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Old 21st July 2014, 11:21 PM   #1
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Default Severne Convert 8.5 or Fórmula One Design 8,5

Hello, i am a girl using wideboard and i am looking for the best sail for me.
I want an 8.5. My goal is freeride, sail away in a reach and come back.
I want to have The most fun and not looking for a sail to compete. My idea is to use this sail in light Wind days.
What sail is better for me between Severne Convert 8.5 and Severne Fórmula One Design 8.5? Please explain me why,
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Old 22nd July 2014, 05:30 AM   #2
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Hi Lizzy,

What board you want to use it with and how many Kgs you are to propose you the best option?

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Old 22nd July 2014, 06:13 AM   #3
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Hello Remi,
i have a Formula Experience 160 liter board, but i am not looking to compete, just to have fun out there in light wind days, as for hi wind days i have a smaller sail for that board. My sailing is more going into a reach, tack and get back to the beach. I weight aprox 65 kgs. I sail mostly in very flat water (type like a lagoon of salt water) and stable winds. I have experience sailing with cambered sails but some people recommend me to go to non-cambered Convert sail to fit more my free rider style, rig easier, lesser weight, more fun. And some people told me that i need cambers as if not in the lulls of light wind (10-15 knots) a free ride sail won't work for me very good so i need cambers to feel more stable sail when sailing. In case this choice, they recommend me the Formula Experience One Design 8.5 instead as this is the other 8.5 in stock in the local shop.

So, between this two choices Convert vs FE OD, i am not sure which one to choose for me...
thanks for your help!
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Old 23rd July 2014, 03:36 AM   #4
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Thanks for any comments, Lizzy!
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Old Yesterday, 08:33 PM   #5
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Hello, someone can give me an advice on this?
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Hi Lizzy, if you have sailed cambered sails before and don't mind using them the formula experience will work better in lower wind speeds to get you planning earlier and they will keep you going through the lulls but will be heavier, less fun when not planning, a lot harder to rig and not so fun when turning round. A no cam sail will be a lot lighter and easier to rig and turn. At your weight I don't think you will see much gain over a slightly smaller rig i.e. a 7.5m

If you want to go the cam route then try to source a twin cam, much more user friendly!
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