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NAISH INDY 7.6 2013 TEST REVIEW

Stats Size (m2) 7.6 Luff (cm) 470 Boom (cm) 198 Battens 6 Ideal Mast 460/25 IMCS Extension Req (cm) 10 Price £629

NAISH INDY 7.6 2013 TEST REVIEW

THE LOW-DOWN
The Naish Indy is a compact, low-aspect twin cam freeride sail intended for early planing, speed and easy handling. The Indy sits between the Rally and Moto (no-cam) and Bullet (3-cam race) sails in the Naish range.

AT-A-GLANCE

Six battens with three micro leech battens

Two cambers

Ultra lightweight X-166 scrim construction

Minimalist tack fairing

Compact outline with low aspect shape

Medium width luff tube

Lightest sail on test

RIGGING
Using a 460 Naish 100% carbon mast we found a zero setting and just the minimum amount of downhaul was necessary. The Bullet is an easy sail to rig and tune – with easy access to the downhaul thanks to the handy side-access padded tack fairing and large sleeve cut-out.

PERFORMANCE
The Indy is incredibly lightweight and well balanced in the hands. The power feeds in smoothly at the bottom end, accelerating rapidly and pulling hard up to top speed while delivering a superb level of control throughout. The wind range is impressive, with plenty of grunt to keep you trucking through lulls and good stability during gusts or at the top end.  The handling feels free and easy, giving tonnes of confidence to really push it hard and squeeze out every ounce of straight-line speed. Through manoeuvres the featherweight nature really pays out with a throwabout feel around the corners aided by silky smooth cam rotation.

THE VERDICT
The Indy is a lightweight, high-spec option delivering easy-to-access, racesail-style performance. The nimble and balanced feel and impressive behaviour throughout the wind range make this 7.6 a standout candidate. Suitable for all levels of rider seeking agile, hassle-free handling without sacrificing on top-end speed. A superb all-round freeride/race sail.

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