"His arm reach and punch are similar. He's almost a copy of me, maybe a little different when you look at the experience."
Simon van Velthooven says he's excited to be one of the first "cyclors" in the world.
Team NZ's CEO Grant Dalton says a lot of their opposition have doubts about the new innovations they have made with their yacht.
After dominating the world junior ranks with his pure strength, Gill says he's learning under his new coach it takes more than muscle to make it in the big grades.
Whether the innovation will give New Zealand an edge at this year's America’s Cup in Bermuda is yet to be seen.
1 NEWS today gained exclusive access to see what could provide Team NZ with a critical America's Cup edge.