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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #30 on: February 22, 2017, 01:47:07 PM »
PS - just got back in after trying the paddle to waist set-up.  Worked ok but the wrist option worked better for me.  Seems just more free away from my body.  After a while like most things it just becomes normalized anyways.  Kinda feels odd now not having it attached.  Also allows you to just let go of your paddle for lunch or snacks on the water.  Just tie off to your leash.  No worries about it floating away.  Same benefit with camera and vid shots.  ;)
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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #31 on: February 22, 2017, 02:41:30 PM »
I made a paddle leash out of a Velcro bodyboard fins leash....and the Aquapac yellow neck string....not used it yet. Attaches to my Camelbak chest clip.

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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #32 on: February 22, 2017, 03:29:03 PM »
For some reason having the paddle attached in front of me just felt constrictive with more potential hazard -> so make sure you are ok with that when you try yours.  Once switched back to my wrist it felt a lot better for me.  My system stays tight to the shaft so it pretty much stays out of the way.  Takes a bit of fiddling at first to get the optimal length - but once set-up like it is now - it works really good.  Super low profile flat cord that is not much noticeable anymore.

Have been using the 23 and the green Race Ultra fin pretty much exclusively all winter.  That OEM fin is a very good compromise for tracking vs the SIC 7.0 and Gladiator Elite.  So far broaching has not been an issue at all.  Really liking the turning vs tracking aspects.  No probs at all today upwind and DW in 10-12 kts.  Was very impressed actually.  The SIC is great for quick turns -> but turns too easy when you want more tracking for distance.  DW that fin did really good on the 23.

In very light winds like that the 23 catches pretty much every wave.  That board just slithers along with such low drag.  No comparison to any other board I have tried.  With the boof I let it pearl an inch or two - and it pops up under complete control angling down and across swells.  Most fun I have ever had in such crappy sloppy cross chop conditions.  That little 23 just powers in that.  :)
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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #33 on: February 22, 2017, 09:16:15 PM »
got a pic you of your wrist leash? In my mind I am trying to figure out how you can change hands without it getting in the way. What length?

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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #34 on: February 22, 2017, 10:56:49 PM »
Put it around my left wrist and snug up and go.  Can use your thumb to catch any slack as well.  Initially would get in the way a bit. After about 20x out on the water - you stop thinking about it.  Attachment point on the shaft is tight - but can slide a bit to help take out slack when your hand is around the grip.  Works better than my first version with just spectra and knots.  ;)
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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #35 on: February 23, 2017, 01:26:41 AM »
Ta Eagle

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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #36 on: February 23, 2017, 03:01:32 AM »
I wouldn’t wear a paddle leash.

I certainly would never wear a paddle leash without a quickrelease. For several reasons. Wrist velcro quick release cuffs exist or an ankle leash cuff could be adapted.

In solving a problem which doesn’t exist you guys could be creating a very real one.

You have, however, changed my mind to add a piece of safety gear to my pack for cold water downwinds. I will buy and carry some cold water gloves for downwinds when the water is less than 15c/60F. Thanks for that!


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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #37 on: February 23, 2017, 03:03:39 AM »
Nice to see somebody else DWing with a spare paddle!!

I reckon its Myself and you guys? Everyone else thinks its overkill.

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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #38 on: February 23, 2017, 11:13:56 AM »
Pretty much the biggest concern this way is cold water and cold air temps -> and having your board float off on you.  Then maybe next losing your paddle.  The risks are somewhat low and we have not had either ever occur.

But first line of defense is a board and paddle leash -> then maybe a backup plan like a spectra leash and spare paddle for long distances or big wind or big seas.

Many have suffered major consequences using no leash or no PFD.  DJ has shown clearly it is possible to survive -> in somewhat warm conditions though.  But in 5C cold water - hmmm?  Maybe not so lucky.  But if one never ventures in cold waters or big wind or crosses longer distances -> then can see not being too concerned.  PS and UKR and others like BdeS and CB - are smart to have backups.  Just like many now use waist leashes and QR.  Always good to know what options are out there.  ;)
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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #39 on: February 23, 2017, 05:22:29 PM »
Temps today were 5C.  Was out in Hydrus dry pants and a t-shirt.  Perfect.  Wind was 10 kts in a lotsa slop and cross chop.  Took out the 23 but swapped for the aircraft carrier Dom.  Right choice. 

Land on the left is 2 mi away.  Right is 5 miles.  Buildings in the center 9 miles.  No way could you prone 2 miles to shore.  Your arms and fingers would fall off in 5C water.  Safety first they always say.  Was out 2 mi from land -> like pretty much always.  Board leash and paddle leash are key when having some fun in cold temps.  ;)
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Re: 50 knot+ downwind near Marseille - video
« Reply #40 on: February 23, 2017, 05:50:46 PM »
Easy Peasy back up plan if you lose your paddle.  These https://www.mec.ca/en/product/5032-166/Ergo-Flex-Handpaddles
are in my hydration pack.  Couple them with the water temp appropriate neoprene gloves and your set.   
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