2015 sail HyperTechnology…… its here!August 13, 2014 10:40 pm Leave your thoughts
We thought we would give you a little taster of the HyperTechnology coming in on selected Severne sails for 2015. Team QSW riders will be sporting the newHyperspider technolcogy on their 2015 sails (Neil Greentree – S-1 Pro, Andy Holland – S-1 Pro) so if you see them ask to have a try……… they are simply unbeleivable!
Here’s the info and video:
HyperSpider is our full-color, load path membrane technology. This is the next level in reducing weight and increasing strength. Customised fibre layouts are engineered for each individual sail, and mapped to exactly follow every load trajectory. These are our most technically advanced sails yet.
An evolution of our SpiderFibre technology where we took sailcloth and added vectors of fibre to transfer load directly along the load-lines, HyperSpider does away with the sailcloth and just puts fibre down along EVERY load path. Every fibre is precisely laid to carry a specific load. All the loads and tensions in the sail are now carried by the fibre instead of the film. This makes it possible to use thinner films, which creates a much lighter, more flexible sail.
In a traditional sail, reinforcement is added as patches that are sewn on top of the panels. In a HyperSpider sail all the reinforcement is already built in, again reducing weight and increasing strength.
The end result is a much lighter, stronger sail with an incredible feel.
Aligning the fibre exactly along the load paths means that stretch is able to be controlled to a level that was never possible in a paneled sail. What this means to the rider is a much bigger sweet spot: not only is the wind-range extended at both the top end AND bottom end, but the range of wind strengths where the sail feels perfect is much bigger.
The flexibility of the ultra-light membrane means that whilst the flying shape of the sail doesn’t deform under load, the sail still retains a very soft, smooth feel. Feels like luxury.
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This post was written by Neil Greentree (Team Rider)