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cesare



Joined: 27 Aug 1998
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PostPosted: Fri May 05, 2000 12:09 pm    Post subject: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

What can I do to avoid my board from spinning out ? Am I being overpowered, do I need to change my skeg ??
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hoppywsurf



Joined: 08 May 2000
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PostPosted: Tue May 09, 2000 10:37 am    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

Try to ride on your booms a little harder, and get less pressure on the back of the board. You may even be trying to pinch too much to wind, bear off downwind a little more and this should help you out.
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cesare



Joined: 27 Aug 1998
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PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2000 10:57 am    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

Thanks, this is very helpful. I will give it a try this weekend when I am out at Candlestick.
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slk



Joined: 17 Jul 1998
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PostPosted: Wed May 17, 2000 11:29 pm    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

Heres my theory on spinout. The issues are dings on fin (1%), sailing stance -- too much pressure on the back foot -- this is very similar to the next point (9%), pointing upwind too much (40%), mismatch of fin size with sail size (50%). This latter includes being overpowered. You simply cannot use an 8 fin with a 6.0 sail. Nor can you sail a big fin when youre super dooper powered.
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rpaillon



Joined: 02 May 1998
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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2000 1:17 pm    Post subject: Point Your Toes Reply with quote

Even when everything is set up correctly, you will still spin out if you ventilate your fin. This means air gets under your board and forms a bubble around the fin. This usually happens coming off of a wave. Point your toes to keep the board flat on the water and to prevent the leeward rail from lifting. This will send you slightly downwind as your ride over the top of the wave.
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isobars



Joined: 12 Dec 1999
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PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2000 6:26 pm    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

And when all that advice fails, try two more things: make sure the fin is absolutely, rigidly attached to the board, and buy a slotted fin. Then when you get better, toss the slotted fin aside until you get MUCH better and start bump and jump sailing, when once again the slotted fin will help.

Mike \m/
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ejahn1



Joined: 03 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 04, 2000 1:27 pm    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

The thing Ive learned about cavitation is that rigging down really improves the situation.
Also, learning to manage cavitation is just part of windsurfing. The fin is always on the verge of cavitating, especially when landing and in very choppy conditions. You also get adept at correcting cavitation by getting over the board/fin and turning downwind. You can go with slotted fins, but they are slower and you should just learn how to deal with regular fins.
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joeyyyy



Joined: 18 Jul 2000
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 02, 2000 1:00 am    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

after you have tryed all the things they said, then try this. get a shorter board and start bump jumping. the spin outs will be all the time and youll just get used to pulling your feet in to your butt and pushing off the wind.... bummer to lose the speed though......... hehehehe
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hockey



Joined: 07 Nov 2000
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2001 7:31 am    Post subject: RE: Skeg Cavitation & Spinout Reply with quote

If you want to recover quickly from cavitation, without losing much speed, try just the opposite... Crank the board with quick foot pressure up onto the upwind rail (like your turning upwind) and right back down flat again, it lets the bubble out and re-attaches the water flow on the fin instantly. Its a quick movement, takes only a split second, and you can recover and be locked back in without hardly slowing a bit. Try it.
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