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manuel



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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 1:45 pm    Post subject: Wave Sail Recommendation Reply with quote

Yoohoo wave freaks,

I sail cabarete, side-side-on to side-on. 1.4-3m.
Gusty, lulls of about 15 knots, gusts short annoying bursts of 25 not super strong. Wind can be quite low in the waves.

For my 70kgs, I really like 4.7 as a do everything surface. From surf sailing in 13-21 knots to solid 18-25 knots. Preferred boards are mid-80L pure wave boards (need to turn nicely off of the front foot).

Sail requirements:
- Nice range
- Easy power dialing
- Smooth but can be quite direct power delivery
- Super flicky, depowerable, throw about
- Durable
- Pumpable to move about when light
- Not physical
- Stable / Reliable

What's your sail recommendation?
Some suggestions: hot sails superfreak, Neilpryde combat, Ezzy Taka, Sailworks revo.

I thought the Ezzy elite was nice, very easy, maybe not quite as depowering, a bit slow reacting, boring? I love being just right to maybe slightly underpowered, throw forwards and backies. Love shedding waves and sending wave 360s. I love the north sails zeta, perfect for me in all aspects!

Water state often a total mess.

Thanks all and I know I'm in denial, I should be on fsw boards with a 5.0!

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cgoudie1



Joined: 10 Apr 2006
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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Wave Sail Recommendation Reply with quote

Greetings Manu,

Revos are pretty sweet for your intended use, but I might suggest a Northwave Sinewave as well. I like mine, and your junky side-on
waves are a lot like my regular Gorge swell.

https://northwavesails.com/sinewave/

I am just a satisfied customer.

-Craig

manuel wrote:
Yoohoo wave freaks,

I sail cabarete, side-side-on to side-on. 1.4-3m.
Gusty, lulls of about 15 knots, gusts short annoying bursts of 25 not super strong. Wind can be quite low in the waves.

For my 70kgs, I really like 4.7 as a do everything surface. From surf sailing in 13-21 knots to solid 18-25 knots. Preferred boards are mid-80L pure wave boards (need to turn nicely off of the front foot).

Sail requirements:
- Nice range
- Easy power dialing
- Smooth but can be quite direct power delivery
- Super flicky, depowerable, throw about
- Durable
- Pumpable to move about when light
- Not physical
- Stable / Reliable

What's your sail recommendation?
Some suggestions: hot sails superfreak, Neilpryde combat, Ezzy Taka, Sailworks revo.

I thought the Ezzy elite was nice, very easy, maybe not quite as depowering, a bit slow reacting, boring? I love being just right to maybe slightly underpowered, throw forwards and backies. Love shedding waves and sending wave 360s. I love the north sails zeta, perfect for me in all aspects!

Water state often a total mess.

Thanks all and I know I'm in denial, I should be on fsw boards with a 5.0!
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grantmac017



Joined: 04 Aug 2016
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 01, 2021 7:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You can out me in the opposite camp of NOT liking Revos one bit. Too back handed, seem suitable only for FSW with too much fin. I'd like to demo a Gyro someday to see if its more suitable since Sailworks construction is very durable.

Currently about to replace a quiver of HSM QU4Ds and debating the options. Frontrunner is Simmer Blacktip since I've found some closeouts. Another one I'd consider would be Goya Banzai.
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windyjoe



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 7:48 pm    Post subject: Sails Reply with quote

GOYA FRINGE 4.5/4.7 Very Happy
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manuel



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PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Sails Reply with quote

windyjoe wrote:
GOYA FRINGE 4.5/4.7 Very Happy


From elsewhere: "I have a 2019 Fringe. It's great in slog and ride or barely planing wind in cross or cross off conditions. But it reaches its top end very quickly (the sail kinda "collapses" in overpowered gusts unlike the KS3) and isn't so great in cross onshore."

Thoughts?

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ss59



Joined: 10 Nov 2016
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Severne S1 - just a different level of sail (as is the Blade)
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NOVAAN



Joined: 28 Sep 1994
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We all have different styles, conditions, likes and dislikes. What works for me/us, may not suit you. The one thing I would suggest is pick a brand that you like and stay with in that brand. Lots of reasons but sizing, feel, proper mast and rigging are just a few...
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dllee



Joined: 03 Jul 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 12:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brand and model.
Most every sail company makes different style wave sails.
I like to mixthem all in, as the wind is never as I thought it was, and is constantly changing in speed and direction.
Steady wind makes every sail work great.
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cgoudie1



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Location: Killer Sturgeon Cove

PostPosted: Sun Apr 04, 2021 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ain't that the truth, and every sailor competent, maybe even good.

-Craig

dllee wrote:
Steady wind makes every sail work great.
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flaherty



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PostPosted: Mon Apr 05, 2021 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would agree stick with one brand. I stuck with Neil Pryde, until they seemed to price themselves out of the market. Years ago switched to Naish sessions, very light weight, and maneuverable. Force 4 replaced them. I'm a light weight , 140 lbs.
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