IDOL LTD

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Light, lighter and as radical as possible! The IDOL_LTD is the personal pro model of freestyle record world champion Gollito Estredo. For this freestyle genius Kai Hopf has fulfilled all his wishes and created the most sophisticated, extreme freestyle production sail that we have ever built. All IDOL_LTD’s are unbelievably light sails because instead of conventional X.PLY the futuristic high-tech laminate "ODL" is being used in combination with our 4mil ULTRA.FILM. These materials are 50% lighter than conventional sail cloth and push the weight to sensationally low values. To clarify: The weight of IDOL_LTD corresponds to a 1.5m smaller HERO / VOLT (e.g. 4.8 compares to 3.4)!

 

From the second you ride on the IDOL_LTD you will have a smile on your face. It feels absolutely neutral, doesn’t show any unwanted life of its own and is a feather in your hands so that you nearly forget about the sail during moves and maneuvers. This is one of the most important aspects especially for freestyle! It spins incredibly fast through all tricks even during the most difficult ducking moves and feels as if you rotate without a sail.

The high clew and the short boom length excel at ducking so that no speed is lost. With the new IDOL_LTD the success rate of difficult maneuvers and the fun increases straight away making you automatically go for even more radical moves!

Designer Kai Hopf has designed the IDOL_LTD for maximum efficiency. Compared to the regular IDOL it features a tighter leech, a reduced weight and a higher clew. Not only will maneuvers become much easier but also get performed at higher speed. This is due to the sophisticated profile distribution. All of these aspects are apparent over a wide wind range and you will be surprised how large the trimming capabilities are on the new IDOL_LTD.

Another important point:

Even if other brands do not speak about it, we will tell the truth: ultra lightweight can only be achieved through the reduction of material thickness. Since the film thickness of the ODL laminate is reduced to the absolute minimum, the UV stability is limited. Therefore, this sail is excluded from the usual NorthSails 2+3.year.warranty!



 

Sail characteristic

 

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img_3920_new.jpgKey features
 

> 01   Ultra-light for maximum handling thanks to the trend setting high-tech yachting laminate “ODL” and 4 mil ULTRA.FILM, the lightest monofilm on the market

> 02   Super-stretchy DACRON+ODL.DOUBLE.LUFF.PANEL enables maximum lift for all the jumps against the sail

> 03   3 ultra-light TUBE.BATTENS

> 04   PURE.PATCH.TECHNOLOGY at the clew, luff and the batten pocket ends make for 50% weight savings compared to regular patches

> 05   iROCKET, NorthSails lightest batten tensioner of all time

> 06   Exclusively designed for RDM masts

 

For all further tech features click here

 

 

 


 

Available color combinations

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C05: White - Yellow - Blue

 


 

Sizes:

4.0 | 4.4 | 4.8 | 5.2

 


 

Differentiation Wave < > Freestyle sails 


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ART. NO. 14500-1206


 



IDOL LTD

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens Weight
(kg)
Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative
4.0 158 374 -- 4 2.55 Platinum Aero//Platinum 370/-- RDM/--
4.4 160 394 -- 4 2.70 Platinum Aero//Platinum 370/-- RDM/--
4.8 164 410 -- 4 2.90 Platinum Aero//Platinum 400/-- RDM/--
5.2 168 433 -- 4 3.15 Platinum Aero//Platinum 430/-- RDM/--

VOLT / VOLT HD

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario Top Battens Weight (kg) Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative
3.4  141  358  •  5 3.00/3.05 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400  RDM/SDM
3.7  146  374  •  5  3.10/3.15 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400  RDM/SDM
4.0  153  386  •  5  3.20/3.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400  RDM/SDM
4.2  156  398  •  5  3.30/3.35 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400  RDM/SDM
4.5  161  406  •  5  3.40/3.45 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400/370  RDM/SDM
4.7  166  405  --  5  3.50/3.55 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400  RDM/SDM
5.0  172  416  --  5  3.65/3.70 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400  RDM/SDM
5.3  179  435  --  5  3.80/3.85 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430/400  RDM/SDM
5.9  181  448  --  5  4.05/4.10 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430  RDM/SDM
6.4  187  457  --  5  4.15/4.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430  RDM/SDM
6.9  191  494  --  5  4.45/4.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver 460/430+CX  SDM/RDM

HERO / HERO M.E.

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens Weight (kg) Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative
3.0 140 351 4 2.75 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370 RDM/--
3.4 143 361 4 2.90 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400 RDM/--
3.7 143 371 4 3.00 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400 RDM/--
4.0 151 378 4 3.10 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400 RDM/--
4.2 155 385 4 3.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver 370/400 RDM/--
4.5 157 399 4 3.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400/370 RDM/--
4.7 162 404 -- 4 3.40 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400/370 RDM/--
5.0 168 418 -- 4 3.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver 400 RDM/--
5.3 174 433 -- 4 3.60 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430/400 RDM/--
5.6 177 449 -- 4 3.70 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430 RDM/--
5.8 186 439 -- 4 3.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver 430 RDM/--

 

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