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    Senior Member chrispavlo's Avatar
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    had a go with the S-1 4.8 on my mast (Vandal Flux C100 370rdm)
    and it still felt super light on the water.
    the feeling of the new material is like flexy/springy
    and it was very efficient in early planing.
    the handling/rotation was very quick/light/easy.
    i'm tempted to replace my '14 5.0

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    Senior Member chrispavlo's Avatar
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    finally we had wind and i could testmy new 4.8
    really liked it in well powered conditions
    wind was around 6 Bft and even in gusts of 7 Bft
    it was controlled and stable, always feeling light & easy
    really worth the upgrade from the '14 model

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    Glad to see you liked it.
    Nice! How direct does it feel? or does it feel springy, meaning it inflates and progressively pulls ahead?
    I went out with a traditional blade 4.7, too big. Started in 6+ then bft 7 but then it went upper 8. Very rough sea but managed for a while.
    I could have done with a 4.2 or 4.0. thinking of getting the blade pro.
    I got the same boom that I used today for the first time.

    What volume is that board?

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    Senior Member chrispavlo's Avatar
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    hi navegate,

    there were some others out on 4.0 today and it was ok
    just wanted to test my new sail in very well powered conditons
    otherwise i would have been on my good old 4.3

    not easy to describe how the sail feels -
    would say it is direct combined with elasticity.
    you just sheet-in and it is easy in your hands,
    never twichy, more like a cultivated sports car
    like i.e. a Aston Martin. very easy to trim.
    good sail!

    the board is my ~79l modified Quatro


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    just a little update:
    next day the wind got even stronger and
    the sail was overpowered but still stable and ok
    in solid 7 gusting to 8 Bft.
    so i think it's ideal range is 5-6 Bft with lots of reserve
    and it should also be easy to pump into a wave in 4 Bft.
    and it's fast - really like it
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    *) measurements at the beach - outside a bit stronger
    Last edited by chrispavlo; 25th October 2014 at 04:04 PM.

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    Cool, great!!

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