Jun 9, 2010
RRD Super Style 5.8 and 5.3
On the water: The Super Style is RRD’s crossover sail line. It has a little more shape than its Wave Vogue wavesail and is built with a concern for weight. We found it to be a true do-everything sail. There is just enough shape sewn-in for it to power up quickly and get even the largest riders up to speed. Also, it maintains enough depowering ability to go neutral during transitions and to give experienced riders feedback to trim for added efficiency. All this makes it a one-sail wonder that any rider can have fun on whether you’re blasting back and forth fully powered-up, throwing down freestyle moves on perfectly flat water, or even riding San Carlos’ perfect peeling waves. Finally, the price is also right, as the SuperStyle is considerably cheaper than other sails of its pedigree.
Rigging: Getting the SuperStyle rigged-up properly does take a bit of a fine touch for tuning. Small movements of rope make for noticeable changes in the look and feel of the sail. However, you’ll be able to dial this in after a couple sessions once your eyes and senses are recalibrated to its more subtle nuances. When you get it right you’ll find just enough outhaul tension to keep the sail stable in transitions and still have a leech that can dampen big gusts.
Final word: The SuperStyle is a true do-it-all sail for any level rider.
SuperStyle 5.3 Gallery:
SuperStyle 5.8 Gallery: