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Simmer Veron 6.5 2012

Simmer Veron 6.5

Stats Size (m2) 6.5 Luff (cm) 445 Boom (cm) 195 Battens 5 Ideal Mast 430/21 IMCS Extension Req (cm) 15 Price £399

Background
The Simmer Veron is a performance entry-level freeride sail, designed to be user-friendly, offer easy handling and to allow any windsurfer to improve quickly. Sizes range from 4.5 up to 8.0 and the whole line (apart from the two biggest sails) is designed to fit on just one mast and boom.

At a glance
Its build quality is very high and with plenty of X-ply re-enforcement in the critical high stress areas – in fact the build quality is the same as Simmer’s higher end sails. It has five battens and a compact shape with a very short luff length.

Rigging
It rigs on a 430 mast (either SDM or RDM) and we tested it with a Simmer SDM which worked a treat. Rigging the Veron is simple and it is also very easy to tune as it is not too sensitive working well however you set it up.

Performance
It feels perfectly balanced in the hands and has a smooth neutral pull, which does give you a bit of feedback. The short luff length means it feels compact and easy to handle. Its wind range is very impressive, with plenty of bottom end grunt that feeds in smoothly to allow you to get planing early and at the top end, it remains well behaved and handles gusts extremely well. Through manoeuvres, its compact shape is easy to throw about and its balanced handling makes all freeride moves easy, aiding progression for all levels.

The verdict
The Simmer Veron is extremely user-friendly, with great plug and play feel. It’s easy to rig and delivers superb easy handling that all levels of rider will appreciate. Although it is aimed at entry level riders it still offers plenty of performance to higher level riders, particularly more manoeuvre orientated freeriders.

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