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Member since April 2013
Location: New Forest District, GB
Postage: collection or courier
Brand: Neil Pryde
Sail Area: 5.8 m
Range of use: Wave/Freestyle
Atlas gives power and stability with constant drive, allowing it to be used in a large wind range and variety of conditions. It gets planing quickly and has the best drive a wave sail can offer. Atlas is perfect for going upwind, pushing through breaking waves, lift for high jumps and accelerating quickly.
2012 Sails saw the introduction of high strength Dyneema® yarns into our sails as part of our ArmourWeb material platform. In 2013, we advance further into the future of sail construction by incorporating tack and clew reinforcements into the sail body itself. We no longer use layer after layer of heavy, non-structural Dacron materials to build up the corners but rather each tack and clew corner is now a structural laminated panel, full of overlaid, radiating Kevlar™ and polyester yarns that seamlessly absorb and disperse loads into the body of the sail.
These panels are stitch free, laminated under heat and pressure and replicate the technology being used in high-end yachting sail programs to align the load bearing yarns in the same direction as the load path that the sail corners experience. The result is stronger sails, less stretch in key areas and industry leading load absorption and dispersal patterns. Combined with our ArmourWeb materials, these structural threadline corner panels elevate the 2013 collection away from traditional assembly and construction methods and into a new era of advanced technological materials – all unique to NeilPryde.
Sail shaping balances the speed and power of a sail with control and handling.
Shaping lower down in the sail will produce a little less power but increases manoeuverability. Shaping higher up in the sail creates more drive and low-end power.
In the performance oriented sails this extra power is easy to control due to the profile stability supported by cams and tube-battens.
In the manoeuvre and wave oriented sails, low shaping distribution provides uncompromised manoeuverability.