View Full Version : Carve161-owner looking for biggest sail

6th January 2007, 08:54 PM
Hello Starboard,

I do own a Carve 161 (my only board) since beginning of 2006 and am very happy with it. I mostly ride it with my Retro 7,5 and like that combination very much.

Unfortunately my 90kg quite often do need more sail to plane. Your website writes about a maximum of 10,0. What would be good to go:
-Ezzy Infinity 9,5
-Sailworks Retro 10,0/11,0
-Gaastra GTX 10,5

Any experience? My NP Spirit 8,8 will definitely leave my quiver. Never tried a sail bigger than that - though not afraid of doing so.

Thank you.

7th January 2007, 01:04 AM
Don't forget to think about getting the proper mast to go with the sail you pick.

7th January 2007, 01:32 AM
I don't really have any experience with the C161, but i think that you can put just about any size of sails on it because it has just as many litres as the formula...

7th January 2007, 05:16 AM
I think either the Retro 10.0 or the Ezzy 9.5 would be a good choice. I wouldn't get a sail much bigger than the recommended maxium because the board is significantly narrower than a formula board and probably won't feel right with a sail bigger than 10. If you do decide to push the sail size limits, you might want to get a slightly bigger fin, like 54 or 56 cm. Good luck!

7th January 2007, 05:17 AM
? Having some trouble with the forum...

7th January 2007, 08:11 PM
Hello James,

just afraid of loosing too much by giving up the last meter. 9,5 to 10,5 is still quite a difference.

Anyone tried to use more than 10,5 on a Carve 161? How important is that "last" meter anyway? What about those early-planning sails like the Severne Glide?

Your ideas are very welcome!
Thanks - sehrbald