LOFTSAILS 2015 BLADE-FR

 

FORMULA RACING MACHINE

SIZES : 10.0   11.0  12.0

Loftsails’ podium proven design continues to impress at all levels including Dennis Littel’s incredible 10th successive title in the competitive Dutch Formula Championship series.

True to the needs of the racecourse, the FRs deliver insane upwind performance and impressive downwind power deep off the wind.

For 2016 the FR 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0s benefit from the optimised leech-release upgrade that all Loftsails racing models have received to take them to the next level on the water, plus new materials that extend wind range and further improve stability.

The Blade FR has consistently been an ultra-competitive design in international Formula racing, reaching podium positions in both the 2013 and 2014 Formula World Championships.

Additionally, Fernando Martinez won the 2014 Spanish Formula Championships using Loftsails Blade FRs plus Dennis Littel’s stunning 10 successive season’s victories in The Netherlands further proved the pedigree.

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Internal Kevlar strip applications define shape profiles and maintain stability. Both vertical and horizontal (at cams) orientation.
  • Racing Blade mast-pocket construction: mast panel and 2-mm. triax mast-pocket sides (3 layers) are tensioned directly (all 3 layers under tack pulley webbings): downhaul tension is equalized between the mast panel and the mast pocket, resulting in the Racing Blade’s firm, clean, easy-rotating leading edge.
  • Blade mast-pocket construction: Equalized loading between the mast panel (interior) and the pocket (exterior). The result is tensioned, firm mast pockets, exceptional durability, rotation ease.
  • 4-mm. D/P monofilm body panels: proven superior performance.

 

  • Alternate side batten pocket applications with xply pockets (centered battens).
  • Teckam2s- simple, functional, light, adjustable, durable. SDM & RDM compatibility.
  • Metallic cam interfaces: rotation ease, and mast-pocket tension at cams maintained.
  • 4-mm. D/P monofilm body panels: proven superior performance.
  • New 7-mm. monofilm vertical internal panel (inside mast-pocket) for profile stability.
  • Redesigned foot geometry (foot cut higher for 2016)
  • All Racing Blades are engineered with tubed battens with varying carbon content in specific locations. The top three battens are specialized 100% carbon tubes.

Pro Tip

  • BLADE FR
    "A Formula sail with zero Backhand. So, when a gust arrives you can accelerate and keep full control of your gear. Find the downhaul setting for your board-fin combo and body weight and just play with the outhaul to match the conditions."

    Fernando Martínez del Cerro Delgado
    Fernando Martínez del Cerro Delgado ESP-71 Tarifa Core R&D Team

Details

SPECIFICATIONS

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SIZE MAST BOOM Vario_Top WEIGHT Ext. Cambers Battens Reccomended_Mast
12.0 594 282 NO 8,40 44 TekCam2 8 550_TEAM_EDITION_SDM_(SDM_ONLY)
11.0 568 272 NO 7,90 38 TekCam2 8 530 TEAM EDITION SDM (SDM ONLY)
10.0 542 256 NO 7,05 22 TekCam2 8 520 TEAM EDITION SDM (SDM ONLY)

FAQ

Will older versions of Loftsails masts be compatible with newer models of Loftsails sails - and vice versa?

Loftsails IMCS mast bend-curve specs have been consistently produced across the range since 2000. The current production technique and component materials have remained unchanged since 2007, so all Loftsails masts and sails produced since then are fully compatible.

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