Salt Pro Wave
THE WAVE SAIL
Hitting the waves at high speed to pull out new school aerial wave moves, whether you are jumping or going for aerials.
WINDSURF MAGAZINE TEST REVIEW
Hitting the waves at high speed to pull out new school aerial wave moves, whether you are jumping or going for aerials. The right mix between drive on the bottom turn, but at the same time a neutral on/off performance going for the cut back. Our Point-7 Black Team together with Josep Pons have worked on the development over the year to prove what The SALT PRO can do. It’s not only going to podiums, but it’s about being the most radical out there in any situation and conditions. With this sail we want to make sure that you feel confident in trying anything out! Scoring quality points on the water will make you stand out from the rest.
- Four-Batten wave sail
- Fast and agile while riding waves
- Quick to respond in new school wave sailing moves
- Ultra-light in your hands
- Plenty of useable bottom end grunt
- Soft and forgiving
- Power-hungry animal
- On-off capacity
- Formidable weapon on the wave and in transition.
THE TESTS ON MAGAZINES SAY
With masses of useable power and a fun active nature, the efficient and dynamic on/off profile is designed to be radical on the wave and allowing the enterprising sailor to get away with the smallest sail possible. It’s a versatile wave sail which can be used in all conditions by tightening or loosening the clew. Fast, agile and supremely comfortable to use, the Salt Pro’s soft delivery style makes its spirited rearward rider-focussed power both useable and stable across a far-reaching tuneable range. A manoeuvre machine. All this at an amazing price!
The Salt is the Point-7 all-out performance orientated four batten wave sail. Fast riding on the waves, quick to respond in new school wave sailing moves, and ultra-light in your hands. A pure new school wave sail. Adjust the back-hand power, and it’s ready to offer precision, according to the wind strength, the board we use, and what we want to do. We can flatten the profile in Side-Shore conditions to neutralize the profile of the sail in high speed surf, which can give more power in the back hand to get more support in on shore conditions, or when you want quick acceleration to hit the lips of the waves. It’s fast, it’s agile, it’s up to you to let the next move be or dream, or to make it happen. The Salt is ready to stand out!
ON THE WATER
The Salt translates to plenty of useable bottom end grunt, the large luff panel expanding to significantly increase the depth of the draft. The delivery is soft and forgiving, and comes through both hands, the centre of effort focussed around the rider. Used in properly powered conditions, this transforms into a power-hungry animal, locked in and dancing over the water as it advances in every gust. It moves smoothly around the rider thanks to the softness in the luff panel, enabling to keep the pedal down in attack mode, even in the most uninviting conditions. With speed comes light handling, which combined with the Salt’s on-off capacity when eased out, makes it a formidable weapon on the wave and in transition.
The Dacron has been reworked on each size to calibrate the skin tension of the sail for the different conditions it would be used in. Making the bigger sizes more reactive and the smaller one more comfortable. More upwind performance has been given to the bigger sizes, to get back to upwind in less time to the lineup.
The sail that has brought Ricardo Campello back on to the podium on PWA from 2015 to now. The sail that made Ricardo claim his first wave event victory at the PWA in La Torche, winner of the single elimination in Sylt 2018, and become World Vice Champion 2018 on the Salt Pro zero19
DEVELOPED AND DESIGNED BY
The Point-7 Black Team. A team of professional sailors and designers who have proved themselves by designing the winning sail for the World Champion in the PWA Slalom World Tour. Josep Pons is now in charge of the development with the rest of the Wave Black team and has given new important feedback on the New SALT PRO.
The SALT has been part of a continuous evolution since it was first introduced. Each size is tested separately according to the designated wind intensity for which the sail is designed for. The individual changes on each size have been made very specifically to create the perfect sail range. Sail profile, rotation and twist was tuned on each size to make the sails feel freer, and lighter in the hands to allow the riders to focus on the real deal. Development was focused on making the sail more comfortable in heavier conditions, especially on the smaller sizes; a lighter feel whilst giving more control to the rider for that extra comfort.
A balanced boom length and luff height. A medium cut foot to satisfy the need of the new moves which go close to freestyle, but at the same time low enough to give power. The reduced head outline shape allows a fast rotation of the sail, and a light feeling.
Four-batten construction, with some profile along the lower 2 battens to satisfy the drive on the bottom turn.
CLEW AND EYELETS
Two light ring eyelet positions.The lower eyelet to create more opening of the lower leach to increase control in stronger wind, and the higher eyelet to increase power and acceleration. We do advise the upper eyelet, unless you are a lightweight sailor.
LEECH, ROTATION AND PROFILE
Comprising high skin tension and a tight leech, with lots of S/shaping in the battens to give extra speed to jump higher. The Salt Pro has a very reactive and maneuver orientated ride, maintaining a slightly flat batten profile over the boom. The rotation of the battens is set so that the battens sit in the middle of the mast, when the correct trim is applied. This gives the stability in the drive, a quick change of tack in the moves or when riding.
The Dacron luff panel creates earlier planing and more comfort in tough conditions. Mostly assembled in the 4mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate – highly responsive.X-ply window only where it would not obstruct perfect vision while hitting the lip when riding waves, centered by 5mil Monofilm. Light XXX Black Laminate to add comfort while hitting ramps at high speeds. The construction is light, but extensively tested on the water to make sure that it would still take the biggest crashes. 5mil Anti UV-Black X-ply base panel for protection from accidents. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and reflex.
The Salt Pro is straightforward to rig, requiring an easy amount of force to counter its luff curve to set the rotation of the profile to obtain a slight lose leach which falls to the front point of the first top mini batten. Playing with the outhaul will boost up power or increase control but do give it good outhaul tension until you find your perfect performance. Tighten the bottom and top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other battens, without over tightening them. The SALT PRO has been developed specifically on the C80 rdm masts.
RIDER DEVELOPER COMMENT
"Thanks to the development done on the Salt already last year our team was able to pull off moves that gave high scores on the waves. This new version has been reviewed