I go already twice the windspeed, with the slalomdesign. Imagine if the water would be flat ;)

The Sonntag Fins GPS_x designs are now in a testing phase, when they come in production / website comes online I will let you know. You can click on the Sonntag LOGO for more information on the right ==>

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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