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NORTH SAILS 2016 WAVE AND FREESTYLE SAILS

16/07/2015
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NORTH SAILS 2016 WAVE AND FREESTYLE SAILS

North Sails have released 3 wave and freestyle sails for 2016 with some trick new graphics and tweaks, check out the videos and details below and see more at www.north-windsurf.com

The IDOL LTD

NS16_Idol_LTD Kopie
The most high-tech and radical Freestyle sail we’ve ever built! The IDOL LTD is designed 100% according to the input and demands of PWA Freestyle world Champ Gollito Estredo. IDOL LTD – the ultimate Freestyle Completion sail with zero compromises!!

KEY FEATURES:

1.  NEW: 5.2 now designed around the RDM 400 mast.
2.  Using our most high-tech materials (ODL laminate, 4mm ULTRA.FILM) makes it the lightest
freestyle sail we’ve ever built.
3.  Super high clew and short boom allow fastest possible ducking to avoid losing any speed.
4.  iROCKET, the lightest NorthSails batten tensioner of all time.
5.  Exclusively designed for RDM masts.

DEVELOPMENT SIZE BY SIZE:

4.0 Surprisingly this has always seemed to be a very easy size to get right.
2015 Power:8 Control:7
2016 Power:8 Control:8

4.4 As mentioned previously this was the problem size in the range for 2015 with the sail struggling a lot at the top end. For 2016 this is a very different story and I would now rate it as the highest all round performer in the range.
2015 Power:8 Control:6
2016 Power:9 Control:9

4.8 The standout all round sail from last year is probably the size I would say has been least improved performance wise but greatly improved in where it sits into our requirements of wind range. It’s now
possible to jump on the 4.8 even earlier than before and because of the low end improvements of the 4.4 the sacrifice of top end in this size will be less apparent.
2015 Power:7 Control:8
2016 Power:8 Control:7

5.2 With early planing being of the greatest importance in this size we have really come a long way and massively improved that without sacrificing the top end performance.
2015 Power:6 Control:9
2016 Power:8 Control:8

VOLT

NS16_Volt C09 Kopie

The most versatile Wave/Freestyle sail line on the market! The 5 batten design guarantees extra stability and wind range. Designed to work best on single fin boards.!

KEY FEATURES:

1. NEW: 5.3 and up are completely redesigned with focus on low‐end power thus the draft position got moved slightly further back.
2. NEW: 200 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL LAYOUT
3. NEW: 5.3 now designed around the RDM 400 mast.
4. iBUMPER, the most modern and most effective mast protector.
5. Designed to work best on RDM masts but still fully compatible with our SDM masts.
6. 2 MASTS FIT ALL: with only 2 masts you cover all sizes.

HERO – the most versatile and tunable World Cup Wave sails we’ve ever built! Designed and tested by Kai Hopf and Victor Fernandez. Designed to work for any kind of rider weight.!

NS16_Hero M.E. C07 Kopie

KEY FEATURES:

1.    NEW: ultra tunable through PROGRESSIVE.HYBRID.BATTEN.LAYOUT (HERO HYBRID and HERO CODE IX only):

>> 5.0 and down come with 4 battens with the option to be used as a 3 batten sail

>> 5.3 and up come with 4 battens with the option to add a 5th batten

2.    NEW: 150 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL LAYOUT

3.    NEW: 5.3 and 5.6 are designed around the RDM400 mast now.

4.    iBUMPER, the most modern and most effective mast protector.

North Sails Hero & Volt 2016 VIDEO

North Sails Idol LTD 2016 VIDEO

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