IDOL LTD

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Light, lighter and as radical as possible! The IDOL_LTD is the personal pro model of freestyle record world champion Gollito Estredo. For this freestyle genius Kai Hopf has fulfilled all his wishes and created the most sophisticated, extreme freestyle production sail that we have ever built. All IDOL_LTD’s are unbelievably light sails because instead of conventional X.PLY the futuristic high-tech laminate "ODL" is being used in combination with our 4mil ULTRA.FILM. These materials are 50% lighter than conventional sail cloth and push the weight to sensationally low. To clarify: The weight of IDOL_LTD corresponds to a 1.5m smaller HERO / VOLT (e.g. 4.8 compares to 3.4)! 2017 all IDOL LTD generate even more performance plus and the smaller sizes are also significantly easier to control in overpowered conditions.

 

From the second you ride on the IDOL_LTD you will have a smile on your face. It feels absolutely neutral, doesn’t show any unwanted life of its own and is a feather in your hands so that you nearly forget about the sail during moves and maneuvers. This is one of the most important aspects especially for freestyle! It spins incredibly fast through all tricks even during the most difficult ducking moves and feels as if you rotate without a sail.

The high clew and the short boom length excel at ducking so that no speed is lost. With the new IDOL_LTD the success rate of difficult maneuvers and the fun increases straight away making you automatically go for even more radical moves!

Designer Kai Hopf has designed the IDOL_LTD for maximum efficiency. Compared to the regular IDOL it features a tighter leech, a reduced weight and a higher clew. Not only will maneuvers become much easier but also get performed at higher speed. This is due to the sophisticated profile distribution. All of these aspects are apparent over a wide wind range and you will be surprised how large the trimming capabilities are on the new IDOL_LTD.

 

2 important points:

1. Even if other brands do not speak about it, we will tell the truth: ultra lightweight can only be achieved through the reduction of material thickness. Since the film thickness of the ODL laminate is reduced to the absolute minimum, the UV stability is limited. Therefore, this sail is excluded from the usual NorthSails 2+3.year.warranty!

2. Q: Why are we still using a rather "boring" looking white film in the center panel? A: We are using a high-end monofilm called ULTRA.FILM which is lighter and stronger than any other monofilm available making the IDOL_LTD the lightest monofilm Freestyle sail on the market . Unfortunately this high-end monofilm is only available in white color. 

 

 


 

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01   NEW: HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH (scooped leech outline) with additional MINI.BATTEN stabilizes the profile right above the boom and prevents leech flattering 

> 02   NEW: RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPES at the clew improve the stability and