myiW Current Conditions and Forecasts Community Forums Windsurfing Videos Buy and Sell Services
 
Hi guest · myAccount · Log in
 SearchSearch   ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   RegisterRegister 
Anyone tried chinook masts?
Goto page Previous  1, 2
 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion
View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
kmf



Joined: 02 Apr 2001
Posts: 306

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.naishsails.com/2013/Chopper/#tab-0

KMF
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
NolimitzWind



Joined: 24 May 2011
Posts: 80
Location: White Salmon, WA

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

check out the price difference, for a small bit more $$ you can get a mast made in the USA that has been proven for years. The CHinooks are made in a far off land, likely with low quality standards.

And I have bent many of them and the spec #'s are not what are printed on the mast. Again, low quality standards in production.

Everyone is allowed their opinion right...? Theres mine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website
noshuzbluz



Joined: 18 May 2000
Posts: 749

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 4:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KMF
I'm curious about the sail line up. I can't find any info on area size. When one jumps into a system like this I would think there has to some sort of cross reference to know what to rig. It looks like they're increasing the boom and luff lengths but maybe alot more area to head/roach? It would be fun for some one to ask what you're rigging and all you say is "medium!"

_________________
The Time a Person Spends Windsurfing is not Deducted from their Lifespan...
http://www.openocean.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
kmf



Joined: 02 Apr 2001
Posts: 306

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was told that the "Medium" had the power about equal to a 4.2 M. wave sail, but I have never tried them, A couple of people at Swell City last year used them and had positive comments. Looks interesting to me......4 sails, one Mast....and Naish sails look well constructed too....Ezzy would have you buying 3.5 masts for the same quiver. At around $500 a pop.

I only commented on them in reference to the mast questions, and their uses.

KMF
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coachg



Joined: 10 Sep 2000
Posts: 1936

PostPosted: Mon Apr 29, 2013 10:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is not a gimmick, but there is a trade-off and that is in the upper range. The low aspect ratio geometry with shorter booms & luff lengths along with fewer battens was passed on to their slalom range as well. I have the 2012 Indy 8.2 that is very compact and rigs on a 460 mast instead of a 490. The luff & boom length are exactly the same as my 7.3 sail. I have the power of an 8.2 in the feel of a 7.3 sail and I didnít have to buy a 490 mast ($$$$$$).

Coachg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
noshuzbluz



Joined: 18 May 2000
Posts: 749

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I gotcha coachg. Lake Washington or Seco today?
_________________
The Time a Person Spends Windsurfing is not Deducted from their Lifespan...
http://www.openocean.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
coachg



Joined: 10 Sep 2000
Posts: 1936

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 11:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Probably Washington. The biggest sail I loaded in my van last night was a 5.0 and it is looking like I'm going to need 6.0 or better for Seco today. Doesn't appear the wind is filling in east of I5.

Coachg
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
noshuzbluz



Joined: 18 May 2000
Posts: 749

PostPosted: Tue Apr 30, 2013 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

coachg wrote:
Probably Washington. The biggest sail I loaded in my van last night was a 5.0 and it is looking like I'm going to need 6.0 or better for Seco today. Doesn't appear the wind is filling in east of I5.

Coachg


I'll be at Seco with the big Open Ocean. I'd like to see how the big arse 7.5 Cheetah does on it although 6.0 will probably be the call the way the valley is filling in. Have fun!

_________________
The Time a Person Spends Windsurfing is not Deducted from their Lifespan...
http://www.openocean.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    iWindsurf Community Forum Index -> Windsurfing Discussion All times are GMT - 5 Hours
Goto page Previous  1, 2
Page 2 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You can attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

myiW | Weather | Community | Membership | Support | Log in
like us on facebook
© Copyright 1999-2007 WeatherFlow, Inc Contact Us Ad Marketplace

Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group