Features
& Benefits

  • Blue: full X-Ply... 5 mil biaxial luff and foot panels, 4 mil biax window panels, 3.5 mil biax leech panels, 2 mil upper body panels
  • Orange: 5 mil biaxial luff and foot panels, 5 mil mono window and 4 mil mono body panels
  • Tekcam2 camber inducer design – easy rotation and gentle to your mast
  • SDM and RDM mast compatibility. Tekcam2 Large (installed) and Reduced (in sailbag) included with sizes 8.6 and down
  • Metallic cam interfaces – MCIs eliminate contact point degradation characteristic of cam designs without MCIs
  • Tubed batten structure – solid stability for the upper end
  • X-ply batten pockets that alternate sail sides – using similar material for the batten pocket as the body material minimizes the asymmetric character of applied batten pockets. Pockets made with laminates allow the batten to be centered. These features combine to maintain rotation symmetry. In contrast, same-side dacron pockets promote asymmetrical rotation
  • Streamlined neoprene boom cutout with dual zippers – limits water entry into the mast sleeve for fast recovery
  • Blade mast pocket construction – pocket sides under the tack pulley webbings for rotation ease, clean mast pocket and longevity
  • Kevlar strip applications – profile definition, mast pocket stability and longevity
  • Super durable full IYU250 4-part mast pocket – the perfect material between your mast and the elements
  • Trim diamond – leech release reference: dial into your sailing conditions

Colorways

Design Testimonial by Monty Spindler

Freerace! The Switchblade is fast and easy for all... proven performance

Pro tips

What do you like about the Switchblade 2019?

For cambered sails, the Switchblade is still my preferred choice in the big sizes. As a lightweight rider, the lightweight, easy handling design lets me concentrate on my technique rather than the handling of the sail. That being said, my 100kg training partner also appreciates the combination of light weight and the ample power the Switchblade delivers. If you have racing aspirations, but feel the full-on racing designs is a little to much, look no further!

Magazine test results

Sail Specifications

Description Size Luff Boom Vario Top Extension Cambers Battens Recommended Mast Weight
Switchblade 5.3 Blue HD 20195.3 m2404 cm184 cmVario Top34 cm36Team Edition 3704.65 kg
Switchblade 5.3 Orange 20195.3 m2404 cm184 cmVario Top34 cm36Team Edition 3704.65 kg
Switchblade 5.8 Blue HD 20195.8 m2426 cm192 cmVario Top26 cm36Team Edition 4004.87 kg
Switchblade 5.8 Orange 20195.8 m2426 cm192 cmVario Top26 cm36Team Edition 4004.87 kg
Switchblade 6.3 Blue HD 20196.3 m2442 cm198 cmFixed12 cm36Team Edition 4304.94 kg
Switchblade 6.3 Orange 20196.3 m2442 cm198 cmFixed12 cm36Team Edition 4304.94 kg
Switchblade 6.8 Blue HD 20196.8 m2464 cm202 cmFixed34 cm36Team Edition 4305.15 kg
Switchblade 6.8 Orange 20196.8 m2464 cm202 cmFixed34 cm36Team Edition 4305.15 kg
Switchblade 7.0 Blue HD 20197.0 m2470 cm204 cmFixed10 cm36Team Edition 4605.4 kg
Switchblade 7.0 Orange 20197.0 m2470 cm204 cmFixed10 cm36Team Edition 4605.4 kg
Switchblade 7.3 Blue HD 20197.3 m2476 cm208 cmFixed16 cm36Team Edition 4605.68 kg
Switchblade 7.3 Orange 20197.3 m2476 cm208 cmFixed16 cm36Team Edition 4605.68 kg
Switchblade 7.8 Blue HD 20197.8 m2490 cm212 cmFixed30 cm37Team Edition 4606.13 kg
Switchblade 7.8 Orange 20197.8 m2490 cm212 cmFixed30 cm37Team Edition 4606.13 kg
Switchblade 8.5 Blue HD 20198.5 m2510 cm226 cmFixed20 cm37Team Edition 4906.25 kg
Switchblade 8.5 Orange 20198.5 m2510 cm226 cmFixed20 cm37Team Edition 4906.25 kg
Switchblade 9.5 Blue HD 20199.5 m2536 cm232 cmFixed16 cm37Team Edition 5206.49 kg
Switchblade 9.5 Orange 20199.5 m2536 cm232 cmFixed16 cm37Team Edition 5206.49 kg

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