Grip 4 >< Grip 3 D/LAB - same weight and durability like the most high-tech custom boards
Everyone strives to be different and thus loves individualisation. But do you want to buy a surprise egg custom boards often turn out to be? Or trust in a proven shape by a brand which has continuously been at the forefront of the board development with over 40 years of experience.
Look no further cause here comes the D/LAB board range.
At DUOTONE only real game-changer products qualify to carry the D/LAB logo. So what’s so special about these boards to allow them to become the first D/LAB products under DUOTONE Windsurfing?
During the last 3 years our product manager boards Dani Aeberli and our QC specialist Vasin Siritho have worked on a new technology which is exclusive for DUOTONE. We call this CUSTOM CNC SANDWICH.
We use a construction which is one hundred percent identical to the most high-end custom made boards. Instead of using a mould to bring the EPS foam core into its final shape each EPS block gets CNC milled. This ensures maximum precision and saves weight.
Same as with high-end custom board makers the major advantage lays in the processing. We call this SINGLE PROCESS TECHNOLOGY and it is the key to our industry-leading weight-strength ratio.
Instead of combining working steps to safe time and money every single step follows its individual process. So for example instead of joining the PVC sandwich with the EPS core in a single shot we vacuum-bag the top and bottom PVC shields with the EPS core separately.
Also instead of using standard 3mm PVC elements for the entire board we use thicker and thinner PVC plates as well according to the stress areas which makes the board lighter yet stronger.
For all D/LAB boards we use our most sophisticated layup which consists of more than 60 individual parts and components (nearly 20% more parts than used for our SLS Premium Sandwich Construction).
On top we are using the most high-end composite materials available to-date.
Instead of using a similar layup on all boards we use a DISCIPLINE SPECIFIC FLEX CONSTRUCTION for all our D/LAB boards since demands on the different disciplines (wave, freestyle, freeride, racing) and conditions vary quite a lot.
Last but not least even every single board size has an individual layup. That’s the final stage of individualisation in construction.
The result speaks for itself since the D/LAB boards are approx. 500 grams lighter than our SLS boards and up to a full kilo lighter than any other serial production board. And it’s the first time that a production board can compete even with the lightest custom boards out there.
Yet all of this is achieved without any sacrifice in durability since we always follow our core motto LIGHT DONE RIGHT.
Please note that at least in the first year quantiles will be strictly limited - just like a real custom board. That’s why only the most popular GRIP 4 and GRIP 3 sizes will be available in D/LAB technology.
Our GRIP D/LAB boards are constantly evolving designs and constructions to ensure we are continuously at the forefront of development yet with over 40 years of experience. We call them World Cup Wave boards as they are engineered to satisfy the best of the best on all kind of spots around the globe, from jumping-oriented side-on conditions like Pozo to down-the-line groundswell conditions like Hookipa.
Now the most important question you need to ask yourself is which fin configuration best suits your personal riding style:
NO-COMPROMISE QUAD SHAPE
The GRIP 4 shape is 100% tuned to the quad fin setup
GRIP WORLD CUP WAVE DESIGNS
All GRIP boards are designed working all around the globe from groundswell Hookipa to onshore Pozo conditions.
CUSTOM CNC TECHNOLOGY
The CUSTOM CNC TECHNOLOGY one hundred percent identical to the most high-end custom made boards.
MINI MAST TRACK AND SLOT BOXES
Weight saving plus maximum PLUG & PLAY through less options
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Duotone Windsurf Boards comes with with Fins, Straps, Screws, Pressure Valve Screw & Sticker Pack.
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