NeilPryde V8 Flight Sail 2021
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The V8 Flight is for the foiler who wants to push themselves in the air. Designed for foil freeride this has all the aspects of an efficient, easy to use foil sail. It features twin cams which give the sail a deep profile allowing for plenty of low-end power to pop you up on the foil.
V8 Flight is THE Future of performance free ride foiling, available in all sizes to cover complete wind range from 6-25 knots; developed for riders that want to out-fly the others!
High Aspect Ratio Design
Foiling requires a very precise technique as it is crucial that the position of the draft stays unchanged to keep the flight stable and uninterrupted.
The very high aspect ratio design of the sail adds efficiency, while keeping profile stability and this way dramatically improves the foiling experience. This specific design makes the sail’s luff longer, therefore allowing for the boom to be shorter, which translates to more control.
Lift is created by the leading edge. On a high aspect sail, the leading edge is much longer relative to the sail size and this extra lift creates a more efficient sail for the rider. One of the major drag components is the tip vortex. On a high aspect ratio sail this is relatively less compared to the overall sail size, hence the effect is minimized.
V8 Flight is rigged with tighter leech compared to conventional V8 freerace sail and provides exceptional performance in light wind; 8.0 on the foil will easily out-plane (or out-fly) any super large free ride sails while it will remain stable and fast even once the wind picks up.
Component Sleeve Construction
Combining different materials in the sleeve sections allows us to achieve optimum profile entry stability and elasticity, smooth rotation and light weight.
By removing any stitching that could come in contact with the mast we created a seamless leading edge. This increases precision during the assembly process, reducing weight at the leading edge and creating a perfectly clean profile entry to eliminate construction weak spots.
Lightweight TetoronTM Upper-front section (1) offers the necessary elasticity and durability to resist direct mast contact.
A low stretch DyneemaTM Armour Web section (2) can take high downhaul tension and is critical in stabilizing the profile entry, providing smooth bridging between UltraCams.
A tapered strip of TetoronTM along the back edge of the sleeve (3) where it connects to the sail body is used to provide the necessary elasticity in this area together with improved durability.
The bottom part of the sleeve is finished in our durable and elastic Luff Glide material (4) allowing for important smooth rotation.