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Old 17th June 2010, 12:09 PM   #2
Roger
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Hi jaytea46,
Since the Go board (without the optional side fins) is essentailly a big short board,
you will need to tip your board so the upwind rail is lower than the downwind rail.
This will cant the bottom so the rocker and shape in the bottom will take you upwind.
You can stand slightly off center on the board (to the upwind side) and the board will sail
upwind.
You will also need to carry your rig a little more forward than normal (I know this sounds wrong, but if you do not keep the rig opened up and a bit forward you won't have the power to drive the board upwind).
Tipping the rig back, will drive the board upwind too much/too fast and you will not have as much power with the rig raked back.
So, to summarize...
Stand a little off center (upwind) on your board to "tip" it upwind rail down.
Balance the way the board wants to "carve" upwind on the bottom shape with the fore/aft position of the rig.
Hope this helps,
Roger

Last edited by Roger; 17th June 2010 at 12:15 PM.
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