Choose your wave sail

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RICARDO CAMPELLO V-111

3batten Swag-4 batten Salt, 4 batten Salt Campello Ltd-5 and Freestyle Slash. Which wave sail you use?
Salt Campello edition

Why this choise?
It’s a pretty much all around wave sail, it works in all the conditions and it has the right power for me!

For sideoff conditions like Cape Verde would you still use this sail?
Probably yes, but I would still take a 48 and 51 Swag with me because it’s a fun sail to use!

 South Africa, Maui, Western Australia? Which sail would fit the best?
Salt Campello.

Which out of the four sails is better for a bottom turn in side on condition or side off conditions?
Campello all around and the Swag side off as well.

Which out of the four sails would you choose for European conditions and why?
Salt Campello for sure.

Which sail would you choose for bump and jump conditions and why?
Salt Campello for sure.

The Salt is better for?
All around wave sailing.

The Swag is better for?
Light wind side off, side shore just riding waves.

The Spy is better for?
Heavier people or who ever need lots of power and free riding.

Would you recommend the Slash for wave sailing or only for freestyling?
Only freestyle!

Which from the three wave sail would be the best sail for freestyling?
Salt Campello.

What do you personally look for in a wave sail when:
Bottom turning? Drive
Top turning? Power
Jumping? Stability and softness when landing

Can you:
Back loop? I am learning
Push loop? Sometimes!
Forward loop? When it’s strong
Double loop? I am very scared! No way!
Triple loop?  Even more Scared!!!! That is impossible; psychiatrist should treat who ever try that ahaha[/column]

 


 

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MARTIN TEN HOEVE H-999

3batten Swag-4 batten Salt, 4 batten Salt Campello Ltd-5 and Freestyle Slash. Which wave sail you use?
Salt.

Why this choice?
I seems this sails has it all, loose handling, speed, stability, control.

For side off conditions like Cape Verde would you still use this sail?
Yes.

South Africa, Maui, Western Australia? Which sail would fit the best?
Salt.

Which out of the four sails is better for a bottom turn in side on condition or side off conditions?
Overall Salt, for side onshore technically Spy…

Which out of the four sails would you choose for European conditions and why?
Still Salt and if the Spy gets better maybe the spy or the freestyle sail

Which sail would you choose for bump and jump conditions and why?
From side onshore to side off shore

The Swag is better for?
Fun!

The Spy is better for?
Onshore

Would you recommend the Slash for wave sailing or only for freestyling?
I’m curious about the feel! Never tried it.

Which from the three wave sail would be the best sail for freestyling?
I guess the Slash

What do you personally look for in a wave sail when:
Bottom turning? Drive in the middle
Top turning? Drive middle forward bottom with good release
Jumping? Pop, middle forward power, stability, power

Can you:
Back loop? Yes
Push loop? Yes
Forward loop? Yes
Double loop? Yes
Triple loop? Hell No
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NICOLAS AKGAZCIYAN F-400

3batten Swag-4 batten Salt, 4 batten Salt Campello Ltd-5 and Freestyle Slash. Which wave sail you use?
Swag

Why this choice?
Handy, comfortable and power in front perfect in surf & light wind. This sails feels like a toy, easy and light in hands. Enough power for my weight 75kg and control and comfort on when landing movse.

Which out of the four sails is better for a bottom turn in side on condition or side off conditions?
Salt

Which out of the four sails would you choose for European conditions and why?
Probably the Spy. It’s a 4×4 for wave sailing.

Which sail would you choose for bump and jump conditions and why?
Spy for the power and speed.

The Salt is better for?
Side, side-off condition

The Swag is better for?
Side and onshore condition

The SPY is better for?
Overall conditions or conditions light or heavy person looking for power or slalom person who wants to go on waves.

Would you recommend the Slash for wave sailing or only for freestyling?
Yes I will recommended because for the real surfer it can work, the profile is fully flat and guy wants no power and handy sails it will be perfect compromise + 100% XPLY or for light guys.

Which from the three wave sail would be the best sail for freestyling?
Slash

What do you personally look for in a wave sail when?
I am watching first the profile bottom then the overall lift/power because I am lightweight and I don’t need a lot of power. It’s better for me to get a bit power profile in bottom and flat until the top.

Can you:
Back loop? yes one-hand until landing + one foot
Push loop? yes + push loop tweaked
Forward loop? yes both side + Table
Double loop? yes both side + Table
Triple loop? Are you crazy or what![/column]

 


 

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MACIEK RUTKOWSKI POL-23

3batten Swag-4 batten Salt, 4 batten Salt Campello Ltd-5 and Freestyle Slash. Which wave sail you use?
As a heavy guy, I tend to use much bigger sails. So then, I end up powered up most of the times, sort of like in slalom, where the worst thing you can do is take too small gear. However, in waves when you are overpowered it can be hard to land tricks, especially if you are an average jumper and depend on your wave riding as I do. Therefore, I found myself needing something with the most power and control at the same time, things that do not usually bond so well together. They do in the Spy, so that is exactly why I chose it.

For side off conditions like Cape Verde would you still use this sail?
Yes, by putting slightly more outhaul the sail gets very neutral in the hands for down the line riding although I would not mind having a few Salts in the bag too!

South Africa, Maui, Western Australia? Which sail would fit the best?
South Africa I’d definitely go with the Spy. Maui and West Oz are more of pure side shore locations so I would probably go for a mixed bag between those and the Salts. Don’t get me wrong I really like the Swag too – just can’t have everything can you? 🙂

Which out of the 4 sails is better for a bottom turn in side on condition or side off conditions?
It really depends on your style and personal preference. The Swag has amazing drive through the bottom turn in side-on conditions, but then the Salt is mega-reactive and you can adjust your line whenever you want too. In addition, with the Spy no matter what happens you can always do your turn even if the conditions are so ugly everybody else already went in.

Which out of the four sails would you choose for European conditions and why?
I’d go for the Spy as in Europe you tend to get really gusty winds, current and less-then-perfect waves which require you to have quite a bit of power in your sail to throw a good hack or get good height of a flat ramp

Which sail would you choose for bump and jump conditions and why?
The Spy as it is probably the closest to a freeride/slalom feeling and it has an amazing range.

The Salt is better for? The Swag is better for? The Spy is better for?
None of them is “better”, there’s just different styles for different guys and depending what your looking for you’ll find it in at least one of them, or maybe all three at the same time too!

Would you recommend the Slash for wave sailing or only for free styling?
I wouldn’t personally use it for wave sailing as I already trash a lot of re-enforced sails, so imagine me on a Slash, that has quite a bit less! But if you’re looking for a very light, reactive feeling and you wanna mix up you’re freestyle into your wave riding lines… why not?!

Which from the 3 wave sail would be the best sail for free styling?
Probably the Salt as it’s the flattest out of the 3 and apparently that’s key to the new school ducking moves. Not that I can do any, but Nico told me 😉
Bottom turning? Drive
Top turning? Reactivity
Jumping? Stability

I can:
Forward
Backloop
TableForward
Crash a double forward,
Gonna leave those triples to Ricky!
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