North's 99 Line

North's 99 Line

Post by Justin Mille » Wed, 07 Oct 1998 04:00:00


What does North Sails have planned for the comming year, I have seen the IQ
99 on their web site, but what's up with the other sails.  I have heard
that:
                The Spectro is being replaced the Zoom.
                The Convertigo is gone.
                The Zeta? is being replaced by the Voodoo.
                The Volcano is their new RAF sail.
Can any one verify any of this information?

Justin Miller

 
 
 

North's 99 Line

Post by Surfsho » Wed, 07 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>  Justin: Yes, the North rep had these sails on display at the Annapolis swap
> meet, and the Hatteras area North team riders have had their new VooDoo's and
> Volcanos on the water for about a month. If you make it to the Hatteras WS
> Championships next week, I'd bet that both WS Hatteras, and Fox Watersports
> will have a few demo sails from the 99 line. later -- sailquik US 3704

Roger -
Is Ty Luckett still sailing in the Hatteras area?

Tom Albertz
Colorado

 
 
 

North's 99 Line

Post by Wolfgang Soerge » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

> What does North Sails have planned for the comming year, I have seen the IQ
> 99 on their web site, but what's up with the other sails.  I have heard
> that:
>                 The Spectro is being replaced the Zoom.
>                 The Convertigo is gone.
>                 The Zeta? is being replaced by the Voodoo.
>                 The Volcano is their new RAF sail.
> Can any one verify any of this information?

Afaik:

IQ -- X Cam Race
Zoom -- 3 Cam Freeride Race, replaces Spectro
Pyro -- 2(?) Cam Freeride Slalom and erly planning.
Sting -- No Cam Freeride Sail, slalom oriented
Volcano -- Freestyle and b&j sail, no cams, 5 battens.
Volcano King -- Extremely light, pure Freestyle sail, 4 battens.
Rave -- Onshore / power wave sail, 5 battens, of course no  cams.
Vodoo -- sideshore, flat wave sail . 5 (if i remember right) battens,
replaces Zeta (or, imho, is a renamed and developed Zeta. Seems to be a
year
when everybody renames the sails again)

The Convertigo is obviousely replaced by Rave, Volcano and Sting
in it's different niches. Kind of sensible since the cam is useless
most of the time anyway (i have one so i know what i'm talking. Good
sail btw nevertheless).

The sails i saw yet (Vodoo, Rave, Volcano) look nice and solid, no
experience on the water yet (but Marcos Perez won the Wave Performance
World Championships, using Raves for the most part, Vidar Jensen
on Vodoos 4th, Josh Angulo on Ezzys 2nd and Lars Petersen on Pydes 3rd,
all those sails looked good are obviousely adequat for good
performances,
as were most other sails used there. No reason to scream "You need
xyz....").

Wolfgang
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North's 99 Line

Post by Philip Ma » Thu, 08 Oct 1998 04:00:00

Quote:


>> What does North Sails have planned for the comming year, I have seen the IQ
>> 99 on their web site, but what's up with the other sails.  I have heard
>> that:
>>                 The Spectro is being replaced the Zoom.
>>                 The Convertigo is gone.
>>                 The Zeta? is being replaced by the Voodoo.
>>                 The Volcano is their new RAF sail.
>> Can any one verify any of this information?

Justin,

These are all true!
I have been sailing the New Volcano and the Voodoo for the past few
weeks and I am very impressed once again with North,
The Volcano is similar to the Rave but has a more slalom oriented
feel. (the 5.8 Volcano is one of the rangiest sails ive been on)
the Voodoo has better get up and go than the zeta and a lighter feel.
The Zoom!!!! Three cams like the Spectro similar in layout to the 99
IQ
Convertigo,, a great sail but with the advent of the Volcano its
redundant style in the line up.

Also the new sting RAF is awesome. Those with 277 rides will love the
6,5 Sting!!! A killer combination.

Air and Style+5.8 Volcano- Not much better sailing to be had.

Pyro 7.5 and your 280-310 size boards-- Love it/

Zoom 8.5- Havent tried it yet.......

Feel free to give mem buzz for more info and specs on the new line.
Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
http://www.inlandsea.com
1-888-inlandc  Toll free

 
 
 

North's 99 Line

Post by Clive Reynis » Fri, 09 Oct 1998 04:00:00

I have two newish Pyro's are these now out of date or are they still in
production???
Quote:



>>> What does North Sails have planned for the comming year, I have seen the
IQ
>>> 99 on their web site, but what's up with the other sails.  I have heard
>>> that:
>>>                 The Spectro is being replaced the Zoom.
>>>                 The Convertigo is gone.
>>>                 The Zeta? is being replaced by the Voodoo.
>>>                 The Volcano is their new RAF sail.
>>> Can any one verify any of this information?

>Justin,

>These are all true!
>I have been sailing the New Volcano and the Voodoo for the past few
>weeks and I am very impressed once again with North,
>The Volcano is similar to the Rave but has a more slalom oriented
>feel. (the 5.8 Volcano is one of the rangiest sails ive been on)
>the Voodoo has better get up and go than the zeta and a lighter feel.
>The Zoom!!!! Three cams like the Spectro similar in layout to the 99
>IQ
>Convertigo,, a great sail but with the advent of the Volcano its
>redundant style in the line up.

>Also the new sting RAF is awesome. Those with 277 rides will love the
>6,5 Sting!!! A killer combination.

>Air and Style+5.8 Volcano- Not much better sailing to be had.

>Pyro 7.5 and your 280-310 size boards-- Love it/

>Zoom 8.5- Havent tried it yet.......

>Feel free to give mem buzz for more info and specs on the new line.
>Inland Sea Windsurf Co.
>http://www.inlandsea.com
>1-888-inlandc  Toll free