Light wind slalom gear
Please some advises helping me to choose between these to combos :
1- Stb 127 + 9.5 Sail
2- Stb 117 + 8.6 Sail
Wind Range : 9 to 15 knots
Sailor weight : 80 Kgs
Medium wind gear (already have ) : Stb 107 + 7.8 Sail
For pure slalom, its got be the iS127/9.5m. At 80kg you will easy control this combo in 9-15k and it will be powered to very powered up (for 80kg rider). Some will say a 9.5m is too much for an 80kg in 15k, but this combo likes to be well powered up.
I feel that the iS117/8.6m is too close to your iS107/7.8m and would just be a lot of expensive for just a small benefit in light winds, so better to go all the way get a proper light wind slalom combo.
You could also consider the iS117/9.5m. I think Steve Alan uses this combo as his light wind combo and he is 80kg ish. Other light/medium PWA guy's are using the iS117/8.6m combo as their light wind set up, but I guess that part off their choosing decision is based on easier/cheaper travelling to and from events. Plus they have uber efficient early planning skills.
If you go with the iS117/9.5m combo, it could be worth hanging on for the 2014 model. I see the 2014 iS107 is going to be 70cm wide, so maybe the iS117 is going to be more powerful than the 2013, just a guess:)
Just my 2 cents worth:)
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