The KONCEPT is still considered to be KA Sail’s signature sail. This sail has both impressed and brought huge smiles to speed freaks around the world for many years now!
SIGNATURE RECORD SAIL
We could easily go on and on about the records this signature sail has already broken on multiple occasions… However, we would much rather keep it simple and explain KONCEPT’s virtues…
BLISTERING SPEED, ACCELERATION AND LIGHTWEIGHT ERGONOMICS
It’s all about the right combination! KONCEPT combines the blistering top speed and acceleration of a full-blooded race sail with the user friendliness of a freeride sail. Thanks to the lightweight ergonomics of the KONCEPT, you will hardly know it’s there when you are blasting down your local speed strip and setting new personal speed records. With the 3 cam set-up, the KONCEPT offers the perfect balance and stability you would certainly expect from a super high performance race sail without it becoming a monster, that only giants can hang on to. This is all achieved by a combination of reasonably high foil tension, 3 cams, 7 carbon composite battens and a moderately wide luff sleeve in super lightweight hi-tech 2 mil tri-axial X-ply in the larger slalom sizes.
KONCEPT IN 2019 – SPEED VS SLALOM
Despite the modest graphics update we decided to make, there have been some major changes in the KONCEPT for 2019…
SPEED SPECIAL 4.7 – 5.7 WITH FREERIDE OPTION
We have totally redesigned the Speed sizes (4.7, 5.2, 5.7) which are now 4-cam sails with a real focus on downwind speed sailing. The bottom camber is however still adjustable, so it could be taken out if you want to use the sail for freeriding. The sleeve has been widened and more shape has been added in the bottom half of the sail. Also the twist in the KONCEPT Speed sizes has been optimised for downwind speed.
SLALOM SIZES 6.2 – 8.6
The larger sizes KONCEPT will have the 3 camber set-up as before (6.2, 6.6, 7.0, 7.8, 8.6). Here we have optimised the twist for a more all-round performance. On top of that, the sizing of KONCEPT has been tweaked throughout the range.
RDM VS SDM CAMBERS
The Speed KONCEPT sizes, 4.7/5.2/5.7 are delivered standard with RDM cambers, but are SDM compatible. SDM cambers have been added in the sailbags for these sizes. Slalom KONCEPT sizes 6.2 and up in 2019 are supplied standard with SDM cams. A replacement set is also available ofcourse to make the switch between SDM and RDM.
KONCEPT, THE SCIENCE OF SPEED!!!
Race / Slalom