Racingblade 2018

SLALOM UNLIMITED

Sizes: 5.0 5.6 6.3 7.0 7.8 8.6 9.4

Features
& Benefits

  • Blade mast-pocket construction features mast panel and 2 mil triax xply mast-pocket sides (3 layers) that are tensioned directly (all 3 layers under tack pulley webbings)– therefore downhaul tension is equalized between the mast panel and the mast pocket resulting in the Racing Blade’s firm, clean, easy-rotating leading edge
  • Internal vertical and horizontal Kevlar strip applications at cams– defines profile and augments stability
  • Tubed battens with varying carbon content at spoecific locations. The upper three battens are unique 100% carbon tubes ultra light and stiff to to maximize performance for the upper end
  • Unique Sdm and Rdm mast compatibility. Tekcam2 Large (installed) and Reduced (in sailbag) included with size 8.6 and down
  • Metallic cam interfaces– MCIs eliminate contact point degradation characteristic of cam designs without MCIs
  • Xply batten pockets that alternate sail sides... using similar material for the batten pocket as the body material minimizes the asymmetric character of applied batten pockets. Pockets made with laminates allow the batten to be centered. These features combine to maintain rotation symmetry. In contrast, same-side dacron pockets promote assymetrical rotation
  • Streamlined neoprene boom cutout with dual zippers– limits water entry into the mast sleeve, keeping the rig light for fast recoveries
  • Tekcam2 camber inducer design- easy rotation and gentle to your mast
  • 7 mil monofilm upper mast panel (inside mast-pocket)– augmented profile stability
  • 4 mil Dimension Polyant laminated monofilm body panels– proven superior performance

Colorways

Design Testimonial by Monty Spindler

"Loftsails Racingblades have taken a large step forward for 2018. Ultra complete, attack slalom comps with total confidence”

Pro tips

What do you like about the Racingblade 2018?

The Racingblade is the ultimate slalom sail!! For me it is one of the most versatile slalom sails. It is nice and delivers quality performance in everything you ask of it - down-wind, up-wind, Strong-wind, light-wind, anything! The Racingblade is a slalom machine for a long time, but I think the 2018 is particularly successful!

What do you like about the Racingblade 2018?

The improvement I love the most for our 2018 Racingblade is how our bigger sizes like the 8.6 feel like a much smaller size, with so much power and a huge range, the sails have a much lighter feeling with our new updates. In my opinion, it is wonderful because that equals more comfort and less work on your body to push for even more speed, can't wait to get my new quiver!!!

Details

Sail Specifications

Description Size Luff Boom Vario Top Extension Cambers Battens Recommended Mast Weight
Racingblade 5.0 Orange 2018 5.0 m2 410 cm 174 cm Fixed 40 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 370 5.16 kg
Racingblade 5.6 Orange 2018 5.6 m2 426 cm 180 cm Fixed 26 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 400 5.3 kg
Racingblade 6.3 Orange 2018 6.3 m2 446 cm 196 cm Fixed 16 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 430 5.63 kg
Racingblade 7.0 Orange 2018 7.0 m2 464 cm 206 cm Fixed 34 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 430 5.93 kg
Racingblade 7.8 Orange 2018 7.8 m2 482 cm 216 cm Fixed 22 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 460 6.18 kg
Racingblade 8.6 Orange 2018 8.6 m2 504 cm 228 cm Fixed 14 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 490 6.42 kg
Racingblade 9.4 Orange 2018 9.4 m2 526 cm 238 cm Fixed 36 cm 4 7 Team Edition SDM 490 6.84 kg

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Frequently
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I can see minor colour inconsistancy in the coloured monofilm material, is this a quality problem?

Loftsails using high quality Dimension Polyant films considered as a leading film manufacturer. The BI-PLY colored monofilm are two films laminated together. During production there is a large temperature difference between the two films at the lamination point. This causes the top film (film with color adhesive) to slightly shrink and the bottom film does not shrink at the same rate. This can cause "a slight minimal wave or impression" in the fabric. There is no concern on laminate quality.

What does 1 Year Unconditional + 1 Year Conditional warranty cover?

Warranty is valid 2 years after date of purchase. The first year the warranty is unconditional meaning that failure of product will be unconditionally be warranted. The 2nd year will be under the condition that the product has clearly suffered from a manufacturer error.

When unrolling my sail some battens are looking pre-curved?

All windsurfing sails with battens experience batten bending when rolling for transport. The battens will bend because of the curves cut into the sail to produce profile. Loftsails are rolled right side up, this flexes the battens as if the sail is on starboard tack. Battens are made from polyester, carbon and resin. They remember their being curved, which gives the sail a pre-disposition to be on starboard tack. This results in the sail having a preference to be on starboard tack. This asymmetric character is normally not an issue. Rolling the sail port side up will tend to bend the battens in the opposite direction which can minimize this asymmetric character.

Why are there small wrinkels visible in the footpanel of my sail?

Monty comments: Wrinkles in the foot panel are common to my designs! There is always alot of profile worked into the bottom of the vertical seam, I have tried to remove the wrinkles from the lower panel but this results in flatter shapes that do improve performance. Many of our sails do not show such foot panel wrinkles, however unfortunately one could say they are typical of my designs.

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