OVERVIEW

PRO CARBON BATTEN TUBES
MADE IN GERMANY

OFFERING SPECIAL CARBON TUBES TO ENHANCE THE PERFORMANCE OF YOUR RACING SAIL. 

There are 2 weights in windsurfing. On land and on the water. It does not mean that a heavier sail on land is going to be heavier than the light sail once on the water sailing. It can be even the other way round, where a heavier sail being efficient in it’s materials reflex, donates a lighter feeling than a sail with lighter materials which might blow up in the wind due to light stretchy materials. Sometimes too stiff carbon material could also bring either too much reflex or too stiff feeling which kills breathing efficiency and comfort to the rig.

WHY THIS BATTEN:

We made sure that the tubes we offer have the same curve and stiffness as our production tubes, giving the following advantages:
  • Lighter on land.
  • Increasing the light feel on the water.
  • Faster natural reactivity to follow the natural flex and reflex of the sail.
  • Lighter to pump
  • Better comfort in higher wind range.

WHY NOT ANY CARBON TUBES CAN FIT OUR SAILS?

Often carbon tubes are stiffer than what is needed in our sails by:

  • Killing the wind range in light wind by not letting the sail breath,
  • Flattening profiles needed to give power,
  • Not allowing the s-shape to work as the wind increases, therefore decreasing comfort and speed in stronger winds

PRO CARBON BATTENS SPECS

ONLY BATTEN 1 TO 4 COUNTING FROM THE TOP OF THE SAILS ARE THOSE TO BE REPLACED. LOWER 3 BATTENS WILL REMAIN THE PRODUCTION ONES.
AC-1 Slalom racing Production batten weight (g) Pro Carbon batten weight (g) Weight save per sail (g) Weight Save in % 8mm tube needed 10mm tube needed Tensioner small Price (euro)
4.7 343 170 172 50 1 1 2 189
5.0 364 181 183 50 1 1 2 189
5.6 384 191 193 50 1 2 2 289
6.2 401 199 201 50 2 2 2 359
7.1 414 206 208 50 2 2 2 359
7.8 440 219 221 50 2 2 2 359
8.6 476 237 239 50 2 2 2 359
9.2 500 249 251 50 2 2 2 359
                 
F1 SL Foil Slalom racing Production batten weight (g) Pro Carbon batten weight (g) Weight save per sail (g) Weight Save in % 8mm tube needed 10mm tube needed Tensioner small Price (euro)
4.7 308 153 155 50 2 2 2 189
5.8 346 172 174 50 2 2 2 189
6.9 356 177 179 50 2 3 2 289
8.0 394 196 198 50 2 3 2 359
9.0 461 229 232 50 2 3 2 359

MADE IN GERMANY

MADE IN GERMANY

      • Very precise, cylindrical, manufactured using prepreg wire-wrap process
      • Unidirectional fibre with glass scrim weave
      • Top layer carbon-roving visual structure – canvas
      • External diameter ground/smooth with diameter tolerance ± 0.1 mm
      • Surface smooth
      • Temperature-resistant up to 120°C
      • Outstanding bending resistance

Layer structure:

    • 80% of fibres unidirectional
    • 20% of fibres canvas top layer

IN THE PACK. INSTRUCTION TO REPLACE THE ORIGINAL BATTENS:

Batten positon Type  Pro Carbon Tube Action Batten Tensioner
(Top Batten) 1 1 piece batten 8-10mm  Cut to same size as original Use original
2 1 piece batten 8-10mm  Cut to same size as original Use original
3 2 piece batten 10-12mm Take out batten tip from tube. Grind 2mm the plastic ferrule to insert into the 10-12 pro carbon tube after having cut it to size.  Use small tensioner sent with new tubes battens
4 2 piece batten 10-12mm Take out batten tip from tube. Grind 2mm the plastic ferrule to insert into the 10-12 pro carbon tube after having cut it to size.  Use small tensioner sent with new tubes battens
5 Original
6 Original
(Bottom Batten) 7 Original