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Winter Semester In Session
On the bright side the days are getting longer so there is something to look forward to as we wait for the next session. The fall season was pretty light for sailable days so no pics in the Fall Gallery. We'll have to keep the Summer Semester picks up for a while longer until we get some new eye candy.
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This is an older blog post from Matt P from Sept 2012.
"As a general guideline, I think most people over 59 should be using a 28 or longer length line. Bigger dudes over 62 should be using a 30 or longer. For the average sailor between 54 and 58 I suggest either a 24 or 26 line. For those of you 53 and down, you should be good with 22 or 20s
. just be aware of keeping your rig as vertical as possible!"
We have demo lines available from Chinook. Monos in 26", 28", 30" and also a set of adjustables. No cost to try them so it's time to experiment!
Pritchard Windsurfing Blog
Brandon at Secos - Photo by Brian - Aug 2014
Sailor - Tony, Photo by Ara
Summer South Swell Highlights
Austin at Secos - Photo by Ted B - Aug 2014
KMAC at Secos - Photo by Aaron - Sept 2014
Erik at Secos - Photo by Ted B
Owen at Secos - Photo by Brian
Ian R at Secos - Photo by Brian
Johnny O at Secos - Photo by Brian
Mike C at Secos - Photo by Brian
Ara at Secos - Photo by Brian
Ted B at Secos - Photo by Brian
Tony at Secos - Photo by Brian
Andy at Secos - Photo by Aaron
Steven at Secos - Photo by Aaron
Jean-luc at Secos - Photo by Aaron
Mike U at Secos - Photo by Brian
Brandon at Secos - Photo by Brian
Austin at Secos - Photo by Aaron
Secos - Photo by Ted B
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This is a blog post from Matt P from Feb 2015, so it's fairly current.
"Bottom line - If you are used to a seat harness and have used them all your life and dont care about walking like a duck in a diaper, keep on your program. If you sail in gusty and bumpy conditions, the waist is a no brainer!"
For those that don't know, waist harnesses can have either a fixed or sliding hook. I wish Matt discussed this difference a little in his post. Last summer I switched from using a Dakine T4 with a sliding hook to a Simmer Raptor fixed hook. Dakine also sells a fixed hook harness. I think Matt once told me he prefers the fixed hook because it keeps your body positioned more square to the sail. The Dakine T series with a sliding hook seems to be the most popular harness among riders. I keep the T4 in my van as a spare and anyone is welcome to try both types (size medium) if you want to compare.