Where can I find North WS Booms or Bases?
These are in work in progress, and will be released soon. Stay tuned. Our immediate aim is to develop a complete package for the rig that powers the board.
Some sails have two recommended masts, which is the best one for me?
Generally speaking the longer mast is stiffer, and the shorter mast is softer. The longer mast is better for larger riders, or those using the sail in more powered up conditions. The shorter mast is better for lighter and or average riders, who prefer using the sail in its sweet spot.
What is the bend curve of North masts?
Our masts are generally considered as “constant curve”, but there is quite some variation about what “constant curve” actually means across different manufacturers. There are no industry ‘rules’ and there are different ways to go about achieving and measuring this constant curve. A different question is do I want to maximize the performance of my sail? If yes, the best choice is the manufacturer’s recommended mast around which the sail has been designed, for any windsurf brand for that matter.
Can I use mast X,Y or Z with my new North Sail?
Yes you can, we can’t stop you. However, if you want to maximize the performance of your sail, and replicate what was designed in the first place, the best choice is the manufacturer’s recommended mast around which the sail has been designed, for any windsurf brand.
How do I repair my sail?
These sails are extremely durable, as there are no films, no seams, and only Dyneema Aramid Tapes and Adhesive. In the first instance, we would be very surprised if you damage your 3Di sails, at least in the sail’s body, even if you break a mast or are dragged across the reef or rocks.
However, if you do damage the 3Di sail body, small holes can be fixed temporarily with a strong adhesive duct tape, so at least you can keep on sailing while it is windy. Keep some in your gear bag. Beyond that, a repair kit will be available, and you should contact your local dealer to get one.
If you damage the window, this can be replaced very easily by your local sail repairer, and as per any other sail. Because of the many different layers and directions of fiber tapes in a 3Di sail, the sail holds stitching exceptionally well.