2007 Product Book
Baptiste Gossein & Jason Polakow
Dear Windsurfers
Welcome to the 2007 NeilPryde Windsurfing Collection.
The 2005/6 season has again seen NeilPryde dominating competitive
windsurfing at the very highest levels. For the past fifteen years NeilPryde
has earned an enviable reputation for no-compromise performance and
this process of development never stops.
NeilPryde Racing sails now extend to cover formula, slalom, speed and
one design racing while the technology and experience gained in the
race sail development is carried through to the entire sail collection.
Team Pryde sailors lead the Formula World Rankings with Antoine Albeau
and Allison Shreeve winning the Men’s and Women’s World Titles, and in
the PWA Freestyle discipline, Ricardo Campello has added another World
Title to his growing list of achievements. We’re also kept up to date with
local and national level results from around the world and it’s clear that
NeilPryde rigs are powering winners at all levels of windsurfing competition.
While it’s our Pro Team riders who tend to grab most of the headlines, we
never lose sight of the fact that the vast majority of our customers are
weekend sailors with limited time to enjoy their sport, and in many cases,
marginal wind to sail in. When we talk with our customers, we often hear
them use the expression ‘real world conditions’ to describe the kind of
places where they sail. As you’ll see, the two NEW sails in the 2007
NeilPryde line-up are designed with ‘real world’ conditions in mind.
Firstly, there’s the RS:Slalom; a high performance racing sail directly descended
from our RS Racing programme. What makes the RS:Slalom special is that
it’s been designed specifically around our mid-priced X6 rig parts, thereby
significantly lowering the overall price of a rig. The RS:Slalom has been
designed right from the start to make it easy for any weekend racer to tune
and to sail.
Secondly, there’s the Alpha, our all-new wave sail – which has been designed
and developed to deliver World Cup performance in the kind of marginal
onshore conditions found in ‘real world’ sailing spots all around the world.
Once again, we’re confident that wavesailors of all abilities will be excited
by the agile performance and smooth handling of this remarkable sail.
Most of all we hope that you’ll find looking through the 2007 NeilPryde
Windsurfing Collection as exciting and inspiring as we’ve felt while developing
it. There’s really nothing quite as satisfying for us as seeing people out on
the water enjoying the sport of windsurfing on our equipment and it’s this
that inspires us to constantly push the limits of development, because there’s
one thing we never forget – the wind can tell THE DIFFERENCE!
Neil Pryde
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Contents
Sails
02
Wave Sails
Alpha
Combat
Zone
04
06
10
14
X-Over Sails
Expression
Excess
Saber
18
20
24
28
Racing
RS:6
Speedseeker
RS:Slalom
RS:X
32
34
35
36
40
Youth & Learning
One Sail
One Rig
Xperience
54
57
58
Sail Technology
60
Flatwater Sails
V8
V6
Solo
42
44
48
52
Sail Overview
68
Gonzalo Costa Hoevel & Allison Shreeve
Matrix
Equipment
Bags
Matrix System
72
Harnesses
88
Equipment Bags
96
Masts
74
Harness Lines
92
Board Bags
99
Booms
78
Footstraps
93
Board Bag Size Chart
100
Extensions & Bases
82
Accessories
94
Voyager Luggage
101
Photography by Jérome Houyvet
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Fabrice Beaux
“For me, the spirit of wave sailing is all about the journey to remote locations to try and find
that ‘perfect day’: no crowds, peeling, mast-high sets and side to side-offshore conditions.
Everybody as their own ‘perfect’ day, even if it is not in some far off place, and once you find
it the sensation is unmatched.”
Fabrice Beaux / F911
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“When NeilPryde asked me to test the new ALPHA, I knew straight away that this sail was
exactly what I needed, and was for sure going to be a winner! It has perfect handling in
onshore waves and just enough power to dominate any break, but not too much.
The ALPHA is a sail that can be ridden by everybody - not just by the guys my size.”
Antoine Albeau / FRA192
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Antoine Albeau
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Pieter Bijl
Antoine Albeau
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Pieter Bijl
CONSISTENT POWER. CONSISTENT CONTROL
New for 2007, the ALPHA is a sail purpose made for onshore, less
than ideal, wave-sailing conditions. It is the most powerful wave sail
in the collection and is designed to deliver consistent power across a broad
spectrum of conditions.
C1
With an entirely new configuration featuring a wider luff pocket, longer
boom and reduced luff length, it was possible for the Design Team to
create a powerful, yet forgiving, sail.
C2
C3
C4
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To develop the most powerful wave sail in the range; a sail that excels in onshore wave
sailing conditions.
The sail must have good bottom end and strong upwind capabilities.
The sail must feature good lift and drive for back and front-side wave riding, and jumping
in onshore conditions.
To focus as much of the sails’ power as possible around the rider.
ALPHA - Foreground (Blue)
SEARCH - Background (Red)
ACHIEVED BY:
The ALPHA is low-aspect compared to the Combat and Zone – it features a slightly longer boom
and shorter luff (relative to the 2006 Search). This enhances upwind performance, generates lift
and delivers more constant power.
A reduced luff-length allows the sail to be rigged on shorter masts (4.5m to 5.4m all rig on a
400cm mast). This gives the sail a softer, more relaxed feeling - without compromising draft stability.
The ALPHA has the most shaping of all NeilPryde wave sails – this creates power.
Reducing the size of the head means the head can be designed relatively ‘tighter’ compared
to the Search. This enhances upwind ability but does not give the sail a top heavy feeling.
Introduction of a wider luff-sleeve (compared to the Search) – allows the sail to neutralise more
easily and be less “direct” in gusty conditions.
With a shorter luff and longer boom, the ALPHA is relatively
lower aspect than the 2006 Search.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
4.0
3.05
377
156
8
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7AL040
4.2
3.20
388
160
18
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7AL042
4.5
3.30
401
163
32/2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370/400
BNP7AL045
4.7
3.40
405
167
6
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7AL047
5.0
3.55
418
171
18
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7AL050
5.4
3.65
432
175
32/2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400/430
BNP7AL054
5.8
3.85
448
179
18
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7AL058
6.2
4.00
463
184
34
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7AL062
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Baptiste Gossein
“I really enjoy sailing with the COMBAT because it offers you the power you need and at the same time it’s
really easy to control the sail when it gets windy. Plus the big advantage for me is that I’m doing a lot of
trips to some radical places and I don’t have to worry about bringing a lot of extra equipment. As you can
see the construction of the sail is really well done and I can guarantee it’s really strong – I have tested it
with some pretty heavy wipe outs already... So if you want to have a balance between performance, looks
and the durability of your equipment the COMBAT is the perfect choice.”
Baptiste Gossein / FRA61
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ALL ROUND PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY
The most versatile of the wave sails, the COMBAT is equally at home in
huge onshore white water or side-offshore winds and peeling waves.
This, combined with the COMBAT’s reinforced X-Ply construction, results
C1
in a sail that no matter how much trouble you get yourself into, will
see you on the other side.
C2
C3
C4
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To develop an all-round wave sail that feels equally at home in side shore and onshore conditions.
To be a sail that features strong construction and durability. COMBAT is for riders who want to
“go big” without worrying about the survival of their equipment.
For 2007:
Give the sail a more lightweight, soft feeling while maintaining bottom end performance and good
up-wind ability.
Develop a more neutral sail that will de-power easily during tight turns and when landing jumps.
ACHIEVED BY:
The COMBAT shares a similar aspect ratio to the Zone, but with additional shaping (draft) and luff curve.
By retaining a similar aspect ratio to the Zone, the COMBAT delivers a light, manoeuvrable sail for
side shore conditions; while moderate shaping provides the power necessary for onshore conditions.
A medium rotated sail body allows for instant depower during wave riding and manoeuvres.
The COMBAT has more leech tension than the Zone. This improves upwind performance and
early planing.
Increased luff curve (compared to the Zone) provides smooth power, stability and direct drive.
100% X-ply sail body, no use of mono-film. This greatly enhances durability.
For 2007:
Introduction of a more progressive luff-curve that allows the sail to twist under load – but retains
leech tension where needed in the area immediately above the boom.
Less shaping under the battens reduces the “sailing weight” of the COMBAT and provides for softer
rotation, and a more “neutral” feeling sail.
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Baptiste Gossein
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
3.7
3.05
371
142
2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7CT037
4.0
3.20
385
148
16
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7CT040
4.2
3.30
393
152
24
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7CT042
4.5
3.35
403
157
4
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7CT045
4.7
3.50
410
161
10
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7CT047
5.0
3.65
418
167
18
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7CT050
5.2
3.75
425
171
26
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7CT052
5.6
3.90
441
181
12
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7CT056
Robby Swift
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“I need a sail that gets me going, but I also want a sail that is neutral, can de-power
easily and act like a feather in your hand and these are the very characteristics of
the ZONE. The new ZONE is so effortless on the wave it feels like it’s not even there,
it is lighter and rides the waves better than ever before.”
Levi Siver / USA0
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Levi Siver
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INSTANT HANDLING. INSTANT RESPONSE
The ZONE is a light feeling, responsive wave sail particularly suited to sailing
in classic “down the line” conditions. Less powerful than the Alpha and
Combat, the ZONE is designed to feel neutral on a wave, thus making the
sail ideal for tight bottom turns and cutbacks off the lip.
C1
In these conditions, visibility of the wave is important, so the ZONE has a
large window allowing the rider to easily observe the critical section of the
wave. This combination of features makes the ZONE the weapon of choice
for NeilPrydes’ 3Z’s - Jason Polalow, Levi Siver and Alex Mussolini.
C2
C3
C4
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To design a sail for the “surfers of windsurfing”; a sail that basically disappears in the riders hands
when on a wave, but still gives enough drive to load the boards’ rail through the bottom turn.
The sail must be virtually neutral when the rider snaps back off the critical wave section – so can
not deliver excessive power.
The sail must have minimal back hand pressure, particularly during the cut-back.
For 2007:
Enhance the forgiving feel of the sail, and reduce the “sailing weight” of the ZONE.
Improve the de-powering characteristics, and reduce back hand pressure when coming off the top
of a wave.
ACHIEVED BY:
Light to moderate shaping for a lightweight feel. The ZONE has the least, and most forward oriented
shaping of all NeilPryde wave sails.
A moderate aspect ratio; low and forward positioned centre of effort located as close as possible
to the body (rider focused surface area).
A well rotated sail body that flattens out and de-powers instantly.
An open leech allows the top of the sail to release in down-the-line conditions.
Light, but strong, construction (fitting between the Alpha & Combat).
Large mono-film window for optimum visibility.
For 2007:
A reduction in luff-curve and increased width of the luff-sleeve combines to make the sail more
forgiving, particularly during manoeuvres, and less “nervous” due to the increased softness.
Further reduced, and more forward oriented shaping for the 2007 ZONE will give the sail a lighter
feeling and easier rotation. It will also prevent unwanted pull on the back hand when landing jumps
or coming off the top of a critical section.
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Alex Mussolini
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
3.5
3.00
370
142
0
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7ZN035
4.0
3.10
383
149
14
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7ZN040
4.2
3.20
391
153
22
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7ZN042
4.5
3.35
401
157
2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7ZN045
4.7
3.50
409
161
10
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7ZN047
5.0
3.55
420
168
20
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7ZN050
5.2
3.75
427
171
28
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7ZN052
5.6
3.90
444
179
14
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7ZN056
Jason Polakow
“My style of wave sailing is all about maintaining as much speed as
possible through the bottom turn and then being able to make quick
directional changes without ever getting over powered. I want the sail to
completely disappear on the wave, as if I was surfing. I need a sail that's
light and neutral so that I can snap in the critical section of the wave.”
Jason Polakow / KA1111
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Ricardo Campello
“Freestyle sailing is unique in that it gives me the opportunity to both
express my style and to compete at an intense level. No competition
matches Freestyle's intensity of in-your-face, man-on-man, move-for-move
competition. Freestyle is also a unique form of cross over sailing, whatever
the conditions, whether it be light winds, flatwater, high winds or small
waves; you can get out there and enjoy it.”
Ricardo Campello / V111
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19
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Diony Guadagnino
“The new EXPRESSION does everything I need - it has a soft, neutral feel on the water, absorbs
any kind of chop which keeps the sail super steady and is really balanced when I’m doing tricks.
The EXPRESSION consistently slides through the moves; it seems like a feather on the water and
just feels incredible for any kind of conditions that come your way, from freestyle to waves, even
freeriding around it has great power and speed. It simply makes your day!”
Diony Guadagnino / V69
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LIGHT. POWERFUL. MANOEUVRABLE
Light, powerful and extremely manoe uvrable, the EXP R E S S I O N
is the crossover sail for those who windsurf predominantly flat water
freestyle, but still want the versatility to go in to waves should the
opportunity arise.
With pronounced, forward oriented shaping and a new, lower-aspect
outline the EXPRESSION delivers an unbeatable combination of power
and control when you need it most.
C1
C3
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
The sail must be suitable for beginner to expert freestyle riders.
The EXPRESSION must be light, for easy handling, neutral during transitions and have easy rotation.
Construction must be appropriate to withstand regular crashes and occasional use in the waves.
2007 Design Objective:
Make the sail more powerful; improve the early planing, acceleration and upwind capabilities.
Place the power close to the rider so that it is manageable and can be used effectively. Increased
power must not be at the expense of control.
Enhance the rotation.
EXPRESSION 07 - Foreground (Blue)
EXPRESSION 06 - Background (Red)
ACHIEVED BY:
With its aggressive shaping, the EXPRESSION produces the most lift of all the 5 battened crossover sails.
With low overall surface tension and moderately rotated sail body, the EXPRESSION is neutral
during manoeuvres and rotates easily.
With a light but strong construction, including limited use of monofilm, the EXPRESSION delivers
the ideal combination of durability and weight.
