But what about the harnesslines??
The harnesslines-stuff is very personal, this one is directly linked to: Rider style/ harnesstype/ riders weight/ riders lenght/ more. Sooo all written below could work out different for some others.
Light speedsurfers need long harnesslines to go fast! This is really a upgrade if your weight is 80kg or even less, look for 30"inch or maybe longer. For heavy speedsurfers theoretical shorter lines should work as good as long lines for light guys...
First the position on the boom, I don't know what all the other speedsurfers do. But since I have to sail all conditions with 1 boom and normally 2 sails (temporarily 1 sail), I have noticed last season this:
- Position of harnesslines on the boom was not stable for 1 sailsize. Between underpowered and overpowered was 5cm difference in position (underpowered forward). One day I was sailing superfast with the RSS 6.2, really gusty the day ended in a 35kn topspeed in a good gust. The next day I was surprised by the conditions, but even more about the totally different sail. Now I just had to move the harnasslines back 5cm. The first day average wind was 15kn, second day average wind was 28kn... Almost double!
- In conditions 22kn or more I feel the need of 30" lines, just to keep more control and good speed. Why Neilpryde stopped producing the adjustable ones??
- In lowwind (12-18kn) I use short lines 24", eventhough I get overpowered quick with this setup. But maybe is being fast overpowered the Trick...
- I also have experienced for upwind there are better positions possible. From speedsetup making lines shorter and moving the harnesslines forward can make a difference! However speedsurfers aren't really intrested in upwind :)
But I dont understand why Neilpryde isn't making 24"-30" harnesslines anymore... Have to try another brand, 22"-28" is not very handy... Can't believe this would have been a racer who decided to change to these adjustable harnesslines sizes
Conclusion would be: play around with your harnesslines lenght and position to suit your own Style!!