When Taty tells us what he wants, we want to give it to him so he can continue to advance his professional performance and maintain that magic smile. Nothing makes him happier than coming to Maui for the Spring tuneup to find his new sails exceed expectations.
Based on his daily use of the sails in all conditions, we have learned about the special characteristics that make a freestyle sail excel. The rider must have total confidence the wing will react smoothly, be firm enough to support all the odd flying and leaping, yet be soft enough to quickly find the power and accelerate into maneuvers.
Although ‘softer’ and ‘tighter’ may not seem to fit together, and Taty's request for a slightly flatter top added to that challenge, we took the logic for that and turned it into reality. The softness comes from slightly reduced total mast bend, with emphasis on the upper sections, and the tightness develops from changes to the body shaping to increase mid-leech tension. The result, to quote Taty, “SICKKKK! You got the POP!”
So I guess we did it.
This year the Loco has the added durability of our custom XPly™ window mesh to make it extra crash proof. The Kevlar™ structural skeleton, appropriate reinforcements, and integrated graphic elements, all add to the value and performance of this lively design.