Development 024


AC-F Development 024

This sail must be for everyone who want to have fun on the water! Isn’t this why we windsurf?

Fun, Freedom, Friends. A lot of important ‘F’s to describe the AC-F at best!

There are many freeride sails on the market, but we develop only one freeride sail, and its duty is simply to let its riders have FUN. As all Point-7, we don’t want to make a sail to get planning and that’s it! We also care that who freerides gets the magic ingredients that Point-7 can put in their sails. The AC-F needs to exhibit blasting performance to explore when the wind turns on. It needs to take the breath away!

It must be built light but with all the protection and good materials to last for many years. This is why it’s a luxury cross ride sail. The full sail is 100% Anti-UV monofilm from the US. The battens are tubular and displaced as a proper slalom sail.

One of the key features against other sail lines in the range is the slightly longer boom which allows the AC-F to give more push than expected, to even the larger volume boards.

We develop the sizes differently. The two smaller sizes bump and jumping in the waves, so five battens and wave outline, and the bigger three sizes on free race boards, with the 6-batten setup with cross batten and full slalom outline, a cut out clew introducing the fast S-shaping release as the wind and speed increases through the foil. This results in giving us the chance to increase our water performance without having to exert un-necessary power and energy. The shape of the cut out comfortably welcomes the back end of the boom.

Compare a 7.5 AC-F against a 7.7 AC-0 no cam race. The AC-F sits in the Point-7 range as the cross-ride sail, designed specifically for fun and user-friendliness. Whilst its stable-mate, the AC-0, is focused on providing race-like performance in no-cam form, it is easy to make the distinction that the AC-F is targeted towards “light wind qualities over high wind performance.”

There is only one position for the eyelet, so there is no need to choose the positioning. It’s often thought that the high eyelet is for taller sailors, and the lower one for smaller sailors, but it’s more to open and close the leach according to preference. We decided for you the best spot! One position, and we do this on all our slalom range sails!

We develop the profile to set flat at rest, with an important profile evident in the front of the main batten below the boom. The battens are free from any rotation around the mast. The increase of profile in the front and lower part of the sail increases the drive for earlier planning and acceleration in lighter winds. The drive is fundamental for carving the board better in the jibes. A deep front profile allows stability in stronger wind, therefore giving comfort and control. The flat profile on top of the sail releases light weight in the hands and on the board for a pleasant light feeling over the water.

After hard testing of pure slalom sail, whenever we jump on this project, the smiles start showing up on faces, as the sail is just so easy\light\ and still superfast.

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