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Old 7th May 2007, 05:46 AM   #5
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 298
Default RE: the 30 knot day...

Duracell wrote:

- when wind is up so much that you get kind of scared to get going you should get into your back footstrap first (yes before planing)(you will even get into your front straps before planing)(plus tip below).
Really bad habit to get into. Do it the correct way from the start and you wont end up having to modify your technique later on. Try that on a wave board and you will end up in real trouble.

Duracell wrote:

- make sure your harness lines are long enough (not like 22 or less but really more like 24, 26 or even better 28). Why? Becuase that way you can hang down more on your rig applying enough downforce to prevent your board from trying a tail walk. You otherwise stand upright aplying no downforce whatsoever and enjoy being a passenger instead of pilot.
Everyone has a different style, hook height etc. If the rider is quite short and has short arms then 22 might be the right choice.


Read back through Rogers' posts on this subject and you will find some great tips. It also looks like you could do with a little more downhaul but it's hard to tell from your pic. You are sailing with bent arms though, try tor relax and keep the front arm straight. Sheeting in a little more maybe by moving the lines back a little also helps with control (again, it's hard to tell from your pic)


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