Designed for: If you’re looking for power, but power which can plane in the lightest conditions and at the same time challenge even the toughest situations, this is the sail for you. Power to either hit a lip, or a ramp. Blasting on bump and jump conditions and trying out the basics of freestyle moves. Built with quality materials for those who look for perfection in their gear. You won’t find anything else with more control, wide wind range, and power out there. Great for foiling too.
The tests on magazines say: Well-made and eye catching, the Point 7 Spy is much more than its billing as a Power Freestyle-Wave sail would imply. Offering an abundance of power and practicality over a wide wind range, it is a true all-round contender and comes well recommended by us. Particularly in onshore conditions and small waves, to use the power of the sail in the surf and jumping. Really good in Bump and jump also. Punchy and precise, willing to fulfil several different roles and thriving when used by the adventurous and pro-active. Constant dependable power across an impressive tuneable range and marries it with a degree of handling balance that is helping to redefine expectations for modern ‘power wave’ sails.
Its character: A powerful masterpiece and a symbol of control. Using a rich forward positioned profile for great drive mixed with good skin tension, the SPY is a powerful yet extremely controllable sail which ensures you stay on top of things in the widest variety of conditions and range of winds. The leech falling away smoothly down to batten four, whereas both it and the bottom batten retain plenty of rotation around the mast. Up-to-date detailing, and the upward geometry of the battens themselves also give an idea of the sail’s intended performance credentials – even when wave sailing, slalom sailors don’t want to sail slow! High-cut foot and high clew eyelet positions give the sail a distinctly beefed-up wave specific appearance. Undoubtedly the right choice for many and most. Power is nothing without control!
On the water: Spy is fast, efficiently translating the extra power from gusts into more speed. Whilst always balanced in the hands, as it gathers speed, the Spy feels lighter and lighter, helping to inspire the user to try new maneuvers or drop into the next set of waves. The Spy generates a good deal of bottom end grunt. The center of effort is located high and forward in the draft, its power amplified by the high position of the clew, offering the rider plenty of useable feedback. It is a real powerhouse of a sail, giving the heavier or taller rider the impetus to pump and release their board onto the plane early. It has an impressive all-round nature, happily fulfilling diverse roles, from high wind blasting engine, to marginal wind powerhouse for the opportunist. In transition the Spy retains its power and drive rather than going neutral in the hands, yet its stability is unwavering, allowing the rider to rely upon it and reposition at will, the battens rotating positively around the mast. A dependable power source with a wide tunable range. It may not go as neutral in transition as the Salt Pro, and nor is the power as progressive or forgiving, but its stability and appetite is never in question, and the more energy you put into the Point-7, the more performance it willingly returns.
Developed and designed by: The Point-7 Black Team. A team of professional sailors and designers who have proved themselves by designing the winning sail for the World Champion in the PWA Slalom World Tour. It’s not just our wave sailors who have enjoyed testing this model, but a good part of the feedback to refine speed and power is also coming from the Slalom team.
Development Target: Targeting an ideal blend of measured power and balanced handling. Assuring an efficient energy to the board, even with a shorter boom length, making it shorter than what you would normally expect on this sail size. Delivering power efficiently to the board, the Spy remains balanced in the hands with its short boom length making it feel smaller than its quoted area. From light wind wave sail, to high wind straight-line blaster; heavy weight’s power wave sails to intermediates tutor- the Spy displays the manners and practicality to cater for the demands of most. The key attribute is the Spy’s low focused power position, which provides constant usable power without pulling the rider on to their toes yet always helps to pin the board down in extreme conditions and retain control .