2022-09-11 (Su) SkateSailV2 Wood handle and PVC members

I thought my collapsing sail was due to the flexibility of my frame and the bottom hinges angling upward. I considered options for forcing it down and some complex bearings. Instead of spending time on a hypothesis of where the problem lies, I made a simplified version with a rope run inside PVC pipes. The top handle is a 7/8" (22 mm) round dowel with a couple of steel eye screws at the ends.

Testing was disappointing because I had the same problem as before: the wind blew the sail so far back that it barely caught any wind. When I pressed down on the handle, the hinges tightened the fabric but not enough to call it successful.

I considered the geometry of the sails and my limited knowledge of sailing. I think the biggest problem is the shapes, which are simple triangles. The solution could be to redesign them into a bag.
Rigid PVC supports

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