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Old 17th March 2008, 05:33 AM   #1
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dear friends,

any experience,suggestions,tips about this 2 sails???

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Old 17th March 2008, 01:36 PM   #2
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Have some experience with RS Racing in slalom sizing. My prior experience is with free race sails and I have not tried the Code Red. RS Racing for me has been a real eye opener.

Gets up and goes. Stable as. Wind range great. With a couple of these you could probably widen the sizing gap quite a lot if recreation sailing. Carries static weight compared with lesser sails yet on the water is well balanced which also helps with the gybing with its predictable power on-off-on. Rigging and tuning is surprisingly straight forward. Expensive but delivers.
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Old 17th March 2008, 07:34 PM   #3
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Everyone will be laughing at you when you turn up at the beach with a Code Red sail covered in crappy paint.
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Old 17th March 2008, 08:12 PM   #4
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According to a lot of testors, Severne makes very nice sails for Freerace, but not yet in the happy few for racing.
If you are a recréational sailor, go for Code Red, easy and good performances.
If you are a racer, RSR, Warp, Vapor or TR4
A really good compromise, Loft Blade. And the best is the Price

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Old 18th March 2008, 06:51 AM   #5
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One good thing about the new code red, is that you wont die trying to carry it to the water like some of the other sails mentioned.
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Old 20th March 2008, 08:13 PM   #6
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According to a lot of testors, Severne makes very nice sails for Freerace, but not yet in the happy few for racing.
...except that the test crew from the same magazine you're thinking of just loved the Code Red 2 9.0 m2 and voted it best-in-class (coup de coeur). Go figure...

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Old 20th March 2008, 10:41 PM   #7
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...except that the test crew from the same magazine you're thinking of just loved the Code Red 2 9.0 m2 and voted it best-in-class (coup de coeur). Go figure...

Cheers !

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I never said that the sails are bad one's, "Very nice for Freerace" would say that a lot of people can use it with very good performances, comfort and easy tuning ( my "old" 06 race sails are like that too SDS SLR ).
But not enough performances to be at the Top, with some hard challengers.

Overdrive is "one of" the best-in-class since 2 years, never heard anything like that about Code Red.

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Old 18th March 2008, 08:40 AM   #8
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Hi bubi,

I received my new code red slalom set just one month ago (6.7, 7.7 and 9.0) an I can honestly say that the new sails are excellent racing tools.
Last I was powered with 6.7 and 7.7 code reds (2006 model) and 5.4 and 8.4 NP RS6 sails (very similar to NP RSR ).
Altought NP racing sails are quite powerful they feel hard and heavy on my hands (just like the North racing sails), on the other side the code red sails have a lighter and softer feeling (like the Vapors) and to my surprise are extremely fast sails.
I have the fortune of sharig many training sessions with PWA top racer and NP pro team member Gonzalo Costa Hoevel, and I can say that despite I´m an "old man" and by far less skilled than Gonzo my speed is really very competititive when powered with my Code Reds.
Talking about the new "R3" Code Reds they need longer booms and have deeper profiles than previous models and seems to have more power in the low end and the same exhilarating top speed. They are harder to tune (cams´ sistem is different) than my old CR and need more luff tension but whit the correct settings they delivers serious power with minimal effort (a dream for any racer).
As you can see I love my CRs (as I love my Isonics) despite the starboard marketing people didn´t helped me in order to have a complete set of sails for racing
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Old 18th March 2008, 12:39 PM   #9
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Hi bubi!
what sizes to compare are in your mind?
Now I tuned my CR3 in 11,7 and I love it! Much more bottom end power than last year model.
And dont forget, Severne RL100% masts are usually not breaking!!!!
If you are in the heavy boys range you will have fun with broken NP masts, be sure.
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Old 18th March 2008, 01:34 PM   #10
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hallo pfaffi,
put in more info about your 11,7.
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