Re: Bad test results for the Fire 4.7
Funny, I don't really recognize the 4.7 Fire's published traits in the Boardseeker review. I'm 90 kgs and find it ultra stable (I'm often riding comfortably overpowered), decent bottom end, very direct, and good for side-on conditions too. I too suspect something was up with the test mast (too soft somehow). Disappointing test result for a killer sail. I usually tend to agree with most of Boardseeker's test findings. This one doesn't match my experience well at all.
Totally agree... Also regarding the feel of the sail from 2009 I have been sailing them every year since 2008 & it has been a really subtle evolution to a slightly more tuneable sail - the 2008 being the narrowest in range but mainly lacking a bit of low end.