Topic: What sail?
OK, gents, I'm ready to take some suggestions. After a few years of barely scraping by in a new business, revenues have been really good this year and I'm thinking about getting a new sail. I don't really NEED a new sail I just WANT a new sail (many, maybe all, of you know the feeling...). Sadly, a confluence of too many things I agreed to do ruined my spring season, and I'm only now ready to go sailing - just in time for the mainland USA doldrums. Oh well.
One thing that's happened is that my pal who had a second home down in South Carolina sold his place down there, so I now have old sails and boards from down there in my quiver (I would sail it when visiting). Right now the sail quiver is really overstocked, as is the board quiver, so though business has been slow I'm more fortunate than most windsurfers. If you are in the upstate NY area, I can probably swing good deals if you're looking for one.
Anyway, the aggregated sail locker looks like this (anything not in great condition is noted):
8.0 Super Freak (custom colors, a little long in the tooth but perhaps my fave summer sail)
7.5 Speed Freak
7.0 Super Freak UL (one of the flapper models)
6.7 Super Freak (custom colors)
6.3 Super Freak (same as 6.7, but old...likely will sell)
5.8 Super Freak
5.3 Super Freak (lightly used, but early 2000s design...I'd just as soon sell it)
4.7 Super Freak
4.2 Super Freak
3.5 Fire (very limited use...got it because it's the best color design ever - red flames on white)
Around here, I have to drive an hour+ to find great swells (Seneca is 75 min; Ontario 2 hours; Erie 4 hours). So the truth is that while I love onshore riding in big swells, I get it maybe 3-6 times a year. And I'm a pretty fit 62, but I'm not likely to start working on rotationals. So in light wind I like longboarding and freeride blasting, a little more than that and I go for mostly "old school" planing freestyle (monkey, donkey, 360s, etc.), once it gets to be enough to really jump (6.0 and under) I LOVE to jump, and when it's nuking I really prefer to spend my time backside wave sailing (as inside as I can get) - am pretty limited wave riding L vs R so I'm best wave riding lefty and jumping righty.
So I'm curious what the folks in the forum would recommend. Obviously, I don't need another Freak! Don't really think I want to go back to bigger freeride (i.e., Speed Freak 8.5). But I'd be interested in hearing suggestions on B&J sails in the <6.0 to 5.0 range, and perhaps to consolidate the sails in the 4.x. I love the Fire, and can hold it in as much wind as I'm interested in riding, so probably wouldn't be interested in anything <4.0.
Am interested in hearing whether folks in my situation would go for QU4D or KS / KSS, or perhaps a SFME. Or maybe a mix? I do like the softness of the SFs (when you get to your 60s, you'll understand).
So...give me some suggestions! If you want to know what board these sails would be coupled with, let me know - I've got more boards than I can keep and multiple fins for each one...