LOFTSAILS 2016 SWITCHBLADE
3-CAM PERFORMANCE FREERACE SAIL

 

3-Cam Performance Freerace

Sizes: 9.3 8.5 7.8 7.3 6.8 6.3 5.8 5.0

For entry-level racers and GPS enthusiasts the Loftsails 2016 Switchblade is a weapon for serious speed on all points of sail. 

A moderate sleeve means easy rigging while the smooth Tekcams rotate like a dream. 

A firm favourite in the most demanding magazine tests, the Switchblade is smartly constructed with a forgiving, elastic, dynamic feel that delivers awesome wind range and hassle-free tuning.

If you’re an aspiring slalom star or budding speed freak, this is the perfect solution to explore the world of powered-up, deep downwind runs and pushing your PBs with super top-end control – with the security of power and glide in marginal wind or lulls.

VIEW TEST REPORTS: Loftsails 2016 Switchblade scooped Coupe de Coeur in Planche Mag!

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FEATURES & BENEFITS

 

  • Unique full IYU250, 4-part, moderate mast pocket construction
  • RDM recommended – SDM compatible
  • Slick Tekcam2 rotation. (Tekcam2 Large for SDM also supplied)

 

  • Metallic cam interfaces
  • Centered battens in x-ply sleeves. (Alternate pocket sides)
  • Streamlined neoprene boom cutout with dual zippers

Colorways

switchblade_orange
switchblade_blue

Designer’s Comment

  • SWITCHBLADE
    "Accessible freerace. Years of development, years of superlative magazine test results … performance made easy"

    Monty Spindler
    Monty Spindler Sail Designer / Founder

Pro Tip

  • SWITCHBLADE
    "Uncanny combination of cam-sail power and no-cam handling! Consider some extra spacers after the first few sessions"

    MIRIAM RASMUSSEN
    MIRIAM RASMUSSEN International Team Rider
  • SWITCHBLADE
    "The Switchblade is the choice for those who want cam-driven performance combined with the easy handling that a moderate mast pocket provides. The Loftsails Switchblade is progressive slalom performance made accessible. Check out the Switchblade pedigree - mag test winner for years!"

    Monty Spindler
    Monty Spindler Sail Designer / Founder
  • SWITCHBLADE
    "Comfortable and quick throughout a huge wind range with around 4-cm. of downhaul range - potentially allowing a reduced quiver size. The build quality and materials are second to none"

    Jim Crossley
    Jim Crossley National Rider (UK)

Details

SPECIFICATIONS

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SIZE MAST BOOM Vario_Top WEIGHT Ext. Cambers Battens Reccomended_Mast
9.3 524 236 NO 6,24 34 TekCam2 7 490_EXPERT_SDM_(RDM/SDM)
8.5 508 224 NO 6,09 18 TekCam2 7 490 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)
7.8 494 216 NO 5,84 34 TekCam2 7 460 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)
7.3 472 210 NO 5,37 18 TekCam2 6 460 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)
6.8 458 204 NO 5,20 28 TekCam2 6 430 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)
6.3 442 196 NO 5,06 12 TekCam2 6 430 EXPERT RDM (RDM/SDM)
5.8 418 192 YES 4,90 18 TekCam2 6 400 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)
5.0 391
182 YES 4,50 21 TekCam2 6 370 EXPERT SDM (RDM/SDM)

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.

LOFTSAILS SWITCHBLADE MAGAZINE TEST RESULTS

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