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Flash back NEILPRYDE 22 ans 22 years old

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Created by cym > 9 months ago, 12 Jul 2017
cym
66 posts
12 Jul 2017 3:37AM
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Tardy
4147 posts
12 Jul 2017 4:09AM
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Fantastic .was it really that long ago ...22 year s ...seems like yesterday when that sail came out .

gavnwend
NSW, 1132 posts
12 Jul 2017 6:26AM
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Tardy said..
Fantastic .was it really that long ago ...22 year s ...seems like yesterday when that sail came out .



Were getting old tardy! You right seems not that long ago. That was one of my first sails l ever brought Notice how its holding its ground against the new pryde.

LeeD
3205 posts
12 Jul 2017 5:01AM
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My first set of Neil Pryde sails were Tri Radials.
Following year, I went to Gaastra Speed Slalom, 3 cambered.
My buds were using Neil Pryde WARP Slalom, also 3 cambered.

sboardcrazy
NSW, 7374 posts
12 Jul 2017 10:41AM
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The colours on the Ka are the same as the 2016 model..

evlPanda
NSW, 9122 posts
12 Jul 2017 12:52PM
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Heeeey... I thought they made dramatic improvements every year?! 22 years of being lighter, more low-end power, more control, and a higher top end. They wouldn't lie to us, would they?

LeeD
3205 posts
12 Jul 2017 11:36AM
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Every sailmaker, every year, has been saying that.
That's why one of my favorite sails I use is several 1997 North Convertible/Raves. It's competitive with anything currently made, bar none, and mostly used with a 40% carbon North mast and an aluminum boom. Sizings 4.2, 4.7, 5.2, 5.3, and 6.

Sparky
WA, 1002 posts
12 Jul 2017 12:25PM
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After one design and a couple of bombora sails I was very proud of this little beauty. 7.0m, I think it was a prototype NP warp speed. Three cams I think, Velcro cam pockets.

Outraged
WA, 17 posts
12 Jul 2017 2:56PM
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I just thought sail designers were a bit slow, like why does it take 8 years to get the EVO 8 right and the R8 right , imagine if Toyota had to tell everyone that they had to bring a new model out every year because they F't up the year before. No wonder the sport died because they kept telling people as soon as they bought new gear, it was substandard by the following year...........

Al Planet
TAS, 1532 posts
12 Jul 2017 5:34PM
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Its Neil Pryde we are talking about here......most of the year was used trying to decide on the colour of next years sails!


Orange Whip
QLD, 918 posts
12 Jul 2017 6:27PM
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Outraged said..
I just thought sail designers were a bit slow, like why does it take 8 years to get the EVO 8 right and the R8 right , imagine if Toyota had to tell everyone that they had to bring a new model out every year because they F't up the year before. No wonder the sport died because they kept telling people as soon as they bought new gear, it was substandard by the following year...........


Bill Gates has done pretty well using this philosophy

remery
WA, 662 posts
12 Jul 2017 4:54PM
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I still have a 3.7 of one of these ingreen.

Tardy
4147 posts
12 Jul 2017 5:27PM
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Nice sail agrid ...


Check this 95-6 prisma .safety bay .thought I was the fastest man on water .just don't drop it in the water .
the luff was a 30 litre water tank .only way the water could come out was ,the top and bottom and a few little holes near each 4 battens...
not many houses on them hills then .

Mark _australia
WA, 20655 posts
12 Jul 2017 6:03PM
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OK fair enough I don't speak French but I watched this due to many replies, hoping it would show me something.
So far all I see is use of perspective around the 1min point to make it look like the old sail is faster...... then no side by side, no real comparo, and then lots of poor scratching DJ music with nothing. Not really a 22 y/o sail vs a new one at all.

Am I missing something...?

