Getting Tuned Up With New Gear
In the end I was pleased to find a fast combination of gear and settings (after 2 hours of puzzling). My head made some overhours on the water, constantly searching for improvement (till I felt competitive). Also learned a bit about the behaviour when pulling more downhaul/outhaul.
So far my I used the enigma 460 mast + reflex 7.0 + 0cm extension. Also there was still enough space between the pulley and the extender, soo less downhaul than stated on the sail. It was close to perfection in the end, no other sail ever has pulled me this strong forward when going downwind. I sailed about 120 degrees deep downwind.
The iSonic 111 worked best with mastfoot a bit back+ the sonntag SL-S 43cm (12 degree rake), next time I try a bit less rake& length. The iSonic 86 was magic with the Sonntag SL-S 33cm (12 degrees rake). Really happy to have found already a sweet combination. My good old fanatic falcon 91 SL-S 34cm (11 degrees rake) was over the edge. These isonics are totally something different, I have to get used, the first major change I noticed is that isonics can be pushed harder (with less risk).
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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