After a short time of just releasing tests in the Boards printed magazine we now have a series of full, comparative tests coming back to our sister site Boardseeker. First up Adrian Jones and his team take a look at 4.5 and 5m sails, checking out which is the best for who and why.
Here’s a quick intro from chief tester Adrian, you can check out the full test right here.
“At last, we are back in action with our 2015 comparative wave product tests on Boardseeker.com! To kick off, over the next few days, we are going to be checking out the hugely relevant ‘all-round’ wave sails, all new for 2015.
“If sails aren’t your thing right now, then don’t panic as coming up over the next few weeks, we also have a full test on the latest and greatest 80 litre wave boards, as well as new-school multi-fin freewave 95 litre boards, so keep a check on here or sign up to our weekly Boardseeker.com newsletter, to be sure not to miss anything!
“This test will be released in parts. Today, you get the test introduction, followed over the next 9 days by a test report each day on each individual product (Gaastra IQ, Gaastra Manic, Goya Banzai, NeilPryde Combat, North Hero, Sailloft Curve, Severne Blade, Simmer Icon, Tushingham Bolt) and then on the final day you will get a full comparative and interactive overview allowing you to choose the best sail for your own specific needs.
“Because we like to do things properly, we have tested two sizes of each of these sails (4.5m & 5.0m). Firstly, this allows us to test them fairly within their correct wind ranges, but it also allows us to identify any variations between sizes, particularly in ranges which may go from 5 batten to 4 batten between these key sizes or drop a mast size from 400cm to 370cm.
“So stay tuned and welcome back to the Boardseeker test programme!”