Tushingham Edge

Duncan Slater

Tushingham Edge
Tushingham Edge

Dave Hackford of Tushingham Sails introduces their new 4-batten Edge, which arrives on UK shores today…

The reason the new Edge sail  is special is because never before has Ken Black worked with input from so many riders on developing a range.  It started with the first prototype being biased towards wave sailing. We thought we had it nailed, but then the Freestylers got hold of it and discovered it to be awesome in tricks and manoeuvres.  They then wanted to get the foot reshaped to help with tricks.  Finally came the reports from instructors at the beaches – they loved the lightweight sensation and wanted it to be tweaked for all round easy-ride windsurfing.

JUMP ONTO A BOARD WITH THIS SAIL AND LIVEN UP YOUR WINDSURFING

It’s four battened, straight cut foot, instant power and balanced.  4.2m, 4.7m, 5.2m, 5.7m.  The Edge will appeal to windsurfers who appreciate a more manoeuvre orientated design. Lighweight riders and freestylers will love the Edge’s easy handling qualities, equally as busting the most insane tricks or gently cruising around.

RANGE POSITIONING: The ROCK still commands the pure wave scene.  A top rider in competition or hard conditions, driving at waves, will want the stability and performance of THE ROCK.  The new EDGE targets the rider that is crossing over between wave and freestyle disciplines.  The outline shape lets the freestyler execute all the new tricks. So this is where it separates from the STORM.  The Storm is still the dream highwind freeride sail, delivering a solid drive for any level of sailor on any board, but it is not a freestyle sail.

Tushingham Edge
Tushingham Edge
Size(m2)

Luff(cm)

Head

Max Boom(cm)

Ideal Mast IMCS

IMCS Range

Battens

Price

4.2

380

adjustable

158

16

14-19

4

£349

4.7

402

adjustable

166

16 or19

16-19

4

£359

5.2

420

fixed

170

19

19

4

£369

5.7

436

fixed

180

21

21

4

£389

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