Sizes : 5.0 5.6 6.3 7.0 7.8 8.6 9.2 9.6
The 2016 Racing Blade evolve from their 2015 predecessors and include new leech seam schedules.
The result is ‘tuned exhaust’. The new 2016s are dramatically easier to use, their new release character gives the rider better low end, improved middle wind-range speed and faster/easier upper-end performance.
In 2015 the Loftsails Racing Blade earned ‘winning machine’ from Planchemag (France) and was the only design in full slalom tests to earn 10s for both planing power and general performance! WIND magazine awarded the Racing Blade ‘Testers’ Choice’ rating in their 2015 full-slalom sail design tests.
For 2016 the Racing Blade also enjoys new batten-system tuning that shifts the profile slightly forward, making the designs more reactive to trim variation.
Additionally, development for the 2016 line determined that monofilm delivers superior performance.
Read more about the reasons why mono film was chosen to replace x-ply for the latest model.
|9,2||524||234||NO||6,83||34||TekCam2||7||490 TEAM EDITION SDM (SDM ONLY)|
|8.6||510||226||NO||6,45||20||TekCam2||7||490 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
|7.8||490||216||NO||6,34||30||TekCam2||7||460 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
|7.0||470||204||NO||5,96||40||TekCam2||7||430 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
|6.3||448||192||NO||5,68||18||TekCam2||7||430 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
|5.6||422||178||NO||5,37||22||TekCam2||7||400 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
|5.0||396||166||NO||5,02||26||TekCam2||7||370 TEAM EDITION SDM (RDM/SDM)|
Extensive side-by-side comparison testing proved that 430 masts delivered superior performance than 460s on the 7.0 Racing Blade. A 460 will result in a stiffer feel in the rig, which may be suitable for heavier riders. A 460 RDM mast may be a step in a softer direction that could also be an option to consider. Read more on Loftsails’ RDM and SDM mast compatibility. Note that the Racing Blade 7.8 and 5.0 have similar recommendations to use masts that might be considered quite short relative to their quoted luff lengths and that the same response as above applies.
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.