Last Saturday the wind was less than expected, this I could get a decent 'speed' on my Fanatic Falcon 91/Neilpryde RS:R EVO1 6.7/Select SL7 Gold 31 combination. Suddenly I was faster than most bigger combinations, strange...

But I always wonder, would a bigger kit be faster (just topspeed) or not. I think if the wind is really constant a smaller board is as fast or even faster... But those small gusts make a bigger board go faster. So last saturday the wind would have been theoretically quite steady.

I am happy just having 3 'small' boards so I haven't to make that choise (big or small). But in lightwind the wrong gear, or slalomgear is making quite a difference in speed. And you can't do anything about it.




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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