A BALANCED 4 BATTEN OUTLINE TO GO RADICAL IN ANY CONDITIONS

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.

Starting from 499,00 €

CODE 7548_BLACK
CODE 832_YELLOW

TECHNICAL DATA

 Size  Euros  Luff  Mast  Extention  Boom Trim  Boom  Kg (+-5) Top Battens Clew  rdm mast  sdm mast  Best Mast  Ext Rdm 32  Ext Rdm  48  Ext Sdm  Alu+ Boom  Carbon+ Boom  Best Boom Harness lines Vulcano
3,3 499 351 340 12 138+-2 140 2,66 vario 4 2 ring

K87 K97

no

K87 K97

yes yes no 140 140 140 fixed yes
3,7 519 363 340 24 144+-2 146 2,76 vario 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K87 K97 yes yes no 140 140 140 fixed yes
4,0 529 372 370 2 148+-2 150 2,80 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K87 K97 yes yes no 140 140 150 140 fixed yes
4,2 534 374 370 6 150+-2 152 2,85 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K87 K97 yes yes no 140 140 150 140 fixed yes
4,5 539 381 370 12 152+-2 154 2,90 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K87 K97 yes yes no 140 140 150 140 fixed yes
4,7 559 397 370 28 158+-2 160 2,95 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K87 K97 yes yes no 140 160 140 150 140 fixed yes
5,0 564 401 400 4 158+-2 160 3,04 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no

K97

yes yes no 140 160 140 150 140 fixed yes
5,3 569 412 400 14 164+-2 164 3,14 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K97 yes yes no 140 160 140 150 140 fixed yes
5,6 579 425 400 26 174+-2 176 3,42 Fixed 4 2 ring K87 K97 no K97 yes yes no 140 160 140 150 140 150 160 fixed yes
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. Our Point-7 Black Team together with Josep Pons have worked on the development over the year to prove what The SALT PRO can do. It’s not only going to podiums, but it’s about being the most radical out there in any situation and conditions. With this sail we want to make sure that you feel confident in trying anything out! Scoring quality points on the water will make you stand out from the rest.

THE TESTS ON MAGAZINES SAY

With masses of useable power and a fun active nature, the efficient and dynamic on/off profile is designed to be radical on the wave and allowing the enterprising sailor to get away with the smallest sail possible. It’s a versatile wave sail which can be used in all conditions by tightening or loosening the clew. Fast, agile, and supremely comfortable to use, the Salt Pro’s soft delivery style makes its spirited rearward rider-focussed power, both useable and stable across a far-reaching tuneable range. A manoeuvre machine. At this price, represents exceptional value for money. The Salt provides the power and balance to make the most of all coastal environments.

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. Adjust the back-hand power, and it’s ready to offer 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. Light and balanced in the hands, the power comes from a high forward position, its punchy delivery softened by the stretch in the luff sleeve and large Dacron luff panel. Once the pressure builds and the draft reaches its elastic limit, the response from the sail’s high skin tension takes over, providing crisp, precise handling and inspiring the rider to explore its manoeuvre potential. On the wave, the Salt provides masses of useable drive through the bottom turn, whilst always remaining controllable. At the critical moment, it has a more of an on-off nature, the Dacron panel permitting the lungs of the sail to exhale and become light and easy for manoeuvre. As the wind increases, the use of the lower clew eyelet adjusts the boom angle and encourages the rider into a more compact stance, and if required the downhaul tension can be increased to extend upper-panel twist without the demise of the sail’s forward profile. It’s fast, it’s agile, it’s up to you to let the next move be or dream, or to make it happen. The Salt is ready to stand out!

ON LAND

Rigged, the luff length increment provided 3cm extension is suggested to provide extra play. When applying downhaul, the Salt’s mid-leech falls away quickly whilst the upper leech remains relatively taut, its looseness masked in part by the large mini batten. There is plenty of luff curve in the sail’s leading edge, forcing a good deal of shape into the draft, whilst the two lower battens retain excellent rotation around the mast. It has a short boom length and high clew eyelet position, making it feel small and throw around yet providing direct contact with the power generated. Fast and efficient on the way out, it always feels compact and controllable, the breathability of the Dacron helps the sail to cushion impacts whilst dancing over sharp chop. active, yet controllable.

