Back 2 normal

I can say now my days of being sponsored are over* (*except for Sonntag Fins). First I would like to thank Gerrit Kater from Kater Funsports, the support from him was very helpfull and I will remember the nice discussions for a long time. I also would like to thank Fox Sports (Martijn & Thewes) for their support with Starboard and Severne. I wish windsurf business the best, these are though times.

Yesterday I had a good talk and all parties agreed being a promoter of speedsurfing didn't fit anymore in my daily life. For example there was a good 5 months inbetween the last session yesterday and my windsurfing holiday in Tarifa. It wasn't all because I had no time or didn't want to windsurf, but I didn't had this windsurfing craving either (for the record, fact: since the beginning of 2014 I simply had no sails, masts and booms up till yesterday).

Buying equipment with free choice
Yesterday things finally settled and now I actually chose to buy some stuff at Kater, I could choose everything from a brandnew sail of >€ 1000,-- up to a 10 year old piece of plastic once famous of being "fast". I deeply feel sorry for the consumers, windsurfing turns out to be rather expensive, and it is bloody difficult to choose from the thousand-and-one options. In the end I bought a second-hand Severne Reflex III 7.0 and a used 2010 Enigma 430 mast plus a brand-new Aeron 180-230 carbon boom. I digged through the shed of our dewatering company and between the drilling equipment and gravel stockpile I found my old and (t)rusty NP RS:Slalom MKIII 6.2. So I have two good sails a mast and a brandnew boom, that should give me a nice point to start. Next to the rusty NP there was the good old Carbon Art Speed 44 (2007) and iSonic W44 (2010). Beside that I have a brand-new iSonic 2014 107 wood. Conclusion, I have enough plastic to windsurf

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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