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Old 18th May 2007, 03:06 AM   #1
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Default Carve 111 spinout

Hi all,

I sail this board with sails in the 5.0-5.8 range. I will be blasting along when all of a sudden the tail will spinout. I use the stock 36cm fin and weeds are not an issue. I hang off the boom tuck my legs underneath me to drag the tail back but I still have to come off the plane to re-establish the flow. Harness lines are well balanced, as I can sail with either hand off the boom with very little effect. I might think it was my technique but I sail other boards and don't have this problem. Spin-outs are inevitable but it usually takes nothing to correct it. Any thoughts?

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Old 18th May 2007, 04:42 AM   #2
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Default RE: Carve 111 spinout

a) Moving harness lines further back. (Sounds daft but try it)

b) Make sure rig is correctly set. (ie downhaul etc) (And dont sail overpowered)

c) Keep rig forward but sheeted.

d) Fin is easily big enough for that size sail (perhaps a bit too big) but check for dings/ scratches and fit in board.

e) Dont load fin (or push upwind) until well upto speed.

F) Try and catcjh spin out on its approach. Push rig forward.

We all spin out on occasions (lots of them sometimes) especioally I find in choppy water where air gets under board. Stick with it but experiment especially with technique for recovery. (little hop and pull board under you whilst bearing rig away can save it. Dont just let it happen and become prolonged. Try and react immediately.

Good luck.

(Years ago if we had a board that span out loads (as some did) a forefin would nearly always cure it. Not available now but borrow another fin and see if it feels same.

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Old 18th May 2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Default RE: Carve 111 spinout

you can also try to move MF back a little.
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