WHATS NEW FOR 2021

The development of this masterpiece is very extreme to tune up each different size to match the conditions being used in. A cleaner construction and look to modernize the performance of the sail has been introduced. Slender and agile as ever. The bigger sizes have been worked on to bring more upwind and power performance.  The 832_Black Code with the top part of the sail in 2.5mil Xply, which will deliver a light and forgiving feeling. The 7548_Yellow code with total 4mil Xply on the top part of the sail to have a more reactive and crispy feeling.

ON THE WATER

The Salt translates to plenty of useable bottom end grunt, the large luff panel expanding to significantly increase the depth of the draft. The delivery is soft and forgiving, and comes through both hands, the centre of effort focussed around the rider. Used in properly powered conditions, this transforms into a power-hungry animal, locked in and dancing over the water as it advances in every gust. It moves smoothly around the rider thanks to the softness in the luff panel, enabling to keep the pedal down in attack mode, even in the most uninviting conditions. With speed comes light handling, which combined with the Salt’s on-off capacity when eased out, makes it a formidable weapon on the wave and in transition.

COMPETITION RESULTS

The sail that has brought a PWA World Vice Champion results to Point-7.

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. Josep Pons is now in charge of the development with the rest of the Wave Black team and has given new important feedback on the New SALT PRO.

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 freer, 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, power, whilst giving more control to the rider for that extra comfort.

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 to obtain a slight lose leach. For wave riding the leach lose leach, should fall 15cm from the leach to the first mini batten on the top. (-3 cm from max downhaul setting). For the boom length, the lower ring to the minimum boom setting required in the specs. For Bump and Jumping, pull downhaul setting all the way to 1cm to the end of the setting required, and use the higher ring with the max setting required from the specs. Tighten 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.

RIDER DEVELOPER COMMENT

The Salt Pro is being developed all year round constantly. Each detail is being overlooked to be improved. The development is so millimetric around all the different components, that each size takes a different direction to aim to be perfect for the wind range that is going to be used in.

SALT PRO

SALT PRO

Possibility to play with 3cm downhaul for wave sailing on-shore or side-shore settings.

Outline A medium cut foot to satisfy the need of the new moves, low enough to power up during a bottom turn. 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.

Clew and Eyelets: Two light ring eyelet positions. Lower ring setting for wave sailing. Higher ring to increase power and acceleration for bump and jumping.

High skin tension and a tight leech. S/shaping on 3rd batten for extra speed to jump higher, and reactive maneuver orientated ride. maintaining a flat batten profile over the boom.

Upper leech remains relatively taut.The reduced head outline shape allows a fast rotation and light feeling

The Dacron panel stretches to increase power in light wind, absorb impacts from landings and hard conditions. Neutralizes during the wave sailing from its on-off nature.

Plenty of useable drive through the bottom turn, whilst always remaining controllable. The two lower battens retain excellent rotation around the mast. Stability, drive, a quick tack rotation.

X-ply Anti UV- window only where it would not obstruct perfect vision.

5mil central transparent monofilm visibility window.

5mil Anti UV- X-ply base panel for protection from accidents.

4mil Anti UV X-ply laminate for high reactivity

4mil Anti UV X-ply laminate for high reactivity

Battens: X-ply alternate batten pockets for lighter weight and reflex. Four-batten construction.

2.5 mil Anti UV X-ply laminate for light weight and forgiving in landings. (black version)

SAIL SIZE GUIDANCE

Weight (kg) 45-60 60-75 75-90 90-100+
Wind (kts)
6-11 (Foil wind) 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.6
Board Volume 95 95 100 110
ott-16 5.0 5.3 5.6 5.6
Board Volume 95 80 100 110
16 – 21 4.5 4.7 5.0 5.6
Board Volume 75 80 85 110
21 – 25 4.0 4.7 4.5 5.0
Board Volume 75 80 85 95
25 – 31 3.6 4.2 4.2 4.5
Board Volume 75 80 85 95
35+ 3.3 3.6 3.6 4.0
Board Volume 75 80 85 95