We get asked about harness line length all the time. While there are some general guidelines, when it all boils down to it, harness line length is a personal preference and some experimentation will allow you to find your perfect setup!
Basically, going with a longer line length will allow the rig to stay further away from you. This is good for a few reasons-
Using a shorter line length allows for a more upright sailor stance, and potentially less muscle and tendon fatigue when everything is tuned and well balanced.
As an example, Wind-NC's Andy is 5'10" (178cm) tall and usually uses the following length lines (most people who hop on his rig find them to be a touch long at first)
If you know what length line you like, Fixed Harness Lines are clean, easy, and super light. If you don't know what length you like, or if you share booms with other people, Adjustable Length Harness Lines are probably the way to go.
Check out our video on Harness Line Length below, and let us know what length lines you like and why by commenting at the bottom of this page!