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Realistic weight of the current Turbo GT 8.1

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Created by BBsurfer 1 month ago, 17 Oct 2019
BBsurfer
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17 Oct 2019 4:10PM
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In 2017 I bought a TurboGT 8.1, the weight was 4.97 kg. That was 170 Gr. more than stated in the specifications. Recently I bought the TurboGT 8.1 from 2019, the weight of this sail is 5.12 kg, all around 320 Gr over specifications. In addition, the product description also mentions a weight reduction for the 2019 model.

I was really surprised, because so far all Severne Sails (1 NCX, 6 Blade, 6 Overdrive, 6 Turbo/TurboGT) I bought were in line with the specifications (max. + 80 Gr more weight).

My question is whether the weight of 5.12 kg is in line for the 8.1 TurboGT 8.1 (2019) sail or if I have caught a too heavy sail. 320 Gr / 6.7 % over specification is a significant overrun.

tonyk
QLD, 104 posts
17 Oct 2019 9:19PM
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Almost every sporting product I have purchased in my life has been more than manufacturer spec weight, they lie they lie they lie

High end push bike components comes to mine as a repeat offender

I purchased a couple of new production slalom boards this year both over the weight that was specified on website

The only time you get less than the specified weight is in the supermarket in packaged foods......

So don't be too disappointed that issue is a given

BBsurfer
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22 Oct 2019 5:07PM
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Yes I agree, its a poor situation in general.

However, as mentioned before, all Severne Sails and also masts and boom I bought were in line with the specifications (max. + 80 Gr more weight) up to now, except for the last two TurboGT 8.1.

So TurboGT 8.1 sailors, please give a feedback regarding the weight of your sail. This could help to find out if the sails are in line with the specifications (4.8 kg).

BBsurfer
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22 Oct 2019 5:43PM
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Update!
Severne has just adapted the specifications.
The TurboGT 8.1 is now given as 5.13 kg.



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