15 November 2008
(machine translated in 2023) Light weather day on the Veerse Meer
Wind was much less than predicted. But a nice day to test the GT85 as a light weather board with my 9.5.
Hans was also there, so I immediately had a good sparring partner.
First along the shops in Kamperland for winter shoes and then to the water. Hans was already surfing. Hans was only just powered with 8.8 and therefore advised to rig the 9.5.
The largest fin I have is the Select 62cm. Hans has it too, but doesn't really like it, gives too much lift at the wrong time.
After quick rigging up the water. The 9.5 pulls very hard, but is good to trim with the outhaul. Together with Hans many rakes sailed.
Usually Hans was faster, but I could plan earlier and plan better through the wind holes.
The 9.5 is certainly a fine sail for little wind. Light, gybed easy and planned early. If it is necessary at competitions, I dare to do it now with very little wind. If I don't plane, I can only do that with 12.5 meters and Formula boards.
The Select 62cm is certainly not the best fin, the fin gives quite a lot of lift in low wind, but when the pressure increases, the fin seems to bend more at a point, so that the fin gives even more lift and almost throws you off your board.
Wind continued to decrease, causing me to fall silent as well. But stopped.
This was also the first day with my Helmet Camera. I will edit the images and put them online.
Schotsman SurfspotPresent: Hans (Hansie)
|Wind: W/SW 8/16 kts
|AHD GT 85 - Select Zero Racing 62cm
|Severne C2 9.5 - Arrows Ultimate Race 490cm - Unifiber Freerace/Slalom 220-280
|(machine translated in 2023)
First time with the C2. What a pull. With hardly any wind you can easily get to Plane and wind holes can be very long before you fall silent. Super sail. Especially with medium downhaul, the sail is light in the hand. The Select ran well, could walk well height and plan quickly, only during gusts the fin sometimes tended to suddenly give a lot of lift. Hans also knew this effect with the Select fin.