For 2007:
An increase in boom length, while maintaining the same shaping angles, results in a deeper profile.
This is more powerful – but due to the more compact outline, is able to be controlled.
Upwind performance and early planing improved by putting slightly more tension in the leech.
Introduction of a more compact, lower-aspect ratio outline (a longer boom and shorter mast),
enhances upwind performance, generates lift and delivers more constant power.
The EXPRESSION now features a less rotated sail body (compared to 2006). Rotation during
transitions is improved due to the tips of battens having a shorter distance to travel around the mast.
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With a shorter luff and longer boom, the EXPRESSION 07
is relatively lower aspect than the EXPRESSION 06.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
4.2
3.20
388
159
18
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 370
BNP7SE042
4.7
3.40
403
167
4
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7SE047
5.2
3.60
419
175
20
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7SE052
5.7
3.75
436
184
6
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7SE057
6.1
3.90
452
192
22
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7SE061
6.5
4.10
468
198
38/8
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430/460
BNP7SE065
6.9
4.25
482
204
22
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7SE069
Ricardo Campello
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Klaas Voget
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“The EXCESS covers an incredible range of conditions. If you go for freestyle, jumping, riding
some waves or if you just want to cruise around – the EXCESS fits in pretty much everywhere.
The control is unreal, it’s fast & super manoeuverable at the same time – you just hang in
the lines and go... plus it’s very strong, so even when I get washed, the EXCESS takes it easy.”
Klaas Voget / G4
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FAST. MANOEUVRABLE. DURABLE
There is no doubt that most windsurfing locations do not deliver the
same, consistent conditions every time. Instead, your local sailing spot
is as likely to be different from one day to the next as is the riders’ desire
to attempt different windsurfing disciplines. So, whether it’s flatwater
blasting, jumps, basic freestyle or even riding small surf, the EXCESS being the most versatile crossover sail in the range - is perfectly suited
to this sort of variety.
C1
C3
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
Develop a powerful, fast, easy handling and manoeuvrable free-ride sail.
The sail must be suitable for flatwater blasting, jumping and basic freestyle moves.
It must have a wide wind range with good low-end characteristics, speed and acceleration.
Given the need to be versatile, the sail must also be suitable for use in small surf, and be built
strong enough to handle regular jumping – and crashes.
2007 Design Objective:
The EXCESS needs to have a less direct feeling – particularly when sailing into gusts - and be
more comfortable to sail with.
The sail needs to be easier to rig – particularly when inserting the mast into the sleeve.
ACHIEVED BY:
The outline and shaping reflect the design objective for versatility: a stable, forward oriented shaping
profile provides power, while a relatively open, twisted head allows for wind range and stability.
A slight increase in the foot area (relative to wave and pure freestyle sails) enhances low-end
power and helps stability. This makes the EXCESS the fastest of the 5 battened crossover sails –
but doesn’t compromise the sails manoeuvrability.
A full X-ply body gives the EXCESS superb durability in addition to a soft, forgiving on the water
sailing ‘feel’ that is unique to 100% X-ply sails.
For 2007:
A subtle reduction and redistribution of luff curve will make the sail easier to rig while also
allowing the mid-leech to be more open. This creates a more comfortable, less direct feeling to
the sail.
To enhance durability, the structural seam located in the foot area has been removed.
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Anick Violette
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
5.4
3.80
431
179
2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7EC054
5.9
3.95
452
186
22
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7EC059
6.4
4.10
467
192
8
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7EC064
6.9
4.40
484
198
24
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7EC069
7.4
4.60
494
209
34/4
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460/490
BNP7EC074
Klaas Voget
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“The new SABER feels softer & lighter than its predecessor. This gives you a little more
control when the wind and water conditions are at the top of the sail's range, or when
you are in the middle of a gybe in high wind conditons. The sail feels a lot more
balanced and neutral. I really enjoy the SABER for its acceleration and stability. It's
one of those sails where you just hook in and hang on.”
Antoine Albeau / FRA192
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Robby Swift, Antoine Albeau & Allison Shreeve
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ULTIMATE CAMBERLESS PERFORMANCE
Conceived as a supercross sail, the SABER has evolved into a dynamic
combination of speed, control and manoeuvrability. With 7 battens, including
5 tubes, compact boom length and a race oriented profile, the SABER has
all the power, acceleration and top-end speed critical for the pros on the
supercross course and will be appreciated when racing your friends. Should
the opportunity arise to attempt a move, be it a duck gybe, carving 360
or loop, the SABER’s camberless design allows the rider the manoeuvrability
to complete it.
C1
C3
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To develop a high performance freeride sail without the use of cambers.
The sail must be fast, very stable, feature good low-end power and overall light weight.
The SABER is to be a sail whose performance sits between high wind slalom racing and freeride.
As such, it needs a high level of control when overpowered while being easy to use and
manoeuvre during transitions.
2007 Design Objective:
Increase the SABER’s wind range – improve low-end power, top-end speed and control without
compromising stability.
Give the sail a less direct, more forgiving feeling.
Make the sail easier to rig, particularly on X3 and X6 masts.
SABER 07 - Foreground (Blue)
SABER 06 - Background (Red)
ACHIEVED BY:
Basing the design on the outline of a freerace sail for top end speed.
Designing a slightly tighter middle leech into the SABER to improve light air and upwind performance.
The SABER features the largest foot area of all the no cam sails. It also features a cross-batten (in the
boom area), and compact boom length. This, in combination with forward/bottom oriented shaping,
and 5 tube battens, increases control and stability by focusing the sails’ power around the rider.
Using a Flex-head batten to increase responsiveness compared to other crossover sails –
especially when pumping onto the plane.
For 2007:
Creating a more compact, lower-aspect sail outline by using a longer boom and shorter luff length (see
diagram). The increased boom length, and subsequent reduction in the size of roach, not only creates more
power but, by lowering the “power triangle” (an imaginary triangle that joins the tip of the mast, the clew and
the foot) and bringing it closer to the rider, there is a significant increase in control.
Introduction of a wider luff sleeve. This will make the sail more forgiving and less direct,
particularly when hit by a gust.
An increase in the width of the luff sleeve will make the sail easier to rig.
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With a shorter luff and longer boom, the SABER 07 is
relatively lower aspect than the SABER 06.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
5.7
4.10
424
184
24
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7SB057
6.2
4.30
440
188
10
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7SB062
6.7
4.45
458
195
28/0
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430/460
BNP7SB067
7.2
4.65
474
201
14
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7SB072
7.7
4.80
494
208
34/4
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460/490
BNP7SB077
8.2
5.00
507
213
18
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7SB082
Peter Slate, Micah Buzianis & Robby Swift
Robby Swift & Micah Buzianis
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Micah Buzianis
Photo: Jono Knight
NeilPryde Racing is a relentless program of research, development and innovation by the NeilPryde Design
Center under the direction of Robert Stroj. It is a program with a ‘no compromise’ approach to developing
sails that offer the best possible performance, because ultimately the difference is winning.
NeilPryde’s race sails have remained the dominant force in windsurf racing for the past 15 years. With
numerous World, Speed, PWA, Euro Cup and Continental Championship wins to their credit, the RS Racing
sails have been the difference on the racecourse since their introduction in 2001.
The NeilPryde development program has been further extended and made more accessible with the
introduction of the RS:X Olympic Program in 2005, the RS:Slalom “Real World Racer” for 2007 as well as
the ongoing refinement of the ultimate speed machine – the “Speedseeker”.
However, the benefits of the racing program are not limited to those on the racecourse. The technology and
concepts refined during the development process are ultimately applied to all of the sails in the NeilPryde
range. Recent innovations include the introduction of the compact boom length in 2006 and, for 2007, the
introduction of a new outline for several sails that will allow for more power and control.
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RELENTLESS
The Outcome - an entirely new design layout, featuring an improved luff-sleeve
design and batten lay-out resulting in a more dynamic twist. This makes the
RS:6 a more stable, forgiving sail that delivers excellent control while
maximizing the speed potential of the rig - in both low and high end conditions.
When it comes to race sails, speed and power are nothing without control. Following
a relentless program of research, development and testing by the NeilPryde Design
Centre under the direction of Robert Stroj, the RS:6, in conjunction with the
X9 Ultra mast, delivers a more controllable and efficient sail than ever before.
RS:6 Racing (Sizes 4.6m - 8.4m)
7 Battens / 4 Cambers
Smaller high-wind sizes for Speed and
Slalom Racing.
Forward orientated shaping for control of
the wind and in chop.
More pronounced leech twist for high speed,
rough water and control.
RS:6 Racing (Sizes 9.0m - 12.5m)
8 Battens / 5 Cambers
Larger light-wind sizes for Formula and
light air windsurfing.
Fine entry and tighter leech for extreme
upwind angles.
Two carbon battens for ultra stability.
C1
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
ACHIEVED BY:
To develop a sail with a wider range of optimum use, and therefore a better
overall performance than the RS:5, while at the same time enhancing
handling so that it is possible for the rider to sail at full power, without
sheeting out, for as long as possible – even in the most extreme conditions.
To make a sail that has a lighter, livelier feeling that will be easier to handle
during transitions and in rough water.
To improve the low-end power of the sail in order to gain power for
better pick up coming out of transitions without sacrificing high-end
control and stability.
Achieve a softer twist for a smoother absorption of the gusts.
Dynamic luff sleeve shaping to stabilize the draft in front of the rider
and allow the sail to twist off more smoothly and under less load reducing
tension on the leech.
Progressive batten angles relative to the luff pocket to increase
stability in the lower section while giving a more consistent twist for a
smoother release.
Internal luff panel inside the double surface luff sleeve to allow more
forward oriented shaping regardless of the increased sleeve width.
Aerodynamic boom cutout closure to prevent the apparent wind from
blowing into the mast sleeve generating drag.
For a closer look at the key features of the RS:6 visit rs6.neilpryde.com
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SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
4.6
4.40
391
167
22
7
4
NeilPryde X9UW370
BNP6RS646
5.0
4.60
407
172
8
7
4
NeilPryde X9UW400
BNP6RS650
5.4
4.80
424
178
24
7
4
NeilPryde X9UW400
BNP6RS654
5.8
5.10
440
187
10
7
4
NeilPryde X9U430
BNP6RS658
6.2
5.20
456
193
26
7
4
NeilPryde X9U430
BNP6RS662
6.7
5.40
471
202
12
7
4
NeilPryde X9U460
BNP6RS667
7.2
5.70
485
209
26
7
4
NeilPryde X9U460
BNP6RS672
7.8
5.90
505
216
16
7
4
NeilPryde X9U490
BNP6RS678
8.4
6.10
521
225
32
7
4
NeilPryde X9U490
BNP6RS684
9.0
6.30
527
245
38
8
5
NeilPryde X9U490
BNP6RS690
9.8
6.80
549
255
20
8
5
NeilPryde X9U530
BNP6RS698
10.7
7.20
573
269
44
8
5
NeilPryde X9U530
BNP6RS617
11.6
7.50
595
282
16
8
5
NeilPryde X9U580
BNP6RS616
12.5
7.80
610
293
30
8
5
NeilPryde X9U580
BNP6RS612
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The NeilPryde Speedseeker is essentially a highly specialised ‘research project’ - a custom
rig based around RS Racing Sail plan-forms, that has been developed with one purpose in mind
to help Finian Maynard and Antoine Albeau break the elusive 50 knot speed record.
Breaking World Speed Sailing Records involves months of meticulous preparation and then usually
no more than a 30-minute window in which wind and water conditions become ideal for sailing
at up to 90 km/h, just inches from the water and at the very limits of control. Optimal conditions
for breaking the current World Record of 48.7 knots, are 45 knots of wind at an angle of 120-125
degrees. That is a challenge in itself as these types of conditions are rare during the allotted time
periods of record attempts.
The entire length of the purpose-built speed canal in Saintes Maries de la Mer, France - the location of this year’s record attempts - runs 1,100 meters
by a width of 25 meters. There are five different 500M courses accommodating the four wind directions of N, WNW, SE and SW with the most common
being N (Mistral) and SE (Le Marin).
Until recently, the typical speed sailing rigs used by Finian and Antoine measured between 5.0 and 5.3. But after experiencing gut-wrenching winds
of 60-65 knots for two hour periods in previous attempts, without being able to capitalize on the moment, the riders will be bringing two additional
smaller 4.6 and 4.8 Speedseeker sails to future record attempts.
Finian and Antoine’s speed boards range in size from 35 to 40 cm wide and are in the range of 225-230 cm long and are made from a styrofoam core
with a Carbon/PVC sheet foam full-sandwich and weigh-in at close to 4kg.
During a record attempt, riders accelerate from 0-44 knots in about 6 seconds (that’s almost the same acceleration as a Porsche 911 RS) and the boomerang
sensation once the bow of the board is forced downwind onto the run is similar to being shot out of a cannon. At these speeds experience is essential,
as is total confidence in the equipment. The forces at work on the rig and the rider are intense. At peak speed, it’s all the rider can do just to see where
he’s going.
While we have no plans to sell Speedseeker sails to the general public, the research and development work that has gone into the Speedseeker Programme
has yielded a great deal of performance data that’s enabled Robert Stroj and the Design Team in Maui to greatly improve the performance and handling
of the RS:Racing, RS:Slalom and other NeilPryde high performance flatwater sails.
Finian Maynard
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REAL WORLD RACING
New for 2007, the RS:SLALOM is designed to take the high performance
of NeilPryde’s race sail, the RS:6, and build it into a sail that is simple
to rig and easy to use. Designed around the X6 Mast, the RS:SLALOM
features a combination of enhanced bottom end power and smooth
rotation, making it the ideal sail for weekend racers; GPS speedsters
and those simply looking to go faster than their friends.
Aerodynamic Boom
cutout closure
Prevents the apparent wind
from blowing into the mast
sleeve and generating drag.
