We have used this new sail extensively and are blown away with the performance. By far the best Freeride sail we have ever used!
Fully redesigned for 2012, with Cross Batten in the boom area. Instant acceleration, more power, more control and incredible upwind performance: the new Matrix
impresses all with a huge wind range. The result is a state-of-the-art freeride design with a lower
center of gravity and more compact outline for awesome jumping and gybing. No matter what conditions
you sail, the new 2012 Matrix will get amaze you!
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
The new Matrix is
equipped with six battens and NO cambers. The new Radial Panel Layout
optimally distributes the forces on the sail, it also allows a better
profile alignment, more harmonious twist behavior while making the sail
more robust. The foot area is free of folds and the bottom window of the
sail was again reinforced. The three composite tube battens ensure that
the power zone remains stable even in hammering gusts.
With the new
shorter boom and shorter mast, the Matrix is a modern
performance-oriented sail. The new changes make it quite different to
the Cross. The new outline in the foot area makes it easier to pull the
sail on the board. It is easy to rig, jibes like a wave sail, but once
you hook in it develops turbo speed, like a real slalom sail. Whether
you have a Freeride, Freerace or a thoroughbred Slalom board under your
feet, the Matrix will deliver performance. The pressure point is
further back allowing for effortless drive upwind and planing without pumping, even with
larger and heavier boards. It is designed to work perfectly with 75 and 55 percent carbon masts.
- NEW DESIGN!
- No cambers
- Equipped with 6 battens
- New dropped clew - shorter boom, improved lower twist
- Fifth batten crosses the boom area - more power and performance
- Short boom / Short mast
- Radial Panel Layout - for optimized profile, twist control and durability