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Freeride Cam Sails

Feb 8, 2010

Freeride sails are for anyone who just loves to sail back and forth across the water having the most fun possible! These sails do everything the recreational windsurfer needs them to:

  • they are fast enough
  • rigging them is a breeze compared to specialized sails
  • they are perfect for learning how to get into the footstraps and jibe... and if you are already there then they will keep you happy every session out!

Here are the FREERIDE SAIL options to choose from:

1. LOOK BELOW for all the Cambered Freeride sails - a sail with camber inducers typically has more power than one without. Many of these are just a slight step down from the pro race sails

2. CLICK HERE if you'd rather look at Easy Freeride sails - this category is more for occasional or more intermediate windsurfers who value ease-of-use and price over performance

3. CLICK HERE if you'd rather look at a Non-Cambered Fast Freeride sails - these provide a performance boost over the Easy Freeride category and are more hassle-free compared to the Cambered Freeride group

4. CLICK HERE if you live in a high wind location and are looking for more of a Crossover/Freestyle Wave type sail (we define these as highwind freeride)

 

2010 Cambered Performance Freeride sails:

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Aerotech Rapid Fire

 

Aerotech Rapid Fire

Concept: Freeride

The Rapid Fire has been updated for 2009. This was the first slalom sail to offer 100% grid construction and that tradition continues. This twin cam slalom series features one cam below the boom and one above. For 2009 the Rapid Fire is all about power. Its new double vertical luff panel as well as slightly wider sleeve improves power and gives this sail a 'race sail' feel.

Construction: This model features 100% grid construction for the ultimate in durability and UV resistance. Other features include; micro roller cams, a new raised stainless steel 6-1 pulley with oversized rollers, and insignia tape reinforcing. A mixture of rod and tubular battens are used in this sail.

The UDL04 Technora limited edition version features the ultra light, ultra strong UDLO4 material. This cloth is substantially lighter and allows the sail to be 10% to 15% lighter than standard models.

Designed for those who deserve the best.

Rapid Fire specs

AEROTECH WEBSITE

Bic One Design

Bic One Design

In order to support the growth and development of the Techno 293 OD and Hybrid classes, BIC Windsurf developed the One Design Rig package for use specifically by youth sailors on hybrid boards. This rig package has been designed to be raced in the widest wind range possible, representing the best possible compromise between light wind pumping performance and high wind planing performance. The key features of these rigs include:

    * A huge wind range: from 6 to 30 knots. By tuning the downhaul and outhaul, the sail can be rigged either very full with a tight leech, or very flat with an open leech.

    * A draft placement at approx. 40% from the front of the sail (freeride sails = 30% / sub-planing sails = 50%), offering the best compromise between lightwind performance and high wind control.

    * 6 batten / 2 cam configuration for the best compromise between weight and performance.

    * A very stable profile for ease of use and control in the high winds.

    * A tack strap tensioner for maximum tuning range and power in light winds.

    * X-Ply reinforcements in critical areas, durable luff pocket material and webbing batten tensioners for ease of use and practicality in a club and racing environment. Though you may not win every race in all wind conditions, the goal of the One Design sails is to make sure that you have the tools to win the regatta!

The sail is delivered in a practical sail bag.

One Design specs

BIC WEBSITE

Ezzy Infinity

Ezzy Infinity

More Power. The legendary Infinity has more horsepower per square meter than any sail in it’s class.

Light and balanced. The deep, forward draft profile of the Infinity doesn’t load your back arm when powered, giving the Infinity a very balanced feel on the water.

No Monofilm. The Infinity utilizes the world’s most advanced materials. Light weight Technora® along the leech reduces stretch and improves performance. Spectra® X-film in the luff and window panels provides extra tear strength. The new TriLite scrim used in the center panels is super lightweight and very strong.

Easy to water-start and uphaul. The Infinity’s narrow sleeve doesn’t fill up with water.

