28/01/2014 | 1 comments
Zero Gravity announce the arrival of the new formula racing machine…
Join the darkside and unleash your full potential… as used by the current UK Formula Champion – Chris Bond, and further extending the Point-7 domination of disciplines.
What it’s all about?
Developing a new world class Formula sail has been a natural step for the Black Team. As the design of the new sails is completely done by the Black Team we have decided to call the new Formula Racing range the FW1. Starting from the same idea as the AC-1 slalom, the key feature for this new upwind | downwind beast are the following
The sail ha been designed with high aspect ratio outline for less drag. Instead of the 8 batten displacement, 9 Batten contruction for controlling better the leach twist. 5 type of batten configuration for optimizing the profile control throughout the wing. More luff curve then on the AC-1 slalom sails for more reflex. Deep lower profile for balancing the drive. Progressive leach opening for allowing power and speed according to needs. No base protection for quick tuning. 4 cams to force profile on the desired area of the sail.
The FW1 will be having a great drive from the profile and obtain his upwind ability from the more close middle leach compared to the AC-1 slalom. The main focus for the Black Team is to bring the FW1 not only to it’s best upwind performance, but in having the sail to be able to tackle any situation that are standard to get caught on a race course during an event. A good balanced forward drive, a nice comfortanle power on the back hand, to decide for speed upwind, or extreme angle.
The development done on the AC1 slalom sail was proved with results at the PWA. Now the same work has been done with the winning motivation on the new FW1.
AC-1 FW RRP
With a 15% discount for all pre-orders placed before 14th Feb. The sails will be due into the UK in April. Contact Zero Gravity for further details.