gps-speedsurfing
Results of the day
 
1Serge Beumer33.61
2Martin van Meurs33.13
3Michel Meijer32.7
4Rob Allersma31.9
5Aart Veerman30.33
6René van der Weijde28.53
7Marco Lambers28.47
8Gerwin Heeringa27.44
9John Overmeer27.15
10Joost Kuijsters26.57
11Maron Rietveld24.85
12Renske Beets-Andringa23.52
13Mandy van de Hoef22.98
14Michiel Lieberom22.89
15Roland Herwijnen22.06
16Roland Herwijnen22.06
17Henk van de Hoef21.1
18Margriet Veenstra20.2

Well, not the best session, but it was nice to be out. Until by Severne Engima boom broke out of nothing. Hope it is bad luck and see how we can have this fixed.

no crash, just suddenly a snap feeling. I thought my rope was loose (the outhhoal) but could not see anything.

next thing i know was that the boom just broke. 

wind was typical horst, on and off, but I did some runs. 

Deze was wel op het randje qua kou en wind ( niet heel bijzonder ).

Leuk dagje..... ben wel toe aan een temperatuur ruim boven de 10 gr. 

Met de nieuwe S2 Maui 6,3 van Martin gevaren, uiteraard niets dan goeds over te melden.

Posten lukt niet. Gemiddeld 61,34. Morgen verder kijken.

Picked up the 2020 Venoms last Thursday and today there was enough wind to have a first go on the Venom 7.0 with Martin and John. This is a wonderful, light on the hands, fast sail. Martin was out on the 7.0 with SDM mast while I went for RDM. John Overmeer took 6.3 on RDM, good choice with his 58KG. Wind was gusty, slight offshore, but the gusts were strong enough to power the sail up just nicely, no more than that. The profile has been deepened compared to the 2019 Venom and it is really fast on a plane. Very neutral and light on the hands. Hope for some more wind next time to really get a feel for it in high wind as well, but for now very happy with what I've seen and felt. Job well done!

Leuk dagje..... ben wel toe aan een temperatuur ruim boven de 10 gr. 

Met de nieuwe S2 Maui 6,3 van Martin gevaren, uiteraard niets dan goeds over te melden.

 

Weer eens met het grote board het water op.

 

 

Vlagerig

Rainy 10 degree session. Took the new sail on the water and it felt great. Gusty weather so ideal for this 3-cam ACK pro. 

First session on the Venom 2020 and test on the symspeed31.

The sym is incredibly neutral but a tad big putting the board too flat for the conditions. Chris Lockwood informed me using a larger sym speed fin is very possible to enhance boardcontrol in rougher conditions and I think he is right. Wind was too light though and I forgot the 29 which is the sweetspot for this board. Anyhow, a great first test to try and feel what he meant to say. Normally a larger size can make a narrow board feel restless. In this case it just settles the board down. When the winds are stronger and waterstate rougher this solution might prove to be fast. I never had a longer sym speed up till now and the design itself is very clever in regards to flex control of a G10 fin. I am more and more focussing on the MK2 but note to self...don't forget about the sym speed.

As for the Venom....rotation is no comparison to last year. I loved the sails but rotation was average. Now rotation is impeccable, really a huge step has been made. Also two spacers are added so for those wanting even more freedom they can be removed. I feel a good step for weekend warriors. 

The sailshape itself has been massively altered and the renowned softness and leech response (the reason why I chose S2) has been taken to another level. The section around the crossbatten and the batten just above the one above has gotten super, supersoft. At the same time saildepth has been added and breathing response of the sailbody over the mast has increased in a dramatic way. Effectively this leads into a much lower centre of effort in the gusts and easier handling. Just like with the fins my focus is on my own (limited) weight and length. Industry focus is mainly on the giants of speed when it comes down to development and what I like about both Tribal and S2 solutions is the fact that focus is on shorter riders. Up till now I needed to use a high boom placement, alsmost as long as I can remember. We requested for even more control and forward pull (the latter already being the best I knew and THE reason why I could sail small). If signs are not mistaken Art delivered. The coming sessions will show if my assumption is right.

First session on the Venom 2020 and test on the symspeed31.

The sym is incredibly neutral but a tad big putting the board too flat for the conditions. Chris Lockwood informed me using a larger sym speed fin is very possible to enhance boardcontrol in rougher conditions and I think he is right. Wind was too light though and I forgot the 29 which is the sweetspot for this board. Anyhow, a great first test to try and feel what he meant to say. Normally a larger size can make a narrow board feel restless. In this case it just settles the board down. When the winds are stronger and waterstate rougher this solution might prove to be fast. I never had a longer sym speed up till now and the design itself is very clever in regards to flex control of a G10 fin. I am more and more focussing on the MK2 but note to self...don't forget about the sym speed.

