Speed, Power and Control… These were the key words to describe the focus of the design team when framing up this wave weapon, the 2016 KA KILLER!
The Killer is KA Sail’s five batten wave sail offering. The 5-battens set-up maximises stability and wind range, allowing you to commit your focus 100% to riding the waves. The 2016 edition of the Killer is even lighter than that of 2015, with more refined placement of materials to reduce swing weight, in particular thanks to the use of more hi-tech 2 mil tri-axial laminate in the upper portion of the sail. With 2 different constructions on offer, the blue and yellow colour combination will come with a Monofilm window. This improves vision when sailing DTL and looking into the setting sun, when you’re the last one out there on the water, scoring just one more wave. The orange and white colour combination comes in a bombproof 100% X-ply construction.
For 2016, the team was extremely focused on the further development of the feel of the sail and making it an extension of your personal style. We reworked refinements to the luff curve by increasing the curve near the boom to help the sail fill out more. Also, seam shaping on batten three was adjusted to increase the wind range and assist you when gouging those hard cutbacks off the top.
For 2016, the Killer has become even more lethal! There is more shape in the front of the sail delivering the power you crave, yet there is also a subtle softness you will not easily forget. You will also notice the sail’s ergonomic features are perfectly balanced, allowing you to drive down the wave with speed to burn. Engaging fully committed rail-to-rail turns becomes child’s play… Turn, smack, gouge, repeat!
Don’t be fooled into thinking we have sacrificed strength to gain weight savings. This myth has well and truly been busted… We gave the research and development team strict orders to try and destroy one of the prototypes. They took it to some of Western Australia’s heaviest reef and shore breaks and put themselves right in the impact zone there. The only thing that came out broken was their ego… This sail can take the heavy hits! If you are looking for a great all-round wave sail to use in a wide range of conditions, then look no further!
THE 2016 KILLER IS A TRULY AWESOME ALL-ROUND WAVE WEAPON THAT WILL RESPOND TO EVERYTHING YOU THROW AT IT!