Author Topic: The Slingshot High Roller Project  (Read 62076 times)


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Re: The Slingshot High Roller Project
« Reply #75 on: December 15, 2019, 01:36:44 AM »
Note: the rear strap is offset to Port.  I assume the C/L was somehow ocupado.  But, it works!

Hey Jim, Winging, it is really nice to have the ball of your back foot a little further over towards the far rail.  Your front foot heel can be in that same spot on the near rail and that gives you centerline balance and a lot of control over the foil.  The way he has his back foot offset is pretty normal.  Another option is to go hoopy on a centered rear footstrap but then you are really in there to get to that far rail.  That is always a little risky :).  Here is another image from IG of that guy's kit.

PS:  We are finding that it is more streamlined not to bother with straddling the board.  We were doing it that way but it is a wasted step.  It is a lot quicker to just push it under from the side when your are still in the water and go directly to your surf stance.  It is also much easier to control the board that way because your hands are on the nose and tail rather than the narrow grip on the rails (where you have to either twist the board to surf stance or change your hands during the process).  In the long term I am convinced that this start will be a lot more efficient and much less tiring that the knee start.
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Re: The Slingshot High Roller Project
« Reply #76 on: December 15, 2019, 08:14:10 AM »
Cool,  ...' more info, better the prep.  Thanks. 

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