Immaculate handling in all conditions
Wave sails are cut for manoeuvrability and don’t tend to generate much down-force through the mastfoot. The Storm provides significantly greater drive than a pure wave sail, locking boards to the water over chop and delivering superb low-end power. This is matched by a top-end that makes for unrivalled high-wind blasting performance in a no-cam sail.
Constructed entirely of X-ply and Kevlar reinforced laminates, with double width seams in impact areas and PVC crash panel, this sail will take the kind of punishment usually only hardcore wave sails can survive.
"Especially good at what most want to do: to go fast and handle speedy corners"
The Storm is designed to have a wide variety of settings to give a huge wind range. There are two main ways to set the sail:
A. Rigging with outhaul tension being the main control (usually for lighter winds or a more powerful style)
Tension the downhaul so that the leech is just beginning to go loose between the upper battens. Then tension the outhaul so the batten above and below the boom are lying with their front tips approximately midway between the side and the back of the mast.
You can now use the outhaul adjustment to control the sail's power:
To decrease power, increase outhaul tension so the front batten tips are level with or pulled away from the back of the mast. To increase power, ease outhaul tension so that the front tip of the battens are level with the side of the mast (halfway round).
B. Rigging with downhaul tension being the main control (stronger winds, blasting or for more forgiving feel)
Tension the downhaul so that the leech is moderately loose between all the upper battens. (This is a fair bit more downhaul than in 'A' above) You will need a few centimetres of outhaul to pull the front tip of the battens between the side and the back of the mast. The outhaul is still used to fine tune the power, but when using this amount of downhaul, it's the downhaul that becomes the dominant control and can be adjusted accordingly.
The easiest way of checking downhaul is by looking at the leech tension. There’s a wide range of settings, here’s a good guide:
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6.0 Jan/Feb 2013 Windsurf Mag
"The Tushingham Storm is a highly versatile and hassle-free sail to use, with great plug-and-play potential that riders of all levels can instantly enjoy. It’s best suited to the more freeride focused riders who want to blast around at high speeds and turn with ease and style, but is also pretty capable of venturing out into some waves and it certainly won’t hold you back if you fancy busting out some freestyle moves at any point."
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