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bluefish1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:44 pm    Post subject: 32.85 Reply with quote

Average harness line length of PWA pro.
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gvogelsang



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Earlier this year, my adjustable harness lines gave up the ghost, as did my boom. So I bought a new boom and harness lines. I couldn't decide between 28" and 30", so I bought both.

for one reason or another, I haven't had a chance to try either. At this point, the 28" are on starboard tack, and the 30" are on port.

Your information is helpful.

Thanks.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Average height and arm length of average Pro?
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bluefish1



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Taken from an article by Matt Pritchard. A poll of PWA pros. Thats an average of almost 33 inches which means some might be using 34 or 35 and some 30 - 31?

At 5'-8" I'm using 30" fixed and want to try a touch longer. Looking to be able to release the line from the hook when standing without using my hand. Using seat harness, straps out, boom a little below chin.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2015 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use 22".
5'10".
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techno900



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The PWA Pros that have the long lines are the guys slalom racing. Not wave or freestyle. They typically are on large cambered sails.
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NOVAAN



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I also use 22'S with a seat harness. Takes all the load when powered up. Boom is shoulder high. Don't use the harness unless powered up..
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cgoudie1



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 9:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've decided 26" lines work best for me, but I might try 28s.

-Craig
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techno900



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't forget that a waist harness typically requires shorter lines (higher hook). Seat = longer lines.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Sep 23, 2015 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Typical PWA slalom sailor is 6'2" tall and 190 lbs.
Are you that size?
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