Change As soons As possible to Fanatic Falcon 79 on AmstelmeerI am quite happy my Falcon 79 wasn't there, because I learned a few things today.
My first solution: "Very good powered speedboard"
I chose to sail my Carbon Art Speed 44 with a 6.2. Reason for this the carbon art has a good low-end in choppy conditions. BUT large windgaps of 12kn was a bit to much. Sailing behind the dams was not handy... topspeed 60km/h
My second solution: "VERY good powered lightwind board"
This was a good decision, however my lightwind board (falcon 91) doesn't like banging big chop. There is a small position that works. Lower nose (of the board) will mean uncontrollable banging or crash, higher the nose will mean not efficient/ tailwalk or also crash... topspeed 69.5km/h
The day ended in a new PR on Fanatic Falcon 91, with the fantastic Sonntag SL-S 320. Ohhhh I like this fin soooooo much!!!! It did the fastest run of the day, and there were some fast guys present, hahahaha.
I left early because the speedspot was really crowded, normally I don't sail the speedspot (just making runs in the middle). But after one very excited almost into crash run I decided NOT to risk even MORE damage.
2009 total loss/damage counter:
2x carbon booms
1x NP RS sail
3x select fins
1x fanatic falcon 79 with crack, will be repaired ;)
Enough broken gear for 2009, I am already 2000,- euro's over my 2009 budget sooo have to think twice about WHEN taking risks. This is something I realized in 2009, you have to consider the risk you take. It has a price, money or health... this year I only have to pay money luckily ;)