I ordered some new RS Slalom sails in sizes 6.2, 7.0 and 8.6. I ‘m now waiting for the sails to be delivered in the shop. Meantime I got a sail from the shop the use during this period. A brand new RS Racing EVO II 7.8. At first I was even afraid the take this sail out on the water but the shop owner told me just use it and enjoy.
Last weekend I took the RS Racing EVO II 7.8 for a spin. I only have X6 masts but the X6 460 seemed to do just fine. Out on the water you immediately notice the better visibility compared to the RS6 and RS Racing. The sail also feels extremely light and smaller than the older sails. Probably caused by the shorter luff length and the lighter materials used in the top off the sail. The acceleration is very very good but most off all it is the control that you have that makes the difference. I was out on the water with a 7.8 and the other guys were on 7.0 and 6.5.
I cannot wait for my sails to arrive and I ‘m sure to get the same light feeling on the water.
Thank you Liquid Surfshop.