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Old 16th October 2006, 06:13 PM   #2
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Galicia is different - SPAIN
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Default RE: First runs on F-Type 158 + 11.0


How are you?

With this sail i remember i used harness lines too far back, it helps to hang on.

Another tip is to pump, with hands and foots also, with front foot on strap... when board is really planning, then the sail move back, closing the gap, then, your harness lines must be close to your hook, then hang on it. next put your back foot. This is the key.

With a 28-30 long lines hang on is more easy.

It is normal you need long lines for downwinds and close ones for go upwind. some people uses 2 pair of lines (one short, one long). Some people uses adjustable onthefly harness lines.

Im actually trying with a "made_by_myself" adjustable lines, ussing clamcleats and good dyneema 6mm rope. It helpme to hang on, and when i start to go upwind, i short the lines.

A race (lower hook) harness should help you to carry a big sail too.

For going downwind, i like to use the chicken strap.

I hope this help... but if you need to know something more, i can tell you more... in Spanish ;-)

good luck!


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