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Tech Update - For the love of foiling

31/05/2017

With the 2017 collection we provide gear for all types of weather conditions, but what should you pick when the circumstances are constantly changing? Learn more about the best products in our monthly Tech Update!

 

TECH UPDATE MAY 2017 - IMPACT COLLECTION, FOR THE LOVE OF FOILING

The Magic Marine impact collection is specifically designed for the development of foiling in the sport of sailing, it creatively combines specialised impact foams, superior fabrics and construction techniques for ultimate and customisable protection and comfort. At the America's Cup and the Youth America's Cup but also on boats like the GC32, Moth and Foiling Nacra 17 good protection has become a basic need.

Lately World Sailing confirmed its support of the plan to release the first batch of 45 Foiling Nacras. The Europeans, the Worlds and the Aarhus test event will be raced in the new boats. Top teams, like our Olympic Champions Santiago Lange and Ceci Carranza Saroli have been sailing on the first Foiling Nacra 17 in order to provide the builders early feedback.  

 

Cecilia Carranza Saroli talks about her first experience on the new Foiling Nacra17: "The difference I experienced between the Laser and the Catamaran when I changed class is more or less the same difference we feel changing from the Nacra 17 to the foiling Nacra. Maybe not so much in speed, but it's definitely more extreme. It's going to be a totally different sport and we really need to learn how to foil this boat."

"We sailed on the foiling Nacra for one week and were really lucky that we'd already received the new impact gear from Magic Marine. I didn't use a helmet during the 2016 Olympic campaign, but now I don't go out for a sailing session without it. I also love the impact Long John because it's really comfortable. I even use it for my Moth sailing sessions where I need to have really good mobility going from one side to the other in every tag and every gybe."  

Santiago Lange and Cecilia Carranza Saroli on the Foiling Nacra17
Photo credits Laurens Morel

NIA FOAM FOR MAXIMUM PROTECTION 
The Impact Pro Long John, Impact Pro Vest and Impact Pro Buoyancy Aid are to be combined to deliver optimal coverage for extreme sailing conditions. The construction used for maximum protection NIA FOAM. The foam with Nitrile Impact Absorption technology is specifically designed to absorb impact and reduce transfer through to the body.

The construction has been tested and developed alongside specialist team riders to produce the best protection. Through the clever panel layout of the NIA construction, it is able to flex in all directions maintaining movement and agility for the sailor. The type of foam used is dense and optimised to absorb the impact load applied.

Antoine Joubert, GC32 Team ENGIE:
"The item I like the best is the Impact Long John because I can use it on the GC32 and Flying Phantom. On both boats, the Long John protect me from the foil especially the scarf edge when the boat suddenly stops. The neoprene is really comfortable, 2mm thick is perfect, it always keeps us warm on these boats where we spend lot of energy.”

 
Photo credits: Sailing Energy
Henri Demesmaeker (hiking)
 
MORE INFORMATION
Every month we'll send out our Magic Marine Tech Update, with quotes from sailors related to an upcoming event. You will also find the Tech Specs at the end of this message. When you need more information or photos of our products? We're more than happy to help you out. It's also possible to talk to one of our team riders for more information. Please contact our Team Manager Linda Bomhof at Linda@mbrands-international.com.
 

TECH SPECS

IMPACT PRO VEST L/S, HYDROPHOBIC, UNISEX. RETAIL PRICE € 119,99 NEW!
Long sleeve top specifically designed to improve protection in high impact applications. It uses bipoly material in the arms to protect from wind and water chill, combined with nylon spandex in the main body designed to fit well when worn with the Impact Pro Longjohn. The materials to provide compression, maximum breathability and comfort, alongside UV protection. The shirt features pockets for removable NIA foam protection in the elbows/forearms and shoulders. Bright forearms provide extra safety and comply with requirements over a range of boats and events.
 
MATERIALS Heavy-duty Nylon Spandex / Bipoly / NIA (Nitrile Impact Absorption) foam
ELEMENT JACKET
FEATURES
  • Heavy-duty Nylon Spandex forearms and body for maximum movement / comfort
  • Hydrophobic bipoly contoured arm panels for added warmth and protection 
  • Removable NIA foam protection in elbows and shoulders
  • Removable NIA foam protection in forearm with added impact plate 
  • Bright forearms for safety
  • Can be worn over or under Buoyancy aid/Impact vest

IMOACT PRO LONG JOHN, 2MM, UNISEX. RETAIL PRICE € 229,99 NEW!

Specifically designed for high impact sailing, the Impact Pro 2mm long john has been developed alongside high performance sailors to create the ideal suit for all protection needs. It uses 70% M-Flex super-stretch neoprene for maximum stretch and comfort combined to crossover the necessities of flexibility and warmth. This long john features removable NIA foam construction reinforced padding in the back/spine, rib cage, hips and knees/shins, which adds protection to high impact areas whilst still allowing for increased freedom of movement. Side pockets on the legs provide extra storage for vital items, with an easy access opening. This suit has been designed alongside the other products in the range so that all protection areas will be covered. The shoulder entry system makes the suit easy to wear, and allows for the quick changing of layers on days where there are variations in temperature.

MATERIALS M-Flex 70% Neoprene / Xtend lining / 4WaySupertex reinforcement on knees/shins and butt panel / NIA (Nitrile Impact Absorption) foam
IMPACT PRO LONG JOHN
FEATURES
  • Flatlock stitching
  • Easy entry shoulder straps with hook and loop closure adjustment
  • Removable NIA foam impact foam in back/spine, rib cage and knees
  • Removable NIA foam protection in hips and shins with added impact plate for further protection
  • 4WaySupertex reinforced seat part
  • Relief zipper
  • Non slip ankle cuffs
  • Easy to reach external leg pockets for essential items 

IMPACT PRO BUOYANCY AID, SIDE ZIP, UNISEX. RETAIL PRICE € 129.99 NEW!

Impact buoyancy aid with added stretch designed alongside high performance sailors for extra protection. Contoured fit to provide support and ventilation combined with comfort. Features an adjustable waistband and side zipper with to secure vest in place whilst still allowing for maximum maneuverability. Large neoprene front pocket with a zipper entry for quick storage of necessary items.

MATERIALS: 70% M Flex Neoprene / Aerobase foam / Nylon lining
  
ULTIMATE LONG JOHN, 4 MM NEOPRENE
FEATURES
  • Large stretch external front pocket with easy access zip opening for storage
  • Side zip entry system
  • Adjustable fastening along bottom to secure in place
  • Contoured panel design for maximum breathability, support and comfort
  • Hi-Visibility orange top back panel for added safety
  • Foam padding throughout to allow for a thinner distribution
  • High stretch capability for manoeuvrability
  • CE ISO 12402-5 approved buoyancy aid

IMPACT PRO HELMET, UNISEX. RETAIL PRICE € 79,99 NEW!

CE approved performance helmet specifically designed to increase safety, where faster foiling and innovative boats require extra protection. This lightweight ventilated helmet comes in a range of sizes, designed to provide the best fit possible. It features an adjustment dial on the back of the helmet for easy fitting and a quick release chin closure for improved safety.

MATERIALS: ABS shell / EVA high impact absorption foam liner / Soft nylon chin strap
IMPACT PRO HELMET, UNISEX
FEATURES
  • CE approved: CE EN 1385
  • Lightweight outer shell with ventilation holes
  • Quick release chin closure
  • Soft padding on chin for extra protection
  • Specifically tested for watersports and impact sports
  • Easy adjustment dial for the best fit
  • Weight: L=430gr
 
 

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