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I was sailing, a Fanatic 370cm Light wind race board with neil Pryde
7.0 warp speed sail with 3 camber inducers, today in the Chesapeake bay
to get it to plane and in to the harnes but not the footstraps. When I
tried to get into the straps the tail of the board sank and slowed down
alot till <splash> down.
I am using the foward set of footstraps as I am not that good at it
yet. It seems that if I get in to the straps I will need to be unhooked
from the harness. The harness seems to be at the right balance spot on
the boom as it needed little nudging when I did lean into it and took my
mid or fartherest back setting to achieve the plane. Most of the time I
had the Center board up. In attempting to Jibe I was unable to initiate
the carve or even get the board to round toward the jibe point when
trying to use the foot steering. This may be because I'm not in the
straps but I'm not sure.
My question is was the wind too light even though I did achieve the
planing? Is 15k just on the boarder line to get into the straps??? Is
it easier to get in to Footstraps on a Shorter board?
Any suggestions???? would be greatly appreciated.