Cams fit any mast. The Infinity cam system fits any RDM or SDM mast made within the past 15 years.

You’re not the first to rig it. We already have. Every Infinity is rigged in our factory. We do a thorough check of our work plus tension the battens.

Unmatched customer service. We take our customers as seriously as we do our sails. Email us (info@ezzy.com) and you will get a personal response within 12 hours.

Infinity specs

EZZY WEBSITE

Hansen Freerace HCL

Hansen Freerace HCL

The FreeRace HCL is a user-friendly, tight-sleeved version of the Slalom HCL incorporating the technology developed for our top-level racing sails. Outline and 3D shaping are similar to the Slalom series with a seven batten, 0/1/2/3 cam-option configuration. The FreeRace HCL also utilizes our patent-applied-for Hansen Compliant Leech (HCL) technology which allows a sail to compliantly adjust both foil shape and twist automatically according to wind pressure and sheeting angle. The result is an extremely versatile sail with extended range that not only excels in light air acceleration, power and pointing but also overpowered gust response and handling. The simplicity of the FreeRace HCL's tight sleeve and lighter weight along with improved durability is particularly desirable to performance-minded sailors looking for speed and power along with reliability and ease of use. The FreeRace HCL is RDM compatible and variety of cam options allows sailors to adjust the structure to their individual preference and sailing style.

Freerace HCL specs

HANSEN WEBSITE

MauiSails Titan

Maui Sails Titan

Titan is the perfect design for fast free riding and Formula Experience racing. Continual development and testing has further enhanced the desirable soft feel and easy maneuvering that is already well known. Formula Experience racers are sure to find the refined, slightly flatter profile perfect for top speed and easy acceleration. Adjustments to leech seams make the twist character even and smooth, with only moderate downhaul required to achieve the correct setting.

A bold graphic look exhibits the increased use of X-Ply materials in a striking recognizable pattern. Load focused attachments in the batten tensioner system perfectly smooth the trailing edge correctly tack to tack. Four tube/rod battens add to the general shape stability and light weight. The conical sleeve design never holds water and makes recovery and waterstart after falls easy. Rotation is so smooth, you have no idea there are cams, making jibing as much fun as an RAF.

Tough new anti-chafe material protects the sleeve and tack area from damage. A deeper boom cutout makes attaching the boom a breeze, especially when using the MauiSails™ custom boom head design. The integrated lightweight loop-on clew pulley adds a low friction solution to outhaul adjustment that is full race capable and easy to use.

The 2010 Titan represents the ideal in easy handling Freerace characteristics, enjoyable power and speed.

 Titan specs

 MAUI SAILS WEBSITE

Naish Boxer SL

Naish Boxer SL

The Naish Boxer SL applies the Boxer paradigm to slalom sailing. The result is a sail with incredible lowend power that planes early, has excellent top speed, and is extremely easy to handle due to it's short luff and boom lengths. For 2010, the sail is 15% lighter and features a new composite sleeve, making it even more responsive in lighter winds. The 5.8,6.4 and 7.0 rig on RDMs, and are the ultimate single sail solution for wave sailors who want to get back into slalom as well as anyone looking for a lightweight, early planing powerhouse. The new 7.6 and 8.2 deliver the same outstanding performance characteristics, but optimized for heavyweights and larger boards.

    * Construction: Ultralight slalom

    * Purpose: Light to medium wind slalom

    * Characteristics: Early planing, solid power, easy handling

    * Geometry: Single luff panel, medium sleeve, 6 battens, 3 tubes, 2 cams

Boxer SL specs

NAISH WEBSITE

Naish Grand Prix

Naish Grand Prix

The Grand Prix mates the technological heart of the test-winning Stealth with an easy-to-rig midwidth sleeve. The basic sail shape utilizes a new 3D mold that delivers powerful acceleration, blistering speed, and nearly endless control overpowered, and the highest tech lightweight materials in the industry.

