Jaws up or Jaws Down? Home › Forums › Hardware & Setup Technical › Jaws up or Jaws Down? This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by SWG 3 years ago. Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) Author Posts March 29, 2015 at 1:04 pm #2021 SWGKeymaster What is your preference for the spinnaker pole: jaws up or jaws down? why? Also, do you have a single trip line or two? March 29, 2015 at 5:56 pm #3719 Jim SaylorParticipant Jaws up, always. When jibing the poll must be able to drop out of the guy. On a windward douse or free flying before a drop again the poll must be able to drop free. March 29, 2015 at 10:55 pm #3720 SWGKeymaster Thanks for input. I know some people do jaws down but I’ve never been able to figure out why they think it’s preferable. March 30, 2015 at 9:07 pm #3721 DariParticipant Jim is correct. Olson jaws UP! The reason some do jaws down… On our dinghy, we do gybes while standing in the cockpit, so when you release from the mast; you reach up to release, then naturally the mast end is pulled down; the guy end teeters up, releasing from the guy. Oh and I prefer a single trip line… March 31, 2015 at 12:18 am #3722 SWGKeymaster awesome dari, thanks. Author Posts Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.