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Old 4th November 2008, 03:07 AM   #11
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Hi Roger,

I am trying to figure out, how just having my toes in the straps controls the board.
Since I use the pressure on my feet to control the board. I use the harness without
a problem except when I do not have my lines balance.

thanks again,
Sandy
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Old 4th November 2008, 11:22 AM   #12
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Hi Sandy,
We have a little communications issue here.....!
I did not say that only your toes go in the footstraps.
What I did say was that your entire foot (the ball of your foot) goes into
the footstrap with only your toes sticking out beyond the inside of the footstrap (towards the center of the board).
You need to get about half your foot under the footstrap, but you don't want to get your foot in so far that it traps your arch.
So, just set your straps wide enough and open enough so your toes extend beyond the footstrap.
I always set my straps a bit wider than the width of my foot, but I set the length of the strap so only my toes extend beyond the inside of the strap.
This makes getting into and out of the straps easier, and allows me to "turn my foot" to put the pressure from my heels in different positons (foot still in the strap) along the rail of the board.
Hope this helps,
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Old 4th March 2015, 04:58 PM   #13
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Here is my advice, and god knows I had realy problems with this, but then I red an
article on internet and it is very good guidance.

IN SHORT
Rear line - put on the 1/3 boom lenght
Front line - 1 fist apart
FOR FREERACE&SLALOM SAILS, put everything 1-2 inch more forward.

This works I have 1 boom with marked 3 positions for the 3 sails.
I'd be using a 220-280cm Teknosport Race carbon boom extended to 260 cm because of the width of the sail. Your 1/3 rule would have the harness lines at about 80 cm from the mast head, which seems to me an awful lot! It is very far from the 1 or 2 fist lengths suggested by Crazychemical just below. I'd understand a few inches latitude, but here we have a 25 inches difference . You cannot be both right!
Also would the lines position have to change for light or stronger winds? By how much, roughly?
I'll be experimenting on the beach in due time, because we are stillunder 2 ft of snow here. Just wanted to have a preliminary idea.

Thanks for your input

Ittiandro
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Old 4th March 2015, 05:42 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by prpa View Post
Here is my advice, and god knows I had realy problems with this, but then I red an
article on internet and it is very good guidance.

IN SHORT
Rear line - put on the 1/3 boom lenght
Front line - 1 fist apart
FOR FREERACE&SLALOM SAILS, put everything 1-2 inch more forward.

This works I have 1 boom with marked 3 positions for the 3 sails.
I'd be using a 220-280cm Teknosport Race carbon boom extended to 260 cm because of the width of the sail. Your 1/3 rule would have the harness lines at about 80 cm from the mast head, which seems to me an awful lot! It is very far from the 1 or 2 fist lengths suggested by Crazychemical just below. I'd understand a few inches latitude, but here we have a 25 inches difference . You cannot be both right!
Also would the lines position have to change for light or stronger winds? By how much, roughly?
I'll be experimenting on the beach in due time, because we are stillunder 2 ft of snow here. Just wanted to have a preliminary idea.

Thanks for your input

Ittiandro
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Old 29th April 2015, 09:28 PM   #15
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Hi Sandy,
We have a little communications issue here.....!
I did not say that only your toes go in the footstraps.
What I did say was that your entire foot (the ball of your foot) goes into
the footstrap with only your toes sticking out beyond the inside of the footstrap (towards the center of the board).
You need to get about half your foot under the footstrap, but you don't want to get your foot in so far that it traps your arch.
So, just set your straps wide enough and open enough so your toes extend beyond the footstrap.
I always set my straps a bit wider than the width of my foot, but I set the length of the strap so only my toes extend beyond the inside of the strap.
This makes getting into and out of the straps easier, and allows me to "turn my foot" to put the pressure from my heels in different positons (foot still in the strap) along the rail of the board.
Hope this helps,
Sandy,

Agree with Roger. Have a look at pictures on page 76 of this paper below about footstrap's size, width and spread. Take the freeride setup example : http://issuu.com/arcwindltdpublishin...923588/5505633

Also, check out the video "Getting in to the footstraps" : http://www.star-board-windsurfing.co...ssembly_video/

Cheers !

JM

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Old 21st December 2017, 02:21 AM   #16
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what all I know is that Placement of harness lines: Is there an easy way to determine where the lines should be for a certain size sail.
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Old 23rd December 2017, 10:30 PM   #17
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kenedy;
No there is no 'easy way" to get harness line position and balance.
You can use a mathematical formula, or read about it on the internet and
take the advice of one of the supposed "experts", but when it gets to having your
lines truly in perfect balance (or close enough so you think/feel they are in perfect
balance) that's entirely an individual thing.
Depends on your height and body type, depends on the type of board you are on,
depends on the sailing discipline, and it depends on the balance built/sewn into
the specific sail.
Hope this helps,
Roger
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