In the 40 year history of the Simmer Style brand, the Blacktip has become our best-selling sail model of all times. This success is primarily due to its superb versatility to deliver high-performance in any wave sailing conditions, from side-offshore winds at Hookipa, or the perfect peeling waves at Ponta Preta; to nuking onshore winds in Pozo. Our talented team of test riders have tested and tortured our 2021 prototypes in all imaginable conditions. The design team have re-thought, re-designed and refined down to the smallest details in every sail size; creating a sail that long respected designer Tomas Persson claims to be the most refined sail designs in his career.
The -21 Blacktip presents ultra-light, direct handling combined with a generous wind range, a.k.a the ultimate performance sail for the avid wave sailor. Its progressive four batten layout in all sizes provides fingertip control and drive to maneuver in the critical sections of the wave. The large monofilm window gives you superb visibility when lining up your turn. The Blacktip is also available in an extra durable full X-Ply version, the Blacktip Legacy. The new panel layout featuring light-weight Q-Ply in the luff panel, combined with a vertical kevlar load line from top to tack helps to control the profile, preserving the longevity of the materials while providing a light-weight sail that will stay intact for many seasons to come.
The design features include a lowered center of effort and a more forward-focused shape, combined with an improved luff curve in the upper quarter of the sail, that allows for a lower point of the initiation of the twist. A compact outline and medium to low aspect ratio provide a powerful front-end drive to generate speed in turns, with superb control in high-wind jumps. The 2021 Blacktip presents the cutting edge of sail design for the serious wave sailor looking for a sail to push their wavesailing to the next level.
// Four Batten Layout in all sizes. Fingertip control, light-weight, and drive to maneuver.
// The Blacktip has more back-hand throttle than the Icon, and is therefor more suitable for riders who prefer a more active style of sailing.
// Vertical Kevlar Load Line from top to tack control the central effort; increase the longevity of the material which ensures that the sail profile stays intact for many seasons.
// Kevlar Stretch Control Tendons distribute the load throughout the surface of the sail. They control the breaking point for the twist and increase the wind range.
// The Q-Ply Luff Panel provides direct power delivery, wide range sail with heaps of flex feel and control.
// Finger Patch Tendons in clew to for greater load distribution over a larger area of the surface, which increases the durability, as well as the direct handling of the sail.