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Old 18th April 2008, 01:29 AM   #1
erik
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hi

Today i sailed with my isonic 86 and 6.7 rs slalom and my front foot wanted to get out the footstrap al the time. What causes that problem?

I lowered the boom, shortend the trapeze and change the mast position but it didnt work. It was very choppy and i was a little bit overpowered.

Greetings from holland.

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Old 18th April 2008, 02:51 AM   #2
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Not a problem that I've had happen to me very often, but the two times that it did happen to me, I ultimately discovered it was the fin. In both cases, the fin was too stiff. With one fin I took it back to the manufacturer and had foil modified, and after that it was the most outstanding fin I've ever owned. With the second fin, I simply stopped using it.

If you get the chance, you might want to experiment with a few other fins to see if that resolves your problem. If it doesn't, that's one thing off the list and you can move on to other possible causal issues.
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Old 19th April 2008, 03:09 AM   #3
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Erik,

SteveC may have a point, but I find that on my formula board, iS 111 and 105 bump and jump board, I typically have little weight or none on my front foot. Hanging in the harness and my back foot take 90 - 100 % of my weigh, especially on a beam reach or pointing.

The front foot strap needs to be snug so you foot doesn't bounce out.
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Old 26th April 2008, 02:49 AM   #4
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Hi Erik

Put a smaller fin..try a softer mast..give more downhaul less outhaul and try to trim your sail more..and tell us the news.

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