Volt 2017-08-05T04:14:12+00:00

Volt

5-Batten-Wave

Since its introduction the VOLT has established itself as THE Freestyle Wave sail!. Generation five of the 5 batten bestseller excels with an extremely high draft stability and a very wide wind range, especially in overpowered conditions.

Sizes

  • 3.4
  • 3.7
  • 4.0
  • 4.2
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
  • 5.0
  • 5.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.9
  • 6.4
  • 6.9

SailCharacteristics

Volt
Volt HD
Ideal Board
Ideal Board
Multi-FinSingle-Fin
Wind Range
Wind Range
PlaningStability
Freestyle Ability
Freestyle Ability
New-SchoolClassic
Weight <> Durability
Weight <> Durability
Low WeightDurability

VoltKey Features

  1. HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH (scooped leech outline) stabilizes the profile right above the boom and prevents leech flattering
  2. RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPES at the clew improve the stability and extend the wind range
  3. On 5.3 and up the draft-position got moved slightly further back for improved low-end power
  4. 200 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL-LAYOUT
  5. 5.3 now designed around the RDM 400 and 430 mast
  1. Extremely sturdy, unbreakable epoxy battens
  2. Extremely draft-stable due to the 5-batten, draft forward design and pronounced loose leech
  3. Designed to work best on RDM masts but still fully compatible with our SDM masts
  4. MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: 2 masts fit all sizes
  5. 2 Year Warranty. To get an additional 3 year Warranty: register here
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Tech SpecsVolt/Volt HD

SIZE 3,4 3,7 4,0 4,2 4,5 4,7 5,0 5,3 5,6 5,9 6,4 6,9
Boom max (cm) 140 148 152 158 163 164 169 173 178 181 188 191
Luff max (cm) 358 366 391 397 403 404 411 434 434 444 454 494
Vario top
Battens 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5 5
Weight (kg) 2.85/2.90 2.90/2.95 3.05/3.10 3.15/3.20 3.25/3.30 3.30/3.35 3.45/3.50 3.60/3.65 3.75/3.80 3.85/3.90 3.95/4.00 4.25/4.30
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
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Platinum /
Gold>Silver
Mast Geo
(Best/Alt.)
RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM RDM/SDM SDM/RDM
Mast Length
(Best/Alt.)
370/400 370/400 370/400 370/400 370/400 400/370 400 400/430 430 430 430 460/430+CX

Wave Team RiderArthur Arutkin

“The VOLT is perceived as the ultimate all in one Wave Freestyle sail”

Rider Profile

VoltDetails

Maximum energy and electrifying handling: The smaller sizes of the VOLT are again oriented towards the requirements of the wave riders, the larger sizes towards freestylers. The result is a sail line that can confidently be called the ultimate all-in-one freestyle wave range.

No other NorthSails sail adapts to the conditions so effortlessly. No wonder sailors are so enthusiastic about the huge range of use. The whole team were involved in the testing. For the huge list of desires countless innovations were necessary which are hidden in every detail of the VOLTs DNA.

The sophisticated luff curve and the modified profile distribution result in insane handling combined with great low-end power. The impressive performance makes it the ideal choice for any spot on the planet. And all of this over an extremely wide wind range, as there is no other wave sail that covers such a wider range, especially when overpowered! Although all sizes are designed for RDM masts they still work equally great on SDM masts. That’s the reason why the new VOLT feels softer, super easy to control and can be pumped easily.

2017Color Combinations

Volt C11

C11: Zenith.Blue – New.Orleans.Blue
ART.No. 123456789

Volt C12

C12: Ferrari.Red – Lime.Yellow
ART.No. 123456789

Volt HD C06

C06:Lime.Yellow – Acid.Green
ART.No. 123456789

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

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!

Perfect load distribution

On regular top caps and pin systems the webbing is connected in a “one-dimensional“ way with the sail body (either side to side or front to back). For the first time our new 3D.TOP.CAP allows a “3-dimensional“ transition of the downhaul forces into the sail body. This eliminates top flattering and guarantees a progressive loose leech extending the wind-range. The integrated abrasion ribs eliminate the need for heavy, bulky reinforcements at the top-end of the mast sleeve.

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!

More protection, less abrasion

The iBUMPER is probably the most innovative mast protector on the market. Under heat its highly resilient surface material gets thermally connected to a shock-absorbing foam. The intelligent arrangement of the ribs and surfaces not only offer weight advantages, but also eliminates the two most common problems. The contoured upper section provides unprecedented bump protection and cushioning in the event of foot or lower leg contact. The lower part however is designed towards maximum abrasion resistance to meet the frequent board contact. This is indicated by the absence of ribs and the generous surface. Smart detail: a mesh pocket at the inside to store the excess downhaul rope.

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.

Extremely stable, extremely unbreakable

There is no higher load on the equipment as you get during Wave riding or Freestyle. Brute forces when getting washed or heavy wipe-outs can quickly spoil the fun. For this reason, from now on all wave and freestyle sails (except IDOL_LTD) are equipped with brand new, extremely durable epoxy battens that can really survive anything. Some more evidence of the famous NorthSails longevity.

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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