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BelSkorpio 27th June 2011 01:47 AM

Bjorn wins the PWA Aruba Slalom
Ben Van Der Steen 2nd place !!! Gefeliciteerd, Ben !

Going well for the SB riders.

mark h 27th June 2011 02:35 AM

Great effort from PWA with live streaming and commentory. Great news to see Bjorn and Ben ahead of AA. There will good party tonight:)

BelSkorpio 27th June 2011 03:23 AM

Yes, really great effort of the PWA.

I really like the live streaming.
Thrilling slalom heats.
Keep up the good work PWA !

nonopr 27th June 2011 08:05 AM

The legend is back. Serious mistakes made a very tense racing this time.

mark h 27th June 2011 04:22 PM

Bjorn would have had the event wrapped up sooner if he had not gone to the wrong marker buoy:) Big up to Sara Q, blistering speeds that would put most of the men to shame, well done:)

Unregistered 27th June 2011 07:15 PM

Does anyone know wich como was Bjorn using?
By the photos, the sail was most of the time a 8.6. What boards he used?
AA on 112, and Gonzo on 121. Taty sailing on 6.6...
It seems that a lot of fast combinations were well used.

Remi 27th June 2011 07:20 PM

Hi All,

Very happy about the results, just amaising success.

Bjorn was on 107 like Ben and Cyril and Taty on 87!!!!

All the best

BelSkorpio 27th June 2011 11:44 PM

Hi Remi,

Were the sails 8.6 with the IS107 ?

davide 28th June 2011 12:31 AM


Originally Posted by Remi (Post 50352)
Hi All,

Very happy about the results, just amaising success.

Bjorn was on 107 like Ben and Cyril and Taty on 87!!!!

All the best

Even more interesting is that I read that Taty was on a 6.6. If confirmed it shows that a light weight (he is around 70Kg, isn't he) can be competitive at the World Cup level with a small rig when a heavy-weight like Bjorn (110?) is using a 8.5. A good reminder for small guys, like me, to work on technique instead of trying to go big.

BelSkorpio 28th June 2011 01:06 AM

Sure thing.

Don't forget that big sails create also a lot of drag.

It was really funny to see "small" Taty chasing the "big" guys with a sail that looked ridiculous small compared to the other sails. And what a speed. And jeezes, that guy can gybe. At a certain moment I remember him passing two guys with an inside gybe. Also there the smaller sail has the advantage of course. Wonderful to see. I really enjoyed it !
Didn't know he was on a 87. It were of course his conditions. Moderate offshore wind. I wonder if he can still pull it off in higher winds with much more chop.

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