2022 Point 7 Salt Wave Pro Sail
Whether it's boosting the biggest aerials or the longest wave ride you can manage the Salt is the sail that does it all on the wave. The salt comes in two colourways both offering something different, the yellow proves to be more reactive and precise whilst the black is more forgiving.
Hitting the waves at high speed to pull out new school aerial wave moves, whether you are jumping or going for aerials. The right mix between drive on the bottom turn, but at the same time a neutral on/off performance going for the cut back.
- Four-Batten wave sail
- Fast and agile while riding waves
- Quick to respond in new school wave sailing moves
- Ultra-light in your hands
- Plenty of useable bottom end grunt
- Soft and forgiving
- On-off capacity
- Formidable weapon on the wave and in transition.
- Dual rigging options according to conditions.
The Yellow 7548 version, over the window panel, has the normal yellow X-ply. This makes this version more reactive and precise.
The Black 832 version has the 2mil Xply over the window panel, which makes the sail more forgiving in landings and overall performance
The Salt is the Point-7 all-out performance orientated four batten wave sail. Fast riding on the waves, quick to respond in new school wave sailing moves, and ultra-light in your hands Adjust the back-hand power, and it is ready to offer precision, according to the wind strength, the board we use, and what we want to do. We can flatten the profile in Side-Shore conditions to neutralize the profile of the sail in high-speed surf, which can give more power in the back hand to get more support in on shore conditions, or when you want quick acceleration to hit the lips of the waves. Light and balanced in the hands, the power comes from a high forward position, its punchy delivery softened by the stretch in the luff sleeve and large Dacron luff panel. Once the pressure builds and the draft reaches its elastic limit, the response from the sail’s high skin tension takes over, providing crisp, precise handling and inspiring the rider to explore its manoeuvre potential. On the wave, the Salt provides masses of useable drive through the bottom turn, whilst always remaining controllable. At the critical moment, it has a more of an on-off nature, the Dacron panel permitting the lungs of the sail to exhale and become light and easy for manoeuvre.
Whats new for 2022?
On the 3 bigger sail sizes the leach has been tightened to go more upwind and plane earlier to get back to the point break faster. The tightening of the leach and a narrower Dacron has allowed the sail to be more direct and reactive in light wind. The base batten has been lowered on all sizes to increase stability and power.
The Salt translates to plenty of useable bottom end grunt, the large luff panel expanding to significantly increase the depth of the draft. The delivery is soft and forgiving, and comes through both hands, the centre of effort focussed around the rider. Used in properly powered conditions, this transforms into a power-hungry animal, locked in and dancing over the water as it advances in every gust. It moves smoothly around the rider thanks to the softness in the luff panel, enabling to keep the pedal down in attack mode, even in the most uninviting conditions. With speed comes light handling, which combined with the Salt’s on-off capacity when eased out, makes it a formidable weapon on the wave and in transition.
For wave riding the leach lose leach, should fall 15cm from the leach to the first mini batten on the top. (-3 cm from max downhaul setting). For the boom length, the lower ring to the minimum boom setting required in the specs. For Bump and Jumping, pull downhaul setting all the way to 1cm to the end of the setting required, and use the higher ring with the max setting required from the specs. Tighten top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other battens, without over tightening them. The SALT PRO has been developed specifically on the C80 rdm masts.