2010 Speedsurfing Started Again

What a great weekend, I did 2 (short) surfsessions to get the feeling ('windsurfing') back. It was cold both Saturday and Sunday it was a hard decision 'Put my wetsuit on or just go home'. But when the wetsuitzipper was  closed the temprature was good. Only the hands were a bit cold during windsurfing.

To make the surfsession more comfortable I chose to surf the Fanatic Falcon 91, eventhough Sunday this board was at some points a bit big. Good news the "new" Falcon 91 has much better control vs my old Falcon 91 which was broken. The 'big' board worked, I never fell into the water, my wetsuit is still dry. (2 degrees watertemperature helps a lot)

Session 13-03-2010___http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=57159&uid=870
Session 14-03-2010___http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=57218&uid=870

The first photoshoot should be within 1-2 weeks, Rolf wrote on his blog (dutch/english) about the speedsurfing shoot . This is one of the exciting projects for me. We have many idea's, should be a great experience for both of us.

I rigged my NP RS:Slalom MK3 on the new X9 430 (2010) mast this weekend. There were a few complications, my 48cm extender really doesn't fit with 2cm extension... Also the bendcurve is
different, the sail behaves different, I couldn't find the real benefit yet. I think it doesn't really matter for the RS:Slalom, the Ultrawave/Race and 2007+2010 bendcurve work good.

Also the North Shox.XTR testversion will be available for speedsurfingblog.com in 2 weeks!! Good news, because I need to buy a shorter extender. This will definitly help making the right choise.

The Sonntag Fins still rock, the SL-S 340 is the best for 50-65km/h speedrange. The latest lay-up for GPS_3 is good and competitive, this GPS_3 was quite a challenge to find the right parameters. After sunday I am happy to figured out the GPS_3 with Alex and Joerg. Now some secondary succesfull tests before decide what the 'production' version would be like. This weekend the SL-S and GPS_3 resulted in the same speed, I felt on flat water the GPS_3 had more potential. Also gusts are easier to handle with GPS_3. Only when the wind drops the SL-S is better, it keeps very long up to speed. 

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.

1 comment:

  1. The photoshoot-plans seems very cool. No place where you can take some pics from a height?