How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by stard.. » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00


Hi,

How can I avoid damage to my board, when climbing on it with my
harness and the hook sticking out?

Don't talk about waterstart. The wind here is too low as my skills
also.

Thanks in advance,

                                                Edwin

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by ShredHap » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:
>How can I avoid damage to my board, when climbing on it with my
>harness and the hook sticking out?

Keep the hook off the board!  Just kidding.  It seems to me that if you
were to reach one arm across the board and keep the other hand close to
the rail and your body, you could push up while pulling across.  Then
twist your body to one side and put your weight on one hip.

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by stard.. » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hi,

This me again. I could also move the harness around me, so the hook is
on my back when climbing, and then slide it back into position. But it
is sort of clumsy.

Thanks for all advices. Any other ideas?

                                                        Edwin

Quote:

>Hi,
>How can I avoid damage to my board, when climbing on it with my
>harness and the hook sticking out?
>Don't talk about waterstart. The wind here is too low as my skills
>also.
>Thanks in advance,
>                                            Edwin


 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by NLW TFW » Mon, 16 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Edwin --
Vault onto your board rather than climbing hand over chest over hook over
knees over foot. Put both hands on the deck, let your body sink down to
your chin for a little flotation boost, then shove down and frog-kick at
the same time. That'll toss you high enough that your feet will come down
on the board before any other anatomy touches it. And that's a not an
advanced trick; it's simply the easiest way to get onto a board before
learning to waterstart. Practice it without the harness hook first, to
protect your board. Just get out there in zero wind, when it's obvious
you're just fighting boredom rather than floundering like some wounded,
waterlogged land turtle, and try it. Before long your peers will be amazed
when you can literally, instantaneously hop from chin-deep immersion to
standing on your board in the middle of the lake. It came naturally to me
on my first day on the water, but then I'm a pretty phenomenal athlete.
That's why it took me only a decade or two to learn to jibe.

Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Serge Rezzonic » Wed, 18 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I find the easiest way is this:

-place yourself between board and sail (with the mast on your side)
-one hand on the mast (near the boom)
-one hand on the board (between front and back straps)
-don't climb, but jump/vault almost a la Bubka feet first
 near the mast base

This sounds hard, but in the water it's the fastest way, not much effort
is needed (if you're that tired stay on the beach anyway ;-) and
you're right away ready to uphaul. No hook contact.

About waterstarting, you're right: it's the best way. If there's enough
wind to use the harness, there's enough wind to waterstart.
I think some people think waterstarting is an advanced high-wind trick;
instead, it's the key to happy sailing and should be one of the first things
to learn (ages before trying jibes and harnesses). Just my opinion.

--

Serge

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Walter Clar » Thu, 19 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> >Hi,

> >How can I avoid damage to my board, when climbing on it with my
> >harness and the hook sticking out?

> >Don't talk about waterstart. The wind here is too low as my skills
> >also.

> >Thanks in advance,

> >                                               Edwin

Dont belly flop onto the board. Try swimming and lifting your way directly to
your knees the way one can do coming out of a pool.

Walter

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Rick Purvi » Thu, 19 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Hi,

Has anyone mentioned using a Reactor bar?  It doesn't stick out as far as
a normal hook and has a hard *** roller vs. a metal hook.

Rick

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Jaso » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00

I used to slide around into a sitting position before I learned to waterstart.
 Now though ... I can waterstart in 6-7 knots..... by sliding both back legs up
onto the board and pulling the board under my ***with the mast upright....
looks stupid ... but nobody else is able to waterstart  in those conditions
that I have seen....nice if the wind dies while sailing a sinker.

Jason

 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Ed the Shre » Fri, 20 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:

> I used to slide around into a sitting position before I learned to waterstart.
>  Now though ... I can waterstart in 6-7 knots..... by sliding both back legs up

What about those of us who only have legs in the front?
 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by John Tannoc » Wed, 25 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Quote:


> > I used to slide around into a sitting position before I learned to waterstart.
> >  Now though ... I can waterstart in 6-7 knots..... by sliding both back legs up

> What about those of us who only have legs in the front?

......And what about those of us who only have legs in the back?
 
 
 

How not to damage the board when climbing on it whith a harness attached?

Post by Pete Cresswe » Fri, 27 Sep 1996 04:00:00

Re/Tue, 24 Sep 1996 07:25:36 -0400, John Tannock

Quote:


>> > I used to slide around into a sitting position before I learned to waterstart.
>> >  Now though ... I can waterstart in 6-7 knots..... by sliding both back legs up

>> What about those of us who only have legs in the front?

>......And what about those of us who only have legs in the back?

Now John, this indicates to me that you're spending entirely too
much time at your 'puter.