Removable Camber
The bottom camber can be
removed for enhanced rotation,
easy rigging and a softer feel.
C1
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To design and build a sail that will fit between the RS:6 and the 2007 V8.
To deliver performance as close as possible to purebred race sails but with easier on the water
handling and user-friendly rigging and de-rigging.
The sail must have a soft, forgiving feeling and a light ‘sailing weight’ when on the water.
The sail must offer smooth rotation during gybes and excellent acceleration out of the corners.
The sail must be designed on, and developed using, the NeilPryde X6 mast.
- The X9 Mast must be compatible as the ‘performance upgrade’ for ultimate performance.
The sail must be suitable for the Slalom 42 racing format combining good windward ability with
control and speed on a broad reach.
ACHIEVED BY:
Using the RS:6 outline and sail body as a base to ensure high performance.
Reducing the number of cams to produce a softer feeling rig with smooth rotation, excellent
handling during gybes and good acceleration out of the corners. It has also made rigging easier
and reduced the sail weight.
Sail versatility. The bottom camber can be removed depending on what the rider is looking for. If
stability, speed and control are required, the rider can choose to keep the bottom camber in place.
Should the sailors’ preference be for enhanced rotation, easy rigging and a softer feel the bottom
camber can be removed resulting in a softer profile and better rotation.
Reducing the width of the luff sleeve, relative to the RS:6, to make water starting easier.
The sail has been designed and developed on the X6 mast. The X9 Ultra Mast is a performance
upgrade. Note: The RS:SLALOM will be supplied with cambers pre-tuned for the X6 Mast.
Micah Buzianis, Gonzalo Costa Hoevel & Peter Slate
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST*
CODE
5.4
4.60
423
179
24
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 400
BNP7RSS54
5.8
4.90
439
185
10
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 430
BNP7RSS58
6.2
5.00
455
192
26
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 430
BNP7RSS62
6.7
5.20
472
202
12
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 460
BNP7RSS67
7.2
5.50
485
209
26
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 460
BNP7RSS72
7.8
5.70
503
216
14
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 490
BNP7RSS78
8.4
5.90
520
225
30
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 490
BNP7RSS84
9.2
6.10
532
238
42
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 490
BNP7RSS92
10.0
6.40
538
254
38
7
3/2
NeilPryde X6 520
BNP7RSS10
*Compatible with NeilPryde Matrix.
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Micah Buzianis
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RS:SLALOM DEVELOPMENT
‘Over the past 3-4 years the NeilPryde
race sail has evolved into highly technical
and specialized racing machine. The result
of this evolution has delivered clear
performance advantages on the race
course but also increased the level of skill
required to use them. The development of
the RS:SLALOM was a great opportunity
to take this knowledge and put it into a
racing sail specifically designed to be used
by a wide range of performance minded
sailors. As a result we have an easy to use
racing sail that requires even less skill
than racing sails required 4 years ago but
with far superior performance.’
Robert Stroj / NeilPryde Design
X6 Performance Optimised
The RS:SLALOM has been designed and developed around the X6 mast
to deliver optimal performance to a wide range of sailors. Out of the
factory all the cams are tuned to accommodate the larger mast diameter
of the X6 compared to the X9. The luff curve is specifically developed
to be less sensitive to the slightly slower reflex found in the X6 mast
relative to the X9.
Switchable 3/2 Cams
A key feature of the RS:SLALOM is the
versatility offered by the 3/2 Cam system
where the bottom camber can be removed
for enhanced rotation, easy rigging and a
softer feel. Using the 3 cam configuration
will boost your top speed and control in the
upper end.
GPS
With a combination of good top-end speed,
plenty of low-end power and easy rigging,
the RS:SLALOM is ideally suited to the
rapidly growing group of riders with an
interest in GPS Speed-Sailing.
‘With the easy rigging of the RS:SLALOM
you can maximise your time on the water,
and the high acceleration makes it ideal
for GPS racing; all in all the RS:SLALOM
is a great addition to the NeilPryde racing
programme.’
Pieter Bijl / NeilPryde Windsurfing R&D
‘I like the RS:SLALOM because it’s really
fast. It’s really light in the hands and the
big size is really soft in light winds and
planes early. The rotation of the cam in the
gybe is perfect. I think I can go really fast
with these sails.’
Antoine Albeau / FRA192
‘This sail is the perfect sail for the weekend
racer, who doesn’t have a lot of time but
wants to go fast with all of his buddies. This
sail is super light, super easy to rig and I
have no doubt it is going to be the most
competitive sail in the slalom class.’
Micah Buzianis / USA34
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Peter Slate & Gonzalo Costa Hoevel
KEY FEATURES
1. Flexhead Configuration
A tube/rod component batten enables the head of the sail to adjust
dynamically by allowing twist along the horizontal and vertical axes. This
reduces drag and increases top end speed, performance and stability.
2. Aerodynamic Boom cutout closure
Prevents the apparent wind from blowing into the mast sleeve and
generating drag.
3. Cam Pressure Adjustment System
An innovative system using molded spacers that allow sailors to perfectly
adjust the pressure on the cambers to fit their individual needs.
4. Switchable 3/2 Cams
The bottom camber can be removed for enhanced rotation, easy rigging
and a softer feel.
5. Compact Clew Length
a) Compact working boom length improves draft stability and prevents
the boom from hitting the water during gybes or when reaching.
b) Centre of effort is closer to the rider enhancing control.
c) Improved sail twist is possible due to the clew not being on the leech.
6. Progressive Batten Angle
By changing the angle of the battens relative to the luff pocket, it is
possible to increase stability in the lower section, giving more consistent
twist for a smoother release.
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ONE DESIGN RACING
Closely based on the proven RS Formula sails, the RS:X is a light weight sail
that been modified to suit the demands of Olympic Windsurfing. Specifically
designed for use with a longer boom and large board, the RS:X is able to
deliver a high level of performance across a wind range from 3-30knots.
Leveraging the knowledge and experience gained through the development
of the RS sails NeilPryde launched a successful bid to design, and supply, the
One Design equipment for the 2008 Olympic games in Beijing.
SAIL
RS:X 9.5
SIZE
RS:X 8.5
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF
BOOM
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
8.5
5.5
519
RS:X 225-265
30
7
2
RS:X 490
BNPRSX085
9.5
6.1
552
RS:X 225-265
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7
2
RS:X 520
BNPRSX095
BOARD
The RS:X is a true cross-over board in that it makes the best compromise between traditional raceboard
sailing in sub-planing conditions, and exciting “Formula” racing in planing conditions starting from 8-10 knots.
PERFORMANCE CHARACTERISTICS:
Sub-Planing Conditions, Dagger-Board down (up to 8-10 knots)
In light-wind sailing the RS:X board behaves in a similar fashion to a traditional raceboard. However, due
to the shorter length in comparison to a traditional raceboard, the ease of manoeuvrability in tacking and
gybing is significantly improved.
Startline tactics : Many Olympic racers often sail the board backwards in order to keep a good position
on the start line. The rounded tail on the back of the board, in addition to improving the flow of water,
makes it easier to sail the board backwards!
Upwind : In a little breeze with the Dagger-Board down, the rider can pump the board onto the rail for
good tracking upwind. On the rail, the “Convex Tail” allows the board to be rolled with the gusts and swells.
Side footstraps help to give the rider more stability and control.
Downwind : With the Dagger-Board up for going downwind, the board provides good stability for pumping
(if necessary).
Planing Conditions, Dagger-Board up (8-10 knots and above)
In planing conditions, the board behaves largely like a Formula Windsurfing board, thus giving much
faster performance and a more exciting ride.
In downwind conditions, with the adjustable mast track set to the back, the board sails both with good
speed and a very steep angle.
*Fin, Dagger-Board and Footstraps are included.
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PRODUCT
LENGTH
MAX.WIDTH
WEIGHT/KG
VOLUME
CONSTRUCTION
FIN ATTACHMENT
CODE
BOARD
286 cm
93 cm
15.5
220 litres
Carbon Sandwich
Deep Tuttle
DNPRSXB
DAGGER-BOARD
77 cm
None
None
None
Pre-preg Glass Sandwich
None
FIN-LADIES
60 cm
None
None
None
Pre-preg Carbon
None
DNPRSXF60
FIN-MEN
66 cm
None
None
None
Pre-preg Carbon
None
DNPRSXF66
MAST
The RS:X mast is based closely on the masts used in NeilPryde’s matrix mast range. The RS:X is a 90-100% carbon mast that has the same bend curves
and tapers as the NeilPryde Progressive Flex bend curve. The RS:X is a high performance mast designed to work in all wind conditions, both planing
and non-planing.
SIZE
LENGTH/CM
IMCS
WEIGHT/KG
CARBON CONTENT
FINISH
BAG
CODE
490
490
29
2.20
90%
Semi Gloss
silver
RMRSX490
520
520
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2.4
100%
Semi Gloss
silver
RMRSX520
BOOM
The RS:X Carbon Boom has been developed to achieve the best
light weight to stiffness ratio avaliable on the market today.
SIZE
225-265
ADJUST/CM
WEIGHT/KG
DIAMETER
MATERIAL
FRONT
FRONT ATTACH
BACK END
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3.05
OverS & 30
Uni-Directional
Pre-preg Carbon / Glass
Monocoque
Carbon Head
Monocoque
Carbon
CODE
RBRSX225
RS:X ACCESSORIES
PRODUCT
CODE
PRODUCT
CODE
RSX EXTENSION
RERSX48
BOARD BAG
GNPRSXBB
POWER U-BASE
RPBRSX
8.5 RIG BAG
GNPRSXRB8
ADJUSTABLE DOWNHAUL KIT
RADRSX
9.5 RIG BAG
GNPRSXRB9
FOR FULL PRODUCT DETAILS AND INFORMATION ON WHERE TO BUY AN RS:X VISIT www.neilpryde-rsx.com
2005 Pacific Coast Championship, San Francisco.
Photo: David Bell.
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Gonzalo Costa Hoevel & Allison Shreeve
“Flatwater sailing is what gets everybody hooked on windsurfing. Most people will
remember their first planing experience, and the exhiliration of effortlessly skimming
across the water with the sail in your hands and the board locked under your feet.
Before long you're lining up your friends to see if you can pass them on the reach...
For its simplicity, the excitement of Flatwater blasting cannot be matched.”
Pieter Bijl / NED0
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“When using a large freeride or freerace board you need some power. This is where the V8 really comes into
its own - getting onto the plane and low-end acceleration is what I like about this sail. The sail is purpose
built for flatwater cruising as well as racing your friends. Flatwater sailing is all about blasting and having
fun, and from getting you onto the plane to being the fastest at your home spot, the V8 can do it all.”
Micah Buzianis / USA34
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Micah Buzianis & Gonzalo Costa Hoevel
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Pieter Bijl & Micah Buzianis
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100% FREERACE
As a direct beneficiary of the NeilPryde Racing program, the V8 has
many of the features found in the RS Series. With 2 cambers, a midsize luff pocket and softer rotation than a race sail, the V8 represents
a perfect balance between high end performance, solid low end power
and easy handling.
C1
C3
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
V8 07 - Foreground (Blue)
V8 06 - Background (Red)
To take the technology and experience gained in developing the NeilPryde Racing program and
package it into a freerace sail that is fast, powerful and easy to use.
The V8 must have a very wide wind range; it must have outstanding low end performance without
compromising top end speed and high end control.
2007 Design Objective:
Enhance the features of the V8 that will make it more user friendly and easy to rig without
compromising performance.
Give the rig a softer, more forgiving feeling and improve the rotation.
ACHIEVED BY:
The outline and shaping are closely related to the RS race sail and this in combination with the 7
battens and 2 camber construction makes the V8 the fastest freeride sail in the NeilPryde collection.
With an aspect ratio close to that of the V6, but with a bigger foot, the V8 gets the rider effortlessly
onto the plane.
Having the deepest profile of all the flatwater sails confirms the V8’s exceptional early planing.
For 2007:
The V8’s aspect ratio has been reduced in order to create more low-end power (useful for getting
on the plane).
Profile Relative Luff Sleeve Width ie: Wider sleeve section in the lower part of the sail where the
profile is deepest for good power, improved stability and easy rigging. Narrower top section for
light weight, easy water starting and good twist.
A subtle reduction in luff-curve and introduction of a shorter mast will help make the sail feel softer
and rotate more easily whilst also making it easier to rig.
With a shorter luff and longer boom, the V8 07 is relatively
lower aspect than the V8 06.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
6.0
4.85
453
189
24
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7V8060
6.5
5.00
463
196
4
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7V8065
7.0
5.20
477
203
16
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7V8070
7.5
5.40
490
211
30
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7V8075
8.0
5.60
501
219
12
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7V8080
8.5
5.80
515
227
26
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7V8085
9.0
6.00
526
234
36
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7V8090
9.8
6.25
545
247
26
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 520
BNP7V8098
10.6
6.50
562
260
42
7
2
NeilPryde Matrix 520
BNP7V8106
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“If you are looking for cambered performance on a sail that does not feel like it has cambers, then the V6
would be your sail of choice. With soft, smooth rotation, the V6 feels like a no-cam sail; however the
intercam gives you good low-end power and the stability of a cambered sail. The V6 is the perfect cruiser;
relax hang on and see where it takes you.”
Gonzalo Costa-Hoevel / ARG3
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Gonzalo Costa Hoevel & Allison Shreeve
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100% PURE FREERIDE
A combination of design features including 2 intercams, a classic flatwater
outline and powerful shaping makes the V6 a sail that represents the
essence of windsurfing; simple to rig, quick onto the plane, easy to handle
and fun to use.
C1
C3
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
The sail is for use on flatwater.
It must have good early planing abilities, a respectable top end speed and good up-wind performance.
