Steve Carter

  • Friday, August 12, 2016
  • United Kingdom

  • Max. 2 sec.
  • 24.49knots
Average speed
23.49  ( 23.96 23.74 23.41 23.22 23.14 )
  • 100 m run
  • 24.03knots
  • 250 m run
  • 23.37knots
  • 500 m run
  • 22.84knots
  • Nautical mile
  • 20.84knots
  • 1 hour avg speed
  • 13.76knots
  • Alpha racing
  • 17.85knots
  • Distance
  • 68km
  • Duration
  • 02:09:00
  • Windspeed
  • 0 - 0knots
  • Wind direction
  • SW ( 270)

Short tides so OK at low. Keep saying I want to do waves so bought Triwave 95l. Would have previously used 76l but time to try new board so 95l/4.7m.
Very well powered or overpowered so quite a test, loads of wind, chop and no waves. Triwave turns so easy, rides chop surprisingly well, small fins lost grip easily though easy to recover and got better at holding line after quite a while. Holds grip in gybes and smooth. Mast track close to front foot so started towards front of box then moved back. Considering board is 61.5cm wide it did not bounce as much as I expected and 76l 55ck wide was better, but not that much.
When sea got bouncier I changed to 76l, partly as a comparison. Easier through chop and GPS says about a knot quicker.
Triwave planed quite in lulls and felt like should be OK with 4.7m lightly powered in waves, if I ever get there. Not sure fins big enough or maybe I need to develop technique.
Enjoyable day trying gear out, 76l/4.2m would have been fine most of time so really pleased Triwave handled it and felt like would be good in lighter winds. John also out and we both got tired in strong winds. I gave up as wind climbed even more. Just about 5*

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