Every few years, the sail’s evolution makes a great leap forward. Lighter, more stable, and quicker to get going, the 2020 Taka is a whole new species compared to previous models. For 2021, we kept structure and shape of the Taka the same but updated the colors and look.
Compared to previous versions of the Taka, we changed the vinyl window to a low-stretch, dyneema enforced film that better transfers gusts of wind into board speed while at the same time making the Taka more stable in high wind.
Like in previous models, the Taka has 3 full battens and a 3/4 batten that allows the sail to luff, which means that it de-powers when sheeted out or rotated into the wind, making the sail go completely neutral in maneuvers. Surprisingly, the luffing also makes the Taka an ideal sail for learning how to foil.
We need a sail that is effortlessly maneuverable while wave riding but still stable and powerful in a straight line. We need a sail that will withstand the bomb set wave as it breaks on our head. We need a sail that we can trust not to break, especially when the conditions are critical. We need a sail built 100% for waves with no compromise in performance or durability. This is the sail we choose for easy backloops, wave 360’s, and double forwards.
Performance is not just about easy tricks, so the Taka accelerates early and has a massive low-end wind range. Many wave sessions require a sail that can adapt to dropping winds—we all know that the best wave sessions are the ones when the wind drops and everyone else has come in.
Wave sailing is our heritage, and the Taka is the expression of our passion, built for everyone that loves the feeling of bottom turning and flying above the lip’s spray.
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