The result is race sail performance combined with freeride handling the ultimate sail for week-end blasters and anyone looking for maximum speed with minimum hassle.

    * Construction: Ultralight slalom

    * Purpose: Maximum slalom performance with minimum hassle

    * Characteristics: Powerful, fast, endless control at top speed

    * Geometry: Single scrim luff panel, medium sleeve, 7 battens, 4 tubes, 3 cams

Grand Prix specs

NAISH WEBSITE

 Neil Pryde H2  

Neil Pryde H2

More speed and power than a V8. H2 is the elemental symbol for Hydrogen - used properly, it’s one of the most powerful things on earth. Today, H2 by NeilPryde, used properly - is one of the most powerful things on water. A “giant leap for mankind” sized improvement over our legendary V8 series, the new H2 propels you with a whole new level of efficiency and performance through a highly refined twin cam power plant. The result: beautifully balanced constant sail drive and predictable handling for even greater wind range. The H2 is our fastest freeride sail ever thanks to it’s chemical make-up with behaviour directly descended from the RS:Racing EVOII gene pool, meaning on the water, the H2 will leave everyone else wondering what on earth just went passed them. (Amazing what we can do in the lab).

H2 specs

NEIL PRYDE WEBSITE
Neil Pryde Helium   

Neil Pryde Helium

n reply with “well, actually - yes”. Guaranteed to bring you all the planing highs of stronger wind conditions, Helium satisfies the need for speed with Big Bang acceleration to get you going faster, faster. It’s the most powerful sail in the freeride collection with a smooth twin-cam profile - stable to the point of being inert - giving you more predictable control over the elements. And when the breeze fills in, Helium responds with confidence so you can handle temperamental gusts and increased wind velocity without losing a breath. Helium - even on light days you can still get the high.

Helium specs

NEIL PRYDE WEBSITE

North S_type

North S_type

One can immediately feel that this sail incorporates not only all our experience from the NORTH SAILS racing range, but also the power and the latest features of the RAM F10. It‘s fascinating too that that the S_TY PE has gained functionality and is no even more suitable for a larger range of board types.

This is partly due to the familiar SWITCHABLE.CAM.OPTION allowing the sail to be ridden with either 3 or 2 cambers, and in particular to the CUTAWAY.CLEW outhaul that significantly improves handling thanks to a shorter boom and reduced rotation forces.

Another reason is the medium-size CONICAL.AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN mast pocket. This represents the ideal compromise between optimum propulsion and comfortable waterstart behavior. Regardless whether at high speed or simply cruising and jibing, the S_TYPE has many faces - the perfect universal performer.

As to its durability: Apart from legendary features such as DOUBLE.SEAM and DURATECH.FOOT, we gave the CROSS.BATTEN additional seam protection to prevent chafing. Simply ingenious: All S_TYPE models work ideally with one mast length!

 S_type specs

NORTH WEBSITE
Severne Element 

Severne Element

The element is the softest and most user friendly of the cam sails promoting a soft and highly efficient feel, locked down with low end power.

Element specs

SEVERNE WEBSITE
Severne Overdrive

Severne Overdrive

The OverDrive is optimised for reaching performance where speed is not compromised for a user friendly feel for everyday blasting.

The OverDrive promotes innovative rig ergonomics which have resulted in a sail that is faster for many sailors than a traditional race sail due to the ease of use. A narrower luff sleevewith the neoprene closure discourages water from entering the luff kepping the sail light for easier waterstarting and uphauling and the snap on roller cams make rigging simple.

Developing this sail to perform on lower carbon content masts and avoiding fragile components such as carbon tube battens has increased the durability whilst decreasing the cost of ownership.

Formula Experience: The new 9.7 and 11.0 are designed to be competitive in Formula Experience and both are compatible with the 250-270 Alu race boom and the Blue Line 530 for tuned race performance at a practical cost. This will utlimately encourage more people to participate in this successful class of racing.

Overdrive specs

SEVERNE WEBSITE

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