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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Mon Aug 27, 2018 3:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

But a great way to keep the mast from smacking you on the noggin.

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Holding on to your boom in a crash is something I've avoided. Thinking that's a great way to tear up your shoulder?
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first reaction to impending catapults 39 years ago was to drop my butt nearly to my heels. It still works when slogging through the wind shadow's 5 to 35 mph gust zone.

As dmilovich said, it's the BF strap, not the FF, that discourages launches. The FF (in its strap) is just a fulcrum that contributes relatively nothing to the battle.
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daviddk



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PostPosted: Sat Sep 01, 2018 5:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Are you saying you put your back foot in first? Are you serious!?
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jingebritsen



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

here we go again.

BFF when the wind is gale force or stronger, maybe? putting the BFF tends to bog the board, making the sail feel even more powered in gales, and resist planing in "light wind." these discussions are on the www. without context, some folks nay be drawn into a long/short path to frustration.

FFF applies approachable technique in the entirety of the windsurfing world.

again, in florida, and other humble spots, those that BFF during any typical day tend to flog about and either mend their technique or quit sailing. seen it in about a dozen cases

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yíall may want to look back a page. Iso was paraphrasing me and what I said was, when fully powered up coming out of a jibe itís BF. I also went on to say, when getting planing itís FF in light wind, BF in strong, corresponds to John Iís good advice.
But, as Iso frequently says, to each his own. My GF who tore her MCL a while back likes to get her BF in first, although she gets the board planing in light to medium winds out of both straps a bit first so she doesnít sink the tail.
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techno900



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PostPosted: Sun Sep 02, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Before the discussion escalates too much, let me add:

FFF or BFF both have benefits and negatives. What one chooses to do depends on a variety of factors.

Skill level

Wind speed / sail size / power

Board and sail size (no one puts their BFF on a formula board or wide slalom board - outboard straps.)

Water state (tied to skill level)


Anyone trying to decide which is best should try both and see how it works for you, with your gear and at your venue.

When I learned (no lessons or guidance in 1984), I did put the BFF on my first "short board", because it felt more secure. Later (don't remember when), I changed to FFF for a variety of reasons, all of which have been previously stated.
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