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5.4 Sail - Freeride or wave?

Created by BenAS Monday, 11 Nov 2019
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Monday , 11 Nov 2019 9:45AM
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Hi, I'm after some advice. I am looking to buy a 5.4 (ish) sail and I'm not sure if I should be looking for a free ride or a wave sail.
I sail in Wanaka NZ, mainly strong winds, bump and jump / choppy water. I'm 100 kgs on a 115 board. Ideally, I's like to be able to rig on my existing 430 ( I have both SDM and RDM 430's). Most of the time I'm happy on my 6m Gaastra Hybrid, but there are times a little smaller would be good. I am an average sailer, but slowly getting better!

Thoughts on sail type and any specific sail I should look at would be great. thanks

Mark _australia
WA, 19601 posts
Monday , 11 Nov 2019 10:13AM
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If you have Gaastra masts, a Gaastra Cross would be a perfect model for what you describe

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Tuesday , 11 Nov 2019 11:17PM
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mast, the mast bend curve will be pivotal, what mast do you have ? It may even matter which year


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