The evolution of Loftsails' competitive foil racing program has led to a complete redesign of the Skyblade for 2024.
Compared to fin setups, foils generate significantly less drag, requiring pilots to maintain speed and precision control during flight. Crafted with a radically higher aspect ratio and a significantly wider mast pocket, the new Skyblade 2024 is faster, more balanced, and more comfortable to fly when compared to its predecessors. Additionally, the sail features a lower foot and reduced vertical shapes, all of which contribute to enhanced aerodynamics and exceptional stability.
To ensure efficient airflow, cam sails with wide mast pockets require firm tension. Skyblade draws inspiration from the Racingblade slalom design and incorporates its unique mast pocket construction. The webbing of the downhaul roller is attached not only to the main mast panel but also to both sides of the mast pocket, evenly distributing the load and resulting in a firm, clean, and effortlessly rotating leading edge. Smooth cam rotation allows sailors to maintain focus during races and facilitates the delicate balance required during gybes and transitions.
The Skyblade doesn’t hold back on materials either. It features x-ply panels for the central window, leech, and foot, along with bi-ply top panels that offer exceptional UV resistance. These sails are built to withstand the rigors of both racing and everyday use.
The 3-layer mast pocket is crafted using a 2-mil quad axial x-ply. This lightweight material retains no folding memory, ensuring that the luff maintains its optimal condition over time. Furthermore, all camber inducer contact points are equipped with Metallic Cam Interfaces, safeguarding against material degradation as time passes.
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