The all new S_TYPE SL has just one goal: to be as successful as its legendary predecessors the S_TYPE and RAM, which have won world-wide magazine tests over many years and got crowned as the primus in their class. Therefore Kai Hopf has thrown everything into the mix, resulting in even more performance without having a negative effect on the handling. The result is a highly sporty and competitive slalom sail that thirsts for speed, yet is easy to tame.
The highlight of the season is the S_TYPE SL. It can safely be called the perfect blend of RAM and S_TYPE, two of the most successful race slalom sails in our history. Therefore Kai Hopf has paired the balanced handling and comfort of the S_TYPE with the brute power of the RAM. Its extremely potent ingredients can now be found in the SL again. Most striking is the extremely tapered mast sleeve in the new AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN 2.0. Its width in the aerodynamically important boom area permits the ideal transition from the "thick" mast front edge into the 'thin' sail profile. At the top however, the mast sleeve is still kept relatively narrow to ease up water starts. This is supported by the use of the WARP F2015 LUFF.LIFT.PANEL design that provides additional lift.
Regardless of whether you’re at high speed or simply cruising and jibing, the S_TYPE SL is extremely versatile. It’s an excellent universal high performance sail for many board types, as it can be sailed with 2 or 3 cambers thanks to the SWITCH.CAM.OPTION (the camber in the foot area can be removed).
Simply ingenious: All S_TYPE SL sizes work with one mast length!
> 01 LUFF.LIFT.PANEL: super early planing and acceleration through increased profile in the upper luff
> 02 PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION: batten amount depending on sail size and thus perfectly matching the range of use
> 03 iBUMPER: the most advanced and effective molded mast protector
> 04 HYPER.CAM: Again and again confirmed through magazine tests worldwide: The best rotating camber on the market
> 05 SWITCH.CAM.OPTION 3/2: 3 cams for max. performance - 2 cams for improved handling
> 06 MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: one mast (460-25) fits all sizes
> 07 AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN 2.0: maximum performance combined with effortless waterstarting
> 08 2 Year Warranty. Get an additional 3 year Warranty: register here
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Available color combinations
C01: White - Red C02: White - Blue
6.0 | 6.6 | 7.3 | 7.8 | 8.3 | 8.8
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ART. NO. 14500-1213