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Re: North Sails Direct?
NorthDirect does a decent job at a price. The sails are fine, but they won't set the same as a custom sail. Wether it is worth it or not depends on how important the extra performance is to you. The same thing can be said about a tri-radial versus a crosscut.
Frankly I don't thing tri-radials are worth the extra money unless you race in a one design class that doesn't allow laminate sails. It is debatable certainly, but I happen to think the tri-radials are too close to the price of a laminate to just not make the jump.
Really it just depends on how much performance is worth to you, and what you expect out of the sail.