Windsurfing & Stand-Up Paddleboarding in Michigan
I see a few Northwave sails in the gallery on the site, so I am asking anyone out there who has one, sailed one, or even fondled one what they think about the Northwave brand, as I have not seen a recent specimin in person. Are they constructed well with attention paid to their finishing (seams, etc.)? Worth the money?
Had 3 in 2000. In the past year purchased 2. Sailed one but not quite windy enough 4.7 ZX, indicator was it had a lot of power, and was light and maneuverable. Wanted to try them again, so doing just that.
I think they do pretty much whats said on the box , cant say it pulled from back/front or exhibited any handling quirks, nice easy to sail.
They are finished nicely, rig smooth,I didn't have any issue, except the little tie string when you roll//wrap it up was awkward to use, less than minor. The have a auto batten system, the adjustment does all the battens at the foot, pull and cinch. This cuts down some weight, I think.
Depending on what type of sail you are looking for they offer, I think 6 sort of different ones, selection takes some digging into which one does what.
They recommend NO Limitz masts, I used Ezzy, and found nothing lacking.
The Black Friday sale is on from NorthWave, so ........
Iam willing to try a brand at a attractive price, I would not change multi sails over without some reassurance about its longevity and even resale potential.
Ezzy Hot Sails Maui, Naish , Northwave, Sailworks, would be on my look at list, with Simmer & Goya as a maybe.
I rig a small sail to play with in my yard, do sail flips and scare the cats,(not on purpose) I got a Northwave last in Hood River at the club outside Windance for maybe $10, it sits in the sun at 6250 feet, and has lasted longer than any other.
I think my bottom line would be try a used one thats fairly new. I see some on the East coast, but not many. Very popular in the Gorge
Hi Gary - thanks for the info and comments...l will keep my fingers crossed the quiver gods are nice to me (last time I replaced my quiver it ended up costing me double...a bunch of new windows for the house).
I was thinking about this a little more, Iam not a Northwave guy, if you post this question on IWindsurf forum
you would undoubtedly receive all A+ replies from those on NW sails since Moby Dick were a minnow, and made in the Gorge. only American made sail left, till I make mine next winter( unless I gain my senses)
right now I would consider NW a B++ sail.
Ezzy being A +
over the Black Friday sails, I hot another NW, a ZX 6.2, 2013 .
Still impressed with quality, some little things dont quite seem to rate a A . Its very light with the all in one batten adjusting strap/system.
sailing will be the ticket. NOW have 3 .