A powerful masterpiece and a symbol of control.
Using a rich forward positioned profile for great drive, mixed with good skin tension the SPY is a powerful yet extremely controllable sail, which ensures you stay on top of things in the widest variety of conditions and range of winds. Undoubtedly the right choice for many and most. Power is nothing without control!
About the sail
Onshore riding, the Spy has a surplus of drive, to get you right up to the lip at high speed and the drive to get you out of any danger zone before being eaten by the wave. It will give you the choice to go for aerials or a powerful cutback without losing speed. Due to its profile and rotation, it releases a lot of speed and with a rich profile stability is ensured throughout, allowing for higher jumps with tons of control to learn easily any wave aerial manoeuvre. The wide wind range of the Spy also makes it the perfect companion for high wind for bump and jumping. Due to the four batten and three batten sails, the five batten has become for many wave sailors less attractive, even if often it could be the best choice. For 2016, this was our goal. Bringing the Spy to be as attractive as ever. The mix of work to increase even more it’s comfort, but focusing in making it as fast and light on the moves, and on the waves, as the other wave sail in the range. A strong weight decrease to bring the handling more reactive. A complete change of the opening of the leach to allow the release of pressure during the cutbacks, and smoother entry in new school moves. The use of the XXX-Black extra laminate to soften up the feeling in the rotations. The perfect mix between reactivity and gentle release on a powerful drive. A new vario top system is developed which allows to have no extra webbing flapping,if you are using the correct mast, and which is not wearing out while using the sail.
It has power and this year I’m so excited about it, as it’s not only the power, but allows to go radical as being on a four batten sail. The new weight is not making any 3-batten wave sail feel so confident anymore. The comfort of the sail in rough conditions, the speed in the rotation for executing moves, has is making this 5 batten wave sail become an amazing handling and powerful sail. I believe it’s a true masterpiece and no one could say anything about this, you ask, it delivers.
Martin Ten Hoeve
|Size||Luff (+-2cm)||Mast||Comp. Mast||Extension||Boom (+-2cm)||Vario Top||Battents|
|4,0||371||370 rdm||340 rdm||2,0||149||yes||5|
|5,4||423||400 rdm||400 sdm||24,0||167||No||5|
|5,9||440||430 rdm||430 sdm||12,0||175||No||5|
|6,4||453||430 rdm||430 sdm||24,0||184||no||5|