19 & 22 Novembre 2009

These sessions I have learned my weakest spot: Tight Sailingangles. This weak spot is really not nice, together with Joerg Sonntag we try to find out what my problem really is with these sailingangles. It seems the boardangle isn't balanced. Now we have several thoughts:
  • The RS:Slalom delivers other vertical lift than RS:Racing therefor much slower on tight angles
  • I don't have enough experience to deal these conditions, my surfstyle is not working. I tried some different things during testing. In the end it was fastest the "Martin van Meurs-method"
  • The fanatic falcon speed... YES I KNOW lots of other speeders stated this board to be not competitive on tight angles. I still have my Carbon Art Speed 44 hanging on the wall, sooo I have to fix a few thing and make it ready for testing against the falcon speed.........
  • The fins, this will be one of the first this Joerg and I decided to test. If we can make it work by changing the fins/ lay-up than tight-angles will work like broad angles..
Together with Joerg I decided to enter the BK speed (belgium championships), at this point I still don't feel 100% confident about the conditions...

the "Martin can Meurs-method"

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.