The walk of shame.

overriggJeg så frem til en superøkt i dag, masse vind, ikke for kaldt og jeg sluttet tidlig på jobb.

I looked forward to a great session today, with good winds and ok temperature (6 C).
underrigg

Oppmuntret av at Niklas plante med 4.0, rigger jeg min 4PRO 4.2/82 liter. Ikke før var jeg kommet utpå før vinden droppet  så jeg så vidt kom meg til land.Etter litt venting rigget jeg 5.8 /110 liter og gikk ut igjen for å bli møtt av 17 m/s midt i trynet! Svømte rundt en stund før jeg til slutt kom meg opp.

I started with my new 4PRO 4.2 and 82 liter, as they were planing with 4.0. The instant i stepped on my board, the wind dropped, so I went back for a bigger board. The wind dropped even more, so after a wait I decided to try my Liquido 5.8 with the 110 l slalom board. The wind picked up a little, but I thought better overrigged that underrigged. During the first leg mother nature unleashed 35 kts of wind, leaving me in the middle of the fjord totally and utterly overrigged! Oh well – Swimming is supposed to be good for you! 🙂
nytrapes
I Drøbaksundet er den lange, tunge veien tilbake til Torkill kjent som “the walk of shame” Jeg fikk min første i dag! 🙂 Et lite lyspunkt var mine nye trapestamper fra Clip Harness. Etter litt plundring for å få de på ser de, og virker de helt supre. De sitter godt, samtidig som de er lette å justere uten å åpne. Det beste er imidlertid at de er konstruert for å ryke ved katapult slik at ryggen og bommen blir spart.

At homespot Drøbak the long way back to the beach after a swim is called “the walk of shame” The Drøbak fjord has a strong downwind current so you can’t slip up without drifting very fast downwind.  The only positive treat for me today was my new harness lines from Clip harness – easy to adjust when they are fastened, and they are made to breach if you catapult. This way you save both your back and your boom!

1 thought on “The walk of shame.

  1. Nothing wrong with the walk/swim of shame, 9 time out of 10 it use to happen to me, when changing big wind on small gear.

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