Starboard Forums

Starboard Forums (http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/index.php)
-   Ask Our Team (http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=10)
-   -   Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail (http://www.star-board-windsurfing.com/forum/showthread.php?t=913)

sehrbald 6th January 2007 07:54 PM

Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
Hello Starboard,

I do own a Carve 161 (my only board) since beginning of 2006 and am very happy with it. I mostly ride it with my Retro 7,5 and like that combination very much.

Unfortunately my 90kg quite often do need more sail to plane. Your website writes about a maximum of 10,0. What would be good to go:
-Ezzy Infinity 9,5
-Sailworks Retro 10,0/11,0
-Gaastra GTX 10,5

Any experience? My NP Spirit 8,8 will definitely leave my quiver. Never tried a sail bigger than that - though not afraid of doing so.

Thank you.
sehrbald

steveC 7th January 2007 12:04 AM

RE: Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
Don't forget to think about getting the proper mast to go with the sail you pick.


-Lampi- 7th January 2007 12:32 AM

RE: Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
I don't really have any experience with the C161, but i think that you can put just about any size of sails on it because it has just as many litres as the formula...

James 7th January 2007 04:16 AM

RE: Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
I think either the Retro 10.0 or the Ezzy 9.5 would be a good choice. I wouldn't get a sail much bigger than the recommended maxium because the board is significantly narrower than a formula board and probably won't feel right with a sail bigger than 10. If you do decide to push the sail size limits, you might want to get a slightly bigger fin, like 54 or 56 cm. Good luck!

James 7th January 2007 04:17 AM

RE: Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
? Having some trouble with the forum...

sehrbald 7th January 2007 07:11 PM

RE: Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail
 
Hello James,

just afraid of loosing too much by giving up the last meter. 9,5 to 10,5 is still quite a difference.

Anyone tried to use more than 10,5 on a Carve 161? How important is that "last" meter anyway? What about those early-planning sails like the Severne Glide?

Your ideas are very welcome!
Thanks - sehrbald



All times are GMT +7. The time now is 02:06 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.