[review] Sonntag GPS_6

[review] Sonntag GPS_6

How much speed do you need! The GPS_6 takes medium wind efficiency to a higher level. It is not a lightwind fin, performance is below average in lightwind. I didn’t test it in extreme high wind, however I believe the fin is best for 20~35kn of wind.

Why is it fast? I believe there is one reason, from 30kn of 55 km/h this fin can take more pressure/power compared to others. I definitly felt it during testing and swapping this fin for a normal (freeride) fin. The power doesn’t result in extra drag, however you have to go 30kn to benefit.

If there isn’t much space (short flat course) a fin with more acceleration performance between 30~55 km/h will be easier.  But the GPS_6 is very quick if you are able to go 55 km/h into a gust and there is enough space to do a 10 second run from there.

The power can be a bit overwhelming at times, I don’t use the fin as allrounder. However on certain days you will need something like this to reach the highest speed on your GPS.

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 to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.