Yesterday I got the 2011 Starboard Futura 93 from Hans Kleingeld to try, did also some windsurfing at Strand Horst. This morning I did a quick check if the Brace would be OK, but it didn't.
Second run it went wrong, I hitted the fishline (in my best run). I knew my fin was gone, about 1 or 2 sec I was still on the board, but the wind/waves got too strong and I was full downwind, full catapult. Now I can tell you without a fin it is DAMN hard to brake!! The equipment felt like even accelerating. I was damn happy the fin broke from safety point of view, it gave me 2 seconds to respond, I bet if it wasn't a strong gust it would be OK to brake 'normal'. Still sore feelings I had soo much good memories with this fin, but called Joerg and ordered a new one.
|Speed vs Time during crash|
Here you can find the GPS-speedsurfing details: http://www.gps-speedsurfing.com/default.aspx?mnu=user&val=72738&uid=870
About the Futura 93, first experience was great! Sonntag SL-S 34cm is working perfect and the futura has taken speed&control to new levels. I have to test more (now only 23 minutes time on water), but after today I wouldn't be affraid to chose the Futura 93 as my "90-liter-speedweapon", the fact I had not found to ultra balanced settings yet but still the board was very much in control! Very good value for money (you even get a fin). Next time I try to reach close to my Amstelmeer PR.
About the fishtraps, I will definitly will do my very best to get these fishtraps at some safe depth or safe location. Not acceptable for a spot visited by thousands of windsurfers/sailors and other water recreants. I windsurf at the Amstelmeer since 2006 and never experienced soo much trouble.