The Slayer is a 4 batten specialist wave riding sail. Coming from 13 years on very deep sails (Ezzy) we have been reducing the profile depth to about half on the 5.0. In this the Slayer fills the gap between Ezzy and flat cut sails. From there we also used thinner batten tips to allow the sail to still deliver a lot of power in light winds but it can also depower to next to nothing and can also be set flat and loose for higher winds. The range has proven to be very big, we tested the 5.0 in winds from 8knots float n ride to 26 knots cross on shore jumping conditions. From feedback from Pozo, the profile depth also morphs through the range, the smaller the size the less shape, the 4.0 is pretty flat. The easiest way to save weight on the bigger sizes is to downsize. The leach is normally set neutral to favor wave riding. The Slayer is best paired with our Wave or Haka waveboards.
The construction is about the best possible. There is lots of Kevlar X-ply and all panels are layed out into the forcelines, similar to Avanti and Severne Pro but less cost intensive, much more puncture resistant and much easier to repair if necessary. All seams are double and running along the stress lines and are not put randomly across the sail for optical reasons. Also at the clew and tack, the joining panels widen again to overlap and create the reinforcement by the panels itself rather than being stuck on.
The Slayer has a dacron luff panel for a more flexible shape and a small PVC window which does not go blind like monofilm or X-ply does. The window is placed in the neutral area where the harness lines are mounted with all the forces guided around it so does not suffer from stretching. Visibility of the wave is simply essential for wave riding.
We skipped the use of the thin scrims, used by many brands nowadays. We had it in some prototypes but found the film too thin, allready after a short while there were little holes and dents and it stretched noticably so we used a medium thick scrim which was specially imported from Germany and adds about 60grams to the sail. Especially the orange version is very bright, very noticable on the water.
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A demo sail is available, it can be shipped to you and then collected, you just have to pay for the shipping which will be deducted from the cost of any sail if you buy one.
- Brand: Witchcraft
- Product Code: Slayer
- Availability: In Stock