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    My pro sails have broadseaming and are made in panels which are stitched together.

    Other sails maybe made over a mould but that is not the case here.

    He does skirt round the 'single panel' issue if you read it differently.


    It's a single engineered panel, but with seams where separate panels are joined. I have no problem with that.
    Each panel section has uni-directional fibres which are then concentrated in stress areas to take the increased-stress loads for that section of the sail.
    Last edited by basher; 20th November 2017 at 12:55 AM.
    Now back in the UK.

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    Senior Member chrispavlo's Avatar
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    by the way, for some reason the computer graphics on the Severne product page isn't always 100% identical in details with the product in flesh.

    Example S-1 Pro: at the real product the cringle is a bit inset (obviously for both shorter boom length and also for increased stability of the profile)
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    http://www.severnesails.com/wave-sai...erne-s-1-pro-2
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    some info on the 2018 S-1 Pro's in comparison to the 2016 models:

    https://www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/...roupID=1766517

    seems that Ben Severne improved the thickness/durability with the 2018 Dyneema Hyperspider
    also the tuning range is improved

    edit - some pics here:
    http://www.thepictaram.club/instagra...uart_instagram
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    Yes Chris they improved the density of the load path fibres, added monofilm protection to the batten pockets that used to get abraded easily while lying on the side rigging.

    The range definitely seems better than the already excellent range they had.

    This is a factor to consider when one buys these sails, while more costly than the conventional ones you also don't need as many sizes as with other sails. Also if one frequently air travels the weight is greatly smaller overall.

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    Thanks Navegate,

    nice sails! I'm thinking about a 5.0 size for travelling

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrispavlo View Post
    Thanks Navegate,

    nice sails! I'm thinking about a 5.0 size for travelling
    Chris the characteristics of these membrane sails are the they are more powerful than a same size in non-membrane built.
    This is what I find so fascinating about the Blades Pro, so a couple of examples:
    The 5.7 has the power of a 6.0 but when manoeuvring it it feels like a 5.5
    The 5.3 has the power of a 5.5 but the handling feeling of a smaller size.

    Add to this the tuning range from fully open leech to handle overpowered conditions to fairly closed on for float and ride or for windfoiling.

    This has made me reshuffle the whole quiver of wave sails and cambered sails (I use Avanti Tempest),
    So now i have taken out of my quiver the conventional Blades and don’t mix the pros with the conventionals in one same quiver because I noticed when I was in the Caribbean with generally lighter conditions that the Blade 6.2 was not giving me a lot more power than the 5.7 Blade Pro, that because of the tuning range of the 5.7 many times I questioned why I was rigging the 6.2.

    So if this experience I’ve had with the Blades is comparable to the S1 conventional and the S1 pro I’d suggest you have an integral look to your quiver so as not to feel later that you have sail that are different in size but the same size in practical use because of the characteristics of one and other build.

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    had a 4.8 S-1 Pro of the first generation and it was very efficient with a very good windrange - the current version is said to be even further improved - time to try one again

    edit: at the time i changed to 4.7/5.0 S-3's because i loved the combination of softness/max drive/stability https://youtu.be/6kY5YN026ow
    and the S-1 Pro was very direct and therefore a bit uncomfortable in harsh chop - like a F1 car on unpaved roads in comparison - tough decision since i still love my S-3's
    Last edited by chrispavlo; 25th March 2018 at 02:17 PM.

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