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DUOTONE 2022 WAVE SPECIAL SAILS

15/10/2021
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DUOTONE 2022 WAVE SPECIAL SAILS

Duotone have just launched their 2022 Wave Special Sails, the SUPER_STAR SLS and the SUPER_HERO M+.


SUPER STAR SLS

STRONG – LIGHT – SUPERIOR We asked ourselves the question, “If you ignored all limitations and pushed all technical possibilities to the limit, how far can we go? What would be the result?” A wish list was quickly drawn up with the criteria that were important to us: maximum performance, maximum dynamics and minimum handling forces but without any restrictions in terms of durability. Or in other words: the ultimate windsurfing equipment that technology, raw materials and design can produce with NO compromises. The result is called SLS and is the new high-end line from DUOTONE. It is Strong, Light & definitely Superior. By using only the highest quality materials, we‘ve managed to create incredibly powerful products that are extremely light but without sacrificing durability. SLS is the ultimate windsurfing range for all enthusiasts who are just as crazy as we are. Those who push the boundaries, just like us, and those who don‘t want to accept any limitations.

STRIPPED TO THE MAX: Reduced to the very essentials, ultra-light and yet durable: with the SUPER_STAR SLS we are fulfilling our own dream of the ultimate, ultra-direct wave sail with state-of-the-art technology. Incredible handling on the one hand through a minimum of parts and weight, yet no sacrifice in durability and longevity and therefore we awarded it the unsurpassed DUOTONE 5-year warranty! At only 2.5 kg (size 4.2), the new SLS is as light as a membrane construction, without its enormous disadvantages in terms of durability and “sponginess” profile stability. To make this possible, we have analysed every single detail, no matter how small, and developed numerous optimizations. With the SLS, we are introducing a new CarbonXPly sandwich material that, despite its lightness, directs tension and load forces to predefined points in a more targeted manner and over a larger area. This intelligent mix of carbon and the well-known XPly, in combination with the material properties leaves the sail with a certain flexibility but does not give way under high pressure and distributes it perfectly to both battens, especially in the top. Even the visuals were included in the weight savings, which is why designer Kai Hopf eliminated all unnecessary graphic elements. As a result, the SLS signals its lightness from afar, its reduction to the essentials and its one hundred percent focus on maximum performance and mega handling.

KAI HOPF

“STRONG, LIGHT, SUPERIOR. THE SUPER_STAR SLS IS OUR FIRST WAVE SAIL THAT REPRESENTS THE SLS PHILOSOPHY. BY INTRODUCING A NEW CARBON XPLY WE WERE ABLE TO REDUCE THE LAYERS IN THE CONSTRUCTION, AS WELL AS THROUGH CLEARING THE OPTICS, WE MADE SIGNIFICANT WEIGHT SAVINGS. NEVER HAS A DUOTONE WAVE SAIL BEEN SO LIGHT WITH SUCH RESILIENCE AND DURABILITY”.

KEY FEATURES

STRIPPED TO THE MAX: NEW As light as a membrane construction, without its enormous disadvantages in terms of durability and “sponginess” profile stability. + CARBON XPLY: NEW XPly reinforced with unidirectional Carbon strings leads to unmatched low stretch and direct reaction +

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

ONE PIECE SLEEVE: NEW No more seam at the leading edge >> 80 g lower weight and no hard spot through overlapping panels.

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

RADIAL LOAD SWOOSH at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range. + 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.

SUPER HERO M +

For all fetishists among the specialists, the SUPER_HERO by World Champion Victor Fernandez is also available as a limited M+ edition in ultra-light high-tech membrane construction. Compared to its predecessor, the latest version has been given a modified profile and barely visible but very effective reinforcements in the sail body. Both measures clearly show effect and give the new SUPER_HERO M+ 2.0 a far more direct and even lighter feel! With the DUOTONE membrane, a predefined computer simulated plotter lays Dyneema fibres exactly in the force directions on top of the first film layer. The top layer is then applied and compacted in a vacuum process before the adhesive is activated under heat. Two of the four batten pockets are directly laminated into the body during this process. The mast sleeve, including protector, the remaining two batten pockets and the reinforcements are added using the classic process. The result is a 20% (= 400 g) lighter high-end SUPER_HERO, whose lower weight is especially noticeable during manoeuvres and handling.

Never before has a wave sail been so light and loose in your hands yet behaved so neutrally when riding the wave, especially since the membrane gives the sail a more pleasantly elastic feel and thus improved power development, particularly in the underpowered wind range. The range of use and basic character are otherwise no different from the regular SUPER_HERO. The ultimate technology and the complex manufacturing process mean that the SUPER_HERO M+ 2.0 is only available in very limited quantities and at a price significantly higher than the regular version. Important note: The SUPER_HERO M+ 2.0 is a high-tech professional sail that is designed for minimum weight despite the optimized membrane film. This inevitably comes at the expense of durability, which is why the M+ edition is excluded from the 5-year warranty.

VICTOR FERNANDEZ

“THE NEW SUPER_HERO M+ 2.0 IS NOT ONLY ON THE SCALES THE LIGHTEST WAVE SAIL THAT WE HAVE EVER BUILT, BUT IT ALSO FEELS EXTREMELY LIGHT IN YOUR HANDS. FOR ME IT IS THE PERFECT SAIL FOR THE PERFECT DAY”.

KEY FEATURES

MODIFIED INTERNAL CONSTRUCTION: NEW More direct response and even lighter feel due to increased reinforcements in the luff area. + VTS TAIL outhaul specs: NEW Each sail carries individually defined indications for the correct outhaul extension.

ONE PIECE SLEEVE: NEW No more seam at the leading edge >> 80 g lower weight and no hard spot through overlapping panels.

MEMBRANE PLUS: Membrane laminate with 20% thicker special film and increased adhesive content results in a significantly increased durability with just 100-150g extra weight

RADIAL LOAD SWOOSH at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range

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

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