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Old 26th June 2010, 01:51 AM   #11
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Great...
It's funny to do something crazy outside the norm. I don't think that modern boards have soo much more top speed than the needles from the past. Anyway, the average speed, control and overall handling has for sure come up..

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Old 11th July 2010, 01:17 PM   #12
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I would guess that most people's fastest tack is starboard. (No pun/endorsement intended). Reading here it seems that's not true. The majority of people are right handed, and port is given a "handicap" in the racin' rules of sailing. Is there a correlation between the dominant hand and a sailor's dominant tack? Brain hemispheres?
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Old 12th July 2010, 12:21 AM   #13
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it would be cool, but it all depends
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Old 12th July 2010, 04:29 PM   #14
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Can't be so simple, or there are exceptions. Although right handed, at school I was always jumping from the "left handed" side. And port is my favourite tack. Left handed tennismen or fencers seem to have an advantage. Is it the same for windsurfers?
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Old 12th July 2010, 05:53 PM   #15
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Ok guys do the test.

Are you a right brain thinker or a left brain thinker ?
http://www.heraldsun.com.au/news/rig...-1111114603615

Remember that the right brain controls the left part of the body. So if you see the danser turn clockwise, you're a right brain thinker, which means that you probaby will prefer port tack.

It's as easy as that. No exceptions. Haha
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Old 12th July 2010, 06:56 PM   #16
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Sorry Belskorpio but I see her turning clockwise, then counterclockwise, then clockwise again. It keeps changing all the time. With a bit of concentration I see also the image in full colors with some astounding details, hé hé...
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Old 12th July 2010, 09:14 PM   #17
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For me, tacks are just the same for both directions, but jibing is a different story. Port jibe is my favored (right hand in front at the start). Starboard jibe has always been a bit less comfortable than port.

I have no brain so it must be something else.
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Old 13th July 2010, 01:07 AM   #18
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Hi Farlo,

Sounds to me like you're brain is thinking pretty much the same like all men are thinking if they see a silhouette turning like that. LOL
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Old 13th July 2010, 02:35 PM   #19
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Well, presumably I'm more of a right brain thinker (therefore fantasy ruled) but I don't understand why one should prefer port tack because of this. By the way I also prefer port jibe, which sounds a bit illogical. May be the push and drive of right foot?
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Old 13th July 2010, 06:01 PM   #20
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Well, can't get enough of it,

I remember another test from an old gym teacher. We went with whole class swimming and he lined us up at the edge of the swimming pool, all next to each other and facing the water. Then he came behind us and pushed us one by one into the swimming pool.
He noted down with which foot we landed first into the water.
For more than 90% of the persons this corresponded with the preferred foot to take off for e.g. the long jump. Again, it's independant from the fact wether you're left-handed or right-handed.

It's a brain thing. It reacts in a split second and gives preference to a certain legg/foot.
It's that same foot that you prefer to have in front on a snowboard or surfboard.
For me it's my left foot, which means port tack.
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