Duotone E PACE SLS Windsurfing Sail 2023...
LIGHTEST NO-CAM FREERACE FILM SAIL ON THE MARKET YET WITH REFLEXIVE (INSTEAD OF SPONGY) FEELING AND PRECISE STEERING FEEDBACK. OUR UNMATCHED 5 YEAR WARRANTY ENSURES THAT ALL SLS SAILS OFFER THE BEST WEIGHT VS. DURABILITY RATIO ON THE MARKET! ALL SLS PRODUCTS FOLLOW OUR MOTTO: LIGHT DONE RIGHT!
The E_PACE SLS was born from a very ambitious design briefing and therefore required 2 years of intensive development. Based on the incredibly versatile original E_PACE the goal for the SLS version was to achieve a racier feeling combined with improved acceleration and power compared to other no-cam freerace sails. Following the SLS philosophy we also wanted to create the lightest no-cam freerace film sail on the market but without sacrificing the durability.
The outcome is simply spectacular as the E_PACE SLS is the fastest and lightest no-cam freerace sail we have every made. A more forward oriented draft position gives the E_PACE SLS a racy feeling very similar to the S_PACE or WARP. To prevent this forward motion from creating a catapult tendency the leech is slightly more open which also improves the high-end control (= v-max). The intelligent use of CARBON XPLY in the high load clew and top area results in the most effective conversion of wind energy into forward motion. However, the slightly more (re)flexing regular XPLY in the body avoids the power from becoming uncontrollable. A common characteristic from many other no-cam freerace sails is to significantly compromise low-end performance in search of top end speed.
To avoid this we increased the pre-shaping of the sail which improves the acceleration and power despite the opened-up leech. Another milestone of the intensive development is a weight reduction of a whopping 500g making the E_Pace SLS the lightest no-cam freerace film sail on the market. We achieved this through our STRIPPED TO THE MAX reduction in optic, our unique ONE-PIECE SLEEVE and single layer high-tech reinforcement patches replacing the usual 5-layer patches. However, the thickness of the panels has not been reduced resulting in the E_ PACE SLS having the best low weight vs. strength ratio on the market. We back this up with our 5 YEAR WARRANTY extension - something no other brand can offer! Attention: 1. The increased pre-shaping requires a higher outhaul tension than the original E_PACE (approx. 2 cm more eyelet tension = 8 cm more rope tension). This additional pre-shaping also means that the lower battens of E_ PACE SLS will not rotate as easy as the original E_ PACE in non-planing/drifting conditions. Or in other words the E_ PACE SLS requires a more active jibing technique over the backhand. 2. Because the E_ PACE SLS is a more uncompromising performance sail than the original E_ PACE it has a smaller downhaul trim range. LIGHTEST NO-CAM FREERACE FILM SAIL ON THE MARKET YET WITH REFLEXIVE (INSTEAD OF SPONGY) FEELING AND PRECISE STEERING FEEDBACK. OUR UNMATCHED 5 YEAR WARRANTY ENSURES THAT ALL SLS SAILS OFFER THE BEST WEIGHT VS. DURABILITY RATIO ON THE MARKET! ALL SLS PRODUCTS FOLLOW OUR MOTTO: LIGHT DONE RIGHT!
Duotone E PACE SLS Windsurfing Sail 2023...
3 IN 1 DESIGN
For an unprecedented trim range and an extremely wide wind range
HOLLOW LOWER LEECH
Enables to reduce the bottom length without loosing low end power
Optional QUICK RIGGING PATCH allows "to the spot" trimming without even looking to the top (patent pending)
MINIMUM MAST CONCEPT
Two masts cover all sail sizes;
Factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench;
The lightest protector on the market, with integrated trim indicator
AVAILABLE IN HD
Also available in a monofilm-free HD-construction
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:
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.
Eliminating stretch and loss of tension. If it’s good enough for safety belts, it’s good enough for windsurfers! We are the only manufacturer to use only polyester webbing for the (vario) top and the tack roller. This advantage of this compared to conventional polypropylene is the negligible amount of stretch. As a result even brand new sails will retain full luff tension and will not need subsequent trimming.
Duotone E PACE SLS Windsurfing Sail 2023 Sizes
6.2 | 6.6 | 7.3 | 7.8
Duotone Windsurf Sails comes from H20 Sports supplied with a sail bag.
Warranty: Duotone sails also come with a 2+3 year warranty (excluding monofilm). To secure warranty claims fully, please remember to register at www.duotonesports.com straight after your purchase. Otherwise, only statutory warranty claims will be accepted. This is valid only for original owners.
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