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Old 12th December 2009, 07:14 AM   #3
mark h
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I remember Boards magazine testing the Helium Vs V8 and the Gaastra Plasma Vs Matrix. I think they concluded that the Helium and Plasma had a slight advantage other their sister sails, but all benefits where off-set as they both had a very narrow wind range and could NOT be tuned for higher winds due to the way the sails were cut/designed. They became very back handed once they were out of their sweet spot.

Personally I feel there's going to be a slight benefit, but mostly marketing hype. Much better to take a normal sail .5 to 1m bigger and know that its going to have a decent wind range and not a "one trick pony"

Here's a couple of forum links to help you decide

http://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/t...topic_id=52461

http://www.boards.co.uk/forum/forum_...325&PN=0&TPN=1
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