Novenove Team rider Ben Van der Steen presents his WORLD CUP SLALOM boards trim.

For his 2018 PWA World Tour season he choosed these three models: WCSL139, WCSL119 and WCSL99.

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WCSL 139

Foostrap position :
back footstraps I have all the way back
front footstraps in flat to medium rough water all the way back ( when really rough in the middle position)

Fins :
9.6M sail : 48/47 light wind , 47/46 powered up
8.6M sail : 46/45 in light to powered up
smallest fin for this board would be a 44

Mast track position :
I have the mast base in the middle off the track or just slightly back from there . It a sensitive issue were you put the mast track and also depends a lot what sails you ride

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WCSL 119

Footstrap position :
Back footstraps I have all the way back
Front footstraps I have in the middle position.

Fins :
8.6M sail : 39/38 powered to overpowered
7.8M sail : 38/37 powered up and 36/37 for overpowered
7.1M sail : 37 /36 powered to overpowered

Mast track position :
I have the mast base in the middle off the track or just slightly back from there . It a sensitive issue were you put the mast track and also depends a lot what sails you ride .

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WCSL 99

Footstrap position :
Back footstraps I have in the middle position ( for speed sailing all the way back )
Front footstraps I have in the middle position.

Fins :
7.1M sail : 33/32 powered to overpowered
6.4M sail : 33/32 powered up to overpowered
5.6M sail : 32 /31 powered to overpowered
Speed : 29/32 depending on conditions.

Mast track position :
I have the mast base in the middle off the track or just slightly forward from there for slalom and for speed I always put it a bit more back . It a sensitive issue were you put the mast track and also depends a lot what sails you ride .

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Tips & tricks

The setups I have here are my personal setups and might not be for everyone but I think its a good indication were to start when you get your new boards.

There are a few rules you can easily follow to tune your setup better if you have some trouble, here is few Tips and tricks :

Board feels sticky :

- move your boom up
- put slightly more downhaul in your sail
- move your mast track back
- move your foot straps back
- Try different fin ( smaller or with less rake)

Board feels to loose and flighty:

- move your boom down
- move your mast track forward
- move your footstraps forward
- try putting slightly less downhaul and little more outhaul in your sail for overpowered conditions
- try all your fins as this can really change the game

Usually by applying one off these tricks things already get better so go step by step and try one at a time.

Enjoy !!

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