NP RAF Supersonic 9.0m?

NP RAF Supersonic 9.0m?

Post by Guy Couillar » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00


Just saw the description of the NP RAF Supersonic on the NP web site and was
wondering about its effectiveness as a light air sail for a Seatrend
All-Star 70, of its availability in the shops and price.

Anyone had the chance to demo one yet?

What impressed me was thecompatibility of the 9.0m with my current 490 mast.
Not having to buy a new 520 is really appealing. I'm just looking for solid
low-end power, reasonable stability and as easy a waterstart as can be
expected with such a large sail.

Thanks,

Guy

 
 
 

NP RAF Supersonic 9.0m?

Post by Southport-Riggin » Tue, 26 May 1998 04:00:00

Hey Guy
The sails will be in the country sometime in June.
I have the 6.7 which I tried out for the first time last week with the 289
Freerace AHD. It has a very sweet feel to it, good low end power with what
seems to be a very smooth top end, I didnt get a chance to find out what it
would feel like over powered as the conditions where about 18 to 22 knots. I
did sail against a guy with a Van Den Berg Custom 270 with a VXLTD 6.5 and
spped was easily there, however I am a speed sailor and he is just a sailor
using his slalom kit for the conditions. Upwind it felt pretty good and very
stable.
The sail will in my mind suit those of you who want some kind of race
performance but with a lighter feel and more maneuverable, being that it is
only 5 battens so the foot is a little higher.
For the Seatrend Allstar I just cant stop raving about this board, the
perfect light to highwind combination to give you a smooth ride over most
water conditions, the supersonic will be an excellent choice for this board
if you want it to feel more freeride than it allready is.
Top marks to both Seatrend and Neil Pryde for setting up something that will
cover just about all needs withouth carrying 6 sails  for 3 boards and a
whole range of fins  too, go out there and find out the future.

If you need any more advice give me a call at 1-800-877-7025 or
1-414-652-5434.

Darren

http://www.southport-rigging.com
100% PERFORMANCE SINCE 1981.

Quote:

>Just saw the description of the NP RAF Supersonic on the NP web site and
was
>wondering about its effectiveness as a light air sail for a Seatrend
>All-Star 70, of its availability in the shops and price.

>Anyone had the chance to demo one yet?

>What impressed me was thecompatibility of the 9.0m with my current 490
mast.
>Not having to buy a new 520 is really appealing. I'm just looking for solid
>low-end power, reasonable stability and as easy a waterstart as can be
>expected with such a large sail.

>Thanks,

>Guy