Severne sails release their 2014 range of wave and freestyle sails. Keeping the ranges simple to understand, but with a few updates the Blade and S1 have both seen great improvements in control.
The sizes are interesting with these sail ranges too, with Severne focussing on making it important you know which sail sizes you should have in your quiver.
The Blade – All round wave performance.
Maximum stability and wind range is built into this sail by using 5 battens, control-oriented profiles and a medium head tension to allow twist. This year, the smaller sizes have been softened for even more high-end control.
The Blade produces a lot of down-force, which does 2 things;
– holds the board on the water when over-powered giving a very safe, in-control feeling.
– drives the rail into turns, enabling it to produce those trademark McKercher gouges.
S1 – Light weight, manoeuvre orientated.
The 20I4 S-I is the latest refinement of the manoeuvre orientated wave sail. The higher tension head and leech combined with flatter, faster profiles give a very active ride. Add to this the higher clew geometry and you have a sail that is essentially a loaded spring, ready to drive vertically into the lip or accelerate instantly to launch velocity.
The S-I remains the lightest wave-sail in our range, benefiting from our highest tech materials. A lighter wave sail means higher performance. It will be easier to manoeuvre, faster to accelerate and more accurate to position.
SWAT – affordable control wave.
Compact four batten wave sail. The SWAT has been designed with a softer more forward pulling feel and remains lightweight, despite the standard materials. The compact geometry creates a light, manoeuvrable and forgiving sail with added down force.
Control-oriented profiles and a moderate head tension help to maximise the wind range on this 4-batten design.
Feature loaded: SpiderFibre, Double Seams, I00% X-Ply.
Freek – dedicated freestyle.
In 20I2 the S-I was the world’s lightest and most capable freestyle/wave sail. Last year we took the best characteristics of the S-I and created a dedicated freestyle sail – the Freek.
Modern freestyle has evolved into a high-power, aerial discipline requiring very specific sail characteristics. Arguably the most important of these is the sails’ ducking ability; being able to consistently duck the sail at high speed, and on both tacks was a priority.