(machine translated in 2023) First day at sea for 2010
10 degrees, cloudy at first, last 2 hours clear blue sky.

Upon arrival I drive over the brewer's dam, see some surfing flying over the water at full speed. Jumps one, not super high, but far and nice and long in the air. After landing it was already clear: Dutchflag (JanWillem) So there was wind, finally good wind.

After arrival, give hands and ask what everyone is doing. Jurjen 7.3 GPS, JanWillem TR 7.0 and Claudia 5.3 wave.
After a moment of hesitation to also take a slalom set, I decided to play. Freewave 104 and Duke 5.9 rigged.

Freewave 104 and Duke 5.9
I had been reading a bit lately about trapeline length. Advice: about 26 inches is actually best for everyone. So I had to test that too, so I put my trapeze ropes longer.
First rake not quite great, foot straps were too small, couldn't get in with my winter shoes. After that it was tasty,
Long trapeze strings do command, it takes some getting used to, I stand less upright, which I still like. However, wind was so strong that I could often have just asked with 4.7 or smaller. After an hour I went to the side for a smaller set. And leave it on the side in case the wind should settle down.

FSW 84 and Ice 5.3
Get on and go, more control so more jumping and golfing. Waves were not really good, yes when sailing out you could jump well, but is not my side. Had to get used to my 20 inch trapeze strings right away. Wind slowly subsided and almost completely disappeared, could still float to the side. But that's all it was. Stopped and immediately rigged this set.

Freewave 104 and Duke 5.9
After rigging, the wind seemed to come back a bit so got back on the Freewave 104 with Duke 5.9. I kept sailing until I was really tired.

Nice sailing, not really a jumping or wave driving day, but wonderful to stand on smaller stuff again.

Today's video. At 3:40 a nice crash by Jurjen after which I gybe around him.

De Kouse

Present: Claudia, Jan Willem (Dutchflag), Jurjen

12:45 1 hour Wind: SW 18/25 kts
Board: Fanatic Freewave 104 - Mistral Freestyle 25cm
Sail: North Duke 5.9 - North Viper Wave 430cm - North X-Composite M
  (machine translated in 2023) Trapeze strings set a lot longer. Set of lipe good, 5.9 actually too big. The Freewave 104 had all the control. With the 25cm Freestyle it was super easy to walk height.
14:00 1 hour Wind: SW 12/25 kts
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Select X1 Wave 26,5cm
Sail: North Ice 5.3 - North Gold 430cm - Neil Pryde X6 145-195
  (machine translated in 2023) Set ran well and fast, had chosen the X1 26.5cm. First time I had put a new base on it.
The X1, unlike the Mistral Freestyle at high speed, gives no spinouts and also more speed.
15:15 0.75 hour Wind: SW 14/22 kts
Board: Fanatic Freewave 104 - Mistral Freestyle 25cm
Sail: North Duke 5.9 - North Viper Wave 430cm - North X-Composite M
  (machine translated in 2023) With better amount of wind, this set was better balanced. Delicious