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mwp 6th September 2006 02:20 PM

harness line lengths
Hi whats the ideal lines lenghts.
I am now using short ones,from elbow to wrist (where i have my clock)
And i have my bom in the top cutout.
Should i benefit from longer ones ?
Regards Martin

Kevin Pritchard 10th September 2006 01:46 PM

RE: harness line lengths
I say that the longer the lines you can use the better. I use 30" long harness lines. It is so much better once you get used to them it is incredible.

Matthew 11th September 2006 04:12 AM

RE: harness line lengths
What is the benifit of super long 30" lines?

Is it the ability to hike your body way out to reduce the component of your mass acting down through the board?

Kevin Pritchard 16th September 2006 02:38 AM

RE: harness line lengths
it is the ability to get out and away from the sail. Gives more leverage. Also you can be in the harness alot more, even when you are not plaining.

WSguy 24th September 2006 06:40 PM

RE: harness line lengths
Thanks, Kevin, that reaffirms my approach. My lines are kept at 30" or longer. I may have longer arms than you, though. Many recreational Wsers see this as "unorthodox" or "inefficient".

o2bnme 27th September 2006 07:11 AM

RE: harness line lengths
So, if your butt is bouncing on the water in high wind, does that mean your lines are too long?

Kevin Pritchard 9th October 2006 12:43 AM

RE: harness line lengths
Could be. Maybe your stance is a bit incorrect. Try straightening out yor legs and leveraging off the boom>

Beazer 15th December 2006 11:11 PM

RE: Harness Line Length From Boom to Hook

You state that you use 30 inch harness lines. Is this from boom to boom? What is the distance from boom to hook? Is this line adjustable in length? Do you move the line fore and aft when sailing?

Thanks, Jerry

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