What type of hiking style?

What hiking style?

  • Straight legged

    Votes: 43 48.9%
  • Bent legged

    Votes: 17 19.3%
  • I dont hike (LOL)

    Votes: 2 2.3%
  • Both

    Votes: 26 29.5%

  • Total voters
    88
#2
i only hike straight legged because I would drag through the water with bent legging. It also feels the most comfortable for me. Also if you hike with straight legs and you start to get tired you always have the option of relaxing your legs slightly which I don't find you can do with bent legging
 
#5
Yeah, obviously... but I don't think many people would classify themselves as 'non-hikers' The last time that I couldn't hike was at Albert Park Lake a couple of weeks ago, now when people walking along the footpaths are moving faster than you i think they should cancel a race.
 
#6
but then you get a slight breeze, start hiking then it dies automatically and it pisses you off even more cause now your soaked and not moving :)
 
#8
Mmm, but you were still hiking, the way I take that question is whether people hike, straight or bent legged, or they don't, ie cant be bothered to hike so just sit on the side of the boat. thats just my take on the question, & i think it is jackson's take on the question as well. Ohh & jackson, sailing on albert park, with light shifty (should be s*****) winds has got to be one of the hardest places to sail, mm, can remember sailin up there in da sabot, what a pain in the arse place to sail durin the winter, either little wind or shit loads of wind. I know a few of my mates who have cartwheeled their sabots on albert park LOL.
 
#11
ha ha ha, i was bullshittin as well, i was just seein what someone would say ha ha ha, gotcha all ohh man, u think im serious, jeesus, never take me seriously, ha ha ha ha : :p but some of the stuff i said was true, mm, can remember albert park, what a shit place to sail! never gonna go back there!
 
#17
Crewmembers still hang from the side of the boat with one arm while the skipper has his spare arm wrapped around the crews waist? I would have thought that with the introduction of hiking harnesses in the Star class, this old technique would no longer be necessary.
 
#18
mm, they "hike" bent legged, mmm, with their arses against the side of the boat, etchells don't use anything to hike out on though, well, no toe straps/harnesses.
 
#19
JacksonAUS said:
Crewmembers still hang from the side of the boat with one arm while the skipper has his spare arm wrapped around the crews waist?
Not so much... but honestly, it's a bit difficult to pick out that level of detail from the photo...

JacksonAUS said:
I would have thought that with the introduction of hiking harnesses in the Star class, this old technique would no longer be necessary.
Quite correct, but from a distance it looks pretty much the same as in the 40's... Still hard on the knees, too...
FWIW, crewing on a Star is the only sailing situation where I've been too light...

Geoff Sobering
DN US-5156/Laser 145234/Renegade 510
Crew, Star 6700 - '90-'95 (two green chevrons!)
 

Alloy

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#20
i am an etchell sailor and if your the crew then you just wrap your legs around the jib or main sheet. while the skipper leans out on the tiller becuase if the skipper needs to hike then there is enough wether helm to keep him out.

heheheh
 
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