Designed for: Hitting the waves at high speed to pull out new school aerial wave moves, whether you are jumping or going for aerials. The right mix between drive on the bottom turn, but at the same time a neutral on/off performance going for the cut back.
The tests on magazines say: An efficient on/off profile designed to be radical on the wave. Its a versatile wave sail which can be used in all conditions by tightening or loosening the clew. One of the fastest, very good for high jumps and a very reactive.
Its character: The Salt is the Point-7 all-out performance orientated four batten wave sail. Fast riding on the waves, quick to respond in new school wave sailing moves, and ultra-light in your hands. A pure new school wave sail! Regulate the back-hand power it’s ready to offer with precision; according to the wind strength, the board we use, and what we want to do. We can flatten the profile in Side-Shore conditions to neutralize the profile of the sail in high speed surf, which can give more power in the back hand to get more support in on shore conditions, or when you want quick acceleration to hit the lips of the waves.
Competition Results: The sail that has brought Ricardo Campello back on to the podium at the PWA in 2015. The sail that made Ricardo claim his first wave event victory at the PWA in La Torche. One of the most spectacular editions ever!
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. Ricardo Campello, with his background of being Freestyle Champion and now winner of PWA events in the waves, has brought given feedback on the New SALT PRO, which is nothing more direct than being one of the newest school wave sails.
Development Target: The SALT has been part of a continuous evolution since it was first introduced. Each size is tested separately according to the designated wind intensity for which the sail is designed for. The individual changes on each size have been made very specifically to create the perfect sail range. Sail profile, rotation and twist was tuned on each size to make the sails feel more free, and lighter in the hands to allow the riders to focus on the real deal. Development was focused on making the sail more comfortable in heavier conditions, especially on the smaller sizes; a lighter feel whilst giving more control to the rider for that extra comfort.
Outline: A balanced boom length and luff height. A medium cut foot to satisfy the need of the new moves which go close to freestyle, but at the same time low enough to give power. The reduced head outline shape allows a fast rotation of the sail, and a light feeling.
Battens: four-batten construction, with some profile along the lower 2 battens to satisfy the drive on the bottom turn.
Clew and Eyelets: Two light ring eyelet positions. The lower eyelet to create more opening of the lower leach 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.
Leech, Rotation and profile: Comprising high skin tension and a tight leech, with lots of S/shaping in the battens to give extra speed to jump higher. The Salt Pro has a very reactive and maneuver orientated ride, maintaining a slightly flat batten profile over the boom. The rotation of the battens are set so that the battens sit in the middle of the mast, when the correct trim is applied. This gives the stability in the drive, a quick change of tack in the moves or when riding.
Body Material: A new Dacron panel was introduced to create earlier planing and more comfort in tough conditions. Mostly assembled in the 4mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate – highly responsive. X-ply window only where it would not obstruct perfect vision while hitting the lip when riding waves, centered by 5mil monofilm. Light XXX Black Laminate to add comfort while hitting ramps at high speeds. The construction is light, but extensively tested on the water to make sure that it would still take the biggest crashes. 5mil Anti UV-Black X-ply base panel for protection from accidents. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and reflex.
Rigging: The Salt Pro is straightforward to rig, requiring an easy amount of force to counter its luff curve to set the rotation of the profile in order to obtain a slight lose leach which falls to the front point of the first top mini batten. Playing with the outhaul will boost up power or increase control, but do give it good outhaul tension until you find your perfect performance. Tighten the bottom and top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other battens, without over tightening them. The SALT PRO has been developed specifically on the C80 rdm masts.
Thanks to the development done on the Salt already last year I was able to pull off moves that gave me high scores on the waves. This new version has been reviewed with many details. From the leach tension to the Dacron luff panel. A right mix to keep the sail highly reactive, but at the same time giving the extra comfort! No limits, no boundaries in development. This is how real development works!
Ricardo Campello, V 111
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