View Full Version : Freerace or Pure Slalom

2nd August 2010, 01:18 AM
Hi friends
I'm going to acquire a 8.5 sail to complement my freerace sails (Loft Swichblades 6.8 and 7.8). My dude is about the program FRace (3 cams, 7 battens) or pure Slalom (4 cams, and 8 battens).
My level is medium to high (gybes, good planing technique...), and I will use it with my iSonic 111 2010 (I'm in love with the board).
I want the sail to use in Flat water, local slalom races, beat my friends, and I'd like the sail offer me good low end, speed potential, stability...

Which one do you recommend me?

2nd August 2010, 05:16 PM
Hi SilverSurfer,

If you want to race and beat your friends, better to go for a pure salom sail. In the other hand a Freerace sail like the Overdrive will give you very good results without the complexity of a pure slalom sail. It's depend also of your € :)

All the best

2nd August 2010, 11:28 PM
Thanks Remi

Money isnīt a problem. Some people use to say about full on cambered sails that " they are very difficult to fine tuning trimming, so the performance obtained with a FRace will be better in these cases"
In my knowledge to trim a slalom sail, the points to pay attention are: downhaul (3/4 top leech), outhaul (from 2 cm positive to free outhaul), correct batten tension (no wrinkles being careful not to overtension in the upper battens) and cams pressure (spacers or similars)

My choice is between Overdrive-Reflex. Any comments about anyone of them?

Thanks Remy,
(Always helping me)

3rd August 2010, 08:26 AM
Hi SilverSurfer,

Understand this by the way the Reflex is much more easy than the Code Red and they are really fast. If your problems is not the money, go for the Reflex you will get the best performances and very easy to rig and trim. Just play a little with the down-haul.

By the way my favorite size on this board is the Reflex 7.8 and use also 7 and 8.6. What about your weight?

All the best

3rd August 2010, 12:21 PM
Thanks again

I'm 180 cm 83kg (hope 79 kg in some months).

Thanks a lot and good wind

3rd August 2010, 03:33 PM
Hi SiverSurfer,

7.8 should be enough for you to cover a wide wind range, I am 90kgs and really like this combo with a SL4 40.

All the best

3rd August 2010, 06:11 PM
Hi Remi
Your info is really appreciated for me.
"7.8 should be enough for you to cover a wide wind range", in this case, I should save my money and wait to get my iSonic 121 next year with the 8.6.

Thanks a lot and good winds Remi