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A few tips please.

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Created by PKenny > 9 months ago, 8 Oct 2016
PKenny
SA, 196 posts
8 Oct 2016 9:43AM
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G'day Crew,

Can anyone please pass on any tips to get me and my rig moving a bit quicker.

Board- OES Outlaw FRW 105
Sail- Reflex 5.6
Fins - 1st run 29cm GS weedy then 33cm Select S07
Wind- 18-25 NNW
Rider- Me 95kg ish wish just enough skill to be dangerous.
Spot - Second Creek, Tumby Bay, SA

Thanks in advance.




Simon100
QLD, 478 posts
8 Oct 2016 10:50AM
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Looks like a nice spot . If your 95kg you should be useing a 7m or maybe 6.3 in that wind a 5m is way to small. How fast did you get

PKenny
SA, 196 posts
8 Oct 2016 10:41AM
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Simon100 said..
Looks like a nice spot . If your 95kg you should be useing a 7m or maybe 6.3 in that wind a 5m is way to small. How fast did you get


Yeah, there was a 7m NCX in involved earlier in the day but some clown few through it. Just clicked a bit over 30.
I didn't feel overpowered.

fangman
WA, 773 posts
8 Oct 2016 11:10AM
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I am no expert and I am a bit heavier than you, but I agree with Simon, I would have been on a bigger sail(and then been creative with duct tape once I had holed it:-) . I have not taken a video of my self with the camera at the end of the boom, but I would like to think my front leg is almost locked in and toes pointed when I am using my weight to get the power down. I also use long harness lines (30) to enable me to get the weight down low ( I have arms like a monkey and calluses on my knuckles) and back. A lack of self preservation genes is very helpful too.

keef
NSW, 1992 posts
8 Oct 2016 2:16PM
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there seams to be a bit of slack in the sail especially at the second batten so maybe a bit more down haul or batten tension, and as fangy mentioned you need longer harness lines so you can squat and lean out, and maybe try moving the foot straps back so you can lift the windward rail and sail off the fin

ka43
NSW, 2748 posts
8 Oct 2016 3:30PM
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Longer lines, tad higher boom and as the others have said definitely a bigger sail. You should be able to hold a at least a 7.0 or easier a 6.3.
Great looking spot, maybe the new LG??

powersloshin
NSW, 931 posts
8 Oct 2016 4:35PM
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Following all tips above lock in your stance and extend the front arm, so you will accelerate in the gusts. Maybe it's just the camera, but it looks like you are not settling down.

sailquik
VIC, 4091 posts
8 Oct 2016 6:50PM
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Hi Peter, Great to see you having a good go way out there in semi isolation!

My current plans are a trip through your area on the way to (and later back from) WA in about a month. Love to catch up with you, see your spots and see if I can give you some tips to help. It's very hard to see anything significant from that slightly distorted angle.

PKenny
SA, 196 posts
9 Oct 2016 5:58PM
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Thanks fellas,

Fangy - it will cost more in duct tape than to replace the sail. You know when you land on the rig and you think WOW that was a soft landing. My wife now knows why I don't buy brand new sails.
They are Severne 30 inch lines only a bit over a fist width apart so I might try some longer ones and see what happens.

Keef - the sail was bagged on the boom a bit to much probably looking back at the vid. Using a wave Enigma boom

Sailquik - give me a yell when you are heading this way. Its good to have someone to sail with. And to get some tips would be a great bonus.




Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
9 Oct 2016 7:27PM
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I thought there was something a bit odd about the way the wake came out the back of the board, that board has thruster fins?

stroppo
WA, 453 posts
9 Oct 2016 7:19PM
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You don't seem very locked in that board is giving you a handicap what I can see looks like a super spot to sail!

sboardcrazy
NSW, 6286 posts
10 Oct 2016 11:00AM
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Longer harness lines?

N1GEL
NSW, 861 posts
10 Oct 2016 3:33PM
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Kenny Loggins would add few more knots to your clip

Looks like a sweet spot.

seanhogan
2928 posts
10 Oct 2016 1:57PM
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N1GEL said..
Kenny Loggins would add few more knots to your clip


and ditching the helmet too !!!

Rob11
183 posts
10 Oct 2016 4:00PM
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Wrong fin for the board? More often than not the windward rail is in the water as well as your heels.

Mehore
NSW, 79 posts
11 Oct 2016 4:53PM
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Wrong fin for the board? More often than not the windward rail is in the water as well as your heels.


