2014, some unique products have exploded into our range! The focus is on our four brand new sails and a complete package of hardware components, these are the best and most advanced rig accessories we've ever made. This is the evidence that North Sails is not only the no.1 in sails but also the only true rig brand on the market.
In addition to sails almost every other brand today also offers masts, booms and accessories. These Invariable items are called OEM products that are easily purchased at either of the two Asian producers. That's why their products are so similar: a color change here, a new print there and
done. This way development or even innovation is out of the question. This is a real shame! Specifically designed components offer so much development potential - not only in terms of comfort, but as well in performance and durability. We already recognized this over 30 years ago back when we were the first sail brand developing our own booms. We are still shaping the future of windsurfing and promoting the sport so together with the team our engineers and technicians have spent even more time on the new rig components for 2014. With some amazing results.
(Gold RS Series, Silver HD Series)
More resistantThe high-density EVA grip insert at the outside guarantes maximum abrasion resistance during rigging.
The fastest and most comfortable NorthSails front-end with unique trimming and tuning options.
We carried out extensive comparison tests proving that one would need two front-ends of different stiffness’. For example a direct/stiff front-end for total flat-water, which transfers the wind energy directly into forward motion. Or a suspending, more flexible head for harsher conditions, which “buffers-out“ the board-oscillation preventing loss of control.
→ Low wind = calm waters = large sail, long boom = less rig movement
Ideal solution: inflexible, rigid head
→ High Wind = small sail, short boom = choppy waters which oscillates the board = bounce
Ideal solution: full suspension head
TOTAL.FLEX.CONTROL Individual flex adjustment.
After three years of intensive development work went into designing the iFRONT! It’s the first to offer an adjustment and tuning option that changes the overall characteristics of the boom, allowing for ideal adjustment to all conditions. This is made possible by the individually adjustable FLEX.CONTROLLER in three levels (patent pending).
→ FLEX.CONTROLLER Full Suspension:*
Strong dampening for all Wave-Freestyle conditions, as well as Freeride und Race sails smaller 7.0
→ FLEX.CONTROLLER Medium Suspension:*
Medium dampening for sail sizes from 7.0 up to 10.0
→ FLEX.CONTROLLER lockout:*
Minimum dampening for sail sizes 10.0 and bigger
LOCKED.RDM.ADAPTER 100% fit and compatibility with RDM masts. The RDM adapter is directly and firmly connected to the head (but can be removed anytime without any tools). An additional advantage: it weighs 50% less than previous adapters! Comes with SILVER, GOLD and PLATINUM 140 and 150.
AUTO.CLOSE Revolutionary rigging comfort. An integrated seesaw automatically snaps and closes the hinge cap when rigging up. This avoids threading and trapped fingers.
Equal load on both hands and improved handling
PLATINUM 140 + 150 and SILVER HD 140 + 150 + 160 now feature a 4cm wider tail-end moving your back-hand further away from the sail. For the first time now your back- and front-hand are equally angled making sailing less fatigue. You immediately realize this much more relaxed sailing position no matter if going in a straight line or down the line on a wave. The second advantage is a much improved handling during ducking maneuvers.
(Platinum Race Series, Gold RS Series)
Rigging without threading - even when using an outhaul-system
The ultimate highlight is the all new iTAIL.RACE fitting. The teflon-POM synthetics build rollers feature a minimum of friction. Additionally, this unique solution allows to loop the rope even when using an outhaul-kit!
(Platinum Wave Series, Silver HD Series)
Frictionless alignment plus excess rope storage
New in 2014: the iTAIL.WAVE with patented Loop-Loop-Go fitting featuring 2 revolutionary details:
A: No more rope twist - this guarantees an ideal 100% frictionless alignment of the rope!
B: Instead of tying the excess rope around the tube you just wrap it around the integrated "bridge" at the bottom side - the cleanest and fastest solution ever!
Standard Tail Fitting
Most comfortable rigging
The trusted and reliable tail-end featuring the classic Loop-Loop-Go fitting - for maximum comfort.
(Platinum Race Series, Gold RS Series)
For 20% increased stiffness of the boom
All PLATINUM RACE SERIES and GOLD RS booms feature the individual OUTSIDE.TAIL-END with an increased diameter. The high cross-section makes the boom 20% stiffer.
(Platinum Wave Series)
The ultimate tail-end grip
The EVA-gripped tail-end guarantees anti-slip. A reduced diameter of the inside tail-end additionally increases grip-comfort up to a maximum.