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Shape Comparison

Sail shaping balances the speed and power of a sail with control and handling. Shaping lower down in the sail will produce a little less power but increases manoeuverability. Shaping higher up in the sail creates more drive and low-end power.
In the performance oriented sails this extra power is easy to control due to the profile stability supported by cams and tube-battens. In the manoeuvre and wave oriented sails, low shaping distribution provides uncompromised manoeuverability.
 

WAVE / CROSS-OVER


 

* This chart is not comparable to other sail category charts.

 
         
Profile Flat Moderate Deep Deep
         
Draft Location Forward Central/forward Central Central
         
Luff Curve Straight/moderate Moderate Moderate/high Moderate/high
         
Downhaul Moderate Moderate Moderate Moderate
         
Surface Tension Moderate Moderate Moderate/high Moderate/high
         
Outhaul Tension High Moderate/high Moderate/high Moderate
         
Batten Layout 3 4-5 5 5
 

Flatwater


* This chart is not comparable to other sail category charts.

 
       
Profile Moderate Moderate Moderate/deep
       
Draft Location Forward/central Forward/central Central
       
Luff Curve Moderate Moderate Moderate
       
Downhaul Moderate Moderate/high Moderate/high
       
Surface Tension Moderate Moderate/high Moderate/high
       
Outhaul Tension High Moderate/high Moderate/high
       
Batten Layout 6 7 7