(machine translated in 2023)

Hardcore Slalom Training
I had been waiting for this since the BK at the end of August, not expecting that I had the opportunity to test my stuff so quickly for slalom with the kind of wind and chop. During the BK it went completely wrong when my 6.3 became too big. Smaller sails didn't work well, not a good smaller fin.
Something had to be found on that. After buying a few smaller control fins and not selling my Warp 5.8 and longer trapeze strings on my boom, I really wanted to test whether I could keep my set under control. It won't be down to the S-Type.

Warp 5.8
On arrival I hesitated to rig my 6.3, but decided to take the 5.8 because the wind would increase. I had wanted to sell this 5.8, because I now had a 6.3 and 5.4. But still felt that there was more value in a sail in between. So for now, he's not leaving.

Warp 5.8 + MFC SL 34
I had another MFC SL 34cm in my cart, so I wanted to try that again, and since the 5.8 could still be on the small side, I only caught it first. There were already strong gusts on the water. 5.8 was good now. Control was not disappointing, but MFC SL 34cm felt a bit long. Gyben went well. Time to try a different fin.

Warp 5.8 + Select S09 33cm
I hear varying stories about the S09. Lovers and haters. I expected to be among the enthusiasts. Many surfers sail the S09 all the way, too little pressure on the fin and too small. You have to sail this fin large and with a lot of pressure. I had never sailed with an S09 before, this was going to be the first time. Vin felt very different from the MFC, less present, easier to sail, control seemed better at first feeling. I think it's a great sailing, nicer than the MFC SL. Speed was on flat water, those few raks I've done equally. But in the chop I think I was faster with the S09 compared to other surfers. Wind increased even more, but went to the side with the intention of rigging my 5.4. Still decided to try another fin first.

Warp 5.8 + Select Devil 31cm
I expected to have problems with a fin so small. But went well, no spinouts, more rest. Even about the chop. 1x completely loose and therefore landed quite crooked. But all in all a nice little fin with a lot of control. Perfect for control with the 5.8 when it's really blowing off the planets.

Warp 5.4 + Select Devil 31cm
First time I had rigged my 5.4. Nice sail, much nicer than the newer Warps, I think. After some trimming, he looked nice on it. Time to go try, would the difference be big enough between the 5.8 and this 5.4? Went well, I had a little more control and rest than with the 5.8. Wind was still strong and definitely behind really super hard gusts. Devil 31cm did well. I should try a 29 cm. In a rak back to shore, sailing spaciously, in the flat water between a few waves really let the board run: 59.6 km / h on the GPS. And that in the middle of the babbler bench, not even along the side.

Stopped on time, still had to go to running training.
All in all a super afternoon, ideal hardware / hardcore slalom training.


12:45 0.5 hour Wind: W/SW 20/26 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - MFC SL 34cm
Sail: North Warp F2005 5.8 - North Viper Wave 430cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Set ran nicely, despite the strong wind and the high waves / chop I had good control. The SL 34cm felt big. Could easily be smaller. Gyben went well.
13:30 0.5 hour Wind: W/SW 22/28 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - Select S09 33cm
Sail: North Warp F2005 5.8 - North Viper Wave 430cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Was at the max in terms of sail, wind increased rapidly. Vin gave a lot of rest, pressure nicely distributed over both legs. Board ran fast with a lot of control.
14:00 0.25 hour Wind: W/SW 26/32 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - Select Devil 31cm
Sail: North Warp F2005 5.8 - North Viper Wave 430cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Expected the Devil 31cm to be too small. But went well, even more rest than the S09 33cm. Speed was also nice, but 5.8 actually too big. Normally I already sail 4.2 or so with this wind.
15:00 0.5 hour Wind: W/SW 28/35 kts
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - Select Devil 31cm
Sail: North Warp F2004 5.4 - North Gold(a) 400cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) Nice set, not expected that the S-Type with its small slalom sail would sail so well in such strong winds. Was really nice and fun sailing. Vin could be a little smaller.