As for the Venom....rotation is no comparison to last year. I loved the sails but rotation was average. Now rotation is impeccable, really a huge step has been made. Also two spacers are added so for those wanting even more freedom they can be removed. I feel a good step for weekend warriors. 

The sailshape itself has been massively altered and the renowned softness and leech response (the reason why I chose S2) has been taken to another level. The section around the crossbatten and the batten just above the one above has gotten super, supersoft. At the same time saildepth has been added and breathing response of the sailbody over the mast has increased in a dramatic way. Effectively this leads into a much lower centre of effort in the gusts and easier handling. Just like with the fins my focus is on my own (limited) weight and length. Industry focus is mainly on the giants of speed when it comes down to development and what I like about both Tribal and S2 solutions is the fact that focus is on shorter riders. Up till now I needed to use a high boom placement, alsmost as long as I can remember. We requested for even more control and forward pull (the latter already being the best I knew and THE reason why I could sail small). If signs are not mistaken Art delivered. The coming sessions will show if my assumption is right.

Even wennen weer en iets te groot opgetuigd na 3-4 maanden klussen in plaats van surfen. Vlagerige wind, en voor de eerste keer op het nieuwe board. 2e sessie ging gelukkig iets beter, alleen waren de armpjes toen al  een beetje op. 

De wind was best vlagerig en de gevoelstemperatuur was flink fris.
Maar.... best lekker even eruit te zijn en mijn hoofd leeg te hebben kunnen varen!

De wind was best vlagerig en de gevoelstemperatuur was flink fris.
Maar.... best lekker even eruit te zijn en mijn hoofd leeg te hebben kunnen varen!

Effe lekker een paar vlaagjes jagen.

Eindelijk weer volle bak water in het Wolderwijd.

Lekker gevaren met 7.8 ern 110 met 28cm 

Had ook 30cm mogen zijn omdat er flinke chop stond.

Gezellig weer met Maurice

First session on the Venom 2020 and test on the symspeed31.

The sym is incredibly neutral but a tad big putting the board too flat for the conditions. Chris Lockwood informed me using a larger sym speed fin is very possible to enhance boardcontrol in rougher conditions and I think he is right. Wind was too light though and I forgot the 29 which is the sweetspot for this board. Anyhow, a great first test to try and feel what he meant to say. Normally a larger size can make a narrow board feel restless. In this case it just settles the board down. When the winds are stronger and waterstate rougher this solution might prove to be fast. I never had a longer sym speed up till now and the design itself is very clever in regards to flex control of a G10 fin. I am more and more focussing on the MK2 but note to self...don't forget about the sym speed.

As for the Venom....rotation is no comparison to last year. I loved the sails but rotation was average. Now rotation is impeccable, really a huge step has been made. Also two spacers are added so for those wanting even more freedom they can be removed. I feel a good step for weekend warriors. 

The sailshape itself has been massively altered and the renowned softness and leech response (the reason why I chose S2) has been taken to another level. The section around the crossbatten and the batten just above the one above has gotten super, supersoft. At the same time saildepth has been added and breathing response of the sailbody over the mast has increased in a dramatic way. Effectively this leads into a much lower centre of effort in the gusts and easier handling. Just like with the fins my focus is on my own (limited) weight and length. Industry focus is mainly on the giants of speed when it comes down to development and what I like about both Tribal and S2 solutions is the fact that focus is on shorter riders. Up till now I needed to use a high boom placement, alsmost as long as I can remember. We requested for even more control and forward pull (the latter already being the best I knew and THE reason why I could sail small). If signs are not mistaken Art delivered. The coming sessions will show if my assumption is right.

Picked up the 2020 Venoms last Thursday and today there was enough wind to have a first go on the Venom 7.0 with Martin and John. This is a wonderful, light on the hands, fast sail. Martin was out on the 7.0 with SDM mast while I went for RDM. John Overmeer took 6.3 on RDM, good choice with his 58KG. Wind was gusty, slight offshore, but the gusts were strong enough to power the sail up just nicely, no more than that. The profile has been deepened compared to the 2019 Venom and it is really fast on a plane. Very neutral and light on the hands. Hope for some more wind next time to really get a feel for it in high wind as well, but for now very happy with what I've seen and felt. Job well done!

First session on the Venom 2020 and test on the symspeed31.

