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  1. #57
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    Default Boom Height & Harness line length

    Here is a picture of Harty as shown in windsurf mag....


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    Harness Line Length
    The longer your harness lines are the lower you can get, and the lower you can get the heavier you are (at least that’s what the sail thinks) improving your control and speed. Also longer lines allow you to hook in and out smoother – great news for learning to carve gybe, freestyle or wave sail. Longer lines even allow you to get the rig further forwards for improved early planing, which is why all the worlds best windsurfers use 28-34” lines. The recommended length for wave sailors, racers and freestylers is 30-34 and freeriders 28-32” depending how good your stance is – and it should be noted that lots of freeriders have a very old style of stance that makes using long lines more difficult.

    The key to using longer lines is to wear your harness hook very low and push your ass out, since pushing your ass out distances the hook from the boom, increasing tension into the lines – quite the opposite of what you were taught to do as a beginner when you had to lean your shoulders out. Leaning your shoulders out brings your hook closer to the boom, decreasing tension in the lines and putting the tension into your arms instead … Long lines need a low hook.

    Harness Hook Height



    You harness should be worn tightly on your pelvis with the hook well beneath your belly button – and this is where it should stay.
    Always tighten your harness straps up once you have got them wet, usually before your first blast. Always keep pushing your harness lower down after every waterstart as it will have slid up if you fall in.

    Credits: Guy Cribb's INtuituion article appeared in winsurf.co.uk
    http://www.windsurf.co.uk/tuning-rig...chnique-guide/



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    If Guy drew those cartoons he has a strange idea of where the pelvis is located!!

    I agree his general comments re stance though.

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    Yea, and the waistline has also changed....


    Last edited by spammy; 2nd September 2014 at 08:46 AM.

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