Duotone Now Windsurfing Sail 2022
THE FIRST SAIL FULLY DEDICATED FOR SMALLER FRAMED RIPPERS.
A familiar concept – unique execution. Women, young rippers and smaller riders up to 160 cm in height often struggle with regular sails because of their stature, strength and limited lever forces. At the same time they are often more talented surfers than others, so they are right to demand a full-featured and easy-to-control rig. For these individuals we have specifically developed the NOW – a highly lightweight, powerful and high-quality performance handling sail developed based on the current SUPER_HERO model yet adapted so it can be used by smaller/lighter riders with ease. While most sail brands use the same layouts and materials for grom and women sails as in their adult-sized sails for reasons of simplicity (e.g. the heavy X.PLY), we do things differently. Thanks to the years of collaboration with all the big windsurfing schools (e.g. Duotone Pro Center, ION Club, FBC), we have taken advantage of their wealth of knowledge to design the NOW. The magnificently balanced shape, lightweight monofilm and sophisticated mix of materials in the iMODULAR DESIGN guarantee low weight AND durability.
STRAIGHTER LUFF CURVE, 3-BATTEN-LAYOUT AND OUR CONVEX DACRON LUFF-PANEL ALL RESULT IN A SOFTER SAIL IDEAL FOR LIGHTER RIDERS
VTS TAIL OUTHAUL SPECS
EACH SAIL CARRIES INDIVIDUALLY DEFINED VISUAL INDICATIONS FOR THE CORRECT OUTHAUL EXTENSION.
THE 3-BATTEN-LAYOUT, SUPER-LIGHT BUMPER AND OUR WEIGHT OPTIMIZED PANEL-LAYOUT ALL RESULT IN A SUPER LIGHTWEIGHT IDEAL FOR SMALLER-FRAME RIDERS
HOLLOW LOWER LEECH
HOLLOW LOWER LEECH (SCOOPED LEECH OUTLINE) STABILISES THE PROFILE RIGHT ABOVE THE BOOM AND PREVENTS LEECH FLUTTERING
VTS DOWNHAUL 2.0
OPTIONAL QUICK RIGGING PATCH ALLOWS "TO THE SPOT" DOWNHAUL TRIMMING WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING TO THE TOP (PATENT PENDING)
LAMINATE (100/150 MICRON) WITH THE LOWEST STRETCH AND BEST UV- AND PUNCTURE RESISTANCE ON THE MARKET
UNBREAKABLE EPOXY BATTENS
FACTORY CALIBRATED INDIVIDUAL BATTEN TENSIONS USING A TORQUE WRENCH
PRODUCTS HAVE TO BE INTUITIVE AND AS FAST AS POSSIBLE TO SETUP
With the information overkill nowadays no one has the time to read manuals anymore. Therefore we try hard to design our products as intuitive as possilbe to get you onto the water faster than with any other product. No wonder DUOTONE is called the feature world champ.
Here are some examples:
- VTS 2.0
The first "guess-free" visual trimming guide to clearly show the correct downhaul tension. Version 2.0 comes with a window in the protector to mark your individual trim once you have found your ideal setting.
- HTS 2.0
By marking the draft position on the sail you immediately know where to position your harness lines.
- INDIVIDUAL BOOM LENGTH INDICATION
The length of the boom changes with the angle to the mast. Therefore if you move your boom up or down you need to change the length of your boom. As the only brand we take that in consideration by printing 3 different boom lengths onto the clew and boom cutout so that you always know the correct length according to your body/boom height.
- SET&GO VARIO-TOP
Instead of leaving you with the time-consuming try and error procedure to find the correct setting we have installed markings on the webbing immediately showing the correct setting.
- iROCKET 2.0
Every batten in a sail requires a different tension. That's why as the only brand we calibrate every single batten at the factory to the correct individual tension using a torque wrench. Since the screws are locked with screw glue you never have to touch them. Just rest asured to always have prefect batten tensions.
NO SUPER THIN XPLY
Our motto is clear: light is right but only if it doesn't go to costs of durability.
Our hardware products (booms, masts and extensions) are proven to be the lightest in the industry.
With our sails though we are not the lightest on the market (with the exception of the Super Hero M.Plus). The major reason for this is that we are using (much) thicker XPly laminates than some other brands.
The factors of puncture resistance, UV weathering resistance and stretch evidently depend ONLY on the thickness of the film used.
Puncture resistance and stretch have a linear relation to the thickness of the film. Means twice the thickness results in twice the strength against punctures with half the stretch.
Even more critical is UV resistance since here the relation to the thickness is overproportional. Means half the thickness reduces the UV-longevity by nearly 70%!
Some brands use XPly laminates which are 2/3rd thinner than ours in the upper sail area. Yes in the top you have less puncture issues and you can even get away with the increased strech. Unfortunately though the UV-exposure is the same all over the entire sail.
That's one of the reasons why the majority of Windsurf centres around the globe trust in DUOTONE products.
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Duotone windsurfing sails come complete with sail bag, batten key and instructions
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