View Full Version : Severne Sails & North Masts
8th October 2006, 04:58 AM
I have a 96 Kombat & my current big sail is a 6.4 2003 North Drive. It is getting to it's end. I would like to stay as close to the max sail size for the board as possible. I do not have a 460 mast. I have a 430 '05 North mast (XC65 wave mast, very tapered with standard base diameter 65% carbon, IMCS 21CC). North has a 6.4 Duke designed for the mast but this is probably a bit too freestyly for me. I notice Severne has 3 sails in the 6.5 range designed around the 430 mast. These are the S-2, Gator & NCX. The Severene 430 Blue line mast for these sails has the same IMCS as my North mast. My North mast works very well with my North Sails. Is this north mast compatable with these Severne sails?? I'm looking for an all round 6.5 sail good for freeride blasting, jumping & maybe beginning freestyle that works ideally on my 430. Thanks!
9th October 2006, 09:02 AM
Your NS mast should be all right for the Severne Sails (NCX, Gator or S-2)
The 3 ranges will all work good for what you want (Blasting, jumping and freestyle)
The S-2 is probably leaning most towards jumping and freestyle and the NCX is excellent for blasting/ speed. The Gator is close to the NCX in performance, but with a softer feel
For your specific size that you are after (6.5) and Kombat 96 I would recommend the S-2 6.4, especially if your progress towards more jumping and freestyle.
9th October 2006, 07:07 PM
For the CODE RED smaller size like 5.6 / 6.7. will there be problem on other mast like North / Fibersar.
10th October 2006, 12:15 AM
Thanks Jesper. Nice to know I have more options. It seems like there's always questions about "the right mast". I was also liking the description of the S-2.
I was wondering though, what it meant by the S-2 having a "forward pulling" stance wheres the other sails have "neutral leg pressure"? Does forward pulling mean more weight loaded on the front foot?
12th October 2006, 05:02 PM
Regarding the "forward-pulling" stance you mentioned. It just a way to describe a very balanced sail. It is very easy to sail without the sail pulling a lot on the backhand and pushing on the back leg/ foot. You will have no problem that the sail has too much pressure on the front leg/foot. In other words the Severne S2 is not one of those sails with the draft going everywhere in the sail and make you kind ?of hanging? behind the gear.
You will no what I mean when you try it! -Super easy and balanced
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