George II Posted March 24, 2015 Report Share Posted March 24, 2015 Hi , Prince Planet asked me to take some photos of the way I rig up my Hiking straps a while ago , and its taken me a bit to get it together , so here goes. I have made up the hiking straps initially as I found I was often too heavy to get fully out on the wire , but with the straps I can still get my wt transferred to the top of the mast which seems to help performance (probably by bending the mast & therefore flattening the sail & moving it up a gear) . now I am more confident trapezing I find the straps are a great way to make the transition out onto the wire. I go onto the strap first and then its an easy step to go out onto the side. this is obviously not for everyone but we have a few guys using this system successfully where I sail . If you need to go back in to adjust the jib sheets or the downhaul etc, you can go back in onto the strap , do the adjustments and then get back out again. And on another note here is a link to my latest gopro video - this time it was the Walpole Regatta , sailed 28th Feb/1st march 2015 . A great mixed fleet regatta. about 85 boats on the water of all shapes and sizes. We had a fleet of 14 cats all up. https://youtu.be/enKuZO4eIzQ It is 9 mins long but it includes footage from all 5 races over 2 days . It does have some footage of me getting in & out using these straps if you are interested. Rgds Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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