The sym is incredibly neutral but a tad big putting the board too flat for the conditions. Chris Lockwood informed me using a larger sym speed fin is very possible to enhance boardcontrol in rougher conditions and I think he is right. Wind was too light though and I forgot the 29 which is the sweetspot for this board. Anyhow, a great first test to try and feel what he meant to say. Normally a larger size can make a narrow board feel restless. In this case it just settles the board down. When the winds are stronger and waterstate rougher this solution might prove to be fast. I never had a longer sym speed up till now and the design itself is very clever in regards to flex control of a G10 fin. I am more and more focussing on the MK2 but note to self...don't forget about the sym speed.

As for the Venom....rotation is no comparison to last year. I loved the sails but rotation was average. Now rotation is impeccable, really a huge step has been made. Also two spacers are added so for those wanting even more freedom they can be removed. I feel a good step for weekend warriors. 

The sailshape itself has been massively altered and the renowned softness and leech response (the reason why I chose S2) has been taken to another level. The section around the crossbatten and the batten just above the one above has gotten super, supersoft. At the same time saildepth has been added and breathing response of the sailbody over the mast has increased in a dramatic way. Effectively this leads into a much lower centre of effort in the gusts and easier handling. Just like with the fins my focus is on my own (limited) weight and length. Industry focus is mainly on the giants of speed when it comes down to development and what I like about both Tribal and S2 solutions is the fact that focus is on shorter riders. Up till now I needed to use a high boom placement, alsmost as long as I can remember. We requested for even more control and forward pull (the latter already being the best I knew and THE reason why I could sail small). If signs are not mistaken Art delivered. The coming sessions will show if my assumption is right.

Picked up the 2020 Venoms last Thursday and today there was enough wind to have a first go on the Venom 7.0 with Martin and John. This is a wonderful, light on the hands, fast sail. Martin was out on the 7.0 with SDM mast while I went for RDM. John Overmeer took 6.3 on RDM, good choice with his 58KG. Wind was gusty, slight offshore, but the gusts were strong enough to power the sail up just nicely, no more than that. The profile has been deepened compared to the 2019 Venom and it is really fast on a plane. Very neutral and light on the hands. Hope for some more wind next time to really get a feel for it in high wind as well, but for now very happy with what I've seen and felt. Job well done!

De wind was best vlagerig en de gevoelstemperatuur was flink fris.
Maar.... best lekker even eruit te zijn en mijn hoofd leeg te hebben kunnen varen!

First session on the Venom 2020 and test on the symspeed31.

The sym is incredibly neutral but a tad big putting the board too flat for the conditions. Chris Lockwood informed me using a larger sym speed fin is very possible to enhance boardcontrol in rougher conditions and I think he is right. Wind was too light though and I forgot the 29 which is the sweetspot for this board. Anyhow, a great first test to try and feel what he meant to say. Normally a larger size can make a narrow board feel restless. In this case it just settles the board down. When the winds are stronger and waterstate rougher this solution might prove to be fast. I never had a longer sym speed up till now and the design itself is very clever in regards to flex control of a G10 fin. I am more and more focussing on the MK2 but note to self...don't forget about the sym speed.

As for the Venom....rotation is no comparison to last year. I loved the sails but rotation was average. Now rotation is impeccable, really a huge step has been made. Also two spacers are added so for those wanting even more freedom they can be removed. I feel a good step for weekend warriors. 

The sailshape itself has been massively altered and the renowned softness and leech response (the reason why I chose S2) has been taken to another level. The section around the crossbatten and the batten just above the one above has gotten super, supersoft. At the same time saildepth has been added and breathing response of the sailbody over the mast has increased in a dramatic way. Effectively this leads into a much lower centre of effort in the gusts and easier handling. Just like with the fins my focus is on my own (limited) weight and length. Industry focus is mainly on the giants of speed when it comes down to development and what I like about both Tribal and S2 solutions is the fact that focus is on shorter riders. Up till now I needed to use a high boom placement, alsmost as long as I can remember. We requested for even more control and forward pull (the latter already being the best I knew and THE reason why I could sail small). If signs are not mistaken Art delivered. The coming sessions will show if my assumption is right.

Picked up the 2020 Venoms last Thursday and today there was enough wind to have a first go on the Venom 7.0 with Martin and John. This is a wonderful, light on the hands, fast sail. Martin was out on the 7.0 with SDM mast while I went for RDM. John Overmeer took 6.3 on RDM, good choice with his 58KG. Wind was gusty, slight offshore, but the gusts were strong enough to power the sail up just nicely, no more than that. The profile has been deepened compared to the 2019 Venom and it is really fast on a plane. Very neutral and light on the hands. Hope for some more wind next time to really get a feel for it in high wind as well, but for now very happy with what I've seen and felt. Job well done!

NEILPRYDE