pikovsg wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:38 pm
Dare I ask, what happens when you hit a plastic bag?
Ha haa, yes, did that the other day - SMOK I got a faceplant, but apart from that no problem - except I thought I had lost my wing at first or something like that, but luckily just a plastic bag straight on the wing.
Seaweed on the mast is the major problem - it is quite rare it hits the wing (as then you will most often crash quite fast), but mostly the mast which picks up seaweed as the latter is most often up in the surface, at least around here.
Thus using a swept back wing will only help a little...
One can easily ride with seaweed on the mast, but it totally destroys everything if you even just THINK you got some on your mast, grrrrr
You can just as well stop, or like me try to do a trick you know you most likely wont succeed - then you get in the water and can lift the mast up to free the seaweed, if any left as often it disappears by itself during a complete stop