Art Slalom Blade 5.7 1994

Art Slalom Blade 5.7 1994

Post by Geoffrey Stoe » Tue, 18 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Hi there,

Is there anybody outthere with experiences on the ART Slalom Blade sails
I want to buy one and I am interested in any comment.

CU later,

Geoffrey Stoel

 
 
 

Art Slalom Blade 5.7 1994

Post by Tae Su » Tue, 18 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Is there anybody outthere with experiences on the ART Slalom Blade sails
>I want to buy one and I am interested in any comment.

I have a 6.8 Slalom Blade and I really like it. It's super stable, fast, and
has incredible range. However, it's a pretty advanced sail; you really don't
want to blow your jibes. Its got a huge luff sleeve that drinks up gallons
of water if you let it. Art gives you a balloon that you can blow up an
stick into the luff sleeve to keep it floating (I think only in '94 models
and later).

Good sailing,

Tae


 
 
 

Art Slalom Blade 5.7 1994

Post by J.Dunl » Wed, 26 Apr 1995 04:00:00


Quote:


>>Is there anybody outthere with experiences on the ART Slalom Blade sails
>>I want to buy one and I am interested in any comment.

>I have a 6.8 Slalom Blade and I really like it. It's super stable, fast, and
>has incredible range. However, it's a pretty advanced sail; you really don't
>want to blow your jibes. Its got a huge luff sleeve that drinks up gallons
>of water if you let it. Art gives you a balloon that you can blow up an
>stick into the luff sleeve to keep it floating (I think only in '94 models
>and later).
>Good sailing,
>Tae


I also have a 6.8 SB and a 4.8 (both 93 I think - I bought 'em 2nd hand).
Really  nice  sails, definately on the heavyweight materials and advanced
technology side of life.  Once you drop that huge luff  sleeve  you  will
need  some  grunt  to  get  it  airbourne again.  They prefer overpowered
conditions, I have heard but I haven't  ever  rigged  the  6.8  and  been
disappointed.   Get  yourself  the  carrots  if you want, you can usually
get them separately for older models, but I have been
using them (2 up the sleeve of the 6.8, 1 up the 4.8) for  3  months  and
they  dont hold air anymore.  They did make a bit of difference when they
were brand new.  Most of all, get a pulley for the cringle - these beasts
need some mighty downhaul otherwise the COE is too far forward.
Go  for it - I am looking for a 5.8ish also to complete the set and would
buy ART again.  They feel like they will last forever.
J.D

 
 
 

Art Slalom Blade 5.7 1994

Post by Pablo Reategui Le » Wed, 26 Apr 1995 04:00:00

I bought a ART Slalom Blade 5.7 1994 for myself last year - it's a great
sail; it's very fast and very comfortable too - I learned to jibe with it.
The airbag really does work.  Go for it!!

Pablo