The Fly

Down The Line Wave

The Fly is a truly specialized wave-riding sail. The three-batten compact design combined with the Powerfuse construction and PVC / Dacron lower luff area makes for the lightest, most neutral sail in our range. It totally depowers on the wave and offers great sail control in gusty conditions, allowing you to fully focus on your surfing. Fast, light, soft feeling, compact, heavy duty construction and maneuverable, the Fly provides aggressive rail-riding turns and velocity down the line. Pure surf.

Size

The Fly is a truly specialized wave-riding sail. The three-batten compact design combined with the Powerfuse construction and PVC / Dacron lower luff area makes for the lightest, most neutral sail in our range. It totally depowers on the wave and offers great sail control in gusty conditions, allowing you to fully focus on your surfing. Fast, light, soft feeling, compact, heavy duty construction and maneuverable, the Fly provides aggressive rail-riding turns and velocity down the line. Pure surf.


Features

  • Tetoron panel construction extended lower down below the foot batten section. When depowering the sail, the profile gets really flat. Then, by powering up the sail again you get back a nice forward oriented profile.
  • Reduced PVC panel layout makes the sail more responsive and results in more direct reaction to rider input.
  • Cross batten construction allows all three battens to provide the critical leech support while the bottom batten shaping is kept low and forward below the boom area.
  • Fuse pocket construction for a fully symmetrical batten cavity.
  • Minimum distance between the clew and the cross batten distributes the load very evenly and prevents the draft to move back as well as keeping the sail stable.
  • Mini flat leech rod battens for optimum support and smooth finish.

Designer's Comment

Powerfuse allows us to reduce weight while increasing strength in critical sections making The Fly the lightest and, next to Combat HD, the strongest sail in the NeilPryde range. The narrower PVC/Dacron extended lower luff area of the sail gives a livelier feeling and works as a “suspension” to absorb shock loads present when the sail twists-off in gusts, on chop or when landing jumps. This elastic front section absorbs the shock while at the same time locking the profile distribution to the front. The result is a soft, forgiving sail that is incredibly stable (even when compared to 4 batten sails) and which depowers completely on the wave.

Video Overview

Watch the Fly in action

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.

  • Sail Specs

    Size

    Luff

    Boom

    Base

    Weight/KG

    Battens

    Cams

    Ideal Mast

    Top Finishing

    Code

    3.9 364 150 24/2 2.82 3 0 340/370      Vario      Top B9SA02FLY002039
    4.2 374 154 34/4 2.88 3 0 340/370 Fixed Head
    B9SA02FLY002042
    4.5 383 159 14 2.99 3 0 370 Fixed Head
    B9SA02FLY002045
    4.8 395 164 26 3.04 3 0 370 Fixed Head
    B9SA02FLY002048
    5.1 409 169 10 3.22 3 0 400 Fixed Head
    B9SA02FLY002051
    5.4 421 173 22 3.38 3 0 400 Fixed Head B9SA02FLY002054
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