Old 6th September 2006, 02:20 PM   #1
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Default harness line lengths

Hi whats the ideal lines lenghts.
I am now using short ones,from elbow to wrist (where i have my clock)
And i have my bom in the top cutout.
Should i benefit from longer ones ?
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Old 10th September 2006, 01:46 PM   #2
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I say that the longer the lines you can use the better. I use 30" long harness lines. It is so much better once you get used to them it is incredible.
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Old 11th September 2006, 04:12 AM   #3
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What is the benifit of super long 30" lines?

Is it the ability to hike your body way out to reduce the component of your mass acting down through the board?
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Old 16th September 2006, 02:38 AM   #4
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it is the ability to get out and away from the sail. Gives more leverage. Also you can be in the harness alot more, even when you are not plaining.
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Old 24th September 2006, 06:40 PM   #5
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Thanks, Kevin, that reaffirms my approach. My lines are kept at 30" or longer. I may have longer arms than you, though. Many recreational Wsers see this as "unorthodox" or "inefficient".
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Old 27th September 2006, 07:11 AM   #6
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Default RE: harness line lengths

So, if your butt is bouncing on the water in high wind, does that mean your lines are too long?
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Old 9th October 2006, 12:43 AM   #7
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Could be. Maybe your stance is a bit incorrect. Try straightening out yor legs and leveraging off the boom>
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Old 15th December 2006, 11:11 PM   #8
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Default RE: Harness Line Length From Boom to Hook

Kevin,

You state that you use 30 inch harness lines. Is this from boom to boom? What is the distance from boom to hook? Is this line adjustable in length? Do you move the line fore and aft when sailing?

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