The RS:X came about as a result of a successful bid by NeilPryde WIndsurfing to supply one design windsurfing equipment for the 2008 Olympic Games in China. The RS:X was designed in 2004 and went into production in 2005.
The RS:X design features a high technology rig, with carbon mast and boom, a ?wide-style? board that merges modern windsurf board design with a centreboard, thus enabling competitions to he held in virtually any condition from 3 to 30 knots. This means that the RS:X is always a dynamic, versatile class to observe, and racing is always close, exciting and visually appealing.
Two sizes of sail are available for competitors. Men use a 9.5m sail while women and youth use an 8.5m sail. The sail, rig and board have been designed in conjunction with each other in order to to ensure a high level of design synergy.
NEW in 2017 RS:X Convertible – The carbon injection board, prepreg carbon fin and prepreg carbon foil has been developed with the desire to cover a large range of wind from 5 to 30 knots flying on foil in light breeze and blasting on the fins once the wind gets stronger.
A NeilPryde spokesperson said this is no more slow motion, its about ultimate performances only? The equipment will be available on market from 2017 but if you can?t wait, watch out for the first official demo races of the RS:X Convertible with 5 Olympic Champions as the event stars held during the RS:X Youth World Championships in Limassol, Cyprus on 19-26 November 2016.