The S_TYPE is one of our most successful sails in all international magazine tests and is considered as THE reference in this class. For 2012, Kai Hopf has remarkably improved the low end acceleration performance through a reworked profile distribution. Unchanged remains the compact shape with a slightly longer CROSS.BATTEN similar to the highly successful WARP F2011.
Better than any other freerace sail the new S_TYPE combines acceleration with impressive performance and plenty of speed - without compromising rig steering and handling!
One can immediately feel that this sail incorporates not only all our experience from the NorthSails racing range, but also the power and the latest features of the RAM F12. It‘s fascinating too that the S_TYPE has gained functionality and is now even more suitable for a larger range of board types. This is mainly due to the familiar SWITCH.CA M.OPTION allowing the sail to be ridden with either 3 or 2 cambers (foot cam which can be removed).
Another reason for the huge range of use is the medium-size CONICAL.AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN mast pocket. This represents the ideal compromise between optimum propulsion and comfortable waterstart behaviour. Regardless whether at high speed or simpl y cruising and jibing, the S_TYPE has many faces - the perfect universal performer.
As to its durability: Apart from legendary features such as DOUBLE.SEAM and DURATECH.FOOT, we gave the CROSS.BATTEN additional seam protection to prevent chafing. Simply ingenious: All S_TYPE sizes work with one mast length!
> 01 NEW: iBUMPER, the most advanced and effective molded mast protector
> 02 NEW: increased power through increased pre-shaping in the boom and foot area
> 03 Lower aspect ratio makes for increased acceleration after start and jibing
> 04 MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: one mast(460-25) fits all sizes
> 05 HYPER.CAM - the first hard camber that rotates like a soft cam
> 06 SWITCH.CAM.OPTION 3/2: 3 cams for max. performance - 2 cams for improved handling
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