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Old 28th June 2011, 01:38 AM   #11
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Something that always catches my eye is the span width of Bjorn's harnas lines.
It is huge compared to other riders.

Bjorn:
http://www.pwaworldtour.com/index.ph...5d4d2a6b394e89

Antoine:
http://www.jp-australia.com/2011/fil...n/actionshots/


I've got my harnas lines somewhere in between.

Some riders almost have no span width at all.

Has anyone got something to say about this ?
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Old 28th June 2011, 02:30 AM   #12
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Something that always catches my eye is the span width of Bjorn's harnas lines.
It is huge compared to other riders.
Maybe it has more to do with fine tuning the length of the line. BTW: both are using fixed harness lines and judging by the few times my Chinook line adjuster got trapped in the harness hook during a jibe I can see why!!!!!
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Old 28th June 2011, 02:56 AM   #13
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I see your point, changing the span width in order to adjust the length of fixed harnas lines.

But the thing is that I always see on every picture/video of Bjorn the very wide span width he uses.

Take also a look at SB's action video of the Isonic:
http://www.star-board.com/SpringSumm...ard_isonic.php

Remarkable.
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Old 28th June 2011, 06:48 AM   #14
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BD uses a low boom position, relatively speaking, and a wide harness line position because it works! He must be very comfortable with this set up and you can't argue about how fast he is. I've been following this guy since 1984, when he was just a kid, and it's hard to believe he's still one of the best, if not the best, slalom sailor on the planet -- he's also probably the oldest in the fleet now. What other athlete, in any sport, has been this competitive for a quarter of a century? No one I can think of. They used to call him the "Terminator" and for good reason!

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Old 28th June 2011, 08:25 AM   #15
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Hi All,

Bjorn (103kgs) & Ben (98kgs) was on 8.6, Cyril (95kgs) 8.5 on the 107 and Taty 6.6 on the 87!!!

His weight is around 75 kgs of only muscle, it's just and amazing athlete with a very good technique in jibe.

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Old 6th July 2011, 01:57 PM   #16
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Bjoern uses wide harness lines because his sails are so unstable.
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Old 19th July 2011, 04:23 PM   #17
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Great effort of the PWA. Very happy for the good news.
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Old 19th July 2011, 08:17 PM   #18
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Bjorn is amazing
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Old 20th July 2011, 06:04 PM   #19
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"Spotty" just had a new top GPS speed and look how wide placed his lines are. Have a look on the second and third picture on the following article: http://www.continentseven.com/2011/0...t-sandy-point/
Obviously it can be fast placing them wider, if the rest of your setup fits for it. Out of my view it can help to stabilize the whole system of rigg board and rider, especially when the wind is shifty and gusty.

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Old 21st July 2011, 06:21 AM   #20
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Wide haness lines are becoming more popular for speed, definetly seems to help control in super over powered conditions and gusty winds.

I think Bjorn stayed with wide lines because 90's world cup slalom was on less stable sails. Bjorn also uses very long lines and a low boom, and you can see that he puts all his energy/strength into sailing fast.
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