The V6 should be faster than the Solo, and more manoeuverable than the V8. It is a sail that allows
the rider to focus on blasting – and having fun.
The sail must be efficient to rig, easy to gybe and simple to waterstart.
2007 Design Objective:
Increase the available low end power to allow smaller sizes to be used in lighter winds - while
maintaining the existing level of control and light weight feel.
Improve the upwind performance.
Of all 2007 sails, the V6 should have the best “passive” planing characteristics. This refers to the
sails’ ability to put the board onto the plane without the need to actively pump.
V6 07 - Foreground (Blue)
V6 06 - Background (Red)
ACHIEVED BY:
The V6 has a purely flatwater outline. This includes a medium/low foot curve and compact boom
length. This gives the best balance between manoeuvrability and performance.
A combination of 6 battens and 2 intercams gives the sail a relatively soft, cambered profile. A
fuller profile in the bottom of the sail gives good drive in light wind, and stability in strong wind.
During transitions, the two intercams give the sail a RAF ‘feel’, while also creating profile, support
and stability for early planing.
Using a slightly wider luff sleeve than the Solo and Saber, but narrower than the V8, improves
stability and makes the V6 easy to rig.
For 2007:
The V6 now features a more compact outline resulting in a slightly longer boom and shorter luff.
This combination enhances upwind performance, generates lift and delivers more constant power.
By lowering the “power triangle” (an imaginary triangle that joins the tip of the mast, the clew and
the foot) and bringing it closer to the rider, it is possible to control this power.
By reducing the area of the head, it has been possible to introduce a tighter leech. This will improve
low-end power and enhance upwind performance.
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With a shorter luff and longer boom, the V6 07 is relatively
lower aspect than the V6 06.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
6.0
4.20
441
183
12
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7V6060
6.5
4.40
455
193
26
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7V6065
7.0
4.60
471
202
12
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7V6070
7.5
4.80
483
208
24
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7V6075
8.0
5.00
498
215
8
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7V6080
8.5
5.20
509
224
20
6
2 Intercams
NeilPryde Matrix 490
BNP7V6085
Gonzalo Costa Hoevel & Allison Shreeve
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LIGHT WEIGHT. EASY TO USE
A wide wind range with favoured performance in the low end, the SOLO is
a no cam sail that handles smoothly in the gybes and has a softer feel than
the V6 and V8.
It is the ideal recreational sail and is great for intermediates just getting onto
a plane, in the footstraps, and learning to gybe.
C1
C2
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
The SOLO is to be a soft and easy handling sail ideal for recreational use or intermediates learning
the basics of windsurfing.
Must be simple to rig and easy to plane on larger freeride boards.
The foot of the sail should be durable against the non-skid of the board during uphaul.
The sail should also have good mast compatibility for those just getting into the sport.
ACHIEVED BY:
Closely basing the SOLO on the design of the Excess and incorporating a lower cut freeride foot
for enhanced low end, speed and a comfortable trim. It also has a more forward oriented profile
for control.
Each size has a unique condition specific batten layout and sail outline. In the smaller sizes this
means fewer battens, a higher foot and more manoeuvre oriented design. In the larger sizes
there are more battens for stability and a lower, more performance orientated foot design.
Progressive use of monofilm thickness is used to combine a lightweight upper section with a
strong bottom and foot area.
The foot of the sail is constructed out of a combination of X-Ply. Any seams in the foot of the sail
are protected against the non-skid of the board.
Adjustable vario top for greater mast compatibility.
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SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
4.5
3.15
395
165
0
4
5.0
3.40
414
173
12
5.5
3.60
434
180
6.0
3.80
453
6.5
4.25
7.0
7.5
CAMS
VARIO TOP
IDEAL MAST
CODE
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7SL045
4
none
NeilPryde Matrix 400
BNP7SL050
2
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7SL055
187
22
5
none
NeilPryde Matrix 430
BNP7SL060
469
197
8
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7SL065
4.45
486
205
24
6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7SL070
4.65
502
211
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6
none
NeilPryde Matrix 460
BNP7SL075
Manu Bouvet
“When you spend a lot of time travelling on windsurfing trips, you want a versatile sail
that can be used in all conditions and on all boards, the SOLO provides this versatility.
Throughout the different sizes it has a batten specific layout to suit different wind
conditions. One range of sails covers it all, and with it’s easy rigging, gybing, and great
stability, it’s a perfect sail for those getting into the sport.”
Carine Camboulives
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HIGH PERFORMANCE FOR YOUTH
The ONE sail and rig is a complete, high performance package designed
to suit the needs of youth windsurfers. Essentially a scaled down version of
a full size NeilPryde sail, the ONE benefits from all the same product features
including a loose leech, twisting head and durable X-ply construction.
Consequently, the ONE delivers the same high performance standard.
Designed for use in conjunction with the ONE mast and boom, the ONE is
ideally suited to young windsurfers looking to take the next step after learning
the basics.
C1
C2
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
To produce a scaled-down version of a NeilPryde wave sail and rig package without
compromising performance.
Rig package should be tailored to meet the needs of youth windsurfers weighing no more than 50kg.
Durability is essential.
ACHIEVED BY:
Closely basing the sail design on the NeilPryde wave sails as these sails represent the best
combination between control, manoeuverability and easy handling.
Very low center of effort for a high level of control, particularly for small riders.
Light shaping for ease of planing and stability.
Light luff curve shaping, and an open, twisted leech gives the sail a light and forgiving feeling.
A rotated sail body combined with the reduced diameter of the ONE mast, makes the sail de-power
on demand and have a very soft rotation, making tacking and gybing a breeze.
The ONE sail employs the frame concept for durability with a full metalised X-Ply outer frame.
Inside the frame, the window is constructed in monofilm; great for visibility and keeping the sail light.
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SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
EXT./BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
2.0
1.75
250
115
0
4
none
ONE 250
BNPONE020
2.5
2.00
275
133
fixed
4
none
ONE 250
BNPONE025
3.0
2.15
300
145
fixed
4
none
ONE 250
BNPONE030
3.5
2.25
317
152
fixed
4
none
ONE 250
BNPONE035
4.0
2.45
342
161
fixed
4
none
ONE 250
BNPONE040
Morgan Noireaux
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Morgan Noireaux
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MAST
The construction process and technology used to produce the ONE
mast has been tailored to deliver a durable yet lightweight mast and
is closely related to technology used in the performance proven X6.
The ONE mast is based on the same Progressive Flex bend curve of
the other NeilPryde masts, as this bend curve provides the best
combination between sail stability, control, and a lightweight feel.
LENGTH/CM
WEIGHT/KG
250cm
1.1
FINISH
CODE
Semi Gloss
RMQONE250
BOOM
The ONE boom is an aluminium boom for durability, light weight
and stiffness. The dimensions of the boom have been scaled down
for smaller riders, with key attention being paid to having a narrow
outline of the boom and a small handgrip diameter. ONE boom fits
all ONE sails.
LENGTH/CM
WEIGHT/KG
TUBE DIAMETER
MATERIAL
ADJUSTMENT
HARNESS LINE SCALE
CODE
115-165cm
1.85kg
Reduced
Aluminium boom,
body and tail
Single pin
Yes
RBONE115
EXTENSION/BASE
The ONE 2.0 sail requires no extension, and the ONE base can be used directly with the mast.
The ONE sails from 2.5 - 4.0 use a combination of a size specific ONE extension and a ONE base.
All ONE sails from 2.5 - 4.0 are provided with the correct ONE aluminium extension. The base
is sold separately.
EXTENSION/BASE
CODE
ONE UXT Base
REONE20
ONE UXT Extension 2.5
REONE25
ONE UXT Extension 3.0
REONE30
ONE UXT Extension 3.5
REONE35
ONE UXT Extension 4.0
REONE40
For easy rigging simply put the extension (or the base for the 2.0) into the mast and fit the base
into the bottom. Then insert the mast up the sleeve of the sail, downhaul and go!
No adjustments to the extension are required.
ONE SAIL AND RIG BAG
GNPONERB
The ONE sail and rig bag completes the ONE package and helps to keep everything together.
Holds up to 3 ONE sails, 2 ONE booms, 2 ONE masts
with room for extensions and bases.
Carry handles at both ends and in the middle.
Detachable shoulder strap.
Name card holder for easy identification.
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Morgan Noireaux
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Photos: Charles Oreve
THE LEARNER SAIL
Xperience is a range of sails, masts and booms designed specifically to make
learning to windsurf easy and fun for beginners of all ages.
DESIGN OBJECTIVE
The sail should be easy to uphaul with a very soft, consistent pull making it ideal for first timers and
those just getting started.
All sail and rig components should be durable and designed to withstand the rigors of those not
familiar with the sport.
Components should be easy to use and have a wide range of compatibility.
ACHIEVED BY:
Heavy-duty construction and a PVC window for high resistance against impact, abrasion and UV rays.
Low luff tension and adjustable head fittings means the Xperience sail fits a wide range of masts.
Masts are compatible with NeilPryde Matrix extensions and booms.
Smaller sizes are produced with no foot batten to reduce the weight, making these sizes ideally
suited to youth sailors.
Larger sizes include four battens for improved power and stability in light winds. Ideally suited
for the adult beginner and progressive learning into low speed longboard tacks and gybes.
SIZE
WEIGHT/KG
LUFF +/- 1cm
BOOM +/- 1cm
BASE
BATTENS
CAMS
IDEAL MAST
CODE
1.9
1.25
283
112
0
2
none
Xperience 340
BNPEX019
2.6
1.55
320
133
0
2
none
Xperience 340
BNPEX026
3.3
1.90
347
146
8
3
none
Xperience 340
BNPEX033
4.0
2.35
369
163
0
4
none
Xperience 380
BNPEX040
4.7
2.60
414
168
0
4
none
Xperience 420
BNPEX047
5.5
2.85
440
183
20
4
none
Xperience 420
BNPEX055
6.2
3.00
470
195
10
4
none
Xperience 460
BNPEX062
Xperience Masts
Xperience Booms
Durable, fiberglass mast ideally suited for the Xperience range.
Light weight, fully adjustable aluminium booms with a simple and easy to
use front-end attachment system.
MAST
BOOM
CODE
CODE
Xperience 340
RMEX340
Xperience Boom 110-150
RBEX110
Xperience 380
RMEX380
Xperience Boom 150-190
RBEX150
Xperience 420
RMEX420
Xperience 460
RMEX460
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sail technology
NeilPryde’s 2007 Collection represents a continued development of
the ‘frame’ concept of sail design. The frame concept integrates
performance, materials, construction technique, and the look of the
sail into one complete package. This ensures that you have a sail
that not only performs well on the water, but also that the material
used in the construction of the sail reflects its ultimate function.
The evolution of the frame concept is evident in the look of the sail.
Panels of coloured and metalised X-Ply radiate from the critical load
bearing points of the sail such as the head, the clew, and tack. These
panels are strongly contrasted with the background sail colour to
create a distinctive and striking look. Whilst this is predominantly an
aesthetic feature, it visually reinforces the frame concept’s philosophy
of using the right material in the right place, and according to the
function of the sail.
The frame concept’s holistic approach can also be seen within the
performance parameter of the sails, where each year we endeavour
to develop sails that have better handling, a wider wind range and
improved performance and stability. For 2007 this is no exception.
Every sail, in every size, has been prototyped, tested and re-tested
to make sure that it meets the design objectives.
key frame concept features
INNER FRAME: MATERIAL AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY
The inner frame of the sail is built using a combination of adhesive Mark Cloth and durable X-Ply. These
materials are used in varying quantities according to the function of each sail. The Wave and Crossover
sails have a high percentage of X-Ply to ensure durability, while the flatwater sails have a much lighter
construction to ensure lightweight performance and top end speed.
INSIDE THE FRAME: SPECTRA X-PLY
The 2007 Combat and Excess make no use of monofilm material. Inside the
frame, the main window of the sail is produced with Spectra X-Ply, which
has the greatest tear resistance of any yarn used in all X-Ply’s currently
available on the market. To ensure strong multi-layer lamination, the Spectra
used in NeilPryde sails is twisted with polyester which ensures the yarn is
well anchored within the film layers.
METALISED X-PLY FOR UV RESISTANCE
Using a process called vacuum metalisation, the tinted NeilPryde X-Ply
includes a metallic coating that greatly reduces the damaging effects of UV
rays. This is a technology that has been used with success in the yachting
industry where the boats components are in constant exposure to the sun.
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OUTSIDE FRAME: MOULDED PROTECTION
MAST TIP CHAFE PROTECTOR
AND 3D MOULDED HEAD FAIRING
Protects the top of the sail from abrasion damage.
Also includes an easy de-rigging loop. When de-rigging
your sail, drive your screw driver through the loop and
into the ground. Then pull out the mast without wrinkling
the monofilm or X-Ply material.
SAIL TOGGLE
All NeilPryde sails now
include an elastic loop and sail
toggle system for keeping the sail
rolled up during storage. Simply roll
up your sail, loop the elastic around
the toggle and forget about it.
3D MOULDED TACK FAIRING
Completely encloses all pulleys and base elements.
This helps protect the deck of the board from impact damage.
Manufactured from heat moulded closed cell foam to offer maximum
protection and minimal weight without water absorption.
Includes an “uphaul hole” for a clean attachment of the uphaul rope.
Neoprene front piece makes it easy to fold the tack fairing when threading
the downhaul rope through the sail’s tack pulley.
RUBBER FOOT PIPING
Protects the foot edge of the sail from wear caused
by the non-skid on the deck of the board.
BOOM OPENING STIFFNER
Stiffer material built into top of the
boom opening. This makes it easy to
insert the mast through the boom
opening and into the luff pocket.
HIGH GRADE PLASTIC BATCAMS
Allows the rider to precisely tune
and set the batten tension.
Easy to open when replacing
battens or adjusting batten tension.
