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Old 23rd January 2007, 03:04 AM   #1
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Default Footstrap and fin advice needed for Carve 144

I have a carve 144. What footstrap positions should I use for a 9.0 sail. What size fin should I use with this sail. I am getting spin out with the standard fin (48 cm) and the footstraps in the outboard position (which is also the furthest back postion).
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Old 24th January 2007, 08:36 PM   #2
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Default RE: Footstrap and fin advice needed for Carve 144

Try a 50 or a 52 cm fin but keep the footstraps on the outside. With a 9 m?? you're using the carve more for speed then for manuevres so u want to stand as much on it's side as u can so get as little waterfriction during planning. I use my Go139 the same way and the speed during planing is amazing, i even tend to outperform lighter and smaller boards with it. If you put on a smaller sail and u want to have a sharper jibe, put in the smaller fin again and put the back footstraps more inward so u can play with your backfoot a bit more.
A small disadvantage to putting them on the outside is that it's a bit harder to get in them without pushing the board out of balance, especially with the back ones. But u can compesnsate that with the fin.

Give it a go is what i say!

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Old 24th January 2007, 08:59 PM   #3
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Default RE: Footstrap and fin advice needed for Carve 144

I used to have a C144 and often used it with the stock fin and a 9.4 though usually I used a 52cm select fin.

The spinning out is usually caused by excessive back foot pressure. This could be caused by a number of things such as too little downhaul or outhaul, too low boom, badly positioned harness lines, mast foot position or stance problems.

Anything that is causing you to pull with the back hand while sailing will increase the risk of spin out so you really need to look at the above things before investing in a new fin.
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