If your Kode Freewave have the option of 2 back straps, then I would recommend this, for a sail in the 7.0-7.2 range. You just have a bit more sail power to deal with on a 109L board and to be a little further out on the tail with the back foot (2 strap positions), would be a better trim.
Both the Enduro and Vmax has excellent feedback.
Enduro has 5 battens. Vmax 6 battens.
Vmax is more towards a freeride / slalom, where Enduro is towards freeride / wave. I hope that make sense
If you are fixed on only 3 straps, then I think the Enduro is the pick (for the reasons you mentioned yourself).
second session on the apex 6.2m today.
have now ordered a 7.2m Vmax and 5.6m blacktip..... that will give me from 7.2m to 5.6m on one mast a 430 rdm. great stuff.
New to this forum. Having the same considerations as you. Looking for a 7,0-7,2 sail for light wind (flattish) coastal sailing. Please let me know your experience with the VMax. Im a little surprised no one is mentioning what board the sail is to match.
My use will be on a 109L kode Freewave (3-strap setup) and Im more or less fixed on the Enduro freemove sail or similar.
I guess the freemove-like Enduro have a higher - and more forward - centre of effort (better for 3-strap setup I suppose) while the freerace VMax would be lower and more in the middle (putting more pressure on the board and need to be sailed more from the fin -> outboard straps)?
Please let me know your thoughts?
my board is a 125lt freemove / freestyle wave board. wide and thin with the option of 1 or 2 rear straps. i'm planning on using the vamx with 2 rear straps anda 38cm fin. i' can't give you any feedback yet though as i'haven't picked up the vmax yet. this saturday is the day.
i'll report back once i've used it. in the meantime i've not heard any bad comments about simmer from the guys i know that've been using them for 5-6 years now.
Jesper know his stuff too,
Simmer is great. Thats for sure. Very common these areas.
Kode Freewave is US box limiting fin size of approx 32. Not sure that be enough for outboard sailing in light wind and 7 sqm - I assume. (85kg)
Thanks for the comments guys.
You may find 32cm too small for light wind
maybe try a 36- which are available in US base. You should be ok at that length and not roll the box out.
with my board I can feel the 36cm rail pressure more than 32cm with single strap setup. Its ok though so I use the 36cm with single strap as my default light wind in 12-18. I'll give it a go with the 7.2 when I use it.
Worth considering. Let me know how it turns out. Thanks.
used the 7.2 VMax today for first time in 12-20 knots with a36cm mfc freewave. planed the whole time except for one big lull.
killer setup. super stable rig in the air. looks like a cam sail on the beach with big obvious draft.
pretty sure ill never use a cam sail again now and thinking the 8.6.....down the track but id need a bigger board too.