Miriam Rasmussen

NOR 17

Name : Miriam Rasmussen
Country : Norway
Sail n° : NOR 17
Age : 39
Height : 175 cm
Weight : 65 kg

Disciplines :
  • slalom
  • speed

Home spot

Parking 4 meters from the sea, rig on grass, sandy beach, extra wind due to venturi effect. works on south

Little story about you

I started windsurfing 7 years ago at age 30. Windsurfing became an addictive obsession in no time, and between working full time, and raising two children I have tried to raise my level of skills as high as possible in order to enjoy this fantastic sport to the fullest! 

When I tested the Loft racingblades the first time in 2015, I was blown away! They were so light, and so easy to flip right out of the bag. I went straight from the beach, wrote a sponsor application, and luckily I was offered a contract! 

Favorite spot

One of my favorite spots, flat water spot, in beautiful surroundings, with nice people everywhere. 

Why ride Loftsails gear?

I am convinced that Loftsails offer best value for the money on the market in regards of performance, handling, weight, dependability and durability. After one year and over one hundred sessions, my sails still look like new, with almost no sign of wear.  They require minimal attention when it comes to trimming and tweaking, and they still perform on a top level. Oh - and did I mention that the 2018s are perfectly color coded to my new wetsuits?? These are the little things that makes a girl truly happy! :D 

His gear

Purelip 2018

Sizes: 3.0 m2 - 3.0 m2 - 3.4 m2 - 3.4 m2 - 3.7 m2 - 3.7 m2 - 4.0 m2 - 4.0 m2 - 4.2 m2 - 4.2 m2 - 4.5 m2 - 4.5 m2 - 4.7 m2 - 4.7 m2 - 5.0 m2 - 5.0 m2 - 5.2 m2 - 5.2 m2 - 5.4 m2 - 5.4 m2 - 5.7 m2 - 5.7 m2 - 6.2 m2 - 6.2 m2
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Racingblade 2018

Sizes: 5.0 m2 - 5.6 m2 - 6.3 m2 - 7.0 m2 - 7.8 m2 - 8.6 m2 - 9.4 m2
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Switchblade 2018

Sizes: 5.0 m2 - 5.0 m2 - 5.8 m2 - 5.8 m2 - 6.3 m2 - 6.3 m2 - 6.8 m2 - 6.8 m2 - 7.3 m2 - 7.3 m2 - 7.8 m2 - 7.8 m2 - 8.5 m2 - 8.5 m2 - 9.3 m2 - 9.3 m2
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Pro tips

What do you like about the Switchblade 2019?

“For cambered sails, the Switchblade is still my preferred choice in the big sizes. As a lightweight rider, the lightweight, easy handling design lets me concentrate on my technique rather than the handling of the sail. That being said, my 100kg training partner also appreciates the combination of light weight and the ample power the Switchblade delivers. If you have racing aspirations, but feel the full-on racing designs is a little to much, look no further!”

What do you like about the Oxygen 2019?

“This is my favourite Loftsail from now on! I have been testing the 2019 6.3 Oxygen for weeks, and I am still surprised on how well it performs compared to my cambered rigs. I knew on beforehand that top speed and acceleration could compare with my racesails, but I was surprised to find out how fantastically controlled the Oxygen performs when sailing in overpowered conditions. My test size 6.3 flawlessly handled winds far exceeding what you would expect it to do. With the effortless no-cam handling, sailing the Oxygen was all about the fun of windsurfing!

What do you like about the Switchblade 2018

“In retrospect, when I started training for racing 6 years ago, I realize I should have began with the Switchblade. Being so light and incredibly easy to handle, the Switchblade is the perfect blistering fast sail to improve your speed sailing performance.

The difference in top speed between full race and the SB is marginal, just ask the guys and chicks while freesailing and during competition! But the extra agility and lightness make it so much easier to work and improve on trim on the reach and speed through transitions that in many ways it's a far superior speed sail to rapidly increase your skills in flatwater blasting! The 2018 version feels even better in the hands, and with a wider range I think most recreational freeracers would benefit from using the Switchblade compared to full race sails. The math is simple -easier to handle + same top speed = more fun!”

What do you like about the Oxygen 2018?

“The Oxygen is a new acquaintance of mine, the 2018s are the first I've tried. I havent sailed a no cam sail over 4.2 for years, and had no idea what I should expect. I was more than pleasantly surprised, as the stability I would associate with cambered sails was instantly there when I started planing. with 6/7 battens the sail is quite stable and keeps its profile no matter how overpowered you are. After testing it I learned that the Oxygen is the most popular, most test-winning sail of all Loftsails models, which makes total sense! So if you're looking for full slalom performance in a freeride package, this is the sail you want!”