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Guest
3rd January 2007, 04:53 PM
I noticed that a lot of Pros use wave harness instead of seat during slalom events. Why?
Better control?
More leg power?

http://www.mauisails.com/bigup.php?id=112&type=g#x
Maybe waist for strong and seat for ligth winds?

Cheers,
Andreas

Guest
4th January 2007, 02:30 AM
In light winds pros still use seat harness but for high winds, they prefer waist harness. Waist harness allows better contol in the high winds. I guess in moderate winds it's a toss up. They claim no loss of speed in using the waist harness. Check the mauisails forum, there was a thread on this on that forum. SIN 909

Julian
5th January 2007, 01:27 AM
Might as well check the DVD 'Faster', which gives insight at speed problems like these (some people don't realise that speed is needed for everything, this is certainly not a speedsurfer-only DVD!!!). Some pro's prefer, as Guest #2 said already, a waist harness when the weather gets rough. But if you only have one harness, or feel great in a waist / seat harness, I don't think you have disadvantages when sailing with only one harness at all times...