No tools required for
tension adjustment.
UV resistant material.
POLYURETHANE (PU)
MOULDED BATTEN
END CHAFE PROTECTOR
Protects the ends of the
batten pockets from
abrasion damage when
rigging and de-rigging.
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compact boom concept
The NeilPryde Compact Boom Length, introduced with the 2006 collection,
significantly improves stability. This allows us to improve the control of the sail
in 3 ways:
1. SHORTER “WORKING” BOOM LENGTH
The unique outline of the clew gives the rider a shorter “working” boom length.
A shorter boom improves stability by limiting the movement of the draft, and gives
the rider greater control over the increased bottom section surface area. When
the sail is raked back, it also prevents the boom end from hitting the water on the
larger freeride and racing sails.
2. RIDER FOCUSED SURFACE AREA
Sail surface area can be removed from the head and transferred down towards the rider.
This places a higher percentage of the sail’s surface area in direct connection with the
boom, therefore ensuring easy control and powerful acceleration when fully sheeted in. The
additional sail area in the lower section of the sail is supported by the “cross batten” that
extends out beyond the end of the clew. Having less sail area in the head also gives the sail
a much lighter feel.
3. IMPROVED SAIL TWIST
The Compact Boom length moves the attachment point of the sail further away from the leech. This gives the leech the ability to
be more dynamic and twist further under high loads, again improving the stability and control of the sail.
Draft movement in
overpowered conditions
without compact boom length
Draft movement in
overpowered conditions
with compact boom length
The ideal draft position (deepest point in the sails profile) is approximately
30-35% back from the front of the sail. This is normally locked in with
the shaping of the sail, battens, and cams (if included). However, as
the load increases, the draft has a natural tendency to move back
closer to 50% from the front of the sail, the midpoint between the mast
and clew attachment points. The Compact Boom length shortens the
length of the boom without changing the length of the sail (which is
maintained by the cross batten). The draft is locked closer to its ideal
position at 30-35% back from the front of the sail.
Try NeilPryde’s crossover and freeride sails that include the Compact Clew, and feel THE DIFFERENCE.
Pieter Bijl
Chief Tester
NeilPryde Windsurfing R&D
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For 2007:
Control of the sails power is crucial to its performance.
Throughout the development of the RS:6 the concept of
using a lower aspect ratio evolved as a means to harness
the sails power and enhance control. Subsequently this
concept has been incorporated into the design of several
sails in the 2007 collection.
The introduction of a more compact, lower-aspect ratio
outline (a longer boom and shorter mast) means that the
additional power generated by extra shaping is kept close
to the riders’ body. The increased boom length, and reduction
in the size of roach, not only creates more power, but also
lowers the “power triangle” (an imaginary triangle that joins
the tip of the mast, the clew and the foot). This brings the
sail area closer to the rider and delivers a significant increase
in control.
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key performance enhancing features
GENERAL SAIL FEATURES
COMPOSITE MINI LEECH
BATTENS
Aerodynamic composite mini
battens are sewn directly onto the
upper sections of the sail for added
stability and durability – without a
significant increase in weight.
MULTI POSITION CLEW
KEVLAR™ SP
CONSTRUCTION
Utilising Kevlar X-Ply allows for
lightweight and strong leech
construction, particularly in the
areas where the monofilm meets
the leech. Kevlar X-Ply leech
reinforcement helps with stability
and durability.
Multiple clew positions allow the
rider to tune for a variety of
conditions and sailor heights.
TRIPLE ROLLER TACK
FITTING
A solid metal tack fitting of heavy
duty construction.
Three large nickel plated rollers
offering minimal downhaul friction
over an extended lifespan.
FOOT CURVE
HIGH
MEDIUM
MEDIUM / LOW
LOW
> 6.5 (6 Battens)
5.5 - 6.0 (5 battens)
< 5.0 (4 battens)
BATTEN CONFIGURATION
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Rod- Solid fiberglass
for optimum durability
Rod/ Tube- Solid fiberglass batten front combined with
hollow tube for lightness and profile stability.
SAIL SPECIFIC FEATURES
ROUNDED HEAD
CONFIGURATION
A heavy duty construction
with minimal drag combined
with dynamic twist
characteristics.
LUFFGLIDE
LUFFPOCKET
MATERIAL
This material provides
superior durability and
stretch characteristics. Also,
the slippery surface of
Luffglide facilitates the
insertion of the mast into the
luffpocket as well as the
rotation of the sail.
FLEXHEAD
CONFIGURATION
A flexible head configuration
including a tube/rod
component batten allows the
head of the sail to adjust
dynamically to the wind by
allowing twist along the
horizontal and vertical axes.
This dynamic twist reduces
drag in the head of the sail,
therefore increasing top end
speed and performance.
COMPONENT
LUFFPOCKET
CONSTRUCTION
A luffpocket construction
technique used in all
freerace and racing sails.
Provides a low friction
material in the cam area to
facilitate camber rotation.
A stretch resistant,
lightweight material is used
in the top of the sail to help
reduce weight and
stabilises sail entry.
CAM PRESSURE
ADJUSTMENT
SYSTEM
An innovative system using
moulded spacers allows
sailors to precisely adjust the
pressure on each camber to
fit their individual needs.
Because not every sailor is
the same size or needs the
same amount of cam
pressure, and because sails
are not rigid structures (they
stretch throughout their life),
this system allows the sailor
to always have the perfect
mast/sail tuning.
SUPERCAM
Wide shouldered camber
inducers (CI’s) support
accurate development of
the sails’ leading edge,
promote draft stability and
enhance rotation.
NEILPRYDE COMPONENT BATTEN SYSTEM
A sail model and size specific batten system permitting
placement of the draft at the optimal location. This maximises
the sails’ performance for the given design objectives and
ensures overall stability across a wide wind range.
TUBE SPECIFIC
BATTEN TENSION
ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
Light weight tube specific
adjuster with an increased
adjustment range.
CNC TAPERED ROD
BATTENS
Precise CNC (Computer Numeric
Cutting) tapered heavy duty
batten system.
Sail proportions in some technical drawings may have been altered slightly to clearly demonstrate design features.
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sail shaping and design
WAVE
Sail shaping balances the speed and power of
a sail with control and handling.
Shaping lower down in the sail will produce a
little less power but increases manoeuvrability.
Where as shaping higher up in the sail creates
more drive and low-end power.
In the performance oriented sails this extra
power is easy to control due to the profile
stability supported by cams and tube-battens.
In the manoeuvre and wave oriented sails, low
shaping distribution provides uncompromised
manoeuvrability.
SPEED & CONTROL
10
10
WAVE RIDING
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
10
EARLY PLANING & UPWIND
PERFORMANCE
WAVE CROSSOVER
CROSSOVER
SPEED & CONTROL
SPEED & CONTROL
10
EARLY PLANING & UPWIND
PERFORMANCE
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MANOEUVRABILITY
10
WAVE RIDING
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
10
10
10
EARLY PLANING & UPWIND
PERFORMANCE
WAVE RIDING
10
10
CROSSOVER FREERIDE
FREERIDE
SPEED & CONTROL
IN THE UPPER END
SPEED & CONTROL
IN THE UPPER END
10
10
10
EARLY PLANING AND
UPWIND PERFORMANCE
EARLY PLANING AND
UPWIND PERFORMANCE
FREERIDE FREERACE
FREERACE / RACE
SPEED & CONTROL
IN THE UPPER END
SPEED & CONTROL
IN THE UPPER END
10
EARLY PLANING AND
UPWIND PERFORMANCE
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
SPEED AND CONTROL IN
THE MEDIUM WIND RANGE
10
10
10
SPEED AND CONTROL IN
THE MEDIUM WIND RANGE
10
10
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
SPEED AND CONTROL IN
THE MEDIUM WIND RANGE
10
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
10
SPEED AND CONTROL IN
THE MEDIUM WIND RANGE
MANOEUVRABILITY
10
10
EARLY PLANING AND
UPWIND PERFORMANCE
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sail overview
Specification
Sail
CONSISTENT POWER. CONSISTENT CONTROL
New for 2007, the ALPHA is a sail purpose made for onshore, less than ideal, wave-sailing
conditions. It is the most powerful wave sail in the collection and is designed to deliver
consistent power across a broad spectrum of conditions. With an entirely new configuration
featuring a wider luff pocket, longer boom and reduced luff length, it was possible for
the Design Team to create a powerful, yet forgiving, sail.
ALL ROUND PERFORMANCE AND DURABILITY
The most versatile of the wave sails, the COMBAT is equally at home in huge onshore
white water or side-offshore winds and peeling waves. This, combined with the COMBAT’s
reinforced X-Ply construction, results in a sail that no matter how much trouble you get
yourself into, will see you on the other side.
INSTANT HANDLING. INSTANT RESPONSE
The ZONE is a light feeling, responsive wave sail particularly suited to sailing in classic
“down the line” conditions. Less powerful than the Alpha and Combat, the ZONE is
designed to feel neutral on a wave, thus making the sail ideal for tight bottom turns and
cutbacks off the lip. In these conditions, visibility of the wave is important, so the ZONE
has a large window allowing the rider to easily observe the critical section of the wave.
LIGHT, POWERFUL, MANOEUVRABLE
Light, powerful and extremely manoeuvrable, the EXPRESSION is the crossover sail for
those who windsurf predominantly flat water freestyle, but still want the versatility to go
in to waves should the opportunity arise. With pronounced, forward oriented shaping
and a new, lower-aspect outline the EXPRESSION delivers an unbeatable combination
of power and control when you need it most.
SIZE
4.0
4.2
4.5
4.7
5.0
5.4
5.8
6.2
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
377
156
370
388
160
370
401
163
370/400
405
167
400
418
171
400
432
175
400/430
448
179
430
463
184
430
SIZE
3.7
4.0
4.2
4.5
4.7
5.0
5.2
5.6
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
371
142
370
385
148
370
393
152
370
403
157
400
410
161
400
418
167
400
425
171
400
441
181
430
SIZE
3.5
4.0
4.2
4.5
4.7
5.0
5.2
5.6
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
370
142
370
383
149
370
391
153
370
401
157
400
409
161
400
420
168
400
427
171
400
444
179
430
SIZE
4.2
4.7
5.2
5.7
6.1
6.5
6.9
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
388
159
370
403
167
400
419
175
400
436
184
430
452
192
430
468
198
430/460
482
204
460
SIZE
5.4
5.9
6.4
6.9
7.4
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
431
179
430
452
186
430
467
192
460
484
198
460
494
209
460/490
SIZE
5.7
6.2
6.7
7.2
7.7
8.2
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
424
184
400
440
188
430
458
195
430/460
474
201
460
494
208
460/490
507
213
490
SIZE
4.5
5.0
5.5
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.5
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
395
165
400
414
173
400
434
180
430
453
187
430
469
197
460
486
205
460
502
211
460
SIZE
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.5
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
441
183
430
455
193
430
471
202
460
483
208
460
498
215
490
509
224
490
SIZE
6.0
6.5
7.0
7.5
8.0
8.5
9.0
9.8
10.6
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
453
189
430
463
196
460
477
203
460
490
211
460
501
219
490
515
227
490
526
234
490
545
247
520
562
260
520
SIZE
5.4
5.8
6.2
6.7
7.2
7.8
8.4
9.2
10.0
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
423
179
400
439
185
430
455
192
430
472
202
460
485
209
460
503
216
490
520
225
490
532
238
490
558
254
520
FAST. MANOEUVRABLE. DURABLE
There is no doubt that most windsurfing locations do not deliver the same, consistent
conditions every time. Instead, your local sailing spot is as likely to be different from one day
to the next as is the riders’ desire to attempt different windsurfing disciplines. So, whether
it’s flatwater blasting, jumps, basic freestyle or even riding small surf, the EXCESS - being
the most versatile crossover sail in the range - is perfectly suited to this sort of variety.
ULTIMATE CAMBERLESS PERFORMANCE
Conceived as a super-x sail, the SABER has evolved into a dynamic combination of speed,
control and manoeuvrability. With 7 battens, including 5 tubes, compact boom length and
a race oriented profile, the SABER has all the power, acceleration and top-end speed critical
for the pros on the supercross course and will be appreciated when racing your friends.
Should the opportunity arise to attempt a move, be it a duck gybe, carving 360 or loop,
the SABER’s camberless design allows the rider the manoeuvrability to complete it.
LIGHT WEIGHT. EASY TO USE
A wide wind range with favoured performance in the low end, the SOLO is a no cam sail
that handles smoothly in the gybes and has a softer feel than the V6 and V8. It is the ideal
recreational sail and is great for intermediates just getting onto a plane, in the footstraps,
and learning to gybe.
100% PURE FREERIDE
A combination of design features including 2 intercams, a classic flatwater outline and
powerful shaping makes the V6 a sail that represents the essence of windsurfing; simple
to rig, quick onto the plane, easy to handle and fun to use.
100% FREERACE
As a direct beneficiary of the NeilPryde Racing program, the V8 has many of the features
found in the RS Series. With 2 cambers, a mid-size luff pocket and softer rotation than
a race sail, the V8 represents a perfect balance between high end performance, solid
low end power and easy handling.
REAL WORLD RACING
New for 2007, the RS:SLALOM is designed to take the high performance of NeilPryde’s
race sail, the RS:6, and build it into a sail that is simple to rig and easy to use. Designed
around the X6 Mast, the RS:SLALOM features a combination of enhanced bottom end
power and smooth rotation, making it the ideal sail for weekend racers; GPS speedsters
and those simply looking to go faster than their friends.
RELENTLESS PERFORMANCE
Relentless testing, relentless development and a relentless desire to win on the race
course. That’s what’s driven the evolution of all RS Racing sails. Designed by Robert Stroj
and developed by TeamPryde racers from around the world, the RS:6 is the most advanced
competition sail ever to carry the NeilPryde name. The RS:6 delivers excellent control whilst
maximizing the speed potential of the rig in both low and high end conditions.
