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FIXED VS. SLIDING-HOOK WINDSURFING HARNESSES
Why do some sailors prefer the anchored feel of the regular, fixed bar and some the sliding? We asked two of our Brand Ambassadors – 10-time Dutch Formula Champion Dennis Littel plus wave and speed specialist Steve Thorp – what are their preferences and why?
HARNESS HOOK HEIGHTS
Generally speaking, seat harnesses allow a locked-in feel - such as for racing or performance free riding - and waist harnesses deliver easier hooking in and out and allow for more 'reactive' sailing. E.g., for freestyle or wavesailing, where you need to easily and regularly be in and out of the harness.
HOW DO UNIFIBER MEASURE MASTS FOR THEIR SELECTOR MATRIX?
The Unifiber Mast Selector chart is composed based on varying sources of data. Of course we have a measuring machine at our base, but we also track data from external sources such as magazines, sail designers and riders, plus, at Unifiber HQ we frequently visit customers and collect multi-brand mast data too.
HOW MUCH CARBON CONTENT DOES A WINDSURFING MAST NEED?
Normally the carbon content of windsurfing masts varies between 30% and 100%. Higher percentages of carbon content deliver a more responsive and 'crisp' feel to the rig, as the mast flexes and returns at a faster rate, which has implications on how the leech reacts, how the sails breathes, how shape is maintained in the sail - and many more behaviours that will affect your session.
HOW MUCH HEAVY DOES 'HEAVY DUTY' PUT IN A MAST EXTENSION?
Quite often customers ask what specifically makes an HD mast extension Heavy Duty? That’s a good question, especially if you’re considering strength as a vital point and have perhaps already weighed up (pardon the pun!) the durability and performance advantages of carbon versus aluminium extensions?
HOW TO THREAD A ZERO-DEGREE SAIL PULLEY
We’re often asked about compatibility between mast extensions and sail pulley orientation. Sail brands produce their downhaul pulleys either inline with the sail cloth itself – 0 degrees - or perpendicular to the sail surface in a 90-degree position. See how you will thread a 0 and 90 degree extension properly.
Reduce Diameter Grip VS Standard Diameter Grip Booms
RDG and SDG booms. What are the pro's and con's? Why is thinner not always better then thinner. Read more to find out what is the best match for you.
SHALLOW WATER & WEED FIN CONSIDERATIONS
"The evil green" referred to waters covered with weed are always related to shallow water. As well some spots are extremely shallow and not infested with weed. In this blog post we explain the difference about a weed and shallow water fin.