Wanted : Advice on large slalom sail

Wanted : Advice on large slalom sail

Post by Gary Wo » Wed, 03 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Hi all.

I recently bought a used custom carbon slalom board, which I beleived was
about 9.2 and 110-115 ltrs.  After sailing it a couple of times with my
HOT 7.0 Velocity and a big fin, I realize that the board is probably
closer to 100-105 ltrs, and would work a lot better with a short boomed
6.5 sail and smaller fin (the Hot gains low end by using a boom of 7'2").

So to make a long story short, I am now looking at selling my Hot 7.0 and
picking up something in the 6.4-6.6 range with good performance and a
shorter boom length (say 200 cm or 80 in. max.)

I prefer to stick with a dual cam for weight purposes, and don't want to
get into race sails.  If possible, I would prefer to also find a sail
that will rig on my 460-25 Powerex Carbon.

I have considered Spectros and Bravos (do Bravos still like a semi-flex
top?), as well as V6 or V8.  I was surprised to see that in 95,
Sailworks even had Quadros in 6.5 sizes.  Anybody ever tried this sail
in large size ?  Am I missing any obvious matches that are available in
NE states or eastern Canada ?

Even better, if somebody was looking to swap a 6.5 for a 7.0, I might be
interested.  They'd have to be fairly local to Ottawa (Northest states
or Canada).  The sail is a '94 Hot Velocity twin cam, 7.0.  It's in almost
pristine shape.  I have a one piece mast, about 50-60 % carbon and 26-27
MCS CC that goes with it and works well..

Any advice from folks using similar gear ?


Wanted : Advice on large slalom sail

Post by Terence Richard » Wed, 03 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Buy a Delta3!  

Just picked one up myself, and I too have a Powerex 460/25, and a Chinook
5'-7'  boom. With a 16" extension, all three sizes (6.6, 5.8, 5.0) rig

It's a dual cam, fairly light, and for my level (intermediate
shortboarder), the perfect sail.

This sail has been praised up and down on this alias -- check it out.


> Hi all.

> Any advice from folks using similar gear ?


Wanted : Advice on large slalom sail

Post by NLW TFW » Mon, 22 Jul 1996 04:00:00

Sail World and MultiSails make excellent large slalom sails with shorter
booms (their 6.8 and 6.6 sizes, respectively, both use about 6'5" booms
and 15' masts raised about a foot. Both are also very well built and
Mike \m/
Never Leave Wind To Find Wind