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DUOTONE: 2022 WAVE AND FREESTYLE RANGE

15/09/2021
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DUOTONE 2022 WAVE AND FREESTYLE
Duotone has just released their 2022 wave and freestyle collections. 
They say “The past year with no events has been used effectively by our R&D Team. Our 2022 products benefit from an 18-month long development cycle. You can look forward to an evolutionary SS22 Wave Range, a total Hardware design makeover and a whole bunch of innovations!”

SUPER_HERO + SUPER_STAR LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION

In addition to optimizing performance, reducing the sail weight was a primary goal. With a modified panel layout, reinforcement patches with high-strength high-modulus fibres „Made in Germany“ and a new mast sleeve construction, designer Kai Hopf achieved a weight reduction of a clearly noticeable 200 to 300 g! Unlike other brands, the thickness of the fabric and film used has not been reduced and thus the well-known durability and longevity is fully maintained! That‘s exactly why we call it LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION. We are so confident to offer the best weight to durability ration on the market that we back this statement with our industry leading 5 YEAR WARRANTY. Important note: DUOTONE is the only sail brand to offer two different wave sails: the SUPER_HERO with a centered-low draft position and the SUPER_STAR with a forward-up draft position. Both sails have their own character, ride differently and convey their own feeling. Therefore, you should not mix sails with different draft positions in your quiver, otherwise you will have to get used to them every time you change sails. By the way, this also applies to mixing DUOTONE sails with sails of other brands. Which sails match together or not you can find here.

https://www.duotonesports.com/windsurfing/sails/super-star/

SUPER_HERO + SUPER_STAR ONE PIECE SLEEVE

Performance, dynamics and riding feel benefit from the changed luff length and a new mast sleeve construction that comes without a seam at the leading edge (ONE PIECE SLEEVE). This allows for millimeter-precise tuning and a refined shape, resulting in a sensitive, more harmonious reflex. Kai changed the common 2 part mast sleeve design into a 1-piece construction. The 2-piece construction is easier and cheaper for the production but leads to a hard spot caused be the overlapping and the joining seam right at the leading edge. The ONE PIECE SLEEVE on the other hand improves the elasticity in the luff area similar to a Dacron luff but without without the issue of Dacron stretching and thus aging with every use. In addition the mast twist is not longer influenced in any way. This construction also saves 80-100 grams in weight.

THE SUPER HERO

The SUPER_HERO has undergone the most comprehensive update since its introduction in 2012. Handling, neutrality and weight have improved noticeably once again and we can truly claim that it is the most versatile wave sail with the widest possible wind range that we have ever built. That‘s why we recommend it unreservedly for all conditions and all rider weights! But one thing does not change: The new SUPER_HERO remains THE ultimate World Cup Wave sail, which always works optimally in all wave conditions around the globe. Due to the absolutely neutral and balanced draft position, numerous constructional changes, material optimizations as well as the LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION, It is direct when pumping, planes early, develops real drive on the wave, is stable and offers this special neutrality for superior control thanks to its centered draft position. The profile depth has been slightly reduced creating slightly less volume, which simplifies the handling, makes it even easier to control in overpowered conditions and offers maximum control during challenging jumps and in massive swell. Due to the more elastic ONE PIECE SLEEVE, the new profile works extremely efficient and therefore has not lost propulsion in underpowered conditions. Every single size of the SUPER_HERO is perfectly tuned and matured down to the last detail, the batten rotation remains buttery smooth even with minimal clew tension. The top works very actively, swallows hard gusts and supports acceleration. Therefore, you can confidently choose a smaller size than many other wave sails.

“THE NEW SUPER_HERO IS MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE SAIL: IT RIDES VERY SMOOTHLY, IS AS RESPONSIVE AS A 3 BATTEN SAIL IN FLOAT & RIDE CONDITIONS AND HAS REAL BITE AT THE DECISIVE MOMENT. THE SAIL REMAINS STABLE AND VERY CONTROLLED IN EVERY SITUATION – IN ALL WAVE CONDITIONS, ALL OVER THE WORLD.” VICTOR FERNANDEZ.

KEY FEATURES

VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension.

LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION: NEW Weight reduction of a clearly noticeable 200 to 300 g, whilst maintaining the well-known durability and longevity!

ONE PIECE SLEEVE: NEW No more seam at the leading edge for millimeter-precise tuning.

XPLY PLUS (100/150 microns): The laminate with the lowest stretch and the best UV and puncture resistance on the market.

RADIAL LOAD SWOOSH at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range. + Virtually unbreakable epoxy battens.

iROCKET 2.0: Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench.

