Construction TECHNOLOGY

NeilPryde sails are built tough, designed to withstand the most extreme riding conditions and the test of time. Extra muscle and twice the endurance are achieved with twin seams and ArmourWeb reinforced construction. This, together with our Forceline technology, provides the backbone of NeilPryde sail strength and unmatched durability.
So go as hard as you like and then some. 

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Watch the X:SERIES in Action

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Armor Web

ArmourWeb is constructed from full polyester lines at +/-40 degrees, creating an interlaced, woven web for high tear resistance. Available on X:Wave / X:Move / X:Ryde / Speedster / V8 / Dragonfly. 

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Armor Ultra

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 TheFly / Combat / Wizard.

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Custom Printing

Our custom printing technology allows us to print the films prior to lamination giving us the flexibility to use multi-coloured, custom graphics. The print is of minimal thickness, reducing weight and producing a higher definition of colour. During lamination the printed side is placed on the inside of the film so there is no need to worry about wear. Your sails will forever remain looking bright and fresh.

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Fuse Pockets

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. Available on the wave and freestyle CORE:Series program.

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Powerfuse

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. Available on the wave and freestyle CORE:Series program.

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Twin Seams

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

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1

Full Kevlar TM Tape Leech Reinforcement

As KevlarTM provides ultimate strength to weight ratio for sail making fibers we chose to use fully woven, adhesive KevlarTM tape around the entire leech and foot parameter. This tape stabilizes the shape of the 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 TM 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.

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2

Polyurethane (PU) Moulded Batten End Chafe Protector

Protects the ends of the batten pockets from abrasion damage when rigging and de-rigging.

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3

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.

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4

High Grade Plastic BatCams

Positive lock BatCams, allow the rider to precisely tune and set the batten tension. Easy to open when replacing battens or adjusting batten tension.

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5

New PU Foot Piping

Compact piping for weight reduction protecting foot edge of the sail from wear and tear.

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New 3D Moulded Head Fairing

Protects the top of the sail from abrasion damage. Also includes an easy de-rigging loop.

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7

Visual Trimming System

Downhaul the sail until the borderline of the loose leech reaches the “min dot” for low wind condition or “max dot“ for stronger winds. For medium wind range trim between the 2 marks.

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8

Boom Position Reference Points

To help you remember exactly where you like to have your boom positioned.

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9

New 3D Moulded Tack Fairing

Compact size for easier rolling and weight reduction. 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.

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10

Sail Toggle

All NeilPryde sails include an elastic loop and sail toggle system for keeping the sail rolled up during storage.

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11

Triple Roller Tack Fitting

A solid metal tack fitting in heavy duty construction. Three large nickel plated rollers offering minimal downhaul friction over an extended lifespan.

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12

Tack Mesh Pocket

For easy storage of your downhaul line or any other part.

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WAVE / FREESTYLE / CROSS-OVER

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

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FREERIDE

With the Dynamic Compact Clew, where the clew is positioned forward from the trailing edge, the pro le behind the clew is able to twist off when wind pressure increases. The sail automatically adjusts its shape, preventing the draft from moving back and controlling excess power.

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PERFORMANCE FREERIDE, SLALOM AND RACE

The new 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.

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