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Old 19th January 2011, 02:46 PM   #14
Join Date: Jan 1970
Location: Austria - Lake Neusiedler, closed Vienna
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not to be to technical but:
Deep Downwind like Erik told is a lower apparent wind and you can go with deep profile. Upwind (go back after downwind) is a higher apparent wind and less twist in apparent wind direction. Therefore upwind a deep profile is contra productive and will force you to open very much your boom/sail and go slowly and less angel. You will win with outhaul for all circumstances. But it is also true that the Reflex System will lock the force in a wide outhaul range but don't over-stress it.
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