> I sailed my new 70 for the first time (after my demo) yesterday.
>Coyote Point was very gusty (10-28) with even uglier chop than usual.
> I rigged a 7.5 for the lulls and found it the combination could be a
>handful in the bigger gusts.
> If I luffed slightly instead of gritting my teeth and sheeting in even
>harder, the nose of the board would rear up out of the
didn't have enough downhaul OR your boom was too high OR some combination of
the above. The mast foot should generally be centered about 52" or 53" from
the back of the fin (where it comes out of the board).
> a) one's stance is further back
> b) the wide board has so much windage once the nose lifts
it would be on a conventional board of similar width. Compared to most
boards, the stance on the Allstar is actually farther forward relative to
the position of the fin. Still, there's less planing surface behind your
foot so the board is less likely to feel stuck to the water.
Since the 70 is efficient you should be able to carry a smaller sail than
you normally would for a given wind strength while sailing as fast or