Jun 9, 2010
Naish All Terrain 6.0 and 5.0
On the water: Naish has put their entire sail range on a serious weight-loss program for 2010 with impressive results. The use of X-166 Ultralight scrim and a new clew configuration makes the All Terrain noticeably lighter than previous editions. As the name suggests, this is a true crossover sail that is equally at home on flat water or waves. The high draft, moderate boom length and slightly lower foot batten make it an ideal match for wider-shaped boards and huskier riders, especially when rigged to the minimal downhaul setting. However, average- to lighter-weight riders and owners of narrower boards should tune to the maximum end of the downhaul range for a lighter and more manageable feel. In transitions, the All Terrain willingly drives you with plenty of power into any jibe or jumping manoeuvre you can think of. If not for the slightly lowered foot batten this would be an ideal freestyle sail.
Rigging: Not only has Naish tweaked how it builds a sail to make it lighter, they have also worked diligently to add a brilliant new downhaul pulley. This pulley is set perpendicular to the sail making it more intuitive and easier to thread. In fact, if you make use of its 4:1 system you will never have to remove the rope from your extension’s pulleys and cleat. It might not sound like much, but this little differences can gain you more runs per session.
Final word: A powerful performer designed for all conditions from flat water to waves.