3 vs 4 batten at Ho’okipa – Video
In the following clip you can watch the 2013 Aloha Classic winner Levi Siver on a 3 batten and the last year’s winner Bernd Roediger on a 4 batten sail. They both sail with incredible style at Ho’okipa. And looks like Levi enjoys sailing with the new designed sail.
Looks like more and more brands will offer three batten sails in their sail collection. It’s a quite similar development like with the fins in the wave boards, where Thrusters get more and more popular. Probably the three batten sails with some extra mini battens as reinforcement at the leech will be the new trend in modern wave sailing.