Just not good enough...
When I speak for myself I had to trim a lot of control==> this costs looseness==> resulting in extra drag, this was my conclusion. The gusts near 50kn were mean often a big contrast to the nominal wind (about 35kn). Don't know if there is an actual speedbarrier in sudden increase of drag, for me it felt like yesterday the control needed was the limiting factor. For true records I believe the efficient setup has to be used, survival till one megarun (controlable thanks to increasing windstrenght along the run). Yes you have to be lucky, and worst case scenario you could end up losing dayranking without 1 fast run.
Too bad the wind changed quickly and the tide came up, I was one of the few lucky ones in the Netherlands with 5 runs...
My session: http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/?mnu=user&val=66712&uid=870
Currently in top10 this month and year :)
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.
"Independent Guide for your Dewatering Site" Bemalingsadvies, Construction dewatering engineering and troubleshooting, Bronbemaling
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