The verdict: "New Neilpryde or not???"

Now 16 days later when I asked what to do? It is not possible to actually know the best choise, but it is possible to get a good feeling.

The 7.0 was not an option and the poll also confirms that! I am a bit surprised the RSR E1 6.7 should stay. The RS Slalom MK3 6.2 has a good second place, intresting!

On the USM (ultimate speed meeting) I used the Neilpryde RS:Racing Evo1 6.2 (fast sail), I really like this sail. The RS:Slalom 5.5 amazes me every time I use it! With some TOW both sails have almost a guaranty for high speed no mather what.

Yesterday I rigged the 6.2 in very low-wind conditions, just to see if it is possible to get some TOW. I was really suprised the 6.2 was good enough to ride 90% of the time. According to windmeasurements the average wind was 12kn and the best gusts 17kn. With these very short gusts I wasn't very fast, but it proved comfy enough. So I decided to sell my 6.7 RS:Racing evo1.

I have to choose between 2 different but both fast sails. In terms of money both sails would cost about the same with 1 year use. I tried to sort out what is the difference??? IS there any difference, yes they don't look the same. I came up with this conclusion:
  • RS:Racing Evo1 6.2, superstiff yet controllable in extreme conditions. In gusts it feels a bit to stiff for my 80kg weight, or my strenght is just not there when it should be. Highest acceleration if you can handle it.
  • RS:Racing Evo2 6.2, softer than his older brother (evo1). Very controllable, I can't sail with negative outhaul. In gusts way better to hold the stance/close the gap/etc. when needed. WIth some outhaul tension the acceleration is good but the potential is a bit lower compared to the evo1.
  • RS:Slalom MKIII 6.2, yes another size. I can sail with negative outhaul when needed, the easiest to hold stance. Theoretically the lowest acceleration...
Yesterday I ordered the sail, which I think is the winner for me:

Neilpryde RS:Slalom MKIII 6.2

I have had really some intresting points of view from other good speedsurfers, to call some names: Peter de Wit, Serge Beumer (vandenberg surf), Nico Nouwen, Martin van Meurs, Jacques vd Hout, Chris Lockwood and more.

Thanks this helped me a lot!!!

Erik Loots

Erik is windsurfer for 10+ years. In his daily life he is professional in construction dewatering, advisor, troubleshooter. Erik likes adventures, explore and to challenge himself. During his life he is trying to get the best out of it and have respect for the earth, nature and future generations. The modern world is about sharing, in this blog Erik shares his experiences, selfreflection and lessons learned.

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