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John
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Advanced Elements 2010 sail

Post by John » Sun May 09, 2010 1:26 pm

Has anyone bought the new sail or is there a Youtube test on it?

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Post by dspid2404 » Sun May 09, 2010 8:25 pm

If anyone has received it yet let the forum know. I'd like to get a few opinions on it and some thoughts. I have a few minor modifications I want to make to mine and I want to know what others thought first.

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Post by John » Mon May 10, 2010 2:54 am

Thanks Guys. Hadn't noticed the open thread. Looks fairly impressive.

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rapidup sail

Post by Ben » Sat May 07, 2011 6:13 pm

I tried the Rapidup Sail today on an AdvancedFrame. The pros are it was extremely easy to connect to the kayak and extremely easy to deploy. Also with only a moderate breeze the Rapidup sail kept me moving along at a nice clip ...to say the least. Also I found the kayak very easy to maneuver even during strong gusts.

However, before you purchase one I noticed some inconveniences and my apologies but I'm not sure the sail is up to the same quality standards as the AE kayaks.
1) The D-ring clips are too small for the D-rings. They go on easy enough however you will need needle nose pliers to get them off again. It required so much force to removed the clips, the clasp is now permanently bent.
2) On the Advanced Frame the sail interferes with the paddle stroke so I could only use 1/4 paddle strokes which is enough to steer but when the wind died down I had to collapse the sail. I was hoping to use the sail as an assist on less windy days.
3) And the most disappointing. Never try to collapse the sail while it's windy or the rods will snap. As I was approaching the shore I had to collapse the sail to allow for full paddle strokes. The strength of the wind on top of bending the rods was too much and it snapped. It didn't feel like I used that much force.

Again I've found all AE products to have the highest quality standards but I'm a little disappointed with rapidup sail.

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Post by dspid2404 » Sun May 08, 2011 5:16 am

In regards to the d-rings, I simply cut mine flush with a pair of cutters so that the flat part only just covers the opening. This makes them easier to get off. The problem is the flat part that covers the open section is a bit too long and a bit too strong. Cutting them solves the problem.

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Post by Ben » Mon May 16, 2011 7:11 pm

I must say customer support at Advanced Elements is phenomenal. They are hooking me up with a new sail. Thanks AE!

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Re: rapidup sail

Post by sonar » Wed Jul 13, 2011 2:50 pm

Ben wrote:I tried the Rapidup Sail today on an AdvancedFrame. The pros are it was extremely easy to connect to the kayak and extremely easy to deploy. Also with only a moderate breeze the Rapidup sail kept me moving along at a nice clip ...to say the least. Also I found the kayak very easy to maneuver even during strong gusts.

However, before you purchase one I noticed some inconveniences and my apologies but I'm not sure the sail is up to the same quality standards as the AE kayaks.
1) The D-ring clips are too small for the D-rings. They go on easy enough however you will need needle nose pliers to get them off again. It required so much force to removed the clips, the clasp is now permanently bent.
2) On the Advanced Frame the sail interferes with the paddle stroke so I could only use 1/4 paddle strokes which is enough to steer but when the wind died down I had to collapse the sail. I was hoping to use the sail as an assist on less windy days.
3) And the most disappointing. Never try to collapse the sail while it's windy or the rods will snap. As I was approaching the shore I had to collapse the sail to allow for full paddle strokes. The strength of the wind on top of bending the rods was too much and it snapped. It didn't feel like I used that much force.

Again I've found all AE products to have the highest quality standards but I'm a little disappointed with rapidup sail.
This will not break
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