Just last year i bought a new laser radial mk. VI sail with the new batten pockets. These pockets are the type that were "designed" to prevent battens from falling out while racing. before i raced with the mk. II sail with the old style batten pockets, the type that are still on the Full rig sails. With the old sail i hadent lost a single batten, but with my new sail i have lost at least 6 battens, all while i have been racing. i was wondering if anyone has had similar problems with the battens falling out or if there is any way to prevent this. Right now i have sail taped my battens in but i was considering sewing them in permanantly.