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    Senior Member Northy's Avatar
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    Goya Sails?

    I stumbled across the new Goya sail range on their website recently....the Jason Diffin videos for each sail are really very good indeed (I dont think other manufacturers do anything like it - maybe simmer?)

    But regardless of their site / these videos - has anyone used a recent (14/15/16) Banzai or Fringe, care to comment how they find them? Also compatibility with other masts?

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    The Goya masts used to be (almost) the same as Ezzy masts, both being made in the same US factory. Not sure if that's still the same for the last 2/3 years though.
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    Interesting they dropped the Eclipse for 2016 - They only have freeride sails in 5 batten now. I dont know of any other brand that doest have a 5 batten 'power' wave sail.

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    Quote Originally Posted by southsea View Post
    Interesting they dropped the Eclipse for 2016 - They only have freeride sails in 5 batten now. I dont know of any other brand that doest have a 5 batten 'power' wave sail.
    That might be because there's significantly more to the creation of a "power" wave sail than just throwing a particular number of battens at it, as many people with four and three batten sails now realise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lostboy View Post
    That might be because there's significantly more to the creation of a "power" wave sail than just throwing a particular number of battens at it, as many people with four and three batten sails now realise.
    + they have a 5 battens high wind freerider with the nexus. Most of the people looking for 5 battens "powerwave" sails are actually highwind freeriders more than wavesailors, aren't they ?

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    It's very much part of a 'power wave sail' to have 5 battens, especially in the 4.7, 5.0, 5.2 and 5.5 sizes.

    That's because if you go to 4 battens in these sizes you have more of a soft sail.
    (With smaller sails, under 4.5, the drop to 4 batten is less noticeable)


    The difference between a power wave sail and a soft sail are best experienced by the user – rather than explained on a forum – but the former have a definite style which is not just about power. It's about the way they deliver that power for early planing, jumping and ultimate stability.
    Softer sails are better for riding and have a very different feel. Some would say that 5 batten sails are still the best for jumping.


    So I don't think we've seen the end of 5 batten sails yet, just as we won't see the end of single fin boards.
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    I sailed today for maybe half an hour a 2014 5.3Banzai rigged on an Ezzy and was impressed by the low-end.
    Its planing earlier and feeling softer/more comfortable as my KS3.
    Handling was a bit less, but still a very nice sail that would make me happy as well, and I really like the buildquality. That is just very very good!.
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