Pioneer A Different Descent
The SPORTING-SAIL is the most reliable, efficient and easiest way to manage speed, increase stability and be seen for safety. With a deep history that spans across 75+ years of speed-skiing pioneers and family tradition, the sporting-sail has proven to work time and time again.
Weighing less than 8 ounces, the SPORTING-SAIL floats like a feather behind the rider during the entire descent and most enjoyed when deployed. The benefits of using a SPORTING-SAIL allows downhill riders to experience an ultimate sense of control on steeper, more challenging terrain with lighter, smaller, more responsive set-ups (not limited to longboards), while at the same time trains riders to examine overlooked carving scenarios in a stand-up position. Like climbers ascending mountains without ever dropping a knee, the SPORTING-SAIL inspires riders to descend mountains without ever dragging hands and feet on the street!
The Greenest Way to Get Down
Hand-sliding is effective and so is foot-braking; however, both are energy intensive, harmful for the environment and wasteful ways to cleanly "slow down." Deploying a SPORTING-SAIL is simple and eliminates the desire to destroy shoes, skin, decks, wheels, pads, pucks, clothing/denim and leather gloves/suits after each downhill "slide session." Inspired by Patagonia and 1% for the Planet's recreational/environmental/business practices, SPORTING-SAILS pledged to use only the highest quality eco-materials and transparent production processes available for its application. With a SPORTING-SAIL, its not how much you have, but how little you need!
How to Skate & Deploy
- Secure the lower straps snuggly around both legs (ankles, calves or thighs)
- Loop top straps over both hands (between thumb and forefinger)
- To increase air resistance, stability and visibility to traffic and others (stand tall and extend arms outward)
- To decrease air-resistance and increase speed (draw arms in towards chest and tuck)
- Be safe, responsible, experiment and have fun!
- For more information, visit www.sporting-sails.com
SPORTING-SAILS are for sale now at $99.95 (taxes and shipping included) via online at: www.sporting-sails.com/product - They are also available for sale at Proof Lab Skate/Surf Shop in Mill Valley, CA. Look for more dealers to come within the next 3 months. In addition, Patagonia, Inc. is selling them exclusively at their Japan Shibuya Ocean Store and will feature photos of SPORTING-SAILS in action in their 2010 Surf Catalog! (Please note, this is not a Patagonia product).