• Friday, April 22nd, 2011
The “wire edge” style is the original standard. It uses a stainless steel cable sewn into the entire perimeter of the Sail and attached to the steel rings at each corner. When tightened this steel cable stretches the Sail. The “web edge” is a newer design and utilizes a pre-tensioned web belt (similar to a car seat belt) instead of the steel cable used in the “wire edge”. The “web edge” in theory provides a better load/stress distribution to the edges of the Sail. I prefer the “wire edge” Sails. Although it is harder to install a “wire edge” Sail (vs “web edge”), I prefer the “wire edge” Sails as there is much more adjust-ability allowing for a PERFECT installation.