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POINT-7 SWAG 4.7 2013 TEST REVIEW

Stats Size (m2) 4.7 Luff (cm) 398 Boom (cm) 160 Battens 3 Ideal Mast 400/19 IMCS RDM Extension Req (cm) 17 Price £400

POINT-7 SWAG 4.7 2013 TEST REVIEW

BACKGROUND
The SWAG is an all-new, 3-batten concept released on the market by Point-7. Developed partially by Tenerife-based UK Team Rider Adam Lewis, it’s designed to be an ultra-lightweight and versatile wave and freestyle performer.

AT-A-GLANCE
A high aspect, three batten shape with full X-ply construction and short boom with a moderate luff length. The build quality is good and although this sail is built to be as light as possible, Point-7 haven’t sacrificed any durability with X-ply throughout.

RIGGING
We tested the SWAG on a C100 Point-7 370 RDM mast and initially found it straightforward to rig. The quoted measurements are accurate and give a good starting point for adjustments. The SWAG is rather critical of fine-tuning though so do take your time to get it right. At the clew there are two outhaul options for further tweaks.

PERFORMANCE
The SWAG’s so light in the hands you don’t feel like you’re holding a sail at all. It’s also well balanced and surprisingly very stable considering how few battens it has, plus there’s an impressive wind range too.

To get the best out of the wind range though, a bit of experimentation with settings is required. The power feeds in quickly and the sail takes off immediately. It has a very eager forward pull that’s always driving forwards.

It’s light on the backhand and has a very instant on/off power delivery so you can easily switch off the power if you don’t need it. On the wave it feels awesome, with a constant drive that really pulls you into your bottom turn with super-light handling for when you crank off-the-top or throw it into a manoeuvre.

THE VERDICT
A great all-round wave sail. The SWAG was a real surprise on test with a new three-batten concept that really does work. It delivers a super light and crisp handling that any rider will appreciate and works well in all conditions.

point-7.com

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