Freeride is not an afterthought. The largest segment of the windsurfing market demands targeted attention to make windsurfing as easy, and as much fun as possible.
Freeride is positioned between the wave and race ranges and benefits directly from their latest developments.
Freeride means different things to different people – it can mean high wind blasting through rough water, or pushing the limits of light wind cruising on gusty lakes, or even taking your first steps into planing on a windsurf board.
From lightwind freeriding to high-wind blasting, the Gator is the sail to maximize your stoke EVERY session.
Freeride windsurfing is all about blasting around at speed and being able to change direction at will. With that in mind we’ve designed the Gator to get you up and planing earlier, and when the wind picks up keep you in control longer.
Flexible materials are used in key sections of the sail to make it inflate instantly and generate usable power fast.
Precision shaping keeps this power low and forward where it can be controlled, extending the upper wind limits of the Gator. The manoeuvre-oriented geometry keeps the boom lengths short so you can throw a gybe or hook a turn wherever you choose.
100% X-Ply construction means durability. The Gator is built for progressing riders and stronger materials are there for when things don’t quite go to plan…
PROGRESSIVE GEOMETRY Every size is designed to echo the demands of the aggressive freeride rider in any wind and water conditions. A consistent feel across all sizes makes it easier when changing up or down.
The smaller sails feature a higher cut foot and geometry biased towards wave and high wind bump and jump. Larger sizes have a lower cut foot to generate more drive in lighter winds but still maintain the light, throw about feel.
Batten count is optimised for every sail size to maintain a consistently soft, springy feel and maximize stability.
/ AERO-LINE BATTENS
/ 100% XPLY
/ eM3 UPPER – LIGHTWEIGHT DURABILITY AND FLEX
/ X-PLY BODY – RELIABLE DURABILITY
/ eM4 FOOT PANEL – INCREASED DURABILITY WITH REDUCED WEIGHT
/ SIZE SPECIFIC BATTENS – LIGHTER BATTENS IN LARGER SIZES,
STRONGER BATTENS IN SMALLER SIZES