Once upon a time you could adjust fin in the track and people were debating about the best position for planning vs. speed, etc. Then came the conic box, Tuttle box, power box and the fin was set once for all. What I've heard but never practiced is that moving the mast back helps lifting the board from water => higher speed, fly over chops; mast ahead => early planning, better upwind. This is because you balance pressure differently between back and front feet. Now for a given board there is probably one neutral mast position suitable for all sails, which may vary from one rider to another. Competitors are more demanding, I agree. Let's hear...
Last edited by Farlo; 1st February 2010 at 10:44 PM.