SIMMER SCS 7.5 2013 TEST REVIEW
The SCS is Simmer’s triple cam ‘street racer’ freerace sail. Sitting alongside the SCR race sail in their range it’s a more user-friendly alternative thats developed to perform even with slightly less responsive masts.
7 battens with 3 micro leech battens
Stretch Control System
Zipped boom cut out
Two outhaul options at the clew
Padded tack fairing
Lightweight scrim in the head
Moderately wide luff tube
Shallow foil shape
Thanks to the naroow sleeve the SCS is straight forward and hassle-free to rig, with zips at each of the cams for easy fitting. The tuning range was fairly broad and we tested it wth an 100% Carbon Simmer mast.
The SCS has an instantly manoevrable and light-in-the-hands sensation – wth the feel of a much smaller sail. Considering it was against some larger, wider-sleeved sails in the category the bottom-end power was positive, feeding in smoothly through to top speed. The wind range is decent and this is a sail that really likes to be powered up and, when fully loaded, is extremely fast in a straight-line blast. The top-end stability is excellent, reacting well to any gusts and aiding control. During gybes the light and easy handling beg it to be thrown into lay-down gybes, with slick rotation and good power delivery for the exit.
The SCS is a fast freerace sail delivering a high level of top speed performance that’s extremely easy to tap into. It’s a more race-orientated sail that would be very competitive around the racecourse but with very forgiving handling. A great value option for riders who enjoy sailing powered up and seek racing performance with minimum effort. Best suited to faster freerace or slalom boards.
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