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"How fast were you going"

People often ask, "How fast were you going?" when they meet me ice sailboarding or see the videos on ice ... Believe I have done about 50-60 kph max. Buddy who kitesurfs on ice with GPS says he goes 80 kph. In order to give a REAL feel for the speed on my iceboard, I made this video in 2013:



To get a TRUE feel of what people do in terms of speed on the ice, one only has to check out Jeff Brown of the iceratz:



When I go out on ice n snow, my intention is NOT to reach some amazing speeds, but instead to have FUN n get out in the SUN ...



In the summer, it is pretty much the same idea for me. I want to be outside, on the water, having some fun and getting fresh air. In terms of windsurfing classification (if there is such a thing) I would consider myself a "freerider". No free-style, no slalom speed runs and no racing. Some of my favourite sessions have been out in light wind on a longboard when no-one else is around...



Then again, the same board with a little bit more wind can be a whole lotta FUN:



There are people like AA who seem to like speed on the water and try to beat records ...



BUT I am NOT one of them. Perhaps if and when my skills reach a level where I might be competitive,  it would be another story 😊 However, at this time in my life, I am in no hurry to get anywhere fast. For me windsurfing is all about the FUN and the TOW (time on water). For different people that means different things ... Some look for speed, others like tricks, some like to try the new things like foiling and some like the social aspect ...

For now when people ask me, "How fast were you going?" , I try to be nice n polite  ...
Much easier than giving the long story about no need for speed 😊

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