SUPER-LIGHT BUMPER: The lightest protector on the market, with integrated trim indicator. + Also available in a monofilm-free HD version

THE SUPER STAR

The legendary, extremely crisp and responsive wave sail with the most direct power on/off switch presents itself after this year‘s weight diet even lighter, better and with an incredible wide range of use. It works with either single- or multi-fin wave boards and even in freewave jumping conditions. With 4 battens (except size 6.2) and the identical material construction of the SUPER_HERO, the new SUPER_STAR is ready for ambitious wave riders. However, its forward draft position guarantees a very strong performance spectrum and extremely wide range of use from classic wave riding to freewave bump&jump. The SUPER_STAR easily manages the balancing act from a perfect day with classic down the line conditions to sessions in gusty, sometimes underpowered onshore conditions. Especially the smaller sizes (4.2 and smaller) have been extensively optimized in favor of maximum control during jumping and riding down the line. Except for the window, the entire sail is now made out of XPly, which minimizes possible damage after a wash and at the same time gives the sail a slightly more elastic behavior. The luff is now slightly shorter and the sail foil tension has decreased, so the sail builds up a slightly softer profile. This makes it more stable to sail and very balanced in the hand. Whether SUPER_STAR or as STARGAZER EDITION, both score with the convincing combination of performance, handling and control, on/off and the necessary power to have maximum fun even in moderate conditions.

“WITH THIS SECOND GENERATION OF THE SUPER_STAR WE PUSHED FURTHER TOWARDS EXCELLENT PERFORMANCE IN EARLY PLANING & STABILITY IN THE AIR. FOR ME IT IS THE ULTIMATE BUMP & JUMP, SIDE ONSHORE WAVE SAIL.” ADAM LEWIS

KEY FEATURES

XPLY Center Panel: NEW Except for the window the whole sail is now made out of XPLY.

VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension. +

LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION: NEW Weight reduction of a clearly noticeable 200 to 300 g, whilst maintaining the well-known durability and longevity! +

ONE PIECE SLEEVE: NEW No more seam at the leading edge for millimeter-precise tuning.

RADIAL LOAD SWOOSH at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range. + Virtually unbreakable EPOXY BATTENS.

iROCKET 2.0: Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench.

SUPER-LIGHT BUMPER: The lightest protector on the market, with integrated trim indicator. + Also available as STARGAZER EDITION.

IDOL LTD

Light – lighter – a radically lightweight sail. The IDOL LTD is boasting incredible handling characteristics. The sail was created by designer Kai Hopf, implementing all the desires of the world class freestyler Adrien Bosson. The result is the most highly developed and extreme freestyle sails that we have ever manufactured in series. The IDOL LTD can do everything a freestyler needs it to. When used for foiling the IDOL LTD features a special clew eyelet to be able to position the sail even more upright!

“THE IDOL LTD HAS A HUGE WIND RANGE AND INCREDIBLE LIFT FOR ALL MY AIR MANEUVERS. IT IS INCREDIBLY LIGHTWEIGHT IN YOUR HANDS, LEAVING ME FREE TO CONCENTRATE FULLY ON MY MOVES”. ADRIEN BOSSON

KEY FEATURES

VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension.

CONVEX DACRON LUFF-PANEL: Maximum elasticity without distortion of the battens enables maximum lift for all jumps from lee position.

HOLLOW LOWER LEECH with additional MINI BATTEN: This stabilizes the profile above the boom and prevents leech flutter.

The additional RADIAL LOAD STRIPES in the clew improve profile stability and extend the wind range.

With the use of the finest high-tech materials (ODL laminates, 100-micron ULTRA FILM) this is our MOST LIGHTWEIGHT FREESTYLE SAIL ever.

An extra-high clew and short boom enable the quickest diving manoeuvres without loss of speed.

iROCKET 2.0: Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench.

VTS COMPLETE, THE VISUAL TRIM SYSTEM

In addition to developing superior components, we have always focused on speeding up the rigging process and simplifying the trim so that everyone can activate one hundred percent of the sail‘s performance. In 1997, DUOTONE introduced dots in the top of the sail using them as a visual indicator for the correct downhaul tension. The VISUAL TRIM SYSTEM was born. Now with the introduction of the VTS TAIL we have finally made the correct outhaul tension visible as well. In Addition to the common boom length specs all 2022 sails come with VTS TAIL outhaul info. In combination with our 2022 Silver and Platinum booms this system guarantees a spot on visual guidance to achieve the ideal outhaul tension within seconds. The VTS downhaul dots and the brand new VTS TAIL together result in the VTS COMPLETE – a complete, extremely easy-to-use trim system that visually displays the perfect tension of down- AND outhaul. With this, anyone can trim their DUOTONE sail as quickly, precisely and powerfully as our sail designers, testers and team riders.

more information here:

Duotonesports.com

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