2011 Neil Pryde Firefly
Freestyle / Wave Performance
A light, powerful, freestyle sail, that accelerates quickly and gets up to speed ready for your next move. For anything from classic to modern freestyle, the FireFly is ready for action. Even taken into the waves, the sail will be right at home. This sail truly bridges the gap between wave sailing, flat water and freestyle with its quick maneuverable character and has plenty of lift to easily get some air - with or without waves.
o Central draft location, keeping the sail's power around the rider and increasing stability.
o Easily depowering profile for optimum maneuverability combined with good acceleration.
o Compact clew, resulting in a lower aspect ratio and more maneuverable sail.
o Load-specific reinforcement ensuring strength in the most critical load areas.
o Light but strong construction with a mix of Dyneema and monofilm providing an ideal
combination of durability and weight.
o Moderate surface tension and downhaul allowing the Firefly to quickly change mode
from giving drive to being neutral.
o Luff Length: Decreased - lower aspect ratio will bring the power lower down.
o Boom Length: Slightly longer, lower aspect ratio will bring the power lower down.
o Luff Curve: Increased, giving better profile stability.
o Shape comparison: Slight increase, around the boom area to create some more power.
Pro Rider Perspectives :
The sail feels really light and powerful in your hands and it has even better balance than last year. Firefly is neutral in maneuvers with instant powering and depowering. It definitely makes it easier to pull off tricks. - Anxton Otaegui