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by socialsailor
Fri Dec 06, 2019 3:11 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: What Really Good Kit....
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: What Really Good Kit....

Ditto the Hot Sails Maui KS3. Magic sails well worth paying for. I can get other sail brands for less money, but they just don't fit my personal taste the way the KS3 does.
by socialsailor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 12:55 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot Sails Maui KS3
Replies: 55
Views: 2999

Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

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 ...
by socialsailor
Tue Nov 05, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Hot Sails Maui KS3
Replies: 55
Views: 2999

Re: Hot Sails Maui KS3

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 cond...
by socialsailor
Sun Nov 03, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Wave Sailing
Topic: Aloha Classic 2019.
Replies: 12
Views: 400

Re: Aloha Classic 2019.

Antoine is somewhere around 75-80kg and was sailing a 75 custom and 83 production. Leon is 85kg and sailing 88 as his float and ride board. Can’t comment for the rest of the group but i imagine it would be around the +5 to +10 litres of excess volume sort of thing. Antoine is pretty muscular but th...
by socialsailor
Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:38 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Aloha Classic commentary
Replies: 16
Views: 1291

Re: Aloha Classic commentary

I met KK in person. He is the same in person as on the screen. 😮
by socialsailor
Wed Oct 16, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stubby fw
Replies: 27
Views: 1389

Re: Stubby fw

I’ve got the 2017 FW stubby 105 L. I’ve only ridden it with the original 2+1 fins. I weigh 84 kg (depending on pies). I’m 6’2 so I have front foot straps in the front hole and back strap in back hole. Even so my feet are closer together than on any other board I own. I used to race slalom so I think...
by socialsailor
Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stubby fw
Replies: 27
Views: 1389

Re: Stubby fw

I think the board was innovative and the improvements were substantive. The board was in their range for 3 years (2017 they offered both the traditional FSW and the Freewave Stubby). I had a Tabou 3S before the Freewave Stubby that I sold after trying the Freewave Stubby, as I enjoyed the more livel...
by socialsailor
Tue Sep 17, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Stubby fw
Replies: 27
Views: 1389

Re: Stubby fw

I too have the 2018 105 L and think it is brilliant. It planes as early as the 115 L of another brand that I also have. I think the 2020 looks like a mash up of the 2017 and the 2018. I'd hope they managed to take the best part of those 2 designs. I'm not irked by the change, as I view the 2020 as a...
by socialsailor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:22 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: new Sail planning - thoughts / ideas
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: new Sail planning - thoughts / ideas

Re: Superfreaks - while it has a cult following I was not a fan either. I also found them soft and vague and not very powerful for their size, needed a bigger sail to get going. Maybe the SFME is a different animal, but not tried them. The KS3 is a totally different feel. Much easier to pump onto a ...
by socialsailor
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:19 pm
Forum: Equipment
Topic: Big wave sail (>5.8)
Replies: 10
Views: 418

Re: Big wave sail (>5.8)

I’m 83-84 kg and live in Florida so most of my sailing is with big sails. Currently in my garage I have a 6.7 Simmer Apex, a 6.4 North Volt, a 6.2 Neil Pryde Atlas, a 5.5, 6.1 and 6.7 Hot Sails Maui KS3. The Simmer Apex is for sale, it feels heavy and lacking in power. The Volt is really nice on fla...