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Last 3 days did not drive so much, so also little need to charge: charged 2 times, both times without any problems. Got introducted to Charge Point Blockers. [Read...]

Today first to Den Bosch, trying to charge with an Ecotap Charge Point, that took some trying. Charging at home on an Allego Charge Point that didn't want to give my cable back. In the evening a 100+ km drive to Amsterdam. Charged three times, twice problems. [Read...]

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If your work is charging electric cars, you should of course also practice what you preach. Coming days I'm driving a Renault Zoe, so I can experience what other EV drivers have to live with. Today first day, at the first Charge Point I could not charge. [Read...]

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Good wind predicted, but a wind dip around 12:00, so some late to Zeeland. On arrival everyone was on the shore, no wind. Rigged​ the iSonic 127 with Warp 9.0. Wind was sometimes almost gone, sometimes very hard. In The harder wind used the iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6. Was a tricky day, wind ranged from around 10-14 knots to 18-22 knots. [Read...]


Away with friends for the weekend, but storm in the Netherlands. Then you want to go surfing anyway. So to nearest spot: the Kraaijenbergse Plassen. Used the iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6 and SL-X 36cm. Wind was, as expected on an inland lake: on/off. So often floating, but also often planing. Difficult conditions, but still nice session. [Read...]


17 A 20 knots predicted, took the afternoon off. Went to the Kabbelaarsbank. Used the iSonic 101 with Crossride 6.6 with SL-X 36cm and Busca 34cm fins. Wind was extremely gusty and turned a lot. In the stronger wind, the 6.6 was just not too big, and could almost always plane. That Busca is great. It was crowded on the water, so had to pay close attention. Lovely afternoon, wonderfully warm, tricky wind. [Read...]


After more than 15 years of sailing with DaKine Core Contour footstraps, one is broken, one that I bought used. I have many sets, but this is the only one with cracks. Also the other 2 of the set are still have no signs of cracks. [Read...]

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Good wind predicted: 20 to 25 knots, so of to Zeeland. Used the Ice 5.3 al day. Sailed a lot on the JP Single Thruster 99 Pro, tested with different fins. Also used the FreestyleWave 102 to compare. Sail was often a bit big. Weather was delicious, nice and warm and the sun showed itself. Today, the SingleThruster 99 was more fun than the FreestyleWave 102. Was nice to sail together with Martijn and Marvin. [Read...]