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JPonHudson



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PostPosted: Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:14 am    Post subject: Re: Problems getting on the plane Reply with quote

joethewindsufa wrote:
JPonHudson wrote:
I need help...Last time I went out I had the following issue:
My biggest issue is that when the wind picks up my board starts behaving differently and I am not sure how to handle it. Thank you in advance for your advice.


When the board picks up speed - are you in the harness ?
Is the sail vertical or are you starting to lean it ?
Is the sail open or pulled towards the board ?
You don't need a harness to plane - just brute force....
However, you said you got tuckered.
If not in the harness - lengthen the lines and practice that in light winds
Practice falling in hooked in - back and forward {arms straight forward fall}
When you move back, move back slowly until you find what works for you.
Since i started on a longboard many moons ago, people still comment on my stance - however, i can stay high and dry - if not too choppy Smile
the main thing is patience , TOW, FUN and smile at the others in the water
the rest will fall into place
do not get discouraged - when it does all come together - just keep smiling
ENJOY Very Happy


Thanks. I did notice that I was not powering up my sail enough. I spent a lot of time of the water this summer and fiddled with my harness lines finding my magic number 26inch (I must have sort arms). My 8.5m fell apart so by the next season I need to get another sail in that range. In general, I am getting close to planing while having tons of fun. I started doing more longer runs which gives me more practice balancing the board, fiddling with my stance and ect. and learning how my board behaves under my feet.
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