RACE PERFORMANCE WITHOUT CAMS
Designed for: Slalom speed seekers, who don’t like the hassle of cams. If cambered sails are not your cup of tea, then the sheer performance specs and looks of the AC-X should be the one for you, that is if you are up or it!
The tests on magazines say: The fastest slalom sail with no cams ever, without compromise. A magazine test winner from 2014 to 2017 for its high-end speed and control. 10+ has been its vote in speed.
Its character: The AC-X is developed to be the fastest sail on the water and has proved itself on many magazine tests, without having a wide mast sleeve and cambers. The high-end performance will give you the high speed that you have always dreamed about, with minimal effort and easy handling characteristics. Probably the lightest seven batten no cam sail on the market, and high-end performance of the sail that excels even further in over-powered conditions. Power and enhanced stability in both low and high wind conditions, combined with a very locked-in feeling that is only comparable to a cambered sail.
Race Results: Winner of many national slalom championships in different categories.
Developed and designed by: The Point-7 Black Team. A team of professional sailors and designers who have proved themselves by designing the winning sail for the World Champion in the PWA Slalom World Tour.
Development Target: Designed to take out all the annoying details that cammed sails offer, but aiming to have pure slalom racing performance to annoy cammed sails. All this whilst allowing the rider to save more energy and be able to stay on the water all day.
Battens: 7 tubular battens to follow the pure slalom foil profile from the sail. Each batten is assembled easy for replacements.
Eyelets: The choice to have two eyelets. The lower eyelet to create more opening of the lower leech to increase control in stronger wind, and the higher eyelet to increase power and acceleration. We do advise the upper eyelet, unless you are a lightweight sailor.
Profile: The increase of profile in the front 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 increasing comfort and control.
Foil: As the wind enters the sail it forms a deep and fast front profile along the mast to allow stability. The wind swiftly moves to give power exactly where the stance of our body is comfortably centered on the board, and releases quickly and smoothly through the back of the sail, to allow light back hand pressure for pushing on the fin. As the wind increases, the sail will automatically self-adjust its power, thanks to the S-Shaping, along the whole middle upper leach opening.
Cut out: A bigger cut out than a normal freeride sail, has been introduced allowing more 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 extra power and energy. The shape of the cut out comfortably welcomes the back end of the boom.
Body Material: Mostly assembled by the 4mil Anti UV-Black Laminate. Highly responsive and reactive for world champion performance. 5mil Anti UV-Black X-ply base panel for protection from accidents. Clear monofilm window for perfect vision through the sail. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and better reflex.
Rigging: The AC-X is straightforward to rig, requiring a reasonable amount of force to counter its moderate luff curve and apply the downhaul required, guided by the visual aid in the top panel. It can rig both rdm and sdm mast, but from 6.5 up, the use of the sdm will give a better performance. Playing with the outhaul will boost up power or increase control. Tighten the lower 2 battens and the top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other batten without overtightening them.
This is a masterpiece sail model from Point-7. After using the cam sails the whole year round, jumping on the AC-X feels like opening the soft top on your car and going full speed through an empty road with beautiful scenery around you. When you rig the sail, and see others on cam sails, you can’t just wait to jump on the water and upset them with this outstanding no cam sail. You feel the adrenaline already while you rigging the sail, knowing the satisfaction it’s performance will bring on the water. I was racing the AC-X on a course against my colleagues with cam sails during a training with my colleagues. I won all races. We were all without words and shocked!
Matteo Iachino, ITA 140
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|6,5||454||430||(rdm)|sdm||26||(rdm)| sdm32 or 48||191|
|7,0||470||460||(rdm)|sdm||12||(rdm)| sdm32 or 48||198|
|7,5||476||460||(rdm)|sdm||18||(rdm)| sdm32 or 48||204|
|8,5||506||490||(rdm)|sdm||18||(rdm)| sdm32 or 48||219|
|9,0||516||490||(rdm)|sdm||28||(rdm)| sdm32 or 48||221|