|21st July 2011 06:07 PM|
It's just style stuff, some like very narrow harness line like me also and other like wider harness line and of course their style are different but both of them can go very fast.
All the best
|21st July 2011 03:46 PM|
Yes, that's probably it, Mark.
Wider harnas lines probably don't let any (or much less) wind "escape", while with narrower harnas lines you easier open up (although not necessarily) the sail in overpowererd conditions.
It remains strange though that a speed king like Antoine, uses much narrower harnas lines.
Some use almost zero width harnas lines. Take a look at the picture of the Isonic product presentation of SB's web site: http://www.star-board.com/2012/produ....php?id=isonic
|21st July 2011 07:21 AM|
Wide haness lines are becoming more popular for speed, definetly seems to help control in super over powered conditions and gusty winds.
I think Bjorn stayed with wide lines because 90's world cup slalom was on less stable sails. Bjorn also uses very long lines and a low boom, and you can see that he puts all his energy/strength into sailing fast.
|20th July 2011 07:04 PM|
"Spotty" just had a new top GPS speed and look how wide placed his lines are. Have a look on the second and third picture on the following article: http://www.continentseven.com/2011/0...t-sandy-point/
Obviously it can be fast placing them wider, if the rest of your setup fits for it. Out of my view it can help to stabilize the whole system of rigg board and rider, especially when the wind is shifty and gusty.
|19th July 2011 09:17 PM|
Ripping it up
Bjorn is amazing
|19th July 2011 05:23 PM|
Great effort of the PWA. Very happy for the good news.
|6th July 2011 02:57 PM|
|Unregistered||Bjoern uses wide harness lines because his sails are so unstable.|
|28th June 2011 09:25 AM|
Bjorn (103kgs) & Ben (98kgs) was on 8.6, Cyril (95kgs) 8.5 on the 107 and Taty 6.6 on the 87!!!
His weight is around 75 kgs of only muscle, it's just and amazing athlete with a very good technique in jibe.
All the best
|28th June 2011 07:48 AM|
|Deja Vu||BD uses a low boom position, relatively speaking, and a wide harness line position because it works! He must be very comfortable with this set up and you can't argue about how fast he is. I've been following this guy since 1984, when he was just a kid, and it's hard to believe he's still one of the best, if not the best, slalom sailor on the planet -- he's also probably the oldest in the fleet now. What other athlete, in any sport, has been this competitive for a quarter of a century? No one I can think of. They used to call him the "Terminator" and for good reason!|
|28th June 2011 03:56 AM|
I see your point, changing the span width in order to adjust the length of fixed harnas lines.
But the thing is that I always see on every picture/video of Bjorn the very wide span width he uses.
Take also a look at SB's action video of the Isonic:
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