Although this questions is probably the single most threaded topic on
I'm going to start a post on it again..
I'm looking for some feedback from others that sail large sails.
Currently I have at quiver that jumps from 10.5 to a 7.5 to a 6.5 and
the 7.5 is a np v8 and the rest are retro's I'm looking to replace the
7.5 as its seen its days.
I have 2 boards an older *board formula 155 and a 102 litre jp
the 2 larger sails will stay on the formula, and the smaller on the jp,
no problems there.
I'm trying to decide between an 8.0 or an 8.5 for the replacement to
I can ride the 10.5 into a 17-18 mph wind, but, past that, its really
not much fun, I find myself heading upwind just to stay alive all the
time. but, some times the jump down is just too large, and I find
myself slogging on the 7.5 if I switch at the magical 15-6 mph.
So, I'm curious about the range of a 8.5 vs an 8. if anything I'd
rather have more overlap in the 8.X - 6.5 jump than the 10.5 - 8.X
jump. IE if friends are over and it is blowing 15 I can set up 2 rigs
that will plane. So I guess I am leaning towards an 8.0
anyone out there that would try to convince me otherwise and would
suggest going with the 8.5?
The thing that makes me hesitant is I want to make sure that when I do
switch from the 10.5 down that I will be planing on the 8.0.
Thanks for your input.