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SIZE
4.6
5.0
5.4
5.8
6.2
6.7
7.2
7.8
8.4
9.0
9.8
LUFF
BOOM
MAST
391
167
370
407
172
400
424
178
400
440
187
430
456
193
430
471
202
460
485
209
460
505
216
490
521
225
490
527
245
490
549
255
530
10.7 11.6 12.5
573
269
530
595
282
580
610
293
580
Specialist
Use
Wave
Wave
Wave
Freestyle
Wave
Freemove
Super x
Freeride
Freeride
Freerace
Freerace
Slalom
Slalom
Formula
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Eyal Shelef
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matrix system
The NeilPryde Matrix rig system is all about compatibility. All NeilPryde
sails are designed to work with and on all NeilPryde rig components – in
any combination.
The NeilPryde Matrix system features 3 different performance levels: X3,
X6 and X9. The X3 and X6 masts and booms use the same design concepts
as the high performance X9 range. The difference is in the material used,
and consequently the weight, stiffness and cost. The X3 and X6 utilise less
exotic, or a combination of, materials – this is the means of balancing
performance with accessibility. The X-Combat range of reduced diameter
masts and extensions is designed specifically for durability and high
performance in heavy wave conditions.
All NeilPryde sails are designed and tested on NeilPryde rig components
at X3, X6 & X9 level. As a result, each performance level is not only
compatible, but is the ideal choice for any NeilPryde sail.
Masts
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
Carbon
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Booms
Extensions
Aluminium
Aluminium
Aluminium/Carbon Hybrid
Aluminium
Aluminium
Carbon
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Antoine Albeau
matrix system mast technology
The mast is an extremely important and integral part of the rig. Sails are designed around a specific bend curve
and stiffness meaning that when the right mast is used in the right sail, the sail creates a designed profile depth
and twist distribution. When used on the water and facing changes in wind strength and direction, a rig with
the right mast will react as a single cohesive unit, efficiently turning the power of the wind into lift and speed
while maintaining profile stability.
The X9 Ultra mast is now a proven performer in both the waves and racing. The X3 and X6 are produced on
exactly the same mandrels as the X9 mast. Using the same mandrel designs ensures a close match of the bend
curve across the whole range. All X3, X6 & X9 Matrix System masts have exactly the same internal diameter,
with the tapers of the mast logically producing the desired bend curves - the NeilPryde Progressive Flex
bend curve.
The development of the Progressive Flex bend curve in the NeilPryde Matrix System mast range, allows us to
carry the performance characteristics of the X9 mast through to the X6 and X3. The X9 is the ultimate in
performance due to the high modulus pre preg fibres used. The X-Combat maintains this performance but
increases durability for heavy wave use, while the X6 and X3 share the same bend curves and bring high
performance a to wider range of sailors.
All NeilPryde masts are the ideal masts for NeilPryde sails, and using these masts will optimise the performance
of your sail. All you have to do is decide the precise level of performance that you are looking for.
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BOTTOM
1/4
1/2
3/4
TOP
Flex Top
NP Progressive Flex
Constant Curve
NEILPRYDE’S PROGRESSIVE FLEX
Over the years NeilPryde has developed the “Progressive Flex” bend curve
to truly maximise sail performance. Twist is one of the most important
characteristics of sail design, and the “Progressive Flex” bend curve allows
the sail to twist as dynamically and efficiently as possible.
NeilPryde’s “Progressive Flex” bend curve maximises sail performance
and twist in two ways:
Simply speaking, as the wind strength increases, a sail will twist and the
mast will bend from the top downwards. In light winds, only the top of
the sail will twist so maximum power is available to the rider. In stronger
winds, the sail twist will extend further down the leech to increase the
level of control. The better a mast can progressively react to changes in
the wind speed, the better a sail can react giving the rider maximum
power, control, stability and speed!!
1. It combines a stiffer bottom section with a lightweight and responsive
top section. A stiffer bottom section is required for draft stability and
power, while the lightweight and responsive top section provides release
in the head of sail for control.
2. The defined taper of the mast improves its responsiveness and dynamic
performance. It does this by progressively flexing depending on the wind
strength and the amount of load in the rig.
Robert Stroj
NeilPryde Design
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Jason Polakow
MAST SPECIFIC FEATURES
NeilPryde Progressive Flex bend curve
Standard outside diameter mast with high wall thickness for durability
Construction Process: Filament Winding
Carbon content: 30%
For those looking for a price-point, performance mast that has great
compatability with all sails
NeilPryde Progressive Flex bend curve
Outside diameter in between the X3 and X9 mast with a moderate wall
thickness
Construction Process: Filament Winding
Carbon content: 50%-100% (length specific)
For those looking for a high performance mast that works well with all
sails, in all conditions
NeilPryde Progressive Flex bend curve
Reduced diameter mast
Construction process: Pre-preg Carbon Fibre
Carbon content: 90%
For those who demand excellence in both durability and performance
NeilPryde Progressive Flex bend curve
Smaller outside diameter compared to the X3 and X6 ranges for ideal
strength / weight / reflex ratio
Construction process: Pre-preg Carbon Fibre
Carbon content: 100%
For those who demand custom performance with no compromises
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MASTS
LENGTH/CM
IMCS
WEIGHT/KG
CARBON CONTENT
FINISH
BAG
CODE
X3 WAVE 370
370
16
1.95
30%
Semi Gloss
None
RMX3W370
X3 WAVE 400
400
19
2.15
30%
Semi Gloss
None
RMX3W400
X3 WAVE 430
430
21
2.30
30%
Semi Gloss
None
RMX3W430
X3 460
460
25
2.65
30%
Semi Gloss
None
RMX3460
X3 490
490
29
2.85
30%
Semi Gloss
None
RMX3490
X6 WAVE 370
370
16
1.90
50%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6W370
X6 WAVE 400
400
19
1.95
55%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6W400
X6 WAVE 430
430
21
2.00
65%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6W430
X6 460
460
25
2.00
80%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6460
X6 490
490
29
2.20
90%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6490
X6 520
520
32
2.40
100%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6520
X6 550
550
36
2.75
100%
Semi Gloss
Standard
RMX6550
X COMBAT 370
370
16
1.50
90%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMQXC370
X COMBAT 400
400
19
1.70
90%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMQXC400
X COMBAT 430
430
21
1.80
90%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMQXC430
X9 ULTRAWAVE 370
370
16
1.30
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9UW370
X9 ULTRAWAVE 400
400
19
1.50
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9UW400
X9 ULTRAWAVE 430
430
21
1.65
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9UW430
X9 ULTRA430
430
21
1.53
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9U430
X9 ULTRA460
460
25
1.68
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9U460
X9 ULTRA490
490
29
1.75
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9U490
X9 ULTRA530
530
34
2.30
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9U530
X9 ULTRA580
580
38
2.60
100%
Semi Gloss
Silver
RMX9U580
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matrix system booms
NeilPryde booms are designed to feature the best possible strength to weight
ratio. In achieving this, they must also be stiff. Through the use of a monocoque
(single piece) boom arm construction and a solid connection to the mast (newly
improved for 2007), it is possible to deliver a stiff, light and strong boom.
How stiff the boom is will have a direct impact on how responsive your rig
feels when you are on the water. Whether you choose an X9, X6 or X3,
there is a level of performance suited perfectly to the amount of time you
have to windsurf, your sailing style and location.
Proven high performance technology is used for the construction of the X9,
and in doing so, delivers the finest windsurfing boom available today.
With a monocoque aluminium body and carbon tail, the hybrid construction
of the X6 makes for a boom that is stiff, light and durable. The one piece
aluminium body and tail of the X3 boom makes for an extremely durable unit.
Remember, the wind can tell THE DIFFERENCE.
MAST SHIM
All NeilPryde 135cm, 145cm and 160cm booms are
delivered with an RDM mast shim (for use on RDM
masts). All other size booms are suitable for use on
any NeilPryde mast without needing a shim – the
redesigned oversized mast cup eliminates the need
to use one.
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GENERAL BOOM FEATURES
OVERSIZED MAST CUP – REVISED FOR 2007
The oversized mast cup increases the contact area of the boom attachment onto the mast. It
minimises any play between the boom and mast connection, resulting in a direct transmission
of power from the boom through the mast to the board. The oversized mast cup also provides
an even load distribution as the boom attachment is spread over a wide area, thus reducing the
chance of point loading on the mast.
MONOCOQUE CONSTRUCTION
All booms are made using a Monocoque
(one piece) boom body. Depending on the
boom, the tail will be made in either
aluminium or carbon for increased stiffness
and a smoother transmission of power
from the rig through to the board. One
piece construction eliminates the play
between the joints at the boom head,
reduces the point loading present at the
screws and enables a completely smooth
boom outline – without the flat spots at
the front hand that are present in a
conventional 3 piece construction.
TWIN PIN LEVER ACTUATED TRIM
LOCK ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM
Featured on all booms for ease of
adjustment (except the X9 Race booms).
The Twin pin design provides optimal load
distribution and a stiff connection between
the boom body and tail end.
INSIDE THE MONOCOQUE
CONSTRUCTION
For the X3 and X6 booms, the monocoque
construction is reinforced under the front
end by a secondary layer of aluminium
tubing (highlighted in red). This tubing
is inserted inside the monocoque tube
before it is bent into the shape of the
boom. This additional reinforcement
ensures that the X3 and X6 booms offer
the maximum in stiffness and strength.
X9 : Carbon body and tail.
X6 : Aluminium body and carbon tail.
X3 : Aluminium body and tail.
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BOOM SPECIFIC FEATURES
All Aluminium Boom
Standard diameter handgrip for stiffness and comfort*
Oversised Mast Cup in glass fibre reinforced injection moulding
Monocoque Aluminium Boom Body
Monocoque Aluminium Tail Extension
For those looking for a price-point, stiff, performance oriented aluminium boom
Aluminium/Carbon Hybrid
Reduced diameter handgrip for ultimate comfort and control on the 135, 145, 160 booms*
Standard diameter handgrip on 180, 200, 225 booms for stiffness and performance
Oversized Mast Cup in carbon fibre reinforced injection moulding
Monocoque Aluminium Boom Body
Monocoque Carbon Tail Extension
For those looking for enhanced performance achieved by hybrid construction
All Carbon Boom
Reduced diameter handgrip for ultimate comfort and control on the 135, 145, 160 booms*
Standard diameter handgrip and oversized tail end for optimum stiffness in the longer lengths
Oversized Mast Cup in forged carbon composite material for lightweight and stiffness
Monocoque Carbon Boom Body
Monocoque Carbon Tail Extension
X9 225-275 and 260-310 come supplied with an adjustable outhaul system for maximum tuning range
For those who demand the ultimate in performance with no compromises
* 135, 145, 160 booms are delivered with a mast shim for use on any reduced diameter mast (RDM)
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BOOM/LENGTH
RDM
HARNESS
LINE SCALE MAST SHIM
ADJUST/
CM
WEIGHT/
KG
X3 135-185
50
2.35
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Twin Pin Lever
Aluminium
Yes
RBX3135E1
X3 145-195
50
2.40
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Twin Pin Lever
Aluminium
Yes
RBX3145E1
X3 160-210
50
2.50
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Aluminium
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX3160E1
X3 180-230
50
2.65
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Aluminium
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX3180E1
X3 200-250
50
2.80
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque Twin Pin Lever
Aluminium
Yes
RBX3200E1
X3 225-275
50
3.00
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Glass Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque Twin Pin Lever
Aluminium
Yes
RBX3225E1
X6 135-185
50
2.45
28
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6135E1
X6 145-195
50
2.55
28
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6145E1
X6 160-210
50
2.70
28
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6160E1
X6 180-230
50
2.75
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6180E1
X6 200-250
50
2.90
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Monocoque
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6200E1
X6 225-275
50
3.05
30
Oversized Mast Cup Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon Fibre Reinforced Aluminium
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX6225E1
X9 135-185
50
2.20
28
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX9135E1
X9 145-195
50
2.35
28
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX9145E1
X9 160-210
50
2.55
28
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Lever
Yes
RBX9160E1
X9 180-230
50
2.80
OverS
& 30
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Trim
Yes
RBX9180E1
X9 200-250
50
2.90
OverS
& 30
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Trim
Yes
RBX9200E1
X9 225-275
50
3.05
OverS
& 30
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Trim
Yes
RBX9225E1
X9 260-310
50
3.45
OverS
& 30
Oversized Mast Cup
Forged Carbon
Monocoque Monocoque
Carbon
Carbon
Twin Pin Trim
Yes
RBX9260E1
DIAMETER/
MM
MATERIAL & CONSTRUCTION
FRONT END
BOOM BODY
BACK END
ADJUSTMENT
CODE
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Ricardo Campello & Diony Guadagnino
matrix system extensions
All NeilPryde extensions are made using aluminium for the best combination
of strength and weight.
An adapter is available to enable the MXT extension to be used with a UXT
base without compromising performance.
The X3 aluminium extension offers the highest level of durability at the best
price point and comes in both XT and UXT mast base systems.
In 2006 the X-Combat extension was introduced for use in conjunction with
the X-Combat reduced diameter wave mast. For 2007, the X-Combat extension
is now available in the MXT and XT systems.
The MXT system, now used in all X6 extensions, combines the best features of
the XT and UXT systems with an entirely redesigned downhaul pulley arrangement.
This makes the X6 stronger, more reliable and easier to use. The new Clamshell
Adjustment System allows for greater tube strength and resistance to sand
interference while the large release button on the MXT Power Base creates a
heavy-duty connection between the base and the extension.
2007 also sees the introduction of a lightweight yet heavy-duty carbon mast
extender. This component allows the user to extend their standard diameter
mast whilst maintaining the optimum bend curve.
