Kevlar Reinforcement above the clew area to stiffen the sail and remove any stretch in this area. As an ultimate strength to weight ratio fiber with very good adhesion properties, KevlarTM was a natural choice when constructing our reinforcements.
In order to be able to reduce weight of the sails we developed a completely new range of laminate materials, which are all using Dyneema® yarns as a rip-stop. Dyneema® has similar breaking strength to KevlarTM, but much better UV resistance, making it a fiber of choice for this application.
Application of this high strength rip-stop grid allowed us to use thinner films in new laminates to significantly reduce weight while improving durability at the same time. To ensure strong multi layer lamination, the Dyneema® yarns used in NeilPryde sails are twisted with polyester which ensures the yarns are well anchored within the film layers
Full Kevlar™ tape leech reinforcement
As Kevlar™ provides ultimate strength to weight ratio for sail making fibers we chose to use fully woven, adhesive KevlarTM tape around entire leech and foot parameter on 2010 sails. This tape stabilizes shape of leech and foot by preventing any stretch along these extreme parameter load lines. At the same time it provides perfect stitch holding and prevents sails ripping through. Since Kevlar™ is sensitive to UV we take care that any time we use KevlarTM in the sail it is completely covered by other materials in order for it to keep its properties after years of use.
Dacron and film tack reinforcement
Dacron as a tear resistant material in combination with film is used in different staggered layers to provide a stiff clew patch that helps distribute the outhaul tension over a larger area of the sail giving optimum performance and durability all while providing a clean look on and off the water.
Rubber Foot Piping
Protects the foot edge of the sail from wear caused by the non-skid on the deck of the board
3D Moulded tack fairingt
Completely encloses all pulleys and base elements. This helps protect the deck of the board from impact damage. Manufactured from heat moulded closed cell foam to offer maximum protection and minimal weight without water absorption. Includes an uphaul hole for a clean attachment of the uphaul rope. Neoprene front piece makes it easy to fold the tack fairing back when threading the downhaul rope through the sail's tack pulley.
Mast tip chafe protector and 3D moulded Head Fairing
Protects the top of the sail from abrasion damage.
Also includes an easy de-rigging loop.
High Grade Plastic Batcams
Positive lock BatCams. Allows the rider to precisely tune and set the batten tension. Easy to open when replacing battens or adjusting batten tension. No tools required for tension adjustment UV resistant material.
Polyurethane (PU) moulded batten end chafe protector
Protects the ends of the batten pockets from abrasion damage when rigging and de-rigging
Heavy Duty two pieces tube/rod combination battens
Composite mini leech battens
Aerodynamic composite mini battens are sewn directly onto the upper sections of the sail for added stability and durability – without a significant increase in weight
Triple roller tack fitting
A solid metal tack fitting of heavy duty construction. Three large nickel plated rollers offering minimal downhaul friction over an extended lifespan./p>
All NeilPryde sails include an elastic loop and sail toggle system for keeping the sail rolled up during storage.
Reinforced eyelet in the tack fairing provides a place to thread the adjustable down-haul line through to provide a clean finish and optimum function of the adjustable down-haul line.
An innovative system using molded spacers that allow sailors to perfectly adjust the pressure on the cambers to fit their individual needs. Because not every sailor is the same size or needs the same amount of cam pressure, and because sails are not rigid structures and stretch throughout their life, this system allows the sailor to always have the perfect mast/sail tuning.
Wide shouldered cams providing ample support area for superior leading edge development and draft stability combined with soft rotation.