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Slash

SLASH, POP, SPIN & ROTATE!

Designed for: Freestylers who do not want to limit themselves due to the product!

The tests on magazines say: The freestyle sail which has no limits when the wind increases.

Its character: 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.  Lots of Pop! Stability all around its structure.

Competition Results: PWA podium in its first generation and first event!

Developed and designed by: The Point-7 Black Team. A team of professional sailors and designers who have proved themselves by designing the winning sail for the World Champion in the PWA Slalom World Tour. Now with their pro Freestylers Team, with  Top 3 PWA rider Yentel Caers as their leader, the Slash is continually under pressure to continue its development.

Development Target: 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
70%
Drive
90%
Handling
80%
Riding
100%
Neutrality
100%

Outline: A short balanced boom length and high foot satisfy the needs of our riders to control the sail without having excess outline in the way. The reduced head outline shape allows a fast rotation of the sail, and a light feeling.

Battens: Straight profiled four-batten construction to save weight, and with no profile along the top 3, allowing the sail to be ducked with simplicity.

Eyelets: One ring positioning to save weight. Placed in at the perfect height to bring the correct balance to the tension of the leach.

Rotation and profile: An important rotation lets the batten sit in front of the mast on the lower part of the mast sleeve – giving lift as the wind enters, thanks also to the Dacron panel. This concept brings in the extra power in the front of the sail. A main concept, to have more power in light winds, dragster acceleration, and tons of pop. Moving behind the mast panel area the profile of the sail is totally flat, and 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.

Clew:  Low clew and straight foot of the sail to allow for better ducking and shorter boom length to allow for extra power.

Body Material:  To meet the requirements of the team, a large Dacron panel was introduced into create earlier planing and more pop in the sail. The Dacron luff panel is wide and covers a long area along the mast: centered perfectly to contrast the push and weight of the rider to get the max stability and higher pop. Mostly assembled by the 4mil Anti UV-Black Laminate. Highly responsive. The construction is light, but extensively tested on the water to make sure that it would still take the biggest crashes using a 5mil Anti UV-Black X-ply base panel for extra strength. Clear monofilm window for perfect vision through the sail. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and better reflex.

Rigging: The Slash is straightforward to rig, requiring an easy amount of force to counter its luff curve to set the rotation of the profile according to each freestyler needs. Playing with the outhaul will boost up power or increase control, but do give good outhaul tension until you you’re your perfect performance. Tighten the bottom and top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other battens, without over tensioning them.

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I’m really stoked about the performance of the new Slash! The sail makes freestyle much more fun, because the combination from great control combined with power in the right position, makes the sail perfect for all kind of moves from old school to all the newest moves. We really looked to make the sail to perform in every condition, because I like to switch up between flat water freestyle, choppy conditions are even freestyle in the waves. Freestyle is getting more extreme.

Yentel Caers, BEL 16

Size Luff Mast Mast Diameter Mast Advice % Ext Ext Type Boom Boom Type Vario Battens
3,6 362 340 rdm 100, 80, 60 24 rdm 32/48 142 Alu/carbon 4
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
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