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Neil Pryde V8 Helium 7.5

Jun 17, 2009

Luff: 481 Boom: 219  
The V8 Helium 7.5 is a new concept that has more power than the typical 7.5 m2. Plus, there is almost no sacrifice in wind range as it remains stable and in control as the wind builds. Despite the friction of the cams going on the mast, it’s easy to rig with simple by-the-numbers tuning, and the cutaway clew allows it to fit on a boom you likely already own. Downhauling can add a little more wind range and move the draft just low enough for riders using inboard strap settings on wider boards. Despite the pull of the deep draft, its lightweight construction allows a well-balanced feel during transitions. It does take some effort to rotate and the longer boom is noticeable but none of this is worse than the 8.5 you would normally had to rig to get this much power. neilpryde.com


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