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    Hey - thanks so much everyone for the incredible detailed explanations, tips and suggestions.
    I will be heading out to try put them into practise this Saturday !

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    Sailing around on a strapless windSUP recently, with relatively long waterline length but tiny fins and no daggerboard, made me re-realise the importance of your body/foot position on the board - relative to the mast foot and rails - when sailing off the plane. Trying to teach absolute beginners on the windSUP has also demonstrated the worth of a dagger-boarded longboard!

    Don't worry that things are tricky to start with on a shorter board, it will start to become apparent as you try out the techniques people have mentioned, and then quickly become 2nd nature

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    Quote Originally Posted by kpdunn View Post
    Hey - thanks so much everyone for the incredible detailed explanations, tips and suggestions.
    I will be heading out to try put them into practise this Saturday !
    Do you only sail in Poole? Always worth posting up on here if you're sailing in a particular location as there are some very helpful bods on here that will link up with you and give you pointers "live" if they can.
    Got an opinion? Great. Guess what, so's everyone else!

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    Quote Originally Posted by /\/ico View Post
    It'd be interesting to put some sort of strain gauge into one of those North boingy extensions.
    If mast foot pressure exists then what is the point of them? They'd be permanently in compression!
    Got an opinion? Great. Guess what, so's everyone else!

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    It's an interesting discussion to have.

    If we could attach some device within the U/J it would be interesting to plot the the loads on various points of sailing – from starting out to planing, and for turning and waveriding and jumping etc.


    I suspect the U/J would be in compression a lot of the time – rather than under tension. But the directions of the load would also be interesting.


    We use the term 'mast foot pressure' as a blanket term to cover all loads applied to the mast foot, and the term implies just one downwards load, when in fact the loads in three dimensions and over time are complex and varied.


    In the context of learning however, all we need to know is that the mast foot is one of three points of contact on the board. Of the three, it's the fixed one, and it's the one furthest forwards on the board.
    Now back in the UK.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lostboy View Post
    If mast foot pressure exists then what is the point of them? They'd be permanently in compression!
    Cheers Lostboy, where have you been?
    Long time no see.

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    It is more of an oblique pressure than any other vectored component.

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