(machine translated in 2023) Raceboard Training: 1st time Equipe
This morning I picked up a number of powerbox fins from Jurjen that I can use in the coming period to test under the Equipe, so I could finally sail it. Jurjen thank you so much for allowing me to borrow this pile.
Wind was only predicted after 3 o'clock, but had lingered too long at Jurjen so was not on the water until 16:30.

Equipe with R-Type 9.5 and Hurricane SRA 42cm
To get used to the board, first did a round of the island. Altitude walk towards boats ramp. Immediately noticed how easily the Equipe walks on its rail and how well the 2 upwind straps stand, was very relaxed, much less fighting upwind as with the Cat. At the boat ramp I saw Johan, so I stopped to chat. Then walk through altitude, along with a few sailboats. After the buoy above the island there was a good wind back, with 2 gyben I was already in front of the grevelingendam, board easily runs spacious. Wind was also quite strong

Equipe with R-Type 9.5 and Mistral 44cm
Trained a lot of gybes, fell all the time or stood very unstable. Foot straps adjusted a bit, one of the upwind straps was nice and small, but that did cause me to suffer from my ankle, next time put it a little bigger.

Very instructive, that Equipe sails up easily, runs much better on its rail. But seems to be more difficult to gyben. Do adjust a few small points to the Equipe, 2 of the screws then the cover over the sword are loose, do not stay put. The pendaal of the mast rail can fold all the way back so that you can no longer operate it with your foot. And the sword can go so far out that I could tilt it back with just a toe.


17:00 1 hour Wind: W/NW
Board: Mistral Equipe - Hurricane SRA 42cm
Sail: North R-Type 9.5 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - Unifiber Freerace/Slalom 220-280
  (machine translated in 2023) Ran very well, runs super easy height, both upwind straps are really perfect. The Rail is much squarer and thicker, which is why the board rails so much easier than the CAT. Gyben doesn't work well yet. The SRA 42cm certainly doesn't seem too big.
18:00 1 hour Wind: W/NW
Board: Mistral Equipe - Mistral Freeride 44cm
Sail: North R-Type 9.5 - North Platinum(11) 490cm - Unifiber Freerace/Slalom 220-280
  (machine translated in 2023) Foot straps a lot smaller: Don't put the upwindtraps too small, I get trouble with my ankle. Gybes practiced, go better if I first step out of the front foot band, otherwise I am really too far behind.