Orange Whip
QLD, 918 posts
12 Jul 2017 9:14PM
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Mark _australia said..
OK fair enough I don't speak French but I watched this due to many replies, hoping it would show me something.
So far all I see is use of perspective around the 1min point to make it look like the old sail is faster...... then no side by side, no real comparo, and then lots of poor scratching DJ music with nothing. Not really a 22 y/o sail vs a new one at all.

Am I missing something...?


Yeah the origin decider

da vecta
QLD, 2508 posts
12 Jul 2017 9:23PM
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Ha ha

Mark _australia
WA, 20655 posts
12 Jul 2017 7:24PM
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Orange Whip said..

Yeah the origin decider



Is that another 'tothersider thing?

Orange Whip
QLD, 918 posts
12 Jul 2017 10:08PM
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Mark _australia said..

Orange Whip said..


Yeah the origin decider




Is that another 'tothersider thing?


It's a NSW sucks thing

Mark _australia
WA, 20655 posts
12 Jul 2017 8:19PM
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Is it the 3 guys try to push 2 guys up another fella's bum while a ball rolls around under them....?

gavnwend
NSW, 1132 posts
12 Jul 2017 10:30PM
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Getting back to the post.l think the vxs were way ahead of their time. Then the z1s came along. I think neil pryde were right into racesail design 20 years ago. Nothing has really changed since maybe lighter & more expensive & groovy graphics. Good marketing for cashed up buyer's

Orange Whip
QLD, 918 posts
12 Jul 2017 10:41PM
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Mark _australia said..
Is it the 3 guys try to push 2 guys up another fella's bum while a ball rolls around under them....?


Something like that, but hey, better stop sidelining the topic, what's the topic again? NP bashathon? Pretty much see that all the time in these forums. People don't seem to realise that competition makes a healthy market and if you're a windsurfer In AUS you need the market to be as big as possible to offer us some choice here in a country that is a miniscule percentage of the world market. Go QLD!

LeeD
3205 posts
13 Jul 2017 1:27AM
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I picked up a virtually new North Prisma 6.5 last year for free. I get most of my sails for free, old ones, of course.
Sailed it in 6.5 conditions, winds around 15-20 mph, and it worked fine. No problems whatsoever, and I even dropped it to lower my booms a bit, and bag out the outhaul for more power.
But I"ve been using multi cammed sails since 1985, so it was easy to lift out of the water for me.

olskool
QLD, 2220 posts
13 Jul 2017 5:50AM
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Heres how i returned to sailboarding late 2016 . NP Vx 5.8m. In great condition.Rigs on a NP 460 Carbon 60 sdm. Great little sail, stable n powerful. Would use it more if it suited my weight n average sailing conditions.

Stretchy
WA, 720 posts
13 Jul 2017 6:11PM
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Loch Ness monster??

AusMoz
QLD, 1236 posts
13 Jul 2017 8:41PM
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Stretchy said..
Loch Ness monster??


Haha!!!!!

Nah its a buoy! it is magnetic and I always seem to sail close to or hit it a few times!!!

Tardy
4147 posts
13 Jul 2017 6:45PM
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its like a old HQ, ITS A CLASSIC .

Stretchy
WA, 720 posts
13 Jul 2017 6:58PM
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AusMoz said..

Stretchy said..
Loch Ness monster??



Haha!!!!!

Nah its a buoy! it is magnetic and I always seem to sail close to or hit it a few times!!!


A good Alpha marker

sailquik
VIC, 5628 posts
15 Jul 2017 8:19PM
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Agrid said..
I still have a 3.7 of one of these ingreen.



I had every one of those.

Check out the luff lengths on those babies!!! 4.7m = 5.25m!!

Booms were nice and short though.

waricle
WA, 714 posts
16 Jul 2017 2:04PM
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And seven cams....

olskool
QLD, 2220 posts
16 Jul 2017 5:25PM
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waricle said..
And seven cams....


Yep all the way to the top.Surprisingly easy to rig though. I just thread em thru, do the downhaul thing.Boing! Add a bit of outhaul. Done.



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