Topic: KSS/3 Love-in
Just had to post some Kudos to HSM - the last few sessions have made it so apparent what GREAT sails these are. I'm not even going to talk about maneuverability- because it is just a given that these are probably the most agile sails on the planet... What is so surprising is the range.
One very gusty day rigged 4.3 KSS & I weigh about 170lbs, my sailing buddy weighs about 200lbs & he rigged 5.2 KS3. Both of us were totally happy & seemed consistently well powered compared to the other guys out. Then last Friday it was super gusty again but this time gusting up to maybe 35mph. Once again I rigged a 4.3 KSS as there looked to be some nasty lulls... What a sweet sail! In the gust you can either just hang on & trust in the amazing stability, or if you just can't handle the speed it delivers, you can just sheet out a bit & feather in the most controlled & smooth way until the gust passes. Once again a couple of friends were out on KS3's: 200lb guy & 250lb guy both on 4.6 & both totally stoked. After the session people were coming up to us in the rigging area asking what was the deal with these sails! They seemed incredulous that a 3 batten sail could have such range... Anyway we were all singing the praises of the KS till the Ezzy guys started giving us dirty looks...
Thanks Jeffrey & Kauli for these awesome sails.... If you are a bump & jump or wave sailor & haven't tried one, you must.