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Spy Freewave

THE POWER FREESTYLE WAVE

If you’re looking for power, but power which can plane in the lightest conditions and at the same time challenge even the toughest situations, this is the sail for you.


Spy Freewave

DESIGNED FOR

Slalom speed seekers, who are looking for an easier race cambered sail, with less ripping out power, especially for an easier execution of jibes. Less weight in the front of the sail to allow to contrast the power with less energy, Lighter to water start and jibe. If you are still looking to be a national champion, with the AC-K PRO there is no need to look for a full race sail to win, when we are able to offer this super naked version. You can finally keep top speed and performance for hours on the water, without having to use the energy of a full race sail. Nowadays, if you are looking to have a cam sail with high performance, you are forced to go for the same no compromise sail as the pro:a race sail, can be very demanding and taking lots of energy for no reason, unless you are using it on a race course. Other option would be to choose for a 3-cam sail where the performance will be highly reduced by changing outline, batten number, cam number, sleeve size, opening of the leach and many other aspects. Our development was to bring our AC-one sail to keep its pedigree, but from this, develop an easier version in the characteristics which was needed. As all the features of our AC-One were already super friendly, the only thing we did, was to reduce the mast sleeve size, which would bringpower that only pro sailors would need. Allow a softer and faster jibe rotation, and to have a batten construction which would be easy to replace in case of accidents. The new AC-K pro benefits from the same 3 XXL cams which allow an amazing rotation, 7 battens without having complicated glued or pined parts, same outline, leach opening and stance as the AC-one. A lighter AC-One version, ready to compete at any level, and dedicated for a larger public that were forced before to choose race sails for no reason.A real Super Naked from the race sails. 3cam sails, 4 cams sails: wording belonging to the past life of slalom. Now a cam sails it’s either for Racing at pro level, or to race between your friends, and it has 2 names: AC-ONE, or AC-Kpro.

 

QUICK POINTS

  • A real race sail for non PWA riders
  • Amazing Sweet smooth rotating 3-cam set-up
  • Simply all about speed
  • Highly addictive
  • Medium sized luff pocket
  • Lots of low-end power to get planing nice and early
  • High-speed powerhouse that is easy to handle
  • Sits ridiculously light in your hands
  • Incredibly fast and light handling sail to use
  • The faster you sail, the lighter the AC-K PRO's handling

 

THE TESTS ON MAGAZINES SAY

Well-made and eye catching, the Point 7 Spy is much more than its billing as a Power Freestyle-Wave sail would imply. Offering an abundance of power and practicality over a wide wind range, it is a true all-round contender and comes well recommended by us. Particularly in onshore conditions and small waves, to use the power of the sail in the surf and jumping. Really good in Bump and jump also. Punchy and precise, willing to fulfil several different roles and thriving when used by the adventurous and pro-active.

 

CHARACTER

Take all the goodies from a full-on competition slalom sail, reduce its mast sleeve and shallow a little the profile. This is the AC-K PRO. Featuring a medium sized luff pocket, a sweet smooth rotating 3-cam set-up combined with a lot of low-end power to get planing nice and early. The AC-K PRO is a high-speed powerhouse that is easy to handle and sits ridiculously light in your hands, keeping the board at a steady hover above the water to give you the best possible control and speed out of your kit. The AC-K PRO is an incredibly fast sail to use, flattering even the nervous rider with a blistering performance. Instead, take the AC-K PRO in any conditions, and will just deliver all the time. From early planning to overpowered conditions. Going fast was never so easy! Let the pressure build steadily, lock your stance in place, hold on and let the magic happen. Slicing through the air, it is effortless to cover ground on and whilst rapid on all points of sail, seemed to point beautifully close to the wind. The center of effort is low, focused around the rider and providing feedback through both hands. It is just so balanced and requires little technical input or energy expenditure from the pilot, enabling them to prolong their drag-racing sessions. The faster you sail, the lighter the AC-K PRO ’s handling, which is also very apparent in transition, thereby encouraging you to enter and maintain your speed throughout.

 

ON THE WATER

It’s not about freeriding, it’s nothing less than pure acceleration, speed and control. This is what is experienced as soon as you close the gap of the AC-K PRO . The power is balanced between both arms and the sail keeps accelerating without having to pull or work with your arms. Just relax them and let your body weight sit comfortable on the balanced profile from the sail. The light feels and easy rotation of the sail, will let you enjoy and execute perfect fast jibing without having to lose energy and power. As the wind picks up the sail becomes lighter, more fun and will not demand to switch to a smaller sail so easily.

 

FOR ZERO20

Deeper profile, sail body and leach opening as the AC-One. New cams: Lower cam to give a nice round powerful profile, an XXL-cam below and top of the boom to allow a smooth rotation and a faster profile. Less downhaul force to downhaul the sail. Performance one step ahead in all directions.

 

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.

 

DEVELOPMENT TARGET

Creating a race sail which would allow the rider to save more energy and spend more hours on the water.A full race sail has power which is only needed by heavy PWA riders to accelerate with loads of drive out of a jibe, or for full downwind courses, which are trajectories that are done only on some radical race PWA courses. The AC-K pro is a pure race sail to have fun, without going on too depowered simple 3 or 2 cam sails for free-racing.

 

Technical Data

Specifications

Specifications

Outline

OUTLINE

Ensuring efficient power transfer to the board, even with a shorter boom length, whilst remaining balanced in the hands. This dependable control remains a feature of the Spy throughout its wind range, allowing it to adapt effortlessly to any number of roles.

 
 

BATTENS

5-batten construction, with important profile along the lower 3 battens to satisfy the stability and power in all conditions.

Battens
Eyelets

CLEW AND EYELETS

Two 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

A central profile with a thin leading edge.A great deal of shape locked low and forward in the draft, providing plenty of obvious bottom end power and drive. On its minimum setting, the pronounced profile is complimented with plenty of movement in its large Dacron luff panel and luff tube, its structure maintained by the bottom battens pushing forward to sit flush with the mast’s leading edge. Even on maximum setting the Spy displays plenty of shape, the bottom batten retaining plenty of rotation as the leech falls away significantly, to allow speed and fast release.

Leech
Body Material

BODY MATERIAL

100% assembled with X-ply laminates, mixing the base with the 5 mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate, the entire upper body with the 2.5 mil Anti UV-Black X-ply Laminate, and 5mil X-ply transparent window. X-ply batten pockets for lighter weight and improved reflex. All our Ply, X-ply and Scrims monofilm are produced in the Unites States.

 
 

RIGGING

The Spy 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 loose 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 a good outhaul tension until you find your perfect performance. Tighten the bottom and top batten, but just remove wrinkles on the other battens without overtightening them. If the wind becomes increasingly severe, the Spy can be retuned with more tension, increasing the twist in the leech without losing much shape in the draft.


Rigging
Rider Development

RIDER DEVELOPER COMMENT

"The plan was, having a dedicated wave sail to bring non-pro wave sailors to have an autopilot to go and hit that lip. Not only the power to have the right drive through a bottom turn, but allowing to go radical as being on a four batten sail. The comfort of the sail in rough conditions, the speed in the rotation for executing moves, is making this 5-batten wave sail become an amazing handling and powerful sail also for Bump and Jump and basic Freestyle moves. You ask, it delivers."