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Wanted NP , V8 , 8.7

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Created by Imax1 A week ago, 13 May 2019
Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
13 May 2019 8:32PM
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Anyone ?

Orange Whip
QLD, 570 posts
14 May 2019 6:32PM
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No replies mate. Frustrating when you're a willing purchaser of a particular windsurfing product and you can't get your hands on one. Maybe a legacy of the unfortunate low participation rate in this country in the best sport ever! Or could be due to no one wanting to give up a sail they thoroughly enjoy using. I tried to buy one of these new about 12 months ago but couldn't get one. Bought a popular competitor's product, it was a let down, so I sold it and decided my 7.7 V8 would just have to be my biggest sail. Good luck with your search!

BSN101
WA, 1577 posts
14 May 2019 5:25PM
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8.2 hornet could be available. Interested?

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
14 May 2019 7:48PM
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Orange Whip said..
No replies mate. Frustrating when you're a willing purchaser of a particular windsurfing product and you can't get your hands on one. Maybe a legacy of the unfortunate low participation rate in this country in the best sport ever! Or could be due to no one wanting to give up a sail they thoroughly enjoy using. I tried to buy one of these new about 12 months ago but couldn't get one. Bought a popular competitor's product, it was a let down, so I sold it and decided my 7.7 V8 would just have to be my biggest sail. Good luck with your search!


Do tell , what was The competitors option ?

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
14 May 2019 7:58PM
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BSN101 said..
8.2 hornet could be available. Interested?


I have a V8 , 8.2 .
I know I'm being picky , the 8.2 V8 is a awesome sail but my 9.4 is a big oaf , all flexy , creaky and bendy .
Just thought the 8.7 might still be lively before sailing a Shreck .
I would even go the horrible , worst ever , ( I'm going to be sick on a aeroplane ) , pastel blue green color sail ever invented .

Orange Whip
QLD, 570 posts
14 May 2019 8:21PM
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Orange Whip said..
No replies mate. Frustrating when you're a willing purchaser of a particular windsurfing product and you can't get your hands on one. Maybe a legacy of the unfortunate low participation rate in this country in the best sport ever! Or could be due to no one wanting to give up a sail they thoroughly enjoy using. I tried to buy one of these new about 12 months ago but couldn't get one. Bought a popular competitor's product, it was a let down, so I sold it and decided my 7.7 V8 would just have to be my biggest sail. Good luck with your search!



Do tell , what was The competitors option ?


No way, I'm not taking a flogging from all their devotees. Let's just say the guy that bought it off me loves it, he was already a devotee though. I think if all your sails are one brand you get used to the feel of their sails, makes it hard to change. I certainly found the feel of that sail I bought just completely weird after using NP's for so long. It was just all over the shop.

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
14 May 2019 8:43PM
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Orange Whip said..
No replies mate. Frustrating when you're a willing purchaser of a particular windsurfing product and you can't get your hands on one. Maybe a legacy of the unfortunate low participation rate in this country in the best sport ever! Or could be due to no one wanting to give up a sail they thoroughly enjoy using. I tried to buy one of these new about 12 months ago but couldn't get one. Bought a popular competitor's product, it was a let down, so I sold it and decided my 7.7 V8 would just have to be my biggest sail. Good luck with your search!



Do tell , what was The competitors option ?


I do have a 8.7 H2 that was a workout , backhand heavy and fast ,and as stated in the broschoure, " for the dedicated sailor " . Extreme back foot torture. Wide board, big fin , chewing tobacco spitting style fast.
I have used it a couple times with a new spx mast and it totally transformed into a comfy sail.
Identical to a V8 in feel , maybee a little less grunt , possibly faster .
I just hate those over complex , fragile, stingy cam systems of tha H2 that the newer V8 don't have.
All the V8 , ( 6.2 , 7.2 , 8.2 ) , rotate perfect apart from the big oafy 9.4 which NEEDS intricate cam modification .
I do however break battens .
Lucky I'm a whizz at fixing battens and have a lifetime of spares .

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
15 May 2019 6:54AM
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Imax1 said..


Orange Whip said..
No replies mate. Frustrating when you're a willing purchaser of a particular windsurfing product and you can't get your hands on one. Maybe a legacy of the unfortunate low participation rate in this country in the best sport ever! Or could be due to no one wanting to give up a sail they thoroughly enjoy using. I tried to buy one of these new about 12 months ago but couldn't get one. Bought a popular competitor's product, it was a let down, so I sold it and decided my 7.7 V8 would just have to be my biggest sail. Good luck with your search!




Do tell , what was The competitors option ?



No way, I'm not taking a flogging from all their devotees. Let's just say the guy that bought it off me loves it, he was already a devotee though. I think if all your sails are one brand you get used to the feel of their sails, makes it hard to change. I certainly found the feel of that sail I bought just completely weird after using NP's for so long. It was just all over the shop.


Oh come on , it's ezzy to say

JakeNN
16 posts
15 May 2019 8:16AM
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As well as advertising for 'Wanted' items in the forums rather than the Buy/Sell area ... is it also ok to advertise items for sale in this forum too?

Imax1
VIC, 1867 posts
15 May 2019 10:51AM
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As well as advertising for 'Wanted' items in the forums rather than the Buy/Sell area ... is it also ok to advertise items for sale in this forum too?



Do people read the wanted section ?
I've tried a couple times and got no response and then tried here and did get replies.
I think the wanted section is the leper of forums , nobody goes there



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