Longboard racing power
A specialist sail for longboard racing in the International Raceboard Class, top level riders from across the world are choosing the XR-Race.
The results from the highly competitive UK Raceboard series speak for themselves with a majority of the top sailors choosing the XR. Pumping superbly in lighter winds and highly tuneable for racing overpowered, there are sizes to cater for all rider weights.
Ken Black is working closely with leading Raceboard competitors and constant refinement ensures it will continue to set the pace in all levels of raceboard competition. With an all-new 9.5m sail, boasting significant advances in light airs, the XR-Race is poised for more race winning success in the widest range of conditions.
"I'm keen to hit the competitions with our updated 9.5m - it flies in light winds but remains mega-fast in a breeze"
With correct tuning the XR-Race offers superb performance on all points of sail across a wide wind range. To extract ultimate performance here are some tuning tips, courtesy of Dave Hackford:
The small plastic pieces supplied with your sail are to fine tune the amount of pressure on the mast from each camber inducer. Too little pressure and the foil is not locked in to the mast and the sail loses efficiency. Too much pressure and the cams will be difficult to rotate, with the added risk of breaking the batten or even mast!