The 014 Blade is the wave sail to choose for all-round high performance.
Maximum stability and wind range is built into this sail by using 5 battens, control-oriented profiles and a medium head tension to allow twist. This year, the smaller sizes have been softened for even more high-end control.
The Blade produces a lot of down-force, which does 2 things;
- holds the board on the water when over-powered giving a very safe, in-control feeling.
- drives the rail into turns, enabling it to produce those trademark McKercher gouges.
Last year, we introduced SpiderFibre technology which allowed us to radically reduce swing weight, and at the same time engineer a stronger clew. After I2 months of these sails being in the market we’re pretty stoked to be running at a zero failure rate.
So for the 20I4 Blade we’ve continued to reduce swing weight by lightening up the leech area by using our proven eM3 material. These high tech materials make the Blade one of the lightest wave sails available, even compared to other brands’ 4 batten sails. Other construction updates include stronger mini-battens using designs pioneered in the S-I.