2012 TR-8 XT
Light weight version of TR-8 race/slalom sail
The TR-8 XT versions follow on the refinement from the TR-7 major changes in outline and aspect ratio. We can now concentrate on improving each size in the new form and get more out of the major improvements of last year.
Because of the sensitive nature of the lighter material, each size of XT racing sails are tuned specifically to the material, creating an efficient soft feel that responds to every gust. The ODL04 Technora is tough, light, and UV resistant.
The general direction of development has been to create a deep stable profile in the lower sections, and flatten the middle to promote progressive twist. By carrying the flat sections to the top, high end has improved and balanced nicely with the powerful long chords near the boom. The net effect has been an improvement in range without giving up the easy handling and excellent low end of the TR-7.
In the larger slalom sizes and the Formula group, using the Technora material adds a whole new dimension to light wind performance. It must be experienced to be believed, and once you try it, will be completely sold forever.