29 Mar 2005 17:58:15
Bob T
WTB Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x 7.0

I'm looking for a powerful sail with a somewhat soft feel for my core
sail size 7.0. From all I've read, the Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x might be
just about right. I've owned a V8, a GTR, a Hot Sail Datona, and an
Aerotech Charge Lite, and some others but I just haven't found that one
sail that fits just right. The RAF's I've tried just won't take a shape
when winds are below 14. The V8 was so rigid it wasn't much fun. Some
of the others were floppy tops and didn't make that reliable "old
school" power I need to get planing in light wind. (See recent
Windsurfing Magazine Old vs New article.) So, if you have a Gaastra
Flow 7.0 to sell email me. thombiz@yahoo.com



29 Mar 2005 22:05:35
Dan Weiss
Re: WTB Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x 7.0

Bob: Consider the Gaastra Swifts. These are just the sort of thing you
seek: light, powerful, stable while at the same time very easy to handle.
Not especially mast sensitive either. My wife owns two, and I know them
well.

Single or double cam, depending on the model year.

-Dan
"Bob T" <thombiz@yahoo.com > wrote in message
news:1112147895.626956.24900@g14g2000cwa.googlegroups.com...
> I'm looking for a powerful sail with a somewhat soft feel for my core
> sail size 7.0. From all I've read, the Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x might be
> just about right. I've owned a V8, a GTR, a Hot Sail Datona, and an
> Aerotech Charge Lite, and some others but I just haven't found that one
> sail that fits just right. The RAF's I've tried just won't take a shape
> when winds are below 14. The V8 was so rigid it wasn't much fun. Some
> of the others were floppy tops and didn't make that reliable "old
> school" power I need to get planing in light wind. (See recent
> Windsurfing Magazine Old vs New article.) So, if you have a Gaastra
> Flow 7.0 to sell email me. thombiz@yahoo.com
>




03 Apr 2005 09:35:10
Crabby
Re: WTB Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x 7.0


Bob T wrote:
> I'm looking for a powerful sail with a somewhat soft feel for my core
> sail size 7.0. From all I've read, the Gaastra Flow 1x or 2x might
be
> just about right. I've owned a V8, a GTR, a Hot Sail Datona, and an
> Aerotech Charge Lite, and some others but I just haven't found that
one
> sail that fits just right. The RAF's I've tried just won't take a
shape
> when winds are below 14. The V8 was so rigid it wasn't much fun.
Some
> of the others were floppy tops and didn't make that reliable "old
> school" power I need to get planing in light wind. (See recent
> Windsurfing Magazine Old vs New article.) So, if you have a Gaastra
> Flow 7.0 to sell email me. thombiz@yahoo.com

The 1x and 2x are very different animals. The 1x is a light,
pricepoint sail. The 2x is built stronger and it is more stable, but
it is quite heavy-feeling. While some newer sails use lighter
materials toward the top, the 2x is built like a tank all the way up.
I had a 6.5 that was fine as long as I had wind but it was a handful in
light conditions. I replaced it with a Retro and what an improvement.