Surfwave 3 Batten
The Fringe Pro is the result of seasons worth of development by top team riders Levi Siver and Adam Warchol, apart from being Jason Diffin’s personal favorite.
Pure Surfwave, and so very much more. The Fringe Pro is a super lightweight, smooth power delivering and effortless handling sail in our wave range.
Small refinements and improvements took place throughout the size range in the 2022/23 model year, alongside a massive weight reduction, that did not stop for the Fringe Pro, despite it’s already low weight when we started the process. The Fringe Pro is an excellent super light all-purpose sail for riders who prefer an easy power sail in any condition. Best paired with higher volume boards, a concept allowing you to generally bring a smaller sail and further enhance the lightweight handling characteristic of the Fringe Pro.
Foil, waves, flat water, the Fringe Pro feels great in the hands in so many conditions. The ultra-light weight fingertip handling feel combined with the huge window make the Fringe Pro feel like pure surfing, with a power assist. The “Direct Connect” foot batten back end to clew configuration really adds to the precise feel and handling of this maneuver wave sail. Easy power and finesse with a fingertip.
With the biggest size range of any model, 2.8 all the way up to 6.3, the Fringe Pro is an equally perfect choice for smaller riders seeking a lighter weight, easy handling rig feel, for training and light air cruising, for easy and effortless Freeride sailing, and also for foil windsurfing where the power to weight ratio is so important for creating lift in the lightest of winds. Recreational foil sailing is pure bliss with the Fringe Pro.
The Fringe Pro has a Bi-Ply window, UV protected, double layer laminated clear film that lasts 3x as long as mono film for cracking and is much more resistant to hard creases. Bi-ply represents a massive improvement in window film technology.
Pro Construction, Bi-Ply and X-Ply window, Scrim panels.
Available in 2,8, 3,0, 3,3, 3,5, 3,7, 4,0, 4,2, 4,5, 4,7, 5,0, 5,3, 5,5, 5,7, 6,3 square meters.
Available in Red & Fluo Yellow.
Cypher Pro vs. Fringe Pro
Cypher with 4 battens brings more stability to the sail, compared to Fringe’s 3, expanding the range and control particularly in stronger wind, while weights between comparable sizes of those 2 models are nearly identical at Fringe 3.7 = 2.69 kg and Cypher 3.8 = 2.68 kg.
Cypher power is “lifiting”. “Up” force compared to “neutral”. This lifting power makes the sail go well for both freestyle tricks and also foiling, where lift helps get you up out of the water and on foil more quickly. A lifting power delivery also works well for any rider in lighter wind, to help initiate early planing and easy handling.
Fringe power is “neutral” to “slightly down”. This power delivery really helps keep the rider settled in wave sailing where you really want to focus on driving your rail through turns without being lifted or digging the nose in too much. Fringe really allows you to feel the board on the water without too much input from the sail. Nevertheless, Fringe also goes well for foiling, because of its neutral lift, which makes the ride very predictable.
For maneuver oriented windsurf foiling, we recommend moving toward Cypher, compared to Fringe.
|Size||Boom (cm)||Luff (cm)||Mast (cm)||Sleeve||Top||Battens|
|3.0||138||325||310 / 340||RDM||Adjust||3|