there's a dutch bank that has durban that's probably schwag and nirvana's sativa seeds line has it with 25% NL5, so it has been diluted by some breeders.
afropips WAS (+REP in peace!) the only TRUSTED source for pure african sativas i knew of and a lot of breeders that do sativas are sketchy like reeferman & seedsman or my own personal experience with instant dead mutant vancouver island seed company. i'm leery of sativas until i hear good word of mouth like i recently did ace seeds.
you want to see an impressive line of sativa (on paper), try world of seeds. i've heard one peep that their regular line at least is OK, so i'll try their gear some day, most likely for their columjbian gold as that's the very shit i started out on and that made mne want to beat the shit out of the dealer that sold mer my first 2 grams of indicrap for $5 or $10.
the cloisest thing to that i've had in my room so far was high quality seeds haze skunk which STILL has Sk1's afghanicrap stone showing (but not at imparement levelsa anymore) but also has a nice potent sativa high that lasts a wicked long time and build in your system after a week of wake & bakes giving you a vague nauseus feeling when you aren't too preoccupied to tune it out. the final bottom buds i moiwed down to & let mature a little were so potent that they made me nbearly pass out laughing at a funny website the other day and the 1st timei smoked it, got a rubber keyboard touch effect on my PC. that shit would yield like a motherfucker compared to my C99s (just dropped my 1st homemade beans to see if they're cured yet). it has a 1 bud per node growth structure (the best for harvesting!) and a shitload of bud sites every couple inches. mine was a little branchy from early pinching and if i flattened that bitch out instead of blazing her, would have gotten at least as much bud as 2 cindys i think.
i really love stretchier hazey grapes super cali haze too. it's so much like real haze that i couldn't tell the difference & hazey grapes is my new favorite odor. if there's any difference in THC profiles, the super cali might not be as potent, but it is NOT shabby! i can't wait toi test my little haze pheno joey weed C99s crossed to this shit! it should get smaller & denser while keeping the sticky grapes traits although it might lose sopme trippiness to cindy's clear heded buzz, but it will be more indoor friendly and ass kicking no matter what as both strains are great in different ways.
my favorite buzz though migh be the least potent, though it's not shabby either and i only tested early buds. 8 miles high kicks soooooooooooooooo much ass! it has a nice mildly trippy buzz that isn't overwhelming. it simply makes everything fun with NO nasty traits at all. it's energy level is totally neutral like racy & couchlock never existed to begin with leaving you with a shit eating grin looking for fun. unlike clearheaded C99 & old school kali mist, it loves tunes and wants to dance and has a great "super precise body control" effect that's special besides the 100% neutral buzz. just as much as it loves to dance, you could also just chill to a moivie on it as well. it is the absolute most refined buzz i ever had. it's sort of like haze, but it gets into music much more. i like haze, but it doesn't seem as sensory as especially visual columbian gold, but it's fun too.
i love all 3 strains and want to compare them side by side as well as try HQS' possibly even trippier THAI skunk and will look into apollo 11, urban poison and a couple other promising candidates in the future, but as a total sativa snob, i could live with any of theses strains and be happy. i'd blaze the haze skunk (nirvana's discontinued H19 skunk is probably less stony & trippier as it's clearly a more sativa pheno, but HQS' skunkier one is fine by me. it's too much fun to even pay attention to it's mild nagging couchlock) at movies where i want that old school "everything onscreen seems more real" effect i got off gold that could lead all the way up to shit looking like something else:
- rain in headlights = glowing spears of light
- wheat grass waving in the breeze = weird headed aliens marching
- newscaster looks 3D
and so on. i like potent sativas
8 miles high would be my desert island strain though because it's nothing but fun and can handle ANY situation between wake & bakes to nightcaps. it's just one super refined & classy buzz. i'd use that to convert stoners who've never gotten high or that are too naturally skittish to try them. some people should just not touch potent trippy sativas EVER! i prefer a trippier & especially more visual strain, but this one was hinting that if i either just had more bud to blaze or let it mature more would have been pretty fucking awesome! it was hinting at gold effects like that light giddy feeling in your stomach that tells you your ass is gonne be high as a motherfucker in about 10 minutes. LOL
i waited 25 fucking years for that buzz. 8 miles high is like an old lover that knows what you like, how to touch you and has learned a few new tricks giving you the best slow comfortable screw of your life. i dare ANY sativa snob to turn their nose up at this shit or any afghanicrap smoker either for that matter. anyone that would hate a purely playful & blissful high like that needs their head examined. until i try laughing buddha maybe, it's the best euphoric buzz i've ever had
C99 is a great strain too though. it's just very specific. smoke C99 (or old school kali mist) and you better not plan on sitting or sleeping! it will forklift your ass out of that chair and make you do shit like a drill sargeant... a sexy ass long legged hoittie drill sargeant taunting you to be the best you can be. LOL if the olde ball & chain is nagging you to clean the garage, smoke some cindy and have a nice pleasant day. it just makes chores doable, even fun. i would never go on a date without it if i had it. all that giddy happy energy has to somewhere and if cindy can't make panties fly like black friday at walmart, then nothing can! KM is a favorite with the ladies, especially for menstrual cramps, but i think KM just smacks the bitch out of chicks and makes them too happy to be on the rag.
C99 is also a really compact & fast strain like an indica, but low odor too with joey's gals leaning towards hazey grapiness while drgreenthumb's gals are bred for her prized "potent pineapple" pheno. i can't wait to test that & hit it up with joey pollen & back cross it for potent pineapple.
if you're a sativa lover, these 4 strains will satisfy you. haze skunk & C99 are all you need, but super cali is great too and 8 miles is super refined & comfy. this is the kind of shit that i would put up with an uppity dealer for where i tell every afghanicrap clone to go fuck themselves the second they give me a peep of grief because their overpriced shit ain't doin' me any favors. this is the kind of shit i'd beg to spend top dollar for if i couldn't DIY.
C99 x A11 is probably better as her apollo 11 son is mellower & trippier and super silver haze's biggest rival for "best indoor thai" back around '05. i definitely want to try some A11. i bet C99 x blueberry ain't shabby either as BB would add even more grapey fruitiness and possibly trippiness to the buzz whilst taming cindy's 10 cups of coffee energy a bit with cindy cutting BB's size & flowering time & making it less stoney. i have 2 of those left i'm excited to try