Mast vs Strut

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Mast vs Strut

He was tall, dark and handsome, she was an billowy and soft. See what happens in this weeks: When Worlds Collide!


https://www.facebook.com/andreacucchiITA1/videos/459546134893846/
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A nice relaxing testing day.. being interrupted! 🙄

At least no one hurt, nothing to my gear and the kite in 2 pieces

via: https://www.windsurfingnowmag.com/when-sports-collide/

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Re: Mast vs Strut

Windsurfer was on the starboard tack !

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Re: Mast vs Strut
moredownhaul wrote:

Windsurfer was on the starboard tack !

Most windsurfers: Huh? Lol

Well, the kite was looping clockwise. That counts for something, right? I know I've kooked out on Rogier once or twice on Lanier so I'm not throwing stones on this one.

--- The Arrogant Jerk: Crabby and irritable since 1998.

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Re: Mast vs Strut

Those cool harness lines: https://point-7.com/product/qr-innovative-quick-release-harness-lines/

Not very expensive but why would I use quick release harness lines?

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Re: Mast vs Strut

Remember the old "I'm trapped under my sail by my harness lines and can't get loose" horror story? Only reason I can think of. Not a good enough one for me.

What happens in a black hole stays in a black hole.

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Re: Mast vs Strut

It helps if I read the product page. Randy, you are 33% right.

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SAFE In case of panic, pull the yellow QR plugs when caught under the sail, or in any emergency situation. The QR lines will immediately release from the harness straps, and set free the harness hook. EASY Have different QR lines lengths, and change the lengths according to who will use them in the family. If conditions change, if the same boom is used for different sail sizes, you can easily change length of the QR lines, without having to have the standard Vario- lines which wear out with time. FAST Not only the harness straps can be placed on the boom without taking out the back end, but to fix the QR lines to the QR straps, it takes only few seconds.
Swap line length quickly seems pretty handy. Probably a lot easier to put on the boom without having to remove the tail piece. And, if I meet a kite in a dark alley one night... I can detach like a salamander ditching his tail. Biggrin
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