Hot Sails Maui KS3

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am

Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Gorgesailor » Tue Nov 05, 2019 1:41 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
Not to disagree either Ruaraid, but why would you want constant power in the smaller sizes vs larger? I assume by "constant power" you mean a sail which keeps the power on full time vs. the ability to de-power easily...

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by socialsailor » Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:49 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
By constant power I assume the ability to stay stable in gusty/overpowered conditions? To not have to muscle the sail every time a gust hits?

I recently returned from a Maui trip where the wind is much stronger and gustier than I’m used to. Was using a 4.9 KS3 the day before the Aloha Classic started, but should have been on a 4.5 (or smaller). Despite being overpowered in gusty cross off conditions, the sail was so stable and still able to go neutral at the top of the wave. I would have done better turns with a smaller sail, but still got told by another sailor on the beach afterwards that I had some nice rides.

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by wully » Tue Nov 05, 2019 8:21 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
TBH, I haven’t tried any of those sails so wouldn’t know what to expect.I do expect that the 5.8 and 5.2 will remain the most heavily used to power my solid 89 kgs on the Kode.. Being lazy, weak,old and crumbling I wanted something light and these certainly are.

BTW, wotts a Traditional Constant Power Sail??
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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Hazzabee » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:04 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
Have you tried any KS3s?
My 5.2 is certainly not an on/off flicky type. It has a big knuckle of constant fullness right next to the mast with a ton of rotation. The depower comes from the S-bend weirdness at the rear of the bottom batten.
Light, powerful, great top end, superb in transitions. Love it and now considering changing to full quiver thereof :P

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Hazzabee » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 am

wully wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 pm
The UK importer doesn’t seem at all ‘dynamic ‘....
He exists...but waiting nearly a month now for a replacement for a bust 4.7 :roll:

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:35 am

socialsailor wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:49 am
Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
By constant power I assume the ability to stay stable in gusty/overpowered conditions? To not have to muscle the sail every time a gust hits?

Yep, that’s what I meant. My bad for not articulating my point well enough
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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Ruaraidh_K257 » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:40 am

Hazzabee wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:04 am
Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:20 am
Seems odd to get them in small sizes especially as you’re a solidly built bloke Wully - no offence intended - I though traditional constant power 4 batten sails like Combats, Manics, Q4ads would make more sense for you?
Have you tried any KS3s?
My 5.2 is certainly not an on/off flicky type. It has a big knuckle of constant fullness right next to the mast with a ton of rotation. The depower comes from the S-bend weirdness at the rear of the bottom batten.
Light, powerful, great top end, superb in transitions. Love it and now considering changing to full quiver thereof :P
I have indeed. I spent the best part of 6 weeks sailing a 4.9 KS3 every day. In the light wind, cross off float and ride days it was a dream to sail, but the moment I got overpowered the on and off nature of it was such a pain in the arse - I think it had something to do with the bottom batten, as my back hand was always getting tugged back and forward; the clew was constantly moving. I never felt I could get that locked in feel you get with an all round wavesail when you’re very powered up. In contrast with my Combats, I sacrifice a small amount of light wind flickiness for stability and control when it’s windy, and they still have masses of power and range. - and that’s not sponsored sailor bollocks, because the Gaastra Manic, Simmer Blacktip etc all have the same feel when it’s windy, although they have a little less bottom end power in them.
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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by Hazzabee » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:47 am

Ruaraidh_K257 wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:40 am
my back hand was always getting tugged back and forward; the clew was constantly moving. I never felt I could get that locked in feel you get with an all round wavesail when you’re very powered up
Strange - my KS3 experience has been completely contrary. YMMV I suppose.

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Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

Post by wully » Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:56 am

Hazzabee wrote:
Tue Nov 05, 2019 9:07 am
wully wrote:
Mon Nov 04, 2019 9:01 pm
The UK importer doesn’t seem at all ‘dynamic ‘....
He exists...but waiting nearly a month now for a replacement for a bust 4.7 :roll:
I gave up on him.

Talk to JP Flechet at Hotsailsmaui.fr

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