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Best 8-8.5 to rig on a 460???
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U2U2U2



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the p/x mast especially in SDM will accommodate a lot of different sails

its a constant curve mast bend.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Ezzy Zephyr, sized at 7.5 but very powerful sail (ezzy says power of 8.5, I don't believe too much of an exaggeration). It rigs very nicely on Powerex 460 SDM. Very long boom length (226 cm) sometimes gets in the way when I use it on a 115L board, and highly tunable. Not very fast at low wind settings. If I had to do it over again, I would get a Superfreak UL 8.0, I love that sail in smaller sizes. Its not overly powerful sail, but what's not to love about a 4kg sail that big.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

read the target usage of the zephyr. it is supposed to be used with long boards. it pulls from a higher center of effort. friend of mine got his ribs bruised very badly from a serious over powered fling over the front. he now only uses it in super steady state winds with his short boards.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

agree with John on the Zephyr,

the other offerings from Ezzy are much better suited. Cheetah would be my pick, non camed .
Has a huge range .

If Dolly Parton windsurfed it would be her choice, the sail fills up with the slightest breeze, just like her bra

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just sold my 7.5 '06 sailworks retro and replaced it with a new 2012 Ezzy Cheetah. First time I got catapulted in a gust and landed on the sail I completely destroyed one of the battens. They are carbon tubes and quite fragile, I have been using Ezzy sails now since '99 and have never broken a batten. The 2 sails are similar. The new Cheetah feels lighter to me, and can handle more wind, I am using it with an Ezzy mast, so mast / sail compatability is ideal. Sailworks makes a good sail, but the battens are crap, and expensive to replace.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

slinky wrote:
I just sold my 7.5 '06 sailworks retro and replaced it with a new 2012 Ezzy Cheetah. First time I got catapulted in a gust and landed on the sail I completely destroyed one of the battens.


I guess you mean you destroyed the Retro batten?
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sailboarder wrote:
slinky wrote:
I just sold my 7.5 '06 sailworks retro and replaced it with a new 2012 Ezzy Cheetah. First time I got catapulted in a gust and landed on the sail I completely destroyed one of the battens.


I guess you mean you destroyed the Retro batten?


I had the same question, but the last sentence about the good sail & crap battens confirms

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

U2U2U2 wrote:
Sailboarder wrote:
slinky wrote:
I just sold my 7.5 '06 sailworks retro and replaced it with a new 2012 Ezzy Cheetah. First time I got catapulted in a gust and landed on the sail I completely destroyed one of the battens.


I guess you mean you destroyed the Retro batten?


I had the same question, but the last sentence about the good sail & crap battens confirms


Carbon Tubes are not Crap Battens. They're lightweight, stiff and fairly easily replaceable.

To the OT: I am using a 3-cam KA Koncept 8.5m on a 460 + powerex Fixed Extension. Works great at my weight (175-ish now..)

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Re: zephyr, blaming the sail for the catapult seems ridiculous. Zephyr works fine on my short 115L board, with limitations that I noted (very long boom). It is not jerky or over-sensitive to gusts (other sails are Hot dacron Superfreak spongy sails), and I use it mainly on a wide board for my desperate low wind days. I believe it delivers on the power. dhmark
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