gps-speedsurfing

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 36.7knots
Average speed
33.65  ( 35.85 34.07 33.11 32.64 32.59 )
  • 100 m run
  • 36.5knots
  • 250 m run
  • 34.84knots
  • 500 m run
  • 31.61knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 0knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 7.59knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 0knots
  • Distance
  • 25km
  • Duration
  • 00:43:00
  • Windspeed
  • 0 - 0knots
  • Wind direction
  • W ( 270)

Quick after work session. A little short on time but I was anxious to test the new Tribal MK2 for the second time and now in light winds. So I took the 6.3 to find out more about the power of the fin. Last time I felt power is near endless but not at the cost of forward thrust. 

Chris Lockwood designed the fin for slalom only and wasn't focussing on endspeed of the wind. Indeed the fin is flying upwind and crosswind, but I felt something downwind which convinced me it will be great in open water speed conditions. 

Today proved my gut feeling was right. It's super easy to build up power on the fin. Once in the run (even while sailing a small size for the board width) I tried to push the fin aside with all of my force by completely stretching my body and even totally overstretching my back by bending it backwards. The sight must have been pretty silly. The end result only was more accelleration in litterally shit for wind for the 6.3. Needless to say I am super stoked for Chris and Peter as this fin is simply the best Carbon Slalom fin I ever felt. Massive!!! drive and endless possibilities to push the fin and accellerate to insane speeds. A 24 and 27 are on their way. I expect some pretty amazing open water speeds (for my skill level) this year. So, kudos to you Chris...after the Sym speed you did it again. Can't wait for some more sessions.

Best 500m run

NEILPRYDE