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Old 13th June 2007, 03:53 PM   #21
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Default RE: Please help in choosing a 9.5 sail - cam or no cam?

Yes, you did. I realized that was the case right after posting (I got misleaded by two other marks near the downhaul - one short and one longer arrow - but they just mean: pull more for higher wind).

No, the sail is not all monofilm. The top three sections are made with non-transparent material (I think it is called x.ply, (kevlar reinforced?), but I am not sure). The rest is mono, so you can see everything.
Check: http://www.north-windsurf.com/technology/x-ply.en
It has other durability-enhancing features as well, check the link above.

The Warp you mentioned, and also Warp Formula look like more advanced race sails with more cams and higher mast requirements, so I figure they are way too advanced for me.

Have I already mentioned Daytona is a _beautiful_ sail? ;-)

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Old 13th June 2007, 07:13 PM   #22
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Default RE: Please help in choosing a 9.5 sail - cam or no cam?

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No, the sail is not all monofilm. The top three sections are made with non-transparent material (I think it is called x.ply, (kevlar reinforced?), but I am not sure). The rest is mono, so you can see everything.
Check: http://www.north-windsurf.com/technology/x-ply.en
It has other durability-enhancing features as well, check the link above.

The Warp you mentioned, and also Warp Formula look like more advanced race sails with more cams and higher mast requirements, so I figure they are way too advanced for me.

Have I already mentioned Daytona is a _beautiful_ sail? ;-)

-marek
Thanks for that. I knew the sail had x-ply in it, but I wasn't sure if they used it for any major panels. I was hoping they did though. All my non-cam sails are almost all x-ply and I like the durability they afford. Knowing the top is x-ply puts them higher on my list of options.

I'm not sure if I would actually get a Warp as they are more advanced, but it is something I am still considering.

I, too, like how the current North Sails are designed.
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Old 14th June 2007, 05:57 AM   #23
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Default RE: Please help in choosing a 9.5 sail - cam or no cam?

I have the other North Sails sail of the "option": the R_type
While Warp has 4 cams, and Daytona 3, it has 2 camber inducers.
I got it in 7.8 and it works great: lots of low end power and it supports well gusts and lulls.
The VTS system works great, you just have to downhaul until you see the U profile reaching the target level; no problems with rigging..
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Old 14th June 2007, 08:27 AM   #24
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Default RE: Please help in choosing a 9.5 sail - cam or no cam?

Hotsails do the 9.7 SpeedXP which goes on a 490. According to the designer, it pulls like an 11m+ formula sail.
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