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E_Type

Performance No.Cam

E is for exciting! The E_TYPE is exactly the type of sail to help windsurfing regain its real fascination. Rigs without a sweat, takes off and gets going without pumping. This sail boasts the perfect power and acceleration capabilities of our WARP combined with the handling of a NoCam sail. Windsurfing has never been so relaxed and exciting at the same time!

Sizes

  • 4.0
  • 4.5
  • 4.9
  • 5.4
  • 5.8
  • 6.2
  • 6.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 8.2

SailCharacteristics

Planing
Planing
Acceleration
Acceleration
Handling
Handling
Stability / V-Max
Stability / V-Max
Rec. Skill-Level
Rec. Skill-Level

E_TypeKey Features

  1. NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN (6.2 and up): Guarantees an ideal mix of maximum power and forward pull without loosing stability/wind-range or becoming super physical
  2. LUFF.LIFT.PANEL: super early planing and acceleration through increased profile in the upper luff
  3. PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION: batten amount depending on sail size and thus perfectly matching the range of use
  1. VTS.PLUS: Trimmings marks for self-explanatory, quick rigging
  2. MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: Two masts cover all sail sizes!
  3. 2 Year Warranty. Get an additional 3 year Warranty: register here
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E_TypeTech Specs

SIZE 4,0 4,5 4,9 5,4 5,8 6,2 6,6 7,3 7,8 8,2
Boom max (cm) 153 164 175 176 185 190 196 205 209 219
Luff max (cm) 385 408 428 430 440 443 462 473 481 493
Vario top
Battens 5 5 5 5 5 6 6 6 7 7
Camber
Weight (kg) 3.30 3.40 3.50 3.65 3.80 4.20 4.30 4.50 4.70 4.90
Mast Type
(Best/Alt.)
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Mast Geo
(Best/Alt.)
RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM SDM/RDM SDM/RDM SDM/– SDM/– SDM/–
Mast Length
(Best/Alt.)
370/400 400/430 400/430 400/430 430 430 460/430 460 460 460/490

Team RiderAdam Lewis

“Incredible performance even without camber AND low weight for relaxed manoeuvres.”

Rider Profile

E_TypeDetails

The extremely versatile E_TYPE combines handling and rigging advantages of a NoCam sail with a very lively power delivery and top speed. This sail really wants to get going quickly and also maximizes the enjoyment of maneuvers. We’ve made this possible through implementing the reduced aspect ratio from the WARP and the increased profile in the upper luff panel.

The new E_TYPE performs not only at peak performance but also exceptionally well during acceleration and planing. This is thanks to the additional profile in the upper luff panel and the TT.TOP with active twist. Thanks to the CUTAWAY.CLEW this sail doesn’t require an unnecessarily long boom! With the draft located well forward this facilitates rig control and contributes significantly to the unusually high draft stability of this NoCam sail. As well as the extra stiff tube battens (four in 6.2 and greater). Through the PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION all E_TYPE sails have a size and range-specific batten amount. Sizes 4.0 to 5.8 come with 5 battens, up to 6.6 come with 6 and 7.3 and up feature 7 battens.

2017Warranty

Wanna extend your 2 year warranty by another 3 years?

To secure the extended warranty claims please register within 30 days.
Otherwise just the legal warranty period can be granted!

Register here

2017Color Combinations

E_Type C07

C07: Ferrari.Red – New.Orleans.Blue
ART.No. 14700-1211

E_Type C14

C14: Noir.Black – Acid.Green
ART.No. 14700-1211

SailFeatures

Perfect trim and huge wind range!

Forget the time-consuming search for the ideal harness line position, the numb forearms, and the endless fiddling around! The patented print on the sail shows exactly where the center of the harness line has to be. Just position the two ends symmetrically at the left and right of the print, that‘s all.

Say goodbye to misplaced harness lines!

Forget the time-consuming search for the ideal harness line position, the numb forearms, and the endless fiddling around! The patented print on the sail shows exactly where the center of the harness line has to be. Just position the two ends symmetrically at the left and right of the print, that‘s all.

Quality guaranteed – No other brand offers something similar

Short-term thinking minimum weight is great. But over-reducing necessary reinforcements automatically reduces the longevity. NorthSails is famous for the perfect ratio weight to durability. To prove the superior durability and quality, we grant a unique 2+3.YEAR.WARRANTY on all our sails (does not include monofilm)! To secure the extended warranty claims please immediately register under north-windsurf.com/eng/warranties/register. Otherwise just the legal warranty period can be granted!

Twice as durable, half the stretch

NorthSails stands for unsurpassed quality that guarantees a longer life for our sails. The triple zig-zag seams significantly contribute to this. And they don‘t come, as usual, in a single, but in a double version! They cover all exposed crash areas that would otherwise be damaged. The result is higher resistance to tear and a reduction of stretch by up to 50% as a result of the second seam, also benefiting profile stability and performance. Only the DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY by NorthSails can deliver this!

