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22nd December 2011 02:58 PM
Farlo Hi Fataux, my point is that the third clew eye seems to have similar effects than adjustable outhaul, but of course you can't change it when sailing so I wonder where the miracle is. On the other hand, if changing clew position has significant impacts on sail's behaviour (s-shape to c-shape) then you could design an adjustable clew eye mobile along the protruding part of the boom batten. Not sure it would replace adjustable outhaul, though. Racers may want both.
22nd December 2011 05:48 AM
fataux As for no pros, imho, trimming is one joy part of windsurfing. For a revolution point of view on the other hand i couldn't say much. But everybody need some marketing either this way or that way (may be it is a revolution and not a marketing mambo jambo that i don't know, may be i have a chance to try next season)
21st December 2011 01:58 PM
Farlo OK Remi, I'll try if I have a chance. But if you need to change clew according to conditions it's not so great revolution compared to other sails. Rather put a mobile connection that would slide along the boom batten. Just my 50 cents.
20th December 2011 04:53 PM
Remi Hi Farlo,

It's a race machine so multiple set up to get the best performances at any time.

By doing this you wil feel more power on the back hand and it's working great.

One trim can't work at hi level for all condition, so it's a very good option, try it and you will feel it imediately.

Have fun
20th December 2011 04:50 PM
Farlo Hi Remi, thank you for the answer. This sounds logical but I'm still confused. I though the whole story about cutaway/s-shape/reflex battens... was to cope with strong and light wind with the same trim. Of course Severne sails are doing well in competition but it seems a lot of technology and extra stuff not to solve any problem. For instance a true innovation would be to get rid of adjustable outhaul. This been said, I'd rather try one to make up my mind
20th December 2011 05:08 AM
Remi Hi Farlo,

When you have light winds this increase the power, the reason why for example the RaceBoard sails have always longuer boom. Then when the wind is not any more light or light gusty you go for the normal position and the third one is for small riders or the ones who like to have their boom lower at the clue.

Hope this help

All the best
19th December 2011 10:24 PM
Farlo Hi all, have you seen the outhaul position mid way to the cutaway on the Reflex III? This topic has been discussed on other forums but I 'm still looking for an explanation. Severne is not advertising that much on this third clew eye, which looks very bizarre. What are the benefits of such a large cutaway + reflex system if you end up with longer boom / tighter leech again? (With all respect to BD who never won a single PWA event before being on Starboard/Severne, oops it's AA... sorry ;-).
31st January 2011 04:16 PM
Farlo Hi BelSkorpio, IMHO the batten tension has little effect on bend curve. Most of it comes from the sail shape and wind pressure, I believe. But it brings some tension in the sail body which may affect responsiveness. Just read in test reports that NP integrated clew also require outhaul adjustments for max wind range. Nothing magic, seemingly...
28th January 2011 06:06 PM
BelSkorpio Tension is not that import. Just remove the wrinkles. True. I even wrote that myself somewhere on this forum, I think.
But you always create tension when you bend battens, else they would remain straight in their natural form. And this tension will now be applied to an end-point further away from the leech, more to the front of the sail, resulting in a curvature a little bit more to the front of the sail. Again, every camber has the same goal, but the reflex tensioner will help with this, I think.
And then last but not least, there will be no tension at all in the batten at the end between reflex tensioner and leech, allowing better twist and more S-shape according to me. I would like to see those reflex tensioners more in detail to see how easily they allow the negative bending during overpowered conditions.
28th January 2011 02:30 PM
Farlo Hi BelSkorpio,

Recently I've heard a few guys saying that batten tension is not that important (seen that written on this forum as well). It shall be strong enough to remove wrinkles and that's it. In my shop they even advise to keep them slightly loose. Therefore I wonder if the position of the tensioner makes a big difference, moreover close to the boom. OK maybe the Reflex is designed to work with big tension but I guess the foot of the batten is so stiff that most of the S-shape is given by the cutaway. Does anyone know what the rigging instructions tell about battens?
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