My lightwind board for 2010

Again I chose to buy the fanatic falcon 91. The shape of this falcon 91 is a bit different than my last one, it would be intresting how performance compares. Basicly the monoconcave is overall less deep, also I chose a bit less tailkick. The older fanatic falcon 91 was extremely fast, I hope the new one is near the old one. Otherwise I have to use some sandpaper.

These are the reasons why:
  • This board is brandnew, it was still wrapped in plastic. At the Kater shop there are still 3 other brandnew falcon 91 boards
  • The falcon 91 board is strong build. Dutch hero's like Gerlof Hansma/ Pieter Hamstra did thousands of km's on this board without big problems. I broke a little part of my board maybe because sailing to much on the edge, to powerfull. Also my falcon 91 I bought was secondhands...
  • The price was low €599,- in the shop, when you see what people ask for the boards secondhands I loose at most 200,- euro's in one year. All other boards would have been much more expensive. When this Falcon 91 is a genius shape (I hope sooo... :) I won't loose any money on this investment
  • I have already 3 very gooood fins for conditions from 12-30kn for this board
Only thing I regret is not to be able to finetune a totally new board. But the advantage of the falcon 91 is that I can totally 100% focus on findevelopment, which is for me at this moment more important.

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. €599 Is also nice!

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  2. Wow! Een nagelnieuwe Falcon91 2006. Omdat ikzelf er zo eentje 2°hands kocht dit jaar en er nog een tijdje mee ga surfen, ben ik benieuwd hoe je het ermee gaat stellen. Ik hoop hier veel tips van jou op te rapen i.v.m. vinnen, tunen, condities waarin je ze gebruikt enz.
    Grtz
    Patrick

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