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Old 24th August 2008, 11:44 AM   #14
Join Date: Feb 2007
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Its interesting that most of the modern tuition DVDs never mention to 'bring the mast up wind". They tend to focus on "sheeting in" and "move back slowly" to help learners progress. My theory is that advanced windsurfers completely forget about the forces turning the board upwind - that is, they do it so instinctvely, to bear the board away before they try and get planing, that they dont know even know they do it. For learners, this is the most noticeable force of all after getting you balance. I've watched many videos and DVDs and they simply overlook it. They say "rig forward and bear the board away" but this is only half the story. It really clicked for me when I was told to bring the mast upwind.
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