2017 SL

Cambered Slalom

The new SL is designed to plane early and go fast—very fast—with minimal effort. Our advanced 3D-shaping technology allows us to deliver the optimum aerodynamic shape with a moderate-width sleeve and fewer battens. Extensive use of high-tech materials—like X-166 Ultralight Scrim and carbon fiber reinforcements—keep the SL light while retaining the tough durability that Naish is known for.  The larger sizes (7.0 and up) feature 7 battens, 3 cams and higher aspect ratios to deliver the best possible acceleration and speed on Freeride/Slalom boards. The smaller sizes (6.4 and down) feature 6 battens, 2 cams and lower aspect ratios for the perfect balance of early planing, control, and easy handling.  The Naish SL brings race sail performance to the street.

Sizes: 5.2, 5.8, 6.4, 7.0, 7.8, 8.6, 9.2

  • Size-optimized Batten Geometry = Maximum Performance, minimum weight
    Sizes 5.2, 5.8, 6.4 = 6 battens, 2 cams
    Sizes 7.0, 7.8, 8.6, 9.2 = 7 battens, 3 cams
  • Inset Clew = Low swing weight + control
  • Race Sail Shape = Power, acceleration and speed
  • Size-optimized Aspect Ratio = Maximum performance in all conditions
  • X-166 Luff Panel = Solid, locked-in power
View the Sail Comparison Chart HERE
SL Chart


  • Equilibrium™ Batten Pockets = Improved rotation + light + durable

  • Monofilm Window = Great visibility, lightweight

  • Radial Panel Layout = Maintains sail shape + progressive twist

  • Maximum X-ply Laminate = Ultra-lightweight + durable

  • Carbon Airframe = Ultimate strength + unparalleled shape control


Standard Clew Construction

The radial clew is the strongest and lightest design in the industry. A custom titanium ring is connected directly to radial Kevlar load strips via high-tenacity nylon webbing. The Warp Kevlar taffeta leech and foot tapes carry the perimeter loads.

Tack Fairing

Durable molded EVA tack fairing that folds back for easy rigging and protects the sailor’s feet, mast and board. It features a grommet for the uphaul line and a mesh pocket with a Velcro closure for storing the downhaul line. 

Equilibrium™ Batten Pockets

Evenly distributes the batten tension load to both sides of the sail for greater symmetry, reduced weight and improved rotation. Where normal batten pockets are sewn to one side of the sail, EBP are formed by overlapping the sail body panels. Reducing weight further, integrated warp-oriented tapes absorb much of the batten load—eliminating the need for additional reinforcement. 

Roller Tack Pulley

A downhaul pulley that integrates a lightweight die-cast stainless steel housing and low-friction Nylatron GSM pulleys. It provides both standard 6:1 and 4:1 rigging options. This system makes downhauling very easy and reduces wear and tear on the downhaul line. 


The unique geometry of our pulley offers both traditional 6:1 AND 4:1 “loop-and-go” rigging. 

Downhaul Pocket

Secure mesh pocket with Velcro for storing the downhaul line. 

Boom Opening + Position Marker

The boom opening has a long sleeve cutout for easy rigging, and features position markers that enable perfect boom positioning every time you rig. 

Scuff Protection

Naish sails include comprehensive lightweight PVC scuff protection for both sides of the sail. 

Roll up bungee

Simple and convenient one-step fastening system for quick sail stowage