For more detail on the MXT system please refer to page 82.
X3 EXTENSION FEATURES
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ENLARGED FINGERPRINT CAVITIES
For easy release of buttons in cold water.
EFFICIENT BUTTON AND SLIDING PLATE
On the UXT stops accidental release.
MARLOW ROPE
High quality pre-stretched marlow rope.
STAINLESS PULLEYS
Both XT and UXT feature stainless pulleys for
less friction and greater durability.
ANTI CHAFE PIN
A steel pin under the plastic bridge (right above
the clam cleat) stops the plastic chafing.
ROUNDED EDGES
Rounded bottom edges provide protection to
your feet.
EXTENSIONS
x-teNDer
EXTENSION
CODE
X3 XT 28
REX328
X3 XT 48
REX348
X3 UXT 28
REUX328
X3 UXT 48
REUX348
X6 MXT 14
REMX614
X6 MXT 34
REMX634
X6 MXT 48
REMX648
MXT-UXT Adapter
REMUXT
X-TENDER
REXTDR
X-Combat XT 34
REXC34
X-Combat MXT 34
BASES
BASE
Fin box mast base system with urethane tendon, used by most professional sailors
Release with twin-pin, universal-pin or MXT release system
Low profile
Wide surface area contacting board for better load distribution
Grip padded plate for shock absorption and scratch protection of board deck
Power Base
Power U-Base
Power Base
REMXC34
CODE
RPB
Power U-Base
RPUB
Power M-Base
RPM
Power M-Base
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Normen Günzlein
86
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harnesses
HARNESSES: SHAPE IS EVERYTHING
NeilPryde’s Equipment Collection aims to produce harnesses that
match as closely as possible the shape of the human body.
3D Waist Harness
REDUCED WEIGHT AND IMPROVED COMFORT - 2 LAYERS 3D MOULDED.
The unique new technology used in the 3D Waist Harness enables the 2 outside layers (PE board
and supportive outside layer) to be moulded together to form a single layer. This reduces both the weight
and water consumption allowing the harness to become more compact and to hold a better form,
resulting in a greater level of support and comfort.
The key area of shaping and support in a waist harness is the lower back. The 3D Waist Harness gives
maximum support for the lower back through the raised 3D moulded cushion on the outer layer.
Dynamic Support is provided through:
The harnesses close match to the
concave shape of your back.
Lower back support cushion moulded
into the lower back region of the outside
of the harness.
The Vertebrae Support
Cushion moulded into the
lower back region of the
outside of the harness.
Choosing The Right Harness:
Waist Harnesses
Wave and freestyle sailors tend to prefer a waist harness because it offers
freedom of movement and a high degree of manoeuvrability.
Individual body shape is important when selecting a waist harness and
particular attention should be paid to comfort around the hips.
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The moulding on the 3D Waist Harness gives a greater degree of lower
back support while the Waist Harness is slightly shorter in height, which
may be preferable for those with a shorter torso.
Pieter Bijl and Micah Buzianis
Seat Harness
MAXIMUM DYNAMIC SUPPORT THROUGH 3-LAYER SHAPING
To closely match the shape of the hips and the seated area, and provide maximum comfort and
support, NeilPryde’s seat harnesses are split between 2-layer and 3 layer constructions in the back
and sides of the harness respectively. This split construction allows the harness to completely wrap
around the hip or seated area. Strategically placed front and back seams between the constructions
further improve the shaping of the harness.
Dynamic support is provided through the very close fit of the harness.
2-Layer construction including preshaped EVA foams around the
seated area provide maximum fit,
support and comfort. Additional inner
shaping points lock onto the hips to
further improve the fit of the harness.
Outer layer of woven material
provides durability.
3-Layer construction on the side panels
includes PE board to help diffuse the
force from the harness attachment points.
Seat Harnesses
The seat harness is preferred by freeride, slalom and speed sailors because
it offers more leverage over the rig and is better suited to sailing in overpowered
conditions. The low position of the hook allows you to literally sit down on
your harness and use all your body weight against the pull of the rig.
It is the level of comfort when hooked in that is crucial when selecting a
seat harness.
The X-over seat harness allows the hook height to be adjusted up or down.
This feature combined with increased back support gives you a seat
harness with maximum versatility in your choice of hook height. The hook
can be raised for high wind conditions or when just learning to use a
harness. As rider experience and sail size increases, the hook can be
lowered for greater leverage over the power of the rig.
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Standard Harness System
Replaceable webbing for hook attachment
3D moulded cushion
Harnesses
Waist Harness
3D Waist Pro Harness
Automatic
Standard
GNPA1011
GNPA1012
Ideal for use in waves, freestyle, or general
freeride cruising.
Maximum dynamic support through NeilPryde’s
2 layer 3D Shaping.
Inside layer of mesh material and soft neoprene
outside edge for comfort.
Woven material on the outside for increased
durability.
360° Powerstrap for flex limitation and
additional support.
Standard System: includes replaceable hook
attachment webbing straps.
Available in Automatic or Standard.
Sizes US: XS S M L XL XXL
Sizes Euro: 44 46 48 50 52 54
Colours: Copper/Black
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Standard
ONE Waist Harness
GNPA1003
Ideal for use in waves, freestyle, orgeneral
freeride cruising.
Comfort support through shaping of the harness
and an inside layer of soft EVA foam ribs.
Inside layer of soft EVA foam and soft neoprene
outside edge for comfort.
360° powerstrap for flex limitation and
additional support.
Handle added to the back of the harness for
general purpose use.
Standard system: includes replaceable hook
attachment webbing straps.
Sizes US: XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizes Euro: 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Colours: Copper/Black
Standard
GNPA1005
A purpose made harness designed to suit the
smaller frame of youth sailors.
Ideal for use in waves, freestyle, or general
freeride cruising.
Comfort support through shaping of the harness
and an inside layer of soft EVA foam ribs.
Inside layer of soft EVA foam and soft neoprene
outside edge for comfort.
360° powerstrap for flex limitation and
additional support.
Handle added to the back of the harness for
general purpose use.
Standard system: includes replaceable hook
attachment webbing straps.
20cm Standard Curve Spreader Bar.
Sizes: S L
Colours: Copper/Black
Kevin Mevissen
ADULT SIZES
Automatic System
Quick Release System
WAIST
Euro
US
In
cm
42
XXS
23”-25”
58-63
44
XS
25”-28”
63-67
46
S
27”-30”
69-75
48
M
30”-32”
75-81
50
L
31”-34”
80-86
52
XL
33”-36”
85-91
54
XXL
35”-38”
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NeilPryde recommend that all harnesses are tried on to confirm fit before purchase.
Spreader Bars
Auto
GNPC1001
Sizes : XS-25cm S-30cm L-35cm
For use with waist harness
Seat Harness X-over
Seat Harness
Automatic
Standard
GNPB1001
GNPB1002
Ideal for use in racing. Low hook position for
maximum leverage on the rig.
Small outline harness for maximum freedom of
movement.
Comfort support is provided through the shaping
and close fit to the body. Inside layer of soft EVA
foam ribs on the back, pre-moulded EVA foam ribs
around the hips.
Soft neoprene outside edge for comfort.
Clip in leg straps.
Standard System: includes replaceable hook
attachment webbing straps.
Available in Automatic or Standard.
Sizes US: XS S M L XL XXL
Sizes Euro: 44 46 48 50 52 54
Colours: Copper/Black
Quick Release
Standard Curve
GNPB1003
Ideal for use in freeride sailing, and for those
looking for increased back support in a seat
harness.
Adjustable hook height for wide range of use
and comfort.
Adjustable back support straps for increasing
back support if necessary.
Comfort support is provided through the shaping
and close fit to the body. Inside layer of soft EVA
foam ribs on the back, pre-moulded EVA foam
ribs around the hips.
Soft neoprene outside edge for comfort.
Clip in leg straps.
Sizes US: XXS XS S M L XL XXL
Sizes Euro: 42 44 46 48 50 52 54
Colours: Copper/Black
GNPC1002
Sizes : XXS-20cm XS-25cm S-30cm L-35cm
Quick Release
GNPC1003
Sizes : XS-25cm S-30cm L-35cm
For use with seat harness
Standard Straight
GNPC1004
Sizes : XS-25cm S-30cm L-35cm
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Harness Lines
Fixed Harness Line
Travel Fixed Harness Line
Vario Harness Line
GNPD1001
GNPD1002
GNPD1003
Low stretch rope with a tough transparent tube cover.
Fixed length.
Colour: Grey
Length: 18 20
22
24
26
28
Colour: Grey
Length: 18 20
22
24
26
28
Travel Vario Harness Line
Race Vario Harness Line
GNPD1004
GNPD1005
Low stretch rope with a tough transparent tube cover.
Lines are detachable without removing the backend of the boom.
Quick Release Stainless Steel Ring on both sides of
Harness line for easy attachment and detachment.
Simply loop webbing through the ring and go!
Neoprene covered adjustment buckle to protect
the hands.
Adjustable length with pull handle for easier function.
Colour: Grey
Length: 20-26 24-30
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Low stretch rope with a tough transparent tube cover.
Lines are detachable without removing the backend of the boom.
Quick Release Stainless Steel Ring on both sides of
Harness line for easy attachment and detachment.
Simply loop webbing through the ring and go!
Fixed length.
Low stretch rope with a tough transparent
tube cover.
Adjustable length while windsurfing.
Adjustment system with “release loop” and pull
handle for easier adjustment while sailing.
Colour: Grey
Length: 20-26 24-30
Low stretch rope with a tough transparent tube cover.
Neoprene covered adjustment buckle to protect
the hands.
Adjustable length with pull handle for easier function.
Colour: Grey
Length: 20-26 24-30
Allison Shreeve
Wave
Crossover Freeride
Race
PRO
VARIO
HD WAVE
3D FRONT
3D BACK
RACE
This guideline is a recommendation only. Personal preferences may differ slightly.
Footstraps
Pro Footstrap
Vario Footstrap
Heavy Duty Wave
GNPE1001
GNPE1002
GNPE1003
Multi-purpose, adjustable footstrap for use in
all conditions.
Classic Velcro closure system - neoprene cover with
optional length position.
Durable neoprene plus additional foam provides
extra comfort.
High-density webbing sewn to PE stiffener provides
good stand-up function.
Plastic moulding for screw mount and anti-twist
function.
Neoprene covered multiple screw hole system.
Multi-purpose, easily adjustable footstrap for use
in changeable conditions i.e. booties vs. no booties
where quick adjustments required.
Easy strap-length adjustment from outside - no
need to open neoprene cover.
Durable neoprene plus additional foam provides
extra comfort.
High-Density webbing plus PE stiffener provides
good stand-up function.
Neoprene covered multiple screw hole system.
Light weight, heavy-duty footstrap for use in
the waves.
Minimal construction with no Velcro adjustment
for simplicity.
Footstrap is only adjustable by changing position
in the screw holes.
3D Front Footstrap
3D Back Footstrap
Race Footstrap
Left GNPE1004
GNPE1006
GNPE1007
Right GNPE1005
Asymmetrically designed footstraps for the ultimate
in comfort.
Broad shaping of the strap provides a wide contact
area for the foot.
Body of strap in soft EVA foam for comfort.
Wide point of the strap placed to the outside of the
foot for support.
Easy strap-length adjustment from outside no need to open neoprene cover. Three layer closure
for security.
Smooth, symmetrical outline for dual strap use on
smaller boards.
Maximum comfort through use of soft 8mm
EVA foam.
Easy strap-length adjustment from outside no need to open neoprene cover. Three layer closure
for security.
Lightweight and stiff footstrap designed for racing.
Stiffness provided through minimum material.
Multiple screw hole adjustment system:
Footstrap is only adjustable by changing position
in the screw holes.
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Accessories
Uphaul Rope
Boom Protector
Mast Protector
GNPF1001
GNPF1003
GNPF1005
Extremely light.
Doesn’t swing.
Uphaul Rope Deluxe
Mast Base Protector
GNPF1002
GNPF1004
Comfortable and easy grip through increased diameter
tubular foam sections.
Doesn’t swing.
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Boom protector for impact protection of the board.
New shape for closer fitting of the boom head.
Pre-formed protection for your toes.
Extra protection for your board and feet.
Designed particularly for use together with sails
without extra padding built into the tack fairing.
Split webbing closure straps wrap around either
side of the base cleat, preventing protector from
sliding down.
Dual function design: Fits most rigs, both in the
classic mast-base position, or upside-down and
underneath the boom head for impact protection
of the nose of the board.
Allison Shreeve
Roof Rack Pad
Heavy Duty Roof Rack Strap
GNPF1006
GNPF1008
Velcro closure for use with oval or round racks.
Secure ribbon to keep fabric cover and tubular
foam together.
Two pads per set.
Heavy Duty metal buckle for maximum security.
Foam padding under buckle for protection.
Two pieces per set.
Length: 5 m
Universal Adjustable Outhaul Kit
RAOKUNI
Allows you to tune your rig as easily while sailing as
you can when on the beach – regardless of the type
of NeilPryde boom you use.
Maximizes the tuning range of your sails. An absolute
essential for racing or large freerace sails.
This kit is designed to be used on any X3, X6 or X9
boom.
Detailed installation instructions included.
Roof Rack Pad Deluxe
Basic Roof Rack Strap
GNPF1007
GNPF1009
Zip closure with stretch zone for proper fit on different
roof racks,especially on the larger “oval” diameter bars.
Two pads per set.
Non-slip, abrasion proof strip on the top side.
Metal buckle for load security.
Foam padding under buckle for protection.
Two pieces per set.
Length: 3 m
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equipment bags
NeilPryde has developed its Equipment Bags with simplicity and function at
the top of the list. It doesn’t matter if you’re one of NeilPryde’s International
Team Riders travelling the world, or you are simply going down the road to
your favourite sailing spot, NeilPryde’s technical bags are designed to make
the job that much easier.
