How much wind can I use my Leaf ?
You can use your Leaf even in strong windy weather. You will need to make sure to position the first disc of the frame of the sail well parallel to the wind so that the sail stretches and flattens in the direction of the wind. In this way, your sail, in constant wind, will not suffer the effects of the wind and will not fly away; it is one of its innovative features. We have done tests in high wind weather 50 km/h or more and our Leaf sail does not fly if these recommendations are followed correctly. In strong wind weather, we recommend that you do not deploy all the segments of the telescopic foot but only the first two segments to avoid damaging the last smaller diameter segment.
Be aware that you can also use your Leaf to protect yourself from the wind by positioning it as a screen with the 360-degree patella. You can lower the height of the sail (first and second segments deployed only) cause the end of the sail to fall to the ground and anchor your foot well in its anchor foot by giving it an inclination to compensate for the pressure of the wind on the sail and thus by impacting on the foot. Behind the sail, you will be completely sheltered.