NAISH STEALTH 2009 [PREVIEW]

It looks like the new Naish Stealths are complete different from last couple of years. At first sight I see a tighter leech. Looks like a Gaastra Vapor design! I don’t know the rider on the pictures, if you reconize the rider maybe we could get some real valuable information. Off course it is new … Read more

[REVIEW] NEILPRYDE RS:RACING EVO2

I think it is about time to write a few things about these sails. I have used 8.6/7.8/7.0/6.2 and have some impression I am willing to share. Dispite different look the sail has sort of the same feeling like the older model RS:Racing (E1) Downhaul is way different, it seems that you can use different … Read more

FUTURA PUSHING 35 KNOTS

Starboard just dropped me this email, about the futura speedpotential. Nice one to read. I believe the Futura is as fast as the iSonic, last time I did check the shape and it looks fast to me. I know at least 2 happy speedsurfers that have did serious speed or personal records on the futura-series. … Read more

AHD FREERACE 289 (1998) [REVIEW]

For me older gear is quite intresting since I am not that long into windsurfing, I’ll take any chance to try some ‘older gear‘ it might be intresting to see what older gear does. Gear older than 5 years will fall in this catagory.To start my second board (first one was a custom extra heavy…):Why would I review such … Read more

SELECT 2009 FINS [PREVIEW]

For 2009 Select will have serious range of fast fins, I can’t wait to test the new fins!!!! New Models: SL9 Slam (sizes 25-43cm) Caspar Speed (sizes 21-31cm) S09 (25-43cm) Proslam (43-57cm) The SL9 is based on his very fast and succesfull brother SL7, only the SL9 will be more forgiving, I haven’t seen it but there were rumors they might changed the profile for even better topspeed.The Caspar Speed fins are famous … Read more

SPEEDSURFING ON FANATIC FALCON 86

This article is a reaction to Mark van Osch his question on www.windsurfing.nl, hereby my first impression: The Fanatic Falcon 2010, I am one of the lucky bastards. Have tried the Fanatic Falcon 86 in these conditions: -Overpowered with 7.0 could go near 70kmh (38kn)-A very good powered 5.5 didn’t go as fast as 7.0-My RS:Slalom … Read more

[REVIEW] STARBOARD ISONIC 86 & 111

After having both boards used for more than 5 times each it is time to share my findings. The boards are real slalomboards, even I (as speedsurfer) can seriously feel the difference with gybing compared to speedboards or other boards used before. It actually took a long time to find the board its weak spots, … Read more

Great Article in Windsurfer International

Great Article in Windsurfer International Peter De Wit explains the Slingshot in the e-published Windsurfer International. I know many of you reading this will already understand what he talks about, I just wish I could have read this last year when I started on the speed journey. Link here – http://www.windsurfermag.com/magazine/windsurf-speed-sailing-slingshot/?params=MjR8Mjg0fDA= Also I have done a small … Read more

My 2010 story on www.star-board.com

My 2010 story on www.star-board.com Many thanks to Thewes, Sacha and the rest of the starboard crew for making this possible!!! http://www.star-board.com/AutumnWinter2011/news_events/read.php?threadid=10199 Erik Loots Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying … Read more

New event: ODYSSEY of Speed

  New event: ODYSSEY of Speed Karpathos, Greece 02.08.2011 – 21.08.2011 Notice of Race The Event As the event includes various disciplines (challenges) of speed/slalom surfing (see rules below), the event is named as the  ‘Odyssey of Speed’; in the tradition of the ancient greek hero Odysseus, who had several adventures to overcome. The philosophy … Read more