I agree with Rob. Underfined BIG time! That back foot should be rock solid on that tail. No twitching out .Beautiful spot thanks for sharing!!

keef
NSW, 1992 posts
11 Oct 2016 7:03PM
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PKenny said..
G'day Crew,

Can anyone please pass on any tips to get me and my rig moving a bit quicker.

Board- OES Outlaw FRW 105
Sail- Reflex 5.6
Fins - 1st run 29cm GS weedy then 33cm Select S07
Wind- 18-25 NNW
Rider- Me 95kg ish wish just enough skill to be dangerous.
Spot - Second Creek, Tumby Bay, SA

Thanks in advance.





PKenny said he was 95kgs and using a 5.6 sail and a 33CM slalom fin," I think"? 18 to 25knts , what size fin would you recomend in those conditions, my guess would be 45cm to get some lift from that sail

Ninjury
VIC, 161 posts
11 Oct 2016 7:30PM
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45 seems a bit excessive for a 5.6? the board dimensions are not too far away from my atomiq 100 and I'd be looking at 32/34cm for 5.7 and 6.3, 40cm for 7.0 and 7.8.

Do the thrusters make the board twitchy, I've never sailed a board with more than one fin?

gavnwend
NSW, 962 posts
11 Oct 2016 7:31PM
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Looks good from my point of veiw .good gear,good spot l think the above posts are good pointers for you.maybe try a underhand front grip on boom.good luck! That spot looks sensational by the way.

keef
NSW, 1992 posts
11 Oct 2016 8:37PM
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Ninjury said..
45 seems a bit excessive for a 5.6? the board dimensions are not too far away from my atomiq 100 and I'd be looking at 32/34cm for 5.7 and 6.3, 40cm for 7.0 and 7.8.

Do the thrusters make the board twitchy, I've never sailed a board with more than one fin?


I was being sarcastic Ninjury all these comments relate to being under fined, the biggest fin mehore has is 22cm for a 7.5 sail, sorry micky

John340
QLD, 1857 posts
12 Oct 2016 8:20AM
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All the above, but also try to rotate your hips so face towards the front of the board, instead of facing the sail.

Is this the speed strip?









PKenny
SA, 196 posts
12 Oct 2016 6:19PM
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G'day again and thanks again for any tips,

John340- thats the spot. E to W with a N/NNW or W to E with a WNW. There are a two other branches where nice runs are possible with fairly low mangroves on the Western edge. But the wind has always been very gusty when I have had a go. The jury is still out if it was the wind itself or the location causing the gusty conditions.

Ninjury - the board can be run as a thruster for wave sailing but only a single in this day. I will try it as a thruster another day and see how it goes.

Simon100 - I just cracked the 30kt mark. It will never be a super fast board but if I can get a few more kt's out of it that would be good.


Yetti
SA, 247 posts
12 Oct 2016 7:30PM
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lookin good PK, whens the invite coming our way :-)

Bondage
SA, 555 posts
12 Oct 2016 9:19PM
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PKenny said..
G'day Crew,

Can anyone please pass on any tips to get me and my rig moving a bit quicker.

Board- OES Outlaw FRW 105
Sail- Reflex 5.6
Fins - 1st run 29cm GS weedy then 33cm Select S07
Wind- 18-25 NNW
Rider- Me 95kg ish wish just enough skill to be dangerous.
Spot - Second Creek, Tumby Bay, SA

Thanks in advance.





Ive got a tip for you PK. Get your wave board and go to Wreck Beach or Elliston and get into some waves

PKenny
SA, 196 posts
13 Oct 2016 8:56AM
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Bondage said..

PKenny said..
G'day Crew,

Can anyone please pass on any tips to get me and my rig moving a bit quicker.

Board- OES Outlaw FRW 105
Sail- Reflex 5.6
Fins - 1st run 29cm GS weedy then 33cm Select S07
Wind- 18-25 NNW
Rider- Me 95kg ish wish just enough skill to be dangerous.
Spot - Second Creek, Tumby Bay, SA

Thanks in advance.





Ive got a tip for you PK. Get your wave board and go to Wreck Beach or Elliston and get into some waves


You have a point Bondy. But I have to fill in the gaps somewhere. It has all been out of my league or nothing lately.

PKenny
SA, 196 posts
13 Oct 2016 8:59AM
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Yetti said..
lookin good PK, whens the invite coming our way :-)


Whenever you want Shane. If I am at work I will be at False Bay or the Whyalla foreshore and if at home we can try some where down this way.

Yetti
SA, 247 posts
16 Oct 2016 7:17PM
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Yeh might have to be a well organized trip, make it worth while. maybe Jan



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