trap harnesses

Discussion in 'Sailing Talk' started by 420racer, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. 420racer

    420racer New Member

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    hi,

    Im fairly new to sailing and am starting to race 420s for the first time. i was wondering what trap harnesses are best for me. im 13, 5', 100 lbs.

    thanks,
    420racer
     
  2. Anthony Winnie

    Anthony Winnie New Member

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    I have no experience trapezing off a mono haul but i have been trapezing on a hobie cat for a few years. I bought a hobie harness right off the bat and didn't consider any other harnesses. after seeing the gill ones I regretted my choice. heres a link to lots of good harnesses http://www.apsltd.com/c-3825-trapeze-harnesses.aspx good luck
     
  3. Wavedancer

    Wavedancer Upside down? Staff Member

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    420 racer:
    Just be really safety conscious. A girl of about your age died recently in the Annapolis (MD) area while trapezing on a 420. Although the exact reason for this tragedy has yet to be formally documented, it appears that she got trapped under the boat after a downwind death roll and drowned because she couldn't free herself.
    All this happened during a high school practice, supervised by an experienced coach.
     
  4. 420racer

    420racer New Member

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    thanks both of you. i just got a magic marine revolution and am extremely happy with it.
     

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