(machine translated in 2023) Cold day
First week 4 days of work and immediately a nice day with wind.
Just what a cold.... I was still so used to the nice weather of Saturday: And then it's disappointing.

On arrival I found the wind a bit disappointing. Expected it to be 6.3 or smaller weather. But with measuring, it was just at 20 knots in the gusts, but mostly it stayed below that. There was someone on the water with 5.5 wave and he bobbed a lot. On the side, 6.3 and 6.5 were rigged on sometimes very narrow boards. No, that had to be too small.

S-Type 104 with Warp 7.0 and S07 35cm
For me, the choice for Warp 7.0 was clear. I hesitated for a while to get the iSonic, but since I wanted to test the S-Type with the Warp 7.0, I went for it. However, I soon had to go to the side, my foot straps were still on summer size, couldn't get my feet in, immediately grabbed the GPS. Then enjoy the water. Control was good, board did have a bit of a tendency to run a little too loose. I mainly sailed on the shallows of Herkingen itself, but also did a few raks behind the dam. Unfortunately, the wind was a bit too wide or not strong enough for really nice speeds. So quickly back to the normal water, worked on my trim and practiced gybs there, went very well. When I got a bit tired, I went to the side for a sandwich and to possibly grab my Freestylewave.

On the side Peter was just changing clothes, he had rigged an AHD freeride board with a 5.4. So I started rigging my Freestylewave. Briefly doubted between 5.3 and 5.9, but the 5.3 taken.

Quickly got back on the water with my 5.3. Had some trouble planting, wind was perhaps a tad too little for my 5.3.
After some crossing, the wind seemed a little better further on the water. Soon I had found Peter, after sailing 1 rak after him, he fell, I fell around it. Stopped for a moment to ask how it went. He had his hand over his nose, all blood. He immediately says that he thinks he has broken his nose... then it is nice that Herkingen is shallow. With a few rakes I was on the side and so was Peter. Worst bleeding seemed to have stopped. He was in little pain, went to beat and clean up.. I kept an eye on him and he convinced me that I could go sailing again. Another hour of sailing, wind was only just enough, but nice and relaxed some dangers and gybed.

When the wind seemed to fall away quickly went to the side to rig and change. What a cold... No, it wasn't really nice weather.
But nice to have been back on the water.

And Peter? Yes, he had driven to the first aid at the hospital first... Couldn't do anything because of the swelling, come back Friday... It doesn't work out on Friday... come back on Tuesday and we'll do it under anesthesia... Anesthesia on Tuesday, will be added.. no bandages, no cotton balls... Again didn't work out. Bales!!


Present: Peter (metPeter)

13:15 1 hour Wind: SW
Board: Starboard S-Type 104 - Select S07 35cm
Sail: North Warp F2009 7.0 - North Platinum(09) 460cm - Neil Pryde X9 180-230
  (machine translated in 2023) First test with the Warp 7.0 on the S-Type 104. According to Starboard, 6.5 is the max size, but you read on the internet from many people that they sail up to 7.5 on an S-Type 104, but my Daytona 7.3 didn't work great.
This went a lot better, even the 35cm fin was really big, could certainly have been smaller. Was a bit of a search for the trim
15:00 1.25 hour Wind: SW
Board: JP Freestyle Wave 84 II - Select X1 Wave 26,5cm
Sail: North Ice 5.3 - North Gold 430cm - Chinook Pro 1 Alloy 165-227