SAIL VS SAIL
How often are you thinking which sail model would be better for your style?
Well in this article you will find all the comparison of one sail model against the other »
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CAM OR NO CAM?
How many times have you asked yourself, cams or no cams? There are 3 aspects that need to be taken into mind when you will want to choose your flat-water slalom sail.
Your level in water starting and jibing, what you need it for, where you windsurf »
TRIMMING YOUR CAMS IN YOUR SLALOM SAIL!
There are those who love them and those who hate them! There are those who hate them because the sails are difficult to rig, heavier to manoeuvre, more difficult to water start from the water, there are those who fear them in a jibe. Are you part of this category? Then you don’t need to read this, as you will enjoy more the non-cam sails, even if now the new AC-Z could be interesting for you to discover.
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IS A NO-CAM SAIL FASTER TO RIG THAN A CAM?
If this is one of the reasons why you would not buy a cam sail, check this video and be surprised »
AC-X, AC-K, AC-ONE. WHICH ONE IS FASTER?
What stays on the water could be limiting the speed of the sails if the sail is fast. Point-7 sails does not matter the model are all fast. So, let’s find out where the difference could be. Keep reading »
HOW TO CHOOSE BETWEEN FLAT WATER SAILS.
How many times did you ask yourself whether you would enjoy more a no cam or cam sail? In this video Andrea Cucchi, head from the development from Point-7, will give you all the details. A pure guide to help you chose the right flat-water engine for your needs. In the video, AC-F freeride, AC-X slalom No cam, AC-K 3 cam slalom and AC-One racing. Check out this video »
FREERIDE SAILS? WHAT DOES FREERIDE MEAN?
We have often discussed the differences between Slalom sails. How about freeride sails? Freeride sails are sails which are not taken into competition, and free riding is what most windsurfers do. It’s not about being a beginner but going for the pleasure of pure free windsurfing. Keep reading »
HOW OUR SAIL DEVELOPMENT WORKS
It’s often that sails which are presented on magazines are existing only as a graphical drawing. The real sail does not yet exist. Just as new car designs are presented. From seeing the image only, the beach talk is a spreading news: ‘Have you seen the new sail, it looks like it’s more powerful, it has a longer boom, …yes, I like it, I heard it’s very light. Just like when unrolling a new sail on the beach, everyone gathers around to comment, especially in no wind days. ‘The sail has good reinforcements’… a lot of comments which are very interesting, but the only thing that could eventually be really commented are printed sizes on the tack and structure. Sometimes the sail could also look the same, but there is so much work behind each millimetre, that it will make the sail different on the water. Yes, millimetres can make a sail feel good or bad! Till the sail does not hit the water, it’s hard to understand how it really performs. Keep reading »
CHOSING THE RIGHT SAIL
As you take in your hand a sail catalogue, you will find 10 different sail models next to each other. Each sail will have a different name, descriptions to make us dream, sizes and numbers that you need to be a mathematician to understand, and unlimited presentations of technical features. For those who just start to windsurf, all of these could sound ARABIC! Side-shore, onshore, neutral, free-wave, pro-am, sport-racer, slalom, racing, power-wave, crossover, free-slalom, freeride, …… every company uses different words to present the type of sail. How to choose the right sail between so many details and technical information? Keep reading »
HOW TO BUY YOUR FIRST GEAR!
You finally got to a level where you are a windsurfer. You did all your lessons in a windsurfing school, you fell in love with windsurfing, and now you are ready to buy your first gear! What to buy, what do you need, and how much money will it cost? These are all questions which could be impossible for yourself to answer, as you are new to the sport and never bought windsurfing gear. Windsurfing is technical, there is huge variety of gear for the different disciplines with multiple combinations, and a range of pricing between new and used gear. You can choose to buy from the shops who sell online, or from the physical shops, but when you are new to the sport, the best is to not take chances, but to visit a good windsurfing shop, and start asking for advice. Ask your windsurfing teacher advice as well. Keep reading »
WHEN RDM MASTS, and when K87 or K97?
It was now some years back when suddenly the rdm masts were presented on the market. There was an enthusiastic rush to change from the Sdm mast, to the Rdm for smaller sail sizes, and especially for wave sails.
Many believe that the Rdm mast is a lighter mast. It is slightly heavier than a Sdm… Keep reading »
THE TRUTH ABOUT MAST CURVES
The difference between carbon %, curves, and all you need to know about carbon masts! Of course the presentation from our made in Italy mast range! Check out this link »
LET’S TALK ABOUT MASTS!
