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Rules against increasing weight?

Post by NorCalNomad » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:18 pm

So I was just browsing through the "ISAF Racing Rules of Sailing 2013-2016 Kiteboard Competition Rules". And was noticing some rules about not wearing any equipment that is just there for increasing weight. Or also rules that about maximums for personal gear weight.

Other than that weight possibly letting you run a slightly bigger kite wouldn't that extra weight also increase drag?

Guess I'm just wondering why those rules are there.
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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by CdoG » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:08 pm

Back in the Day windsurfers used to where lead vest
then water vest that they could fill or dump letting them hold on to more sail..
I think this is why the rule.

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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by OliverG » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:14 pm

cDog, sorry to hijack, was that your ride parked at Berkeley today?

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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by CdoG » Sat Feb 22, 2014 6:38 pm

Yup
Got a little ride on my new old kite
James got some too
Also got some big nasty loGs in the L.Z.
Made me think about you....

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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by CdoG » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:08 pm

Big nasty loG's
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Nasty loG
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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by CdoG » Sat Feb 22, 2014 7:11 pm

how in the hell did I do that?
I got SkiLl....s

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Re: Rules against increasing weight?

Post by WindMuch » Sun Feb 23, 2014 12:04 pm

CdoG wrote:how in the hell did I do that?
I got SkiLl....s
Not to worry Charlie - I got your back!
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