Jun 20, 2009
Luff: 453 Boom: 182
Part of a sail line that changes from wave to flatwater orientation as sizes increase, the 6.0 m2 Gator covers the largest range of conditions. With six battens, it has the stability for impressive speeds while the cutaway clew keeps it light in the hands. Remarkably, it can be tuned both for a large wind range and rider feel. A tighter leech (less downhaul) keeps the draft high and gives it a deep, powerful pocket. We recommend this setup for heavy riders or for use on wider boards. Increasing downhaul tension causes the leech to slowly twist-off lowering the pull of the sail and adding stability at top speed. This tuning is easy to see and feel, even for the least technical riders. Finally, a large sweet spot will help you set the harness lines to enjoy your session.