2013 North X Type 7.8
Performance - No.Cam
The 2013 X_Type once again proves that sails without cambers can still be real performance engines. The secret is the reduced aspect ratio that was taken over by the World Cup winning sail WARP F2011 plus the relatively high sail foil tension which guarantees maximum performance even without cambers.
In addition to the slightly wider chord now comes a remarkably deeper profile in the boom area which improves planing power and acceleration. All of this without increasing the boom length as the more pronounced CROSS.BATTEN avoids this.
This added versatility combines spontaneous performance delivery with top speed, and offers all the handling and rigging adv antages of a NoCam sail.
For you this means enormous thrust AND the ease of use of a No.Cam sail for enjoying manoeuvres.
The X_TYPE draws its potential from HYPER.LEECH II and TT.TOP II, which ensure a more active twist. In addition, it features a slightly lower profile for more low-down power, and a pressure point further at the front.
This facilitates rig control and steering, and significantly contributes to what is an unusually high stability pressure point for a NoCam sail. Thanks to the PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION, all X_TYPE models feature batten numbers relevant to size and application, with Kai Hopf managing to perfect the 6.0 and 5.4 sizes with just 6 battens. This helps reduce weight and improves handling. What’s more all X_TYPE sizes can be used with a single 460 mast - one mast fits all!