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16th July 2007 05:53 PM
Guest
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

What paint? On the S-1 and Blade?
12th July 2007 06:49 PM
Guest
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

Na sorry. Too much cheesy crappy paint on Severnes.
12th July 2007 05:02 PM
Guest
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

Check the sail weights of the new 08 Severnes on their new website.

S-1 is really light. And Blade is still a lot lighter than those!
12th July 2007 04:57 AM
jordanwd
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

kind of off topic- but for an ultra light high performance wave sail check out the Northwave ZXL or older surflites...they're bullet proof and fricken rock!
8th July 2007 10:28 PM
AlexWind
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

It's in the Free Forum section..
Leave a comment there if you like..

http://www.star-board.com/forum/view...hread_id=23339
8th July 2007 09:26 PM
Screamer
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

Quote:
AlexWind wrote:
Yes, here bellow! Andrea Cucchi Tech Tips!!
Excuse me, I still don't see any link, where is it?
Thanks
7th July 2007 10:25 PM
AlexWind
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

I agree with him either!
Concerning NS sails that's what I've heard: in 2006, in their white part they had two monofilm layers kept together with glue, which made the sail strong but heavy; in 2007 they use(d) a single layer white monofilm so it should be the same for the 2008 models..
7th July 2007 08:53 PM
geo
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

I agree with what Andrea Cucchi says: once sailing, the weight feel depends on different things than phisical weight. Nevertheless, having a lighter sail is always good, during jibes in light wind for example, or if not else when carrying it.
Anyhow, miracles are difficult to make. Sails are made out of more or less the same materials, so lighter easily means less durable; exceptions being design peculiarities (think of the Maui Sails TR-3: heavier than usual, but the batten count is 1 or 2 more than competitors, in order to warrant extra stability) or excessive reinforcements or materials optimized for else than pure performances (think of North's white film: if really it is two layers of film kept together with white glue, then you pay that fancy white colour with mere added weight).
7th July 2007 01:18 AM
AlexWind
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

Yes, here bellow! Andrea Cucchi Tech Tips!!
7th July 2007 12:42 AM
lucofede
RE: 2008 North Sails = HEAVY!

Quote:
AlexWind wrote:
A very good italian rider (Andrea Cucchi, the Point7, starboard Point7) explains in a very interesting article how useless are the mere data about the weight of a sail.
I'll try to translate some of his key topics..

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AlexWind, is there a link to the article you mention?
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