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DUOTONE 2022 FREERIDE RANGE

04/03/2022
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Duotone 2022 Freeride Range

Duotone have just launched their 2022 Freeride sail range:


Here is what what they have to say: “For 2022 our performance cam S_PACE and the performance no cam E_PACE  have received a visual facelift. They carry the new VTS TAIL outhaul specs, our individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension to be used together with our VTS TAIL booms. We left both sails technically unchanged and stick to the unique 3 in 1 design providing an unprecedented trim range. That’s why depending on the trim they are the most powerful yet the fastest performance freeride sails we have ever built.

S_PACE

The highly sporty, competitive slalom sail with unbelievable forward pull – the S_PACE craves for speed and yet is easy to handle. It carries the racing genes of the WARP for unrestricted power delivery, but at the same time the handling is extraordinarily simple for this class. The based is the revolutionary 3 IN 1 DESIGN that Kai has developed over a period of 3 years, which allows an unprecedented trim range. Together with the three HYPER CAM 2.0, a tremendously wide range of use is the result: Adjusting the S_PACE trim for low- or high-end conditions fundamentally changes the sail, which makes it possible to achieve maximum performance across all wind conditions!

The S_PACE featuring the 3 IN 1 DESIGN is the perfect symbiosis of our most successful race slalom and freeride sails: whether V-Max, maximum acceleration or used as a sporty foil engine, the S_PACE is the most versatile cam sail on the market. With this sail designer Kai Hopf combines the top performance of the WARP with a very balanced sailing behaviour and a much wider range of use. On top the S_PACE shows a completely different high- or low end performance and sail character depending on the trim.

On MIN setting with tight leech, it’s supper effective to pump, accelerates very efficiently and feels incredibly light – ideal also for foiling. On MAX trim, however, the S_PACE feels very similar to the WARP, constantly getting faster without limits. Simply awesome: When used for foiling the S_PACE features a special clew eyelet to be able to position the sail even more upright!

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KEY FEATURES

+ VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW Each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension (requires VTS TAIL boom).

+ 3 IN 1 DESIGN: For unprecedented trim range and an extremely wide wind range

+ HYPER CAM 2.0: Completely new and technically superior: the camber revolution with adjustable length – for optimised rotation and increased performance

+ AERO SLEEVE DESIGN 2.0: Maximum propulsion combined with fast water starting

+ HOLLOW LOWER LEECH: Reduces the boom length without losing power

+ iBUMPER 2.0: Even more lightweight and effective, with integrated trim indicator

+ iROCKET: Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench

MARCO LANG

“THE MAIN DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE S_PACE AND THE WARP 20.20 CONCLUDES THAT THE S_PACE HAS A MASSIVE (DOWNHAUL) TRIM RANGE AND THEREFORE CAN BE CHANGED LIKE A CHAMELEON.”

E_PACE

The E_PACE is exactly the kind of athletic freeride sails that makes windsurfing so fascinating and uncomplicated: easy to rig, accelerate like an e-motor and get into planing without pumping. Paired with competitive speed potential and the playful handling of a no-cam sail. This is pure windsurfing, with lots of thrust, speed AND the special simplicity even for the most sporty driven maneuvers. Versatility is the great strength of the E_PACE: versatile range of use, versatile in a wide range of wind conditions.

Thanks to the 3 IN 1 DESIGN with a greatly reduced luff curve, which is almost straight in the upper area, the downhaul tension has a major influence on the loose leech – and in turn on the character of the sail, depending on the trim. The two extremely wide MIN and MAX trim points offer the opportunity to cover an incredibly wide wind range and to give the E_PACE a completely different high- or low end performance and sail feeling. Ergo: The new No Cam E_PACE is the perfect freeride sail for all waters and conditions, combining handling and rigging advantages with a crisp, direct feel and harmonious, sparkling power delivery. Offering lot of fun, confidence, control and wonderfully easy windsurfing. We are sure that there is no No Cam sail out there covering a larger wind range and range of use than the E_PACE. Simply awesome: When used for foiling the E_PACE features a special clew eyelet to be able to position the sail even more upright! All E_PACE are also available in monofilm-free HD construction

KEY FEATURES

+ VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW Each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension (requires VTS TAIL boom).

+ 3 IN 1 DESIGN: For unprecedented trim range and an extremely wide wind range

+ HOLLOW LOWER LEECH: Reduces the boom length without losing power

+ VTS DOWNHAUL 2.0: The optional trim indicator makes it easy to trim to the point without ever having to check the loose leech in the top (patent pending)

+ SUPER-LIGHT BUMPER: The lightest protector on the market, with integrated trim indicator

+ IROCKET 2.0: Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench

+ Also available as monofilm-free HD version

RAOUL JOA, PRODUCT MANAGER

“WITH THE UNIQUE 3 IN 1 DESIGN THE E_PACE GETS AN UNPRECEDENTED TRIM RANGE AND CAN BE EXTREMELY CHANGED. THAT‘S WHY DEPENDING ON THE TRIM IT’S BOTH THE MOST POWERFUL YET THE FASTEST NO CAM SAIL WE‘VE EVER BUILT!”

www.duotonesports.com

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