Ever since we started the Flight Sails brand, people have been asking if and when a 5 batten sail would be available - understandable, as a 4 batten wave sail might not be the best choice at many spots around the world. A 5 batten sail still has clear advantages over a 4 batten sail on lakes, spots with extremely gusty winds, chop, etc.
Up to size 4,5 there is not really much places that benefit of a 5 batten vs. 4 batten, but above, depending on your spot, it can make a big difference. This is why we have put a lot of effort in building a 5 batten sail for our range ever since we started. It’s design note was inspired on the Zorro, but it would have to be more useable in difficult conditions. It had to feel more stable in it’s larger sizes and match free wave boards, freestyle and free ride depending of it’s size.
The APHIX is a true all-terrain sail that will perform in almost any conditions you throw at it. Enjoy riding waves, a bump-and-jump session or flat water blasting on your local lake.
Any wave, freestyle, free wave and free ride -board will happily be powered by the APHIX.
The APHIX has the deepest part of it’s profile slightly more towards the mast (more to the front) and higher up. Therefore it generates better upwind capabilities than the Zorro, exactly what one would want when the wave-and/or wind conditions aren’t 100% ideal. It’s extra batten and slightly more stretched top area will benefit control and stability, without losing much of the maneuvering qualities for which the Zorro has always been praised.
Control, stability in changing conditions, balanced power.
Built for breathtaking performance and taking a step forward in windsurfing sail development.