Atlas

On-Shore / Powerwave

When you need to get safely across the white lines, or charge upwind through lulls, the 2018 Atlas delivers reassuring power and control; all that you need in on-shore wave conditions. Early to plane, the Atlas is up and ready to get into the action with efficient, controllable power at all times. Featuring great upwind ability and acceleration, the Atlas pushes hard with great profile stability.

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When you need to get safely across the white lines, or charge upwind through lulls, the 2018 Atlas delivers reassuring power and control; all that you need in on-shore wave conditions. Early to plane, the Atlas is up and ready to get into the action with efficient, controllable power at all times. Featuring great upwind ability and acceleration, the Atlas pushes hard with great profile stability.


Features

  • Higher Draft Distribution combined with a deep profile, generates power and maximum upwind performance in on-shore conditions.

  • Fuse Pocket construction for a fully symmetrical batten cavity.

  • Higher Leech tension allowing the sail to power up quickly in minimal wind conditions by creating some lift even in the head.

  • Even twist for optimum response and constant drive, while being able to release any excessive pressure and release back-hand overload.

  • Rider focused center of effort: Deep profile focused on lower 2 battens. Perfectly balanced power to ensure profile stability and control.

Designer's Comment

The new Fuse Pocket construction introduced this season in the wave and freestyle program, allows us to reduce the seam shaping and retain power and drive the Atlas has been known for. This results in a sail that feels much lighter in the hands that maintains drive and upwind performance.  In parallel, the new Powerfuse allows us to reduce the weight while increasing the strength in critical sections.

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Under the Hood

Technology

  • High-strength rip-stop grid made of high-tenacity ULTRA yarns at +/-40 degrees. This yarn has a similar breaking strength to KevlarTM, but much better UV resistance. Available on Fly / Combat / Atlas / Wizard.

  • 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

  • Moderate Compact Clew for a compact outline with rider focused surface area and improved sail twist.

  • Powerfuse is a whole new way to reinforce and lighten the sail body by using an innovative material fusion method. Doing away with unnecessary patch reinforcements, seams and stitches, we created fully integrated, laminated panels of variable thickness that support localised loads and strengthen the sail where it needs it most.

  • Double stitching is used on all critical seams on all sails allowing them to endure prolonged exposure to high loads and impacts.

  • “Power for early planing. Forgiving in gusts. Good Control. Super stable during jumps. More range.”

    - Antoine Albeau

    Sail Specs

    Size

    Luff

    Boom

    Base

    Battens

    Cams

    Ideal Mast

    Top Finishing

    Code

    4.6 395 165 26 5 0 370 Fixed Head BNP18AT0003046
    5.0 412 172 12 5 0 400 Fixed Head BNP18AT0003050
    5.4 426 177 26 5 0 400 Fixed Head BNP18AT0003054
    5.8 441 183 12 5 0 430 Fixed Head BNP18AT0003058
    6.2 455 189 26 5 0 430 Fixed Head BNP18AT0003062
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