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Old 29th August 2009, 01:24 AM   #5
Ken
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Marko,

Interesting chart, but the top end range of the sails, particularly for the intermediate and amateur sailors is very high and frankly, WAY OVER reasonable limits for an 80kg sailor. A 5.8 sail with a top end of 35 knots for an amateur? 41 knots for a 5.0? I don't think so!

The Neil Pryde amateur sailors must all be PWA members racing the slalom circuit. They are over selling the range of their sails. I suppose the top end numbers could be true if you consider a few select speed sailing sites around the world with very flat water and very small boards, but even an 80kg amateur speed sailor would have a handful with a 5.0 in 41 knots of wind, and an intermediate with a 5.0 in 47 knots. Give me a break!
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