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    5.8 to 6.5? or bigger?

    Hi all,
    Ive just bought myself a used rrd 112 firemove , at 68ish kgs my biggest sail is a 5.8 ezzy panther.
    Im looking to get a bigger sail and just wanted to know if a 6.5 cheetah would be much of a early planning benefit from the 5.8? Or do i just need to go bigger around 7.5 to really get much better light wind performance?
    The plus points of the 6.5 cheetah is that it will rig on my 430 mast and i can still use it on my 105fsw if the wind picks up.
    If i get a larger sail i will need new mast and boom!

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    Your weight +-, sailed the 112RRD, Had most Ezzy sails.
    the question if 6.5 is enough , is serious consideration.

    the board will support a 7.5 easily, I don't feel at your weight larger than 7.5 is needed, generally speaking on this board.

    depending on new2017, or older Cheetah, the 7.0 has 1 less batten, depending on the mast, RDM OR SDM, a 7.0 is a option with the 430, long extension, so no 460 mast.

    the 7.5 would be a better option IMO, to assure enough sail, 7 battens then.
    a 460 being needed.

    you may find a 6.8 6.9 that rigs on the 430 , so 3 options, in my order of preference.
    1. 7.5
    2. 6.8 6.9
    3. 7.0
    4. 6.5.. not big enough, large enough gap back, not large enough to gain the potential I sense you want.


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    Thanks for the reply Toold , so i think looking for a 6.8/6.9 might be the way to go as I'm guessing a 7 cheetah would loose a bit of performance rigged on the 430? a 7.5 is going to cost me a small fortune with new mast etc and a 6.5 not be quit enough of a step up.
    Does anyone know of a 6.8/6.9 sail similar characteristics to a cheetah that will rig well on an ezzy 430?

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    North Volt 6.9, with a 34cm extension, for a 430 mast.

    Also what does your boom go up to?
    Last edited by Duncan Adam; 12th March 2017 at 05:04 PM.
    2018 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 03, B&J/Wave 02, SUP/WindSUP 00
    2017 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 12, B&J/Wave 09, SUP/WindSUP 01
    2016 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 23, SUP/WindSUP 03

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    Thanks Duncan i will take a look at the volt, my boom only goes to 190 , as it covers 3.7-5.8.
    The other option would be for me to try and find a complete used package mast ,boom, 7/7.5 sail.
    Not to keen on buying used masts as you never know if they have taken a few knocks , the bottom half of my (bullet proof) 370 ezzy went ping on me once and I'm sure it must of taken a knock at some point for it just to happen.

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    Ezzy Legacy 7.5m, Ezzy 460 60% mast, boom, extension etc = 889

    https://www.24-7boardsports.com/ezzy...-windsurf-rig/

    Boardwise have similar deals but the larger sail options have sold out.

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    Senior Member Duncan Adam's Avatar
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    Volt is listed as 191 boom, I had a Duke 6.9 (predecessor to the Volt) and that had a listing of 194 but I never had it past 190, as it was my lighter wind wave/bump and jump sail.
    2018 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 03, B&J/Wave 02, SUP/WindSUP 00
    2017 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 12, B&J/Wave 09, SUP/WindSUP 01
    2016 Sessions: Speed/Slalom 20, B&J/Wave 23, SUP/WindSUP 03

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