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RS:Racing EVO9

Buckle up!

Think, design, engineer, build, test, test, test, test, repeat. The NeilPryde Racing Program strikes again with the new edition of the speed-record-holding, World Cup-winning EVO series. The all-new RS:Racing EVO9 over-delivers on speed and acceleration but the real improvement comes in improved shaping. Reduced luff length and the pronounced leading edge curvature enhance performance and handling while the tip cut-out reduction generates more drive and limits induced drag.


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What's New

Reduced luff length and increased leading edge curvature generates constant drive and high acceleration in gusts.
The tip cut-out reduction reduces induced drag thanks to unrestricted head batten twist.


Twist Shaping Concept

The twist shaping concept incorporates powerful, forward-oriented lower body profile together with increased twist and profile reduction in the mid-body area of the sail. This concept retains power and acceleration while at the same time increases the release in the lower leech area. As a result, the new EVO9 rig can be sailed with more rake angle, increasing lift on the fin and improving top-end acceleration and speed. At the same time head twist is controlled in order to keep consistent pressure on the mast foot and prevent the nose of the board from lifting in gusts.

Pronounced Leading Edge
Increased leading edge curvature generating constant drive and high acceleration in gusts

Tip Vortex Reduction
Induced drag reduced thanks to unrestricted head batten twist.


Progressive Aspect Ratio

EVO9 features progressive aspect ratios across different sail sizes in order to address the specific functionality. Higher aspect ratio in larger sizes (7.8 and up) increases light wind efficiency and performance of the rig as well as improving maneuverability at the marks by reducing the boom length. Lower aspect ratio in smaller sizes (7.0 and down) helps maintain top-end control and stability by keeping a longer boom and focusing the sail center of effort around the rider area where it is easier to control.


Dual Boom Length Dynamic Compact Clew

The dual boom length options, allows for the rider to adapt the sail's performance to various conditions. Outer clew position can be used when you are looking for extra power and upwind lift while the inside clew setting provides better power release and control. Those performance adjustments are made possible by the outer position supporting (locking) the lower leech twist for increased power, while the inner position allows the lower leech to twist freely making it release excessive power while locking the draft forward.


Seamless Leading Edge

The evolution of component sleeve construction completely eliminates the front seam along the sail leading edge. This increases precision during the assembly process, reduces weight at the leading edge, creates a perfectly clean profile entry and eliminates a weak spot in construction at the exposed leading edge by removing any stitching that could come in contact with the mast.


Component Sleeve Construction

Combining materials with specific properties in the sleeve allowed us to achieve optimum profile entry stability and elasticity, critical for rotation and light weight. The upper-front section (1) is made from a lightweight woven material that has the necessary elasticity and durability to resist wear from direct mast contact. A low stretch Dyneema™ ArmourWeb section (2) can take high downhaul tension and is critical in stabilising the profile entry, providing smooth bridging between Ultra Cams. Lightweight, rip-resistant laminated film/taffeta with Dyneema™ yarns (3) controls the stretch while providing ultimate rip resistance. Bottom part of the sleeve is finished using our Luff Glide material (4) that combines very low friction against the mast (important for smooth rotation) with excellent durability and necessary elasticity in the bottom part.


Quadruple Luff Panel Layout

EVO9 features four continuous luff panels that carry most of the sail body shaping. This configuration stabilises the critical section draft position while also providing lightweight yet stretch-resistant way of increasing the film thickness proportional with downhaul load distribution. Continuous panels eliminated horizontal seams crossing the highly loaded leading edge, which increases response of the sail as well as durability. Introduction of this extremely stable leading edge platform that is able to take very high downhaul loads allowed us to integrate Clear Pocket construction in the remaining sail body.


1Mini Batcams

Dual Tube Batten

8Clear Pocket Batten Sleeve


2Carbon Leech
Mini Battens

11Batten Chafe Protection

9Kevlar Batten Bridges

10Aerodynamic Boom cutout closure


4Batcam Screw Adjuster

Clew Batten

Single Tube RDM Batten

Single Tube RDM Batten

RDM Carbon Tube Batten

7 Mini Carbon Battens

Three-Piece Tube Battens

6Three-Piece Tube Cam Batten

Two-Piece RDM Tube Cam Batten


1Mini Batcams

Streamline and reduce weight in critical upper leech.

2Carbon Leech Mini Battens

Provide max support with minimum weight.


Allow easy rigging through loop to loop system that reduces the friction and eliminates any crossing lines (crucial when using adjustable outhaul system).

4Batcam Screw Adjuster

For easy and precise tension application.

Click here for adjustment instructions.


Innovative suspended camber system dramatically improves sail rotation and acceleration out of gybes. Simultaneous tuning of battens and cambers makes the sail easy to tune.

6Three-Piece Cam Battens

A 3-piece batten provides the framework for the design of a smooth, lightweight and stable sail profile.

A. Carbon/fiberglass tube: stiffest section.
B. Hollow mid-section: medium stiffness.
C. Precision Tapered CNC Batten: variable stiffness.

7Mini Carbon Battens

For a smoother leading edge in the upper area where no cams are used.

8Clear Pocket Batten Sleeve

Overlapping body panels create a sleeve for battens, eliminating the need for traditional, separate batten pockets. This saves on unnecessary weight, simplifies construction and creates a fully symmetrical batten cavity, eliminating the tendency of traditional batten pockets to load differently from one tack to another.

9Kevlar Batten Bridges

To distribute the high downhaul load crossing the battens

10Aerodynamic Boom cutout closure

Prevents the apparent wind from blowing into the mast sleeve and generating drag.

11Batten Chafe Protection

Abrasion resistant PU print to help protect the battens from damage caused by rigging or boom contact.


Sail Specs

SizeLuffBoomBaseBattensCamsIdeal MastTop FinishingCode
4.8 386 163-168 16 8 4 370RDM Fixed Head BNPRE9000001048
5.2 404 169-174 34 8 4 370RDM Fixed Head BNPRE9000001052
5.6 424 176-181 24 8 4 400RDM Fixed Head BNPRE9000001056
6.4 434 185-190 4 8 4 430 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001064
7.0 457 194-199 28 8 4 430 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001070
7.8 479 204-209 20 8 4 460 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001078
8.6 505 213-218 16 8 4 490 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001086
9.4 526 227-232 36 8 4 490 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001094
10.0 555 251-256 36 9 5 520 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001100
11.0 577 268-273 28 9 5 550 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001110
12.2 602 285-290 52 9 5 550 Fixed Head BNPRE9000001122