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Camber Sail Rigging Instructions

Skyscape, Skyblade, Switchblade, Racingblade, Speedblade, BladeFR & Raceboardblade

1. Lay out your Blade on a dry, sand-free and ideally wind-free surface.
2. Check that the Tekcams matches the mast you want to rig on it: Large for SDM masts, REDUCED for RDM masts
3. Insert the recommended mast fully into the mast pocket WITHOUT threading the mast thru the Tekcams (by-pass all cams so that the mastgoes easily above the battens & mast panel and directly up to the sail top).

Check that the sail top plug is correctly seated into the mast top
4. Set your mast extension to the recommended length, thread downhaul line and apply firm tension so the mast bends to allow the boom to be mounted.
5. Set the boom to the recommended length and mount the boom on the mast.
6. Apply FIRM outhaul tension; pull the sail flat so that the Tekcams are pulled back and away from the mast.
7. FULLY release downhaul tension.
8. Set Tekcams into position on the mast by pushing up on the cams from the lower side with one hand and down on the sail batten inside the mast pocket (cam zips open, enter boomhole) for each cam. This action allows the cams to be pushed up into place. Do not over-apply pressure! If cams do not easily go into place, apply more outhaul tension & less downhaul tension.
9. Once all Tekcams are set in place on the mast, apply full downhaul tension.
10. Check all batten tensions with the Loftsails batten tensioner included inside your mast pocket.11. Set outhaul tension to suit windsurfing conditions and GO ENJOY THE WIND!

TIP Avoid allowing cams to ‘snap’ off the mast when de-rigging. Manually removing cams from the mast (opposite of rigging sequence above) will extend the life of your Blade.

Tekcam Spacers
  • 4 to 6 Tekcam spacers are included in your sailbag.
  • Tekcam spacers can be placed between the cams andmast panel front edge to promote a cleaner leading edge.
  • Spacers may affect cam rotation (more difficult).
  • Mounting more than 2 spacers per Tekcam is not recommended !

Purelip, Wavescape, Airscape, Oxygen

1. Lay out your Loftsail on a dry, sand-free, and ideally wind-free surface.
2. Insert the recommended mast fully into the mast pocket. Pull the sail down unto the mast at the molded label just above the boomhole- a large foldwill arrive at the sail boomhole. Once the top plug is correctly seated into the mast top, then pull the sail down at the tack corner. Do not only pulldown at tack- this causes damaging pressure between the mast top and the mast sleeve and will void the warranty!
3. Set your mast extension to the recommended length, thread downhaul line and apply firm tension.
4. Set the boom to the recommended length, mount boom on mast, tension outhaul.allow the boom to be mounted.
5. Apply full downhaul tension.
6. Check all batten tensions with the batten tensioner key included with your sail. Upper battens (flat profile) need less tension, lower battens (full profile) need more tension. Over tensioning battens may affect rotation and possibly damage your sail.
7. Set outhaul tension to suit windsurfing conditions & GO ENJOY YOUR SESSION!
Trim!
Trim your Sail ! When powered-up- apply full downhaul tension! Release outhaul to suit wind conditions.
Adjust your outhaul: strong winds- flat = easy. Light winds- released = power.


Items to note...
  • Be sure the bottom mast section is fully inserted into the top section before applying full downhaul tension.This can be easily done by carefullyfeeling the mast through the mast pocket, or use tape to cover the connection.
  • Keep sand away from your sail! Sand degrades cam rotation, and may cause excessive wear of the mast, And promotes early aging of your sail. Never drive the mast top into the sand as a method of anchoring the rig. Should sand enter the Blade mast pocket, take care to completely rinse.
  • Control and Keep clean the Tekcam rollers and Tekcam friction area and on the mast too, large scratches on the mast will avoid the warranty
  • Your sail should be dry and sand-free when rolling for storing in the sailbag.
  • Your sail should be dry and sand-free when rolling for storing in the sailbag.

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