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Thread: 2 questions. upwind and catapult
26th October 2016, 09:34 AM #15
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- Jul 2004
Learning to push with the front hand while pulling with the back hand is key in windsurfing. Most of the load should anyway be in the harness, but the push/pull technique helps you sheet in or out faster and with less energy. This will help fine tuning the power to avoid catapults or stalling when hooking in or out. And it's great for waterstarting and early planing. Getting lower in the knees helps with balance. To point high upwind I push my hips forward. I'm not sure how it works but believe I sheet in with the harness while also unloading some body weight on the boom. It's a body forwards rig back kind of thing. Your heavy head should also go forwards and upwind.
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