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Why are Sailworks Sails the Best Sails Ever ?
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Suba-rude



Joined: 15 Mar 2002
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Location: Outer Richmond District.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Curiously, after I read Subaís post claiming that Robby does not test the gear his company develops, I clicked on the Naish banner that happened to be right next to Subaís post....


It's shows him riding some boards. No one has time to test and approve 1000s of minute changes. lol:

I ride with a 32cm Convert. I also have a couple 30-32cm MFC Liquid pros. They all spin out. That's the whole problem with wide/short boards <240 cm. The tails generate lots of power. The bigger the fin the better they handle all that leverage. The Bay Area. Here the conditions favor narrow/longer boards. For my size 6' 215lbs I like a trackable board. That means the fin behind the straps.
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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Subarude, your fin is fine if you were an advanced sailor who uses light footstrap pressure, but, you're not.......
Move all straps all the way forwards.
Borrow a wide base, lots of square inch longer fin, that is PB, of course. Try a 38 or so if it's a modern blade, even a 40 if you're heavy footed.
I use a 27.9 convert for my 6.5 sails, but I"m 150lbs and expert level. It CAN spin out when underpowered, or when I"m lazy and weighting my backfoot while underpowered. I just don't get lazy.
Your board is an excellent turny freeride board, but YOU are overweight for the board's target sailor.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 3:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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zirtaeb



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Manners are for girls and people who have all the time in the world.
When the s.it hit's the fan, you just yell.." DUCK". No time for please, how was your day, and pardon.
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Suba-rude



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Useful rigging chart for the 2014 Ret-dog


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Suba-rude



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 30, 2014 4:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Manners are for girls and people who have all the time in the world.
When the s.it hit's the fan, you just yell.." DUCK". No time for please, how was your day, and pardon.


Agreed, sounds like a line up at a local break in Huntington Beach. Gotta get aggro to get a wave.
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BRIMAR



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I just miss the big "Hug out"

Glad to see everyone agreeing to drop the gloves when the time comes
(hey it's the Stanley Cup Playoffs)
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Suba-rude



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok, group hug Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 12:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looking forward to a smooth friday planned out on my new 5.5 Retro-grade!!!

Sailor: Dale Cook
Sail: SAILWORKS Retro
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isobars



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PostPosted: Fri May 02, 2014 2:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Choosing Sails Reply with quote

kirk wrote:
Isobars, what factors most influenced you on the brand you picked?

Sorry I took so long. Busy, plus I didnít want to dilute this SW thread with references to another brand. Therefore, check your Inbox for the rest of this answer:

Historically speaking: years of testing high-wind sails for a magazine, sailing full time in the PacNW much of the last 25 years, talking and sailing with Gorge and heartland sailors, and owning and demoing many brands.

Practically speaking: I want superior handling when I do my best imitation of heavily powered, sheeted-in, bastardized, DTL wave sailing in Gorge conditions. That includes a very light feel in transitions from sheeted way out to sheeted way in every few seconds, spinning like a top in very quick spontaneous/unplanned jibes, and a stable COE as huge gusts hit mid-maneuver. It must have a huge wind range, as I rig to plane in the lulls and love not having to re-rig NEARLY as often as most other sailors do. Even though I am not a racer, I love speed in rough terrain, so I want my top end limited only by nerve, skill, and board selection, not the sail. Not that SW doesn't meet all those criteria, but the more I learn about what I want my sails to do, the more I appreciate being able to work with the only production loft in North America, which makes it easy to customize their sails to suit my increasingly informed and increasingly picky preferences.
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