Message #1064 by:  loopy
Posted on:  Monday 20th of September 2004 at 2:47 pm
any loops that could possibly be used by a front foot are
bad news. If it is meant for the crew's back foot, then the
helm may inadvertently use it with his front foot.
In a pitchpole, the front foot will twist rapidly and is
easily broken.
A rear foot, ideally looped over the toes, and not hard in
will allow the foot to slide out and release as necessary
to prevent you hanging upside down by your ankle.
A rear strap for helm is a great idea, and popluar on
many boats, including '16, but you rarely see a forward
loop anymore.
i know two people who have had footloop mishaps
resulting in plaster - both were forward foot incidents.


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Hobie 16 - Foot Loops - Class Legal? by Justine on 18.09.2004
     loops by Jon on 18.09.2004
          Loops by Dave on 20.09.2004
               loops by loopy on 20.09.2004
                    loops by Dave on 20.09.2004
                         avoiding mast by pitchpole pete on 20.09.2004
                              Hmm - reassessing the loops! by justine on 10.10.2004
                                   Loops by Ben on 12.10.2004

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