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El gato violador 12th July 2013 01:29 PM

How to carry Formula kit
How do you carry the Formula Sail and Formula board (on top of the head) together to get in and also out of the shore break?

jw xxx 14th July 2013 06:04 PM

i am surprised NO-ONE is answering
i have seen images of Micah Buzanis carry sail on head and board in hand - like regular kit
personally i carry sail on head and board separately if i cannot carry them at the side
then again i do NOT need to deal with shore break
shore break implies waves and am surprised these are Formula conditions !!!
hope someone else who actually does this or has other methodology answers
this forum is getting quiet !!!

BelSkorpio 14th July 2013 08:32 PM

Take a look at an existing thread:

mark h 15th July 2013 09:59 AM

And remember to let the wind do the work for you. First few times I tried it, I looked like a clown, but once you get the hang of it, you use no energy at all, kinda just floats.

You just need to make sure that the board is on the windward side and the rest will fall into place:)

Unregistered 15th July 2013 07:03 PM

How to carry Formula kit
It looks like the head lies in front of the boom (between the boom and board). Then you grab the board with the chicken strap and then you put the hand under the board (next to the fin)?

It looks that the right hand is under the board next to the fin, and the left hand is holding the sail from the mast.

mark h 15th July 2013 10:30 PM

There are a number of different ways to hold it, depends on wind direction etc. To pick the board and sail up (from dry land), the board needs to be face up, hold the sail in a beach start position, bend legs to get under the sail (easy on formula because of high boom), get head on luff tube below boom and start lifting (let the wind do the work for you) and grab the back footstrap nearest to you. Its all sort of one quick smooth movement. Coming out of the water is easier as the board is already in the correct position. Its actually pretty easy once you'v tried it a few times, but much harder to put in words. Its kinda like a beach start I guess. Best thing is to just try it out:)

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