NeilPryde Atlas HD 2021 Windsurfing Sail
Back in the Neil Pryde range for 2021, the Atlas offers a predictable, stable and friendly ride, ideal to use in on-shore wave conditions. Early to plane, the Atlas is up and ready to get into the action with efficient, usable power at all times.
Featuring great upwind ability and acceleration, the Atlas pushes hard, when conditions are less than ideal and its high lift characteristics propel you up high in the air during jumps.
- power and acceleration
High draft distribution combined with deep profile generates drive for constant and early planing.
- upwind performance
high leech tension allowing the sail to power up quickly in minimum wind condition, by creating some lift even in the head of the sail.
- control and stability
5 Battens layout keep the profile stable even on strong winds. The even twist provides optimum response, releases any excessive pressure and reduces backhand overload.
Construction elements of Atlas HD
classic heavy duty
//Radial HD Panels
Radial HD -
NEILPRYDE EXCLUSIVE TECHNOLOGY.
RADIAL HD panels used in the HD construction are there to strategically re-distribute the tack and clew loads throughout the sail’s body; improving the sail reflex without deforming.
RADIAL HD panels are custom stitched per sail size for the HD versions of COMBAT and ATLAS to offer similar characteristics to Powerfuse at a lower price point.
The Atlas 2021 is probably the sail that has most benefited from the introduction of the Ultra Scrim into the second panel down. This sail has always been powerful and quick to get planing, but the new lighter material further down from the head, combined with the extra stretch that Ultra Scrim gives you make the sail much easier to handle now in strong gusts and for lighter sailors.
It still has the juice you need to get going but without the brutal power that previous editions have been known for.
If you want a powerful, stable, all-round wave sail that you can use for jumping, riding and bump and jump, then the Atlas is for you. This year it is so much smoother than before and easier to land jumps with.
- ROBBY SWIFT