Removable Tool pouch of Equipment Bag Race
Equipment Bag ‘Fin File’
Fin slot with zipper - Board Bags
Dimensions: 85 x 32 x 35 cm
Dimensions: 62 x 32 x 35 cm
Equipment Bag Wave
Triangular shaped Mast Bag
GNPF1010
Holds wave fins, extensions, bases, screwdrivers etc.
Quick and easy access to bag contents through large main opening. No more
digging around!
Two specialised compartments: padded ‘Fin File’ and fold down, roll out
Mast Extensions.
Lined with water resistant Tarpee for wetsuit storage.
Mast Bag Multi
Equipment Bag Race
Mast Bag Multi 3
Multi 3 - Holds up to three 2 pc masts from 370 – 490 cm, incl. manufacturer’s mast bags.
Multi 5 - Holds up to five 2 pc masts from 370 – 580 cm, incl. manufacturer’s mast bags.
GNPF1011
Holds race fins, extensions, bases, screwdrivers etc.
Quick and easy access of bag contents through large main opening. No more
digging around!
Three specialised compartments: padded ‘Fin File’ and fold down, roll out Mast
Extensions and removable Tool pouch.
Wheels for easier transport.
Lined with water resistant Tarpee for wetsuit storage.
GNPF1012
Mast Bag Multi 5
GNPF1013
Non-slip shoulder strap.
Triangluar shaped bag for easier packing and “sitting”
Dimensions Boom Bag 200: 210 x 50 x 16 cm
Dimensions Boom Bag 260: 270 x 65 x 18 cm
Boom Bag
Boom Bag Standard 200
Boom Bag Std. 200 – Holds up to 3 pcs 200-250 + 2 smaller size booms*
Boom Bag Formula 260 – Holds up to 3 pcs 260-310 + 2 smaller size booms*
Extra wide front for bulky front-end piece with reinforced PE Board for protection.
*Sizes based on booms taken from the current NeilPryde collection.
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GNPF1014
Top loading function for easy packing.
Adjustable internal strap.
Carry handles.
Boom Bag Formula 260
GNPF1016
Roof Rack Strap Tunnels
Expansion zip of Streamliner
Off-road wheels
‘Sliding’ feature
Dimensions: 205 x 34 x 30 cm
Quiver Sail Bag
GNPF1017
Holds up to 5 racing or 7 wave sails.
Fits 12.5m sails and 580 masts.
Shoulder strap with pocket for stowage when not in use.
Extendable to 305 cm.
Streamliner Wave: 246 x 35 x 30 cm (not incl. expansion)
Streamliner Freeride: 261 x 39 x 33 cm (not incl. expansion)
Streamliner Formula: 305 x 39 x 30 cm (not incl. expansion)
Streamliner
Freeride
GNPF1020
Wave - Holds up to 6 sails and 3 masts in manufacturer’s mast bags from 370cm to 460cm.
Freeride - Holds up to 6 sails and 3 masts in manufacturer’s mast bags from 370cm to 490cm.
Formula - Holds 6 sails and 3 masts in manufacturer’s mast bags up to 580 cm.
Aerodynamic Design.
Roof Rack mountable: Solid Sliding Roof Rack Strap Tunnels allow the easy feeding
of roof rack straps through the bag even when fully loaded with sails and masts.
Wave
GNPF1018
Wave Wheeled
GNPF1019
Freeride Wheeled
GNPF1021
Formula Wheeled
GNPF1022
“Sliding” feature ensures that the bag fits to a wide range of different cars and roof
rack distances.
All around expansion zip increases the volume by an additional 15 cm in height.
Fully detachable straps.
Wheeled Bags: Reinforced bottom and strong off-road wheels.
Shoulder strap with pocket for stowage when not in use.
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Dimensions: 254 cm x 56 cm
All In One Bag
3 separate zippered compartments to fit;
3 masts in manufacturers bags max: 460cm
Expandable sail compartment to hold 4-5 sails with a maximum mast length of 460.
3 booms max:180cm
GNPF1023
Heavy duty wheels and reinforced bottom
Rubber carry handles
Name card holder for easy identification
Roof Rack Mountable: Solid Sliding Roof Rack Strap Tunnels allow the easy feeding
of roof rack straps through the mast bag even when fully loaded.
Car Seat Cover
Standard GNPI1001
Multi size fitting through stretch fabric zones.
Easy installation
May not fit seats with arm rests
Should not be used with seats outfitted with built in air bags.
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Available Sizes: 242, 252, 262, 272 cm
Performer Single
GNPG1011
8mm foam body for protection.
Side zipper for easy access while on the roof of the car.
Fin slot with zipper.
Durability of bag edges through outside frame of Abrasion Resistant material.
Shoulder strap and carry handle for ease of transport.
Available Double Wave Size: 252 cm
Available Triple Wave Size: 252 cm
Available Double Freeride Size: 272 cm
Heavy Duty Wave / Freeride Wheeled
Double Wave
Double Board Bags – Hold up to 2 Boards or 1 Board and Booms (for airline travel).
Triple Board Bag – Holds up to 3 Boards or 2 Boards and Booms (for airline travel).
8mm foam body. 15mm on nose and tail.
GNPG1012
Triple Wave
GNPG1013
Double Freeride
GNPG1014
Padded divider protection between boards.
Top loading construction – For ease of packing and rail protection. Zip moved away
from the critical rail area and impact zone.
Available Size: 262 cm
Heavy Duty Formula Wheeled
8mm foam body. 15mm on nose and tail.
Fully padded rail protectors for airline transport.
Top loading construction – For ease of packing and rail protection.
GNPG1005
Zip moved away from the critical rail area and impact zone.
Durability of bag edges through outside frame made of Abrasion Resistant material.
Carry handle for ease of transport.
Standard Size: 242, 252, 262, 272 cm
Formula Size: 262 cm
Board Cover
8mm foam body for protection. Fin slot with zipper.
Side zipper for easy access while on the roof of the car.
Standard GNPH1001
Formula GNPH1002
Carry handle for ease of transport.
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board bag size chart
BOARD BAG SIZE CHART
B
C
D
Body
Side Wall
Width (cm)
30 cm
Use the diagram in conjunction with the size chart below to help
you choose the right size board bag to fit your board.
30 cm
Match the five points(A-E) on the drawing with the corresponding
points on your board for an accurate measure of which bag is
right for you.
A= Length
B = Width 30cm from Nose
C = Width Mid Point
D= Width 30cm from Tail
E = Height
A
Length (cm)
Please note that the sizing of the board bags below is with reference to the
boards dimensions. Measurements of the actual bags are slightly larger to
accomodate the actual height and shape of the board.
Height (cm)
BOARD BAGS
A
B
C
D
E
BOARDS CONFIRMED FIT *
242
40
59
40
x
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, JP Real World Wave 69 II/76 III/83 III
FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II FWS, JP Super Cross 86 FWS, JP Slalom 84 Pro
Edition, Young Gun 70/85 ES
252
40
60
40
x
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, JP Real World Wave 69 II/76 III/83 III
FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II FWS, JP Super Cross 86 FWS, JP Slalom 84 Pro
Edition, JP Young Gun 70/85 ES
262
49
70
50
x
JP Real World Wave 91 III FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 93 II/102 II/109 FWS, JP Freestyle
91 III/100 III FWS, JP X-Cite Ride 100/110 FWS, JP Super Cross 96/106 FWS,
JP Super Sport 116 FWS, JP Slalom 94 II Pro Edition
272
55
82
65
x
JP Freestyle 109 III FWS, JP X-Cite Ride 120/130/145/160 FWS, JP Super Sport
126/136 FWS, JP Slalom 114 II/134 II Pro Edition, JP Young Gun 114 ASA
HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE WAVE / WHEELED
252
40
60
40
24
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, Real World Wave 69 II/76 III/83 III FWS,
JP Freestyle Wave 78 II, 85 II FWS, JP Super Cross 86 FWS, JP Slalom 84 Pro Edition,
JP Young Gun 70/85 ES
HEAVY DUTY TRIPLE WAVE / WHEELED
252
49
70
50
35
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, JP Real World Wave 69 II/76III/83 III/91
III FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II/93II/102 II/109 FWS, JP Freestyle 91 III/100 III,
JP X-Cite Ride 100/110 FWS, JP Slalom 84/94 II Pro Edition, JP Super Cross
86/96/106/116 FWS, JP Super Sport 116 FWS, JP Young Gun 70/ 85 ES
PERFORMER SINGLE
HEAVY DUTY DOUBLE FREERIDE / WHEELED 272
55
82
65
24
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II/69 II FWS, Real World Wave 76 III/83 III/91
III FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II/93 II 102 II/109 FWS, JP Freestyle 91 III/100
III/109 III FWS, JP X-Cite Ride 100/110/120/130/145/160 FWS, JP Super Cross
86/96/106 FWS, JP Super Sport 116/126/136 FWS, JP Slalom 84/94 II/114 II/134 II
Pro Edition, JP Young Gun 70/85 ES, JP Young Gun 114 ASA
HEAVY DUTY FORMULA / WHEELED
262
70 100
85
10
Most major Formula Windsurfing Board brands.
BOARD COVER / STANDARD
242
40
59
40
x
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, JP Real World Wave 69 II/76 III/83 III
FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II FWS, JP Super Cross 86 FWS, JP Slalom 84 Pro
Edition, Young Gun 70/85 ES
252
40
60
40
x
JP Radical Wave 64 II/69 III/74 III/79 II FWS, JP Real World Wave 69 II/76 III/83 III
FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 78 II/85 II FWS, JP Super Cross 86 FWS, JP Slalom 84 Pro
Edition, JP Young Gun 70/85 ES
262
49
70
50
x
JP Real World Wave 91 III FWS, JP Freestyle Wave 93 II/102 II/109 FWS, JP Freestyle
91 III/100 III FWS, JP X-Cite Ride 100/110 FWS, JP Super Cross 96/106 FWS,
JP Super Sport 116 FWS, JP Slalom 94 II Pro Edition
272
55
82
65
x
JP Freestyle 109 III FWS, JP X-Cite Ride 120/130/145/160 FWS, JP Super Sport
126/136 FWS, JP Slalom 114 II/134 II Pro Edition, JP Young Gun 114 ASA
262
70 100
85
x
Most major Formula Windsurfing Board brands.
BOARD COVER / FORMULA
*This is not an extensive list of those boards that fit in the board bags, rather it is a list of those boards that are a “confirmed” fit. It should be used as a guide only to give an example of
which boards with particular dimensions could fit the 07 Board Bags. We reccommend you take your board with you when buying a board bag to confirm the fit.
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voyager
Whether you are travelling the world, heading to the office or down to the
beach the Voyager collection completes the NeilPryde collection with a stylish
range of bags and accessories.
It’s gear for people going places, designed and made by sail makers.
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Dimensions: 40 x 75 x 30 cm
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Length: 60cm
Duffle on Wheels
Large wheeled travel trolley with twin
internal compartments, mesh dividers
and internal elasticated restraining straps
Telescopic handle
GNL511001
Inline skate wheels
Lockable zips
Rubber carry handle
Luggage lock
Practical multisport holdall with large
capacity main compartment and
organiser pockets
Wide opening top
Adjustable shoulder strap(detachable)
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Backpack on Wheels
Large wheeled backpack with dual side
pockets and mutiple internal organiser
pockets
Suspended laptop computer sleeve
Hideaway pocket for shoulder straps
Classic Sports Bag
GNL511013
Water resistant rubberised bottom
Separate side compartment
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
GNL511002
Mono Telescopic handle
Inline skate wheels
Easy find detachable keyring
Lockable zips
Computer Briefcase
Suspended laptop computer sleeve
Large organiser pocket behind front flap
Adjustable shoulder strap(detachable)
Multiple compartments
GNL511005
Secure snap closure
Easy find detachable keyring
Rubber carry handle
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Durable Wheels
Lockable Zips
Suspended laptop computer sleeve
Large front organiser pocket with pen
and card holders
Multiple internal organiser pockets
GNL511003
Moulded headphone cable slot
Easy find detachable keyring
Rubber carry handle
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Street Pack
Large A4 internal compartment
Internal pocket for CD/MP3 player
Front organiser pocket with pen and
card holders
Comfortable adjustable straps
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Headphone cable slot
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Computer Backpack
Rubber Carry Handle
Computer Shoulder Bag
Padded laptop computer sleeve
A4 internal compartment
Large front organiser pocket
Adjustable shoulder strap(detachable)
GNL511004
Easy find detachable keyring
Rubber carry handle
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
GNL511006
Moulded headphone cable slot
Easy find detachable keyring
Rubber carry handle
Tough Pack
Large A4 internal compartment with 2
organiser pockets
Internal pocket for CD/MP3 player
Large front organiser pocket with pen and
card holders
GNL511007
Comfortable adjustable straps
Moulded headphone cable slot
Easy find detachable keyring
Rubber carry handle
Easy Pull Zips
Detachable Keyring
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
Hanging Shower Kit
GNL511008
Large internal compartment with
multiple organiser compartments
for toiletry items
Hanging hook
Rubber carry handle
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
CD Case (20)
Handy Travel Compass
Wallet Interior
Hip / Shoulder Bag
Adjustable strap enables bag to be worn
on the hip or over the shoulder
Internal zippered compartment
Colour: C1: Grey
GNL511011
Padded and Zippered CD Carrying case
with 20 easy-viewsleeves
Billfold Wallet
GNL511012
Front compartment with organiser
pockets, pen and card holders
Flap with secure snap closure
Colours: C1: Black/Grey
GNL511009
Velcro closure wallet with currency and 6 card
compartments
ID card slot
Surf Wallet
GNL511010
Zippered closure wallet with currency and 9 card
compartments
Coin pocket
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