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Old 13th November 2006, 01:32 AM   #1
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Default Max sail size on a 2005 Acid 80

Hi guys

I have always thought of about 5.4m as the biggest I would want to use with my waveboard (giving a 5.4, 4.7 and 4.0 quiver), but this is based on 'older' sails.

I wondered if with the latest rigs this would strech up to say 5.8? (so making a good quiver of 5.8, 5.0 and 4.2). I am thinking of splashing out some cash on sails and want to get it right...

I weight about 88kg and sail in the occasionally good waves of Cornwall, UK. Usually stick with a 21cm or 22cm fin.

Many thanks for any advice

Martin
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Old 13th November 2006, 10:23 AM   #2
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Default RE: Max sail size on a 2005 Acid 80

HI Martin,

I'm 85 kg. Use regularly a 5.8 MauiSails Global on an Acid 80. Just stick a larger fin, 23-24, in it.
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Old 13th November 2006, 03:27 PM   #3
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Like Ray says, it can be done. Wether it will much more efficient (for early and easy planing)than using a 5.4 will depend on a lot of things, but you will probably at least get a bit more bottom end punch.
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Old 14th November 2006, 02:08 AM   #4
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Thanks for the advice guys - much appreciated!
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Old 14th November 2006, 04:52 PM   #5
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Default RE: Max sail size on a 2005 Acid 80

Hi Martin,
use a 5.7 as th ebiggest on my 80 liter waveboards. It??s working quite nice. Just take care to find super light components (mast, extension and boom) and a well balanced sailed and like RAy recommended a bit bigger fin. The biggest wavesails, which are used in PWA waveevents are around 6.2 m??.

All the best,
Chris

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Old 16th November 2006, 03:50 AM   #6
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Thanks Chris - of course the wind will vanish as soon as I buy anything...
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