> I only do this way OP'd with F board and big sail on flat water. I do not
> have enough control or skill to do it when there is much chop.
> I'm a bit confused - if I'm moving forward at 20+ kts - not sliding across
> the surface of the water - what is the leeward rail going to catch on?
> I have been slammed many times - but I guess I have a feel for this and
> riding thru the gust (while a act of faith at first) causes far fewer high
> speed crashes than sheeting out.
> Tom - Chicago.
I get concearned when I am way powered and the board is up out of the
water, I can look and see air between the board and the water all the
way back to my front foot.
If I'm bearing off just a bit my leeward edge is going to be catching
the backside of any chop before the rest of the board. So if the nose
starts to bounce due to chop or me letting up at all even for a second
due to a gust if the nose drops down at the same time chop comes up, I
get nerveous. I'm not talking large chop either, maybe just a few
inches tall at most and if I can get a really flat section of water I
Do you run longer or shorter harness lines? Reading the thread on
harness lines I'm curious if my somewhat shorter lines and more
upright stance are what is making me