Member since April 2013
Location: Fareham, GB
Postage: Collection or arrange to drop off.
Sail Area: 6.25m m
Range of use: Freeride/Recreational
Wave sails are cut for manoeuvrability and don’t tend to generate much down-force through the mastfoot. The Storm provides significantly greater drive than a pure wave sail, locking boards to the water over chop and delivering superb low-end power. This is matched by a top-end that makes for unrivalled high-wind blasting performance in a no-cam sail.
Condition: Excellent condition, some scuffs around main window panel
On the water, the Storm remains a fantastic all-rounder, which has the manners and capacity to used for long periods in many different roles. Light and balanced in the hands at rest, it quickly adopts a more powerful profile as the wind fills in thanks to the stretch of the Dacron luff panel, enabling it to generate a good deal of bottom end power. Soft in feel, the power delivery is very smooth and comfortable, the rider encouraged to adopt a more locked in stance thanks to its longer boom length. In strong winds, there isn’t a sail in this group with more stability than the Storm, feeling very positive and efficient in the hands as it accelerates in the gusts and exhausts excess power effortlessly. For this reason it is a great deal of fun for high wind coastal blasting, the durability of the sail giving the rider peace of mind that the sail can handle any conditions. In transition the Storm goes neutral well and whilst not the most crisp or reactive as an assertive riding style might demand, the sail’s progressive elasticity makes it very user friendly and forgiving, suiting most recreational sailors for use in variable gusty environments.