Recent content by Toshinari Takayanagi

  1. Toshinari Takayanagi

    New Online Laser Course Available Now

    I just took the ISA's first on-line course "upwind speed in light wind"; Since there have been many good on-line free sailing seminars during COVID-19 quarantine, I set the bar high for this paid ISA on-line course. But this course definitely exceeded my expectation! The course is very well...
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    Zhik Powerpads 3 vs Powerpads 2

    Have some one have experience of Zhik Powerpads 3? It would be even better if someone has experience of both Poewerpads 3 and 2 and can compare them. I have used Powerpads 2, which worked ok but often tended to slip down while hiking, so I often had to bring them back up. I stopped using them...
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    Effective way to do hike bench training?

    Thank you very much Keso, Andy and LaLi for the comments and suggestions! For the hiking style, it seems each sailor has a little different anatomy and preference, and so far rather tight strap style seems to better fit to my body, but I will experiment a little looser strap to see how it works...
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    Effective way to do hike bench training?

    I am a grand-masters age Laser sailor. I know many Laser sailors have hike bench at some point (either bought or home made), but not many people actually use it. And I am one of them. I made the bench 4 years ago based on Make Your Own Hiking Bench, but very quickly it went to the garage. But...
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    Take notes while sailing?

    Thank you very much! I will try that.
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    Take notes while sailing?

    I am wondering if someone knows a nice way to take notes while doing sailing practice or checking wind condition before the race. For example, I would like to write down what is the starboard/port compass angle to check how much the wind may be swinging before the race, or I would like to take a...
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    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much, Menno! A group purchase of the sail seems a good idea. I will consult with other sailers in my area. Unfortunately I am not coming to the Masters Worlds in the Netherland this year, as I chose to go to the European Masters in Spain this June for this year; One...
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    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much, thieuster, Lasersailor166131and Mike, for the very useful information! I now have a better idea of how I would want to plan the sail usage. I understood how the top sailers do it to perform their best, but as a masters sailer the way Mike described seems better suited. So...
  9. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    I see. That is quite costly for radial sailers who compete at the top edge... (I am also a radial sailer.) Thank you very much!
  10. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    Thank you very much for the explanation!
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    Good way to do mainsheet marking?

    Thank you very much, LaLi. I will perhaps try it.
  12. Toshinari Takayanagi

    How long does a race sail last?

    I am a masters Laser sailer who is actively sailing/racing but not super competitive. I participated Masters World for the past three years, and finished about in the middle. My question is: how often people renew the race sail for these major events? I guess it all depends on who the "people"...
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    Good way to do mainsheet marking?

    I am looking for a good way to put markers on my Laser mainsheet. I have two markers on my main sheet: One at 90 degree boom angle and the other one for a little narrower angle. I tried (a) blue and red color sharpie, and (b) Scotch vinyl plastic tape, but neither one works well. With (a), the...
  14. Toshinari Takayanagi

    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    I see. Thank you very much!
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    Adjustable hiking strap with cleat in new rule

    Thank you very much for the reply, LaLi and Rob! I will experiment it with a little thiner line and testing different shackle size. Please bear with me to ask one basic question: What is really the role of the shackle? I was thinking it is to limit the maximum line angle against the cleat when...
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