No stretch, no tension loss

What has been proven in safety belts is just good enough for us windsurfers! As the only manufacturer we use Polyester webbing at the (vario) top, the tack roller and the batten tensioner attachment-loops. The advantage over conventional Polypropylene is the almost non-existing stretch. Even brand new sails now keep the full downhaul tension and need not be re-tensioned. The same is true for the batten tensioner. A small detail with a great effect!

Fewer layers, lower weight

With the newly developed high-tech PURE.PATCH.TECHNOLOGY one layer of PURE PE material replaces the traditional multi-layer reinforcements. This applies to the clew, luff and the batten pocket ends. The altered structure in combination with the highly abrasion-resistant and virtually indestructible PURE material saves 50% of the weight of the previous patches! Woven in two directions.

Even faster and easier to rig

The all-new VTS.PLUS trim indicators (FAST.RIGGING.INDICATION) that make all E_TYPE and CURVE sails with fix-top even easier and faster to rig. Thanks to precise specifications of the mastand boom lengths the down- and outhaul are simply pulled as far as it goes, done! Of course, the traditional VTS trimming dots are also available to allow all specialists more flexibility for maximum performance.

Lighter, more aerodynamic, extremely durable

With 50% less weight than its predecessor, the iROCKET is our lightest batten tensioner ever! Despite the significantly lower dimensions there is no loss in durability or adjustability. Stretch-free, abrasion resistant Polyester webbing results in a rock-solid fixation of the iROCKET!

Find the optimum vario top setting without the usual try and error

From the first rigging now the length of the vario top is set correctly. Easy to read length indicators show the perfect setting in relation to the used mast length which eliminates any testing and readjustment!

Inspired by high mechanical load capacity climbing harnesses and racing helmets

The exclusive two-piece Double.D.BUCKLE replaces present standard solutions. This construction guarantees outstanding trimming options and completely eliminates webbing slippage.

Optimum combination of minimized rotation forces, power and handling

The CROSS.BATTEN concept is the intelligent solution that shifts the sail’s center of effort downwards and supports the larger surface area in the boom zone. It also allows for an early planing profile without losing handling. Ideal in combination with the PROGRESSIVE.CUTAWAY.CLEW which has an extremely positive influence on the sails agility, feel and allows a shorter, stiffer boom. Both features individually vary depending on the type and size of the sail.
That is, the more pronounced the CUTAWAY thus the longer the CROSS.BATTEN, the more flex and comfort, especially when overpowered (“excess” sail area “flexes away”). The more performance-oriented the sail, the less pronounced the CUTAWAY.CLEW and the CROSS.BATTEN are to ensure a more direct acceleration.

Minimum forces for perfect trim

The integrated, nickel-plated brass triple roller minimizes the downhaul forces tremendously. The optimized side plate with integrated rope led prevents that the rope will be damaged or jumps from the roll.

Extremely stable luff reinforcement

The area around the boom cutout is particularly exposed to wear and tear, because the luff panel always forms wrinkles when inserting the mast. Over time, this „accordion effect“ may cause cracks in the monofilm. The flexible DURA.LUFF.PATCH reinforces the area around the boom and creates a soft transition to the monofilm, while preventing cracks in the film.

Improved sail control at higher wind speeds

Kai Hopf relied on the WARP to design the TT.TOP. The concave shape is slightly reduced, which improves tension and allows for a more effective, three-dimensional top twist. This means the top twists not only horizontally, but also vertically under strong winds. By virtually neutralizing gusts, the rig’s kept steady in the rider‘s hands, and works in a much larger range of winds.

Choosing the right boom length without experimenting

Since the boom is positioned at different points on the mast depending on the rider‘s height, the ideal boom length varies due to the different angles. To make it easier to find the right length fast, the individual recommendations are written directly on the luff panel at boom level.

Beautiful, no weak-spot

Some brands use exotic and expensive thread materials, like Kevlar or Spectra for their X.Ply laminates. At first view this sounds great as these materials have approx. half the stretch than the Polyester threads we use.

On the other hand it’s important to know that the monofilm around the threads is also made of Polyester. This leads to a very uneven construction. Rather than having a certain give/elasticity to “buffer” load peaks without breaking, the non-stretch Kevlar/Spectra threads rip the film from the inside out.

With a Polyester-film + Polyester-thread construction we avoid the film becoming a weak spot as all materials have the same elongation.

Eliminates unintentional leech flutter

Short, highly effective miniature battens support the area between the long battens and prevent any annoying flutter.

No more friction when threading the mast into the mast pocket

A brilliant trick makes inserting the mast a breeze. The NorthSails logo above the boom cutout opens the mast pocket just a little, allowing the rider to insert the mast with just one hand, without having to move up the luff.

Individual batten setting for better performance!

Since each batten fulfills a different task, we use a huge variety of batten types. They differ not only in their cross section (round or rectangular) but also in the materials used (glass, glass-carbon composites, full carbon) and in their geometry (thickness, width). Moreover, all battens have specific stiffness degrees and profiles, regardless of their length for 100% draft stability in the center of the sail, optimum twist in the top (horizontally and vertically), and reduced top weight (easier handling).

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