Informal Poll: So what's the biggest twin cam rec sail you've ridden
and actually enjoyed?
> Christopher Meisner
That said, I've tremendously enjoyed the 10.0 Retro. Bruce kept beating
up on me last season with that one in Formula racing, so I tried it.
It's certainly a very nice, rangy, powerful, and fast sail. When I
tried it, it was on the noodly FE alloy boom and a 75% carbon mast.
Coming from a full race sail with with four cambers and full carbon
spars, I thought it would be a dog - it wasn't.
I love the power, range, and stability of my race sails. I have to say,
though, that unless you're serious about your racing to an almost
obsessive degree, the large Retros are an excellent choice. The cool
thing about them is that they are so incredibly tunable. I see very
light sailors and heavyweights alike getting a lot of performance out
of them. All with seamless no-cam rigging, silky smooth rotation, and
lots of range.
If you're going to deal with cams, IMHO, get a Sailworks NX - either in
Formula or Slalom sizes, they're awesome performers. But if you don't
want a full-on race sail and you're looking at twin-cams, you ought to
take a look at the Retro as well - just forget for a minute what
no-cams are supposed to be like and demo one that's properly tuned to
your preferred sailing style, then compare it with those twin-cams or
other no-cams, You'll be surprised.
9.0 Windwing Hammer. The latest of 4 9.0's I've owned. The only one
Erik will probably chime in. He seems to love his 10.6 v8. I believe it
has 2 cams too.