The Windexperience 2010, speedsurfing set

Danny Kater had suggested we (Peter de Wit and me) should display our speedset on the beach. The idea was to put both sails up in the air with the boards attached. 2 Days before I went to Peter his home and we made some plan+ tried it in his big backyard, it was challenging since the boards really want to go forward. 40m rope+ 2 boxes+ 4 straps was enough to keep everything at the same spot.

The wind was 0- 12kn and the setup worked good, only a bit scarry to see 2x 100% masts full in the sun from 9:00- 18:00 saturday and sunday. But nothing broke, I did check now and then the temprature of the masts.

The windexperience was a succes, even better organised, many brands present, a lot of talented (pro-) windsurfers present, many things to do (even no time left for the speedclinic). Had some nice discussions about speed, good to see interest in speed growing, also lots of young windsurfers would like to go windsurfing with GPS. I was excited to see the NK Slalom, too bad there was no valid heat.

On photo:
My speedset:  Starboard iSonic Speedspecial W49+ Severne Reflex 6.2 + Enigma 430+ Sonntag GPS_2
Peter de Wit:  Fanatic Falcon Speed+ Neilpryde RS:R Evo2 6.2 + X9 430+ Select Caspar Speed

Now I got a little flew, hope it is gone soon. Just no windsurfing today, tomorrow I hope to feel much better because of the good wind in the morning. Maybe finally a new 1-hour record, or an alpha-500 improvement.

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.

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