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    Posted: 28 Dec 21 at 11:17am
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What classes still use weight equalisation?
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The only active (though not very) classes I can think of are ISO, Laser 4000 and RS 600. 
Spice 346 "Flat Broke"
Blaze 671 "supersonic soap dish"
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RS800
49er 865
K6 159
RS800 1133 (sold)
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Rs700
RS200 and returning to a Musto, ex 300
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All UK classes, any international classes use it?

49er did but dropped it years ago. 
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My personal theory is weight equalisation was initially a marketing ploy which spread in the UK due to the unique market where we had RS, Topper and Laser all banging out t*t for tat models, some successfully and some not so
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What's needed more is height equalisation.

I can see the benefit of racks extending further out, had them on the EPS and the Blaze and if I recall the MPS also had variable racks, or maybe not and my guy wanted them the class didn't so he left the class. Interesting the RS 700 does, or does it and doesn't everyone cheat anyway?

I'm thinking platform soles for the Contender and also wonder wether a high or low hook is a better option and when.

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Well that existed as well, but it all got complicated. Say a 5'6 sailor v a 6'6 one. Just run it on height and the little guy has to cross 2 feet more boat every tack than the big one. Now add an adjustment for extra leverage and it's even further.
To my mind what largely killed the concept was the realisation that at club level variances from sailor size are minute compared to those from sailor ability, and at Olympic level the crews trained to a perceived ideal weight anyway. So in both cases the hassle of managing it didn't deliver any great benefit.
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Mozzy would be the expert, but the 800s do weight and righting moment equalization pretty successfully if you are between 139 and 151kgs. 

https://www.rs800.org/documents/p1b64dd5ob9t0jpm1eeoov3su3.pdf
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Surprised no one has mentioned the Tasar
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