For riders demanding dependable performance across a wide wind range, you simply can’t beat the stability and control that 5 battens provide. Based on this fundamental we built the Blade to be the ultimate all-rounder wave sail.
Increased luff curve adds skin tension to hold the profile forward and low to maximise wind range. A Dacron luff panel allows elastic expansion under load, furthering the draft-forward bias when conditions get extreme. The control-oriented geometry sets the rake angles to maintain downforce at the mast base whilst setting the clew below shoulder height where it can be most easily managed. The stance is balanced with the upper shaping moved forward to put less pressure on the back leg and reduce fin load.
Constructed entirely out of premium X-Ply, the Blade is one of the most durable sails on the market, yet intelligent design means it’s also one of the lightest. SpiderFibre technology has radically reduced swing weight whilst also creating a much stronger clew. Dyneema window X-Ply allows for unrestricted vision. Upper panels in eM3 reduce swing weight. The new highly durable yet lightweight eM4 material is used in the high load foot area. Double width seams lock every panel in place. Engineered for performance.