We often believe that the carbon content percentage from the mast is the main important thing. The truth is that it’s better to have the correct curve, rather than any random 100% carbon mast with the wrong curve. Keep reading »
TAKING CARE OF THE MAST
The mast is considered to be the backbone of the sail. How well do you try to keep your own back bone? As healthy as possible. Therefore, it’s the same care which is needed for the mast for your sail. Keep reading »
PRO’S, TESTER’S AND THEIR MASTS.
How many racing masts do you think a pro needs to have/test for a PWA season, taking into account that till now without foiling they were using 6 sails? Normally the best riders have 3 mast per size. 1 for training. They have then their favourite mast that they use for racing, and their second favourite mast for racing in case something happens to their first mast. Others manage it with 2 per size. For my personal use I don’t test any mast, I usually take what is in the shelves in the storage. Keep reading »
LET’S TALK BOOMS
Discover which Slalom Carbon boom size, will fit best your sail size! Check out this video »
ALU OR CARBON BOOMS?
When it comes down to buying a boom, the first question that comes into our mind is, ‘Carbon or Aluminium’. For the price everyone would love the Aluminium boom, but when it comes to performance no one will say ‘no’ to a Carbon boom? Is this true though? Not always. There are many things which need to be considered. For a moment, let’s forget about many details that a boom can offer. Keep reading »
WHICH BOOM TO FIT MY SAILSIZE?
Discover which boom we recommend according to sail and size model. If you need more support, we are happy to give you more details if you contact us at [email protected]
OUR ALU EXTENSION
Learn about our alu extension characteristics. It’s built strong and to be as practical as possible. Check out the video »
LEARN TO THREAD THE ROPE
You can have pulley perpendicular to the sail, or parallel. We give 2 system on our extensions, and both can rig without having any crisscrossing of lines. Check the video to find out all the ways that they can be done, to downhaul the sail with a clean threading »
WAIST VS SEAT HARNESS
Do you know the real advantage or why you should choose one the other? Find out from our P7 Black Team in this video »
QR HARNESS LINES VS TRADITIONAL ONES
Well, buying QR’s is like buying a product with an extra optional. Both lines can be inserted on the boom without taking out the back end, therefore installed in no time. They both fit all boom sizes diameter. The advantage of the QR over the normal lines are the 2 main facts. They length can be changed. This means that you can have different family members, or in surf school, that need a different length, you can leave the straps on the boom and no time change the length of the line. The second advantage is safety. If you are stuck under the sail, hooked on, by pulling the QR plug, you are set free from the harness lines and swim out from a panic situation. When would I than chose the normal line over the QR.? The QR works perfectly in free-wave, free slalom, freeride, free race circumstances, and you would not want something different, but for wave sailing in waves, freestyling, and racing we would advise more the traditional system. If we would divide for sail type: QR: AC-Kpro, AC-Z, AC-X, AC-F, SPY. Normal: AC-1, AC-Kpro, F1, Slash, Salt pro.
OUTHAUL ADJUSTABLE SYSTEM
Do I need it? Everyone does. It’s like not having gears on a bike! Find out more from this video »
QRV & QR HARNESS LINES
Find out from this video why they are selling out if you don’t have them yet! Check our this short clip »
TUNING BATTENS FOR ANY SAIL MODELS
Battens can be tuned without rigging from an experienced sailor, and this can happen if the battens are in total integration with the sail project. You can trust that our Point-7 battens are fully in love with our Point-7 sails, so let us show you how to learn it to do it yourself as well.
To tune battens, you need to understand how a sail works and how battens work. We won’t get to too many details as it’s an endless world, that if you have done some years of PWA racing you would understand and it’s better to leave that to the pros but let us give you some general details.
Battens are very important to finalize the tuning of the sail They can:
- optimize the performance of the sail.
- enforce a characteristic.
- bring an update to the performance of the sail.
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BATTEN REPAIR VIDEO
Battens break due to accidents in waves or mishandling in certain conditions. However, the main problem is on slalom sails as they are built with different parts. For many taking out a batten from a sail it is already a mystery. Repairing them even more. Here are some instructions on how to repair the main parts. How to put back on the batten tensioner. Starts at 9 seconds. How to put together a 2-piece batten. (tip + 14mm tube) All AC sails. Starts at 1min,26 sec. How to put together a 3-piece batten (tip+11mm tube+ 14mm tube) ONLY AC-ONE. Starts at 3min45 sec. How to use the adapter on the base batten from the AC-ONE. Start at 14min »
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