The sail which reached PWA podium in its first generation and first event. Lift, lightweight, LOTS OF POP, short boom, high foot, and straight profiled battens! These were the requests from our freestylers. To meet the requirements of the team, a large Dacron panel was introduced into a four-batten construction to create earlier planing and more pop in the sail. The straight profile in the top of the sail combined with a tight leech allows for super easy ducking of the sail and back winded tricks. No gimmicks have been invented or stitched onto the sail. The team requested the most functional freestyle sail possible with a slashed down weight to have no restraints for pulling the fastest and highest moves.
Power in the front of the sail was the main concept, to have more power in light winds. Low clew and straight foot of the sail to allow for better ducking and shorter boom length to allow for extra power. The Dacron luff panel is wide and covers a long area along the mast: centred perfectly to contrast the push and weight of the rider to get the max stability and higher pop. The sail is a powerful toy, with fast acceleration to allow moves in shorter spaces, power in lighter winds and higher stability in stronger winds. The construction is light, but extensively tested on the water to make sure that it would still take the biggest crashes. Because the sail is so light, it gave us the chance to use Xply monofilm, (except for the window zone), allowing you to take the Slash into waves too, or to challenge harder crashes.
I’ve been freestyling many years. I live in a paradise for freestyling. Lake Garda. Every morning at 6am I meet with many freestylers, and we throw in moves nonstop till the wind dies in Malcesine. I realized the high potential of the sail I had in my hands, and with the Point-7 Black team living on the same spot we had the chance to test every day each small detail, to bring the sail to have each detail characteristic double, triple…..checked. One of the reason of joining the Black Team and Point-7 was because I knew that the riders were followed and considered a 100% for the development. In this case, I had the opportunity to express the style of my experience directly on the Slash! Throw it, shake it, and make it dance!
Marco Vinante, ITA 205
|Size||Luff||Mast||Mast Diameter||Mast Advice %||Ext||Ext Type||Boom||Boom Type||Vario||Battens|
|4,0||372||370||rdm||100, 80, 60||4||rdm 32/48||149||Alu/carbon||○||4|
|4,4||395||370||rdm||100, 80, 60||26||rdm 32/48||153||Alu/carbon||○||4|
|4,8||407||400||rdm||100, 80, 60||8||rdm 32/48||158||Alu/carbon||○||4|
|5,2||419||400||rdm||100, 80, 60||20||rdm 32/48||165||Alu/carbon||○||4|
|5,5||438||430||rdm||100, 80, 60||8||rdm 32/48||170||Alu/carbon||○||4|