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22nd January 2009, 05:53 PM
yesterday my front feet was willing to come out of the strap all the time while cross or upwind sailing overpowered.
howcan I eliminate this?
thanks juan

22nd January 2009, 06:19 PM
Adjust the strap.

22nd January 2009, 06:44 PM
Hi Juan, maybe your sail just needs some more down/outhauling. Once adjusted, you can add pressure on the front foot by moving your body forwards, or the mast track, or the harness lines. Try one thing at a time.

22nd January 2009, 09:14 PM
a friend is telling me to move the mast track forward so this helps to avoid the sensation of loosing the strap.
whats your opinion?
regarding the"adjust the strap" , im sure is not the case.
regards juan1

22nd January 2009, 09:27 PM
Well I would start by flattening the sails, because you mention overpowered. If your sail is too deep, traction on your rear arm increases, and then your front foot tend to get out of the strap. Down/outhauling should rebalance the pressure forwards. If your sail is set properly and you still have the problem, try moving the mast track forwards. This can work as you adjust your body forwards. Otherwise, moving the harness lines backwards may increase traction on your front arm and pressure on your front foot, but this is more tricky.

22nd January 2009, 11:27 PM
I think this was the problem as I rig this day whith lots of downhaul but 0 outhaul ( i think i remenber)
thanks , this help me , yes probably I was very backhanded
regards juan1

23rd January 2009, 12:12 AM
Another thing that you might look into is the fin. If the fin is a bit too large or stiff for the conditions, it can make it difficult to keep one's front foot in the strap.

23rd January 2009, 01:29 AM
Lower your boom or
Mast foot forward
(apart from rigging the sail better)

Even when you're well tuned, having an enjoyable session, etc, sometimes a monster gust will come through, and then just grit your teeth ;-)))))))

23rd January 2009, 05:33 PM
yes its clear this was a case of overpowered in many ways
this day I was trying a new fin (vector canefire) very solid and fast
ok thanks to all

29th January 2009, 12:03 PM
your feet are too far forward on the board and so the back foot is directly over the centre of lateral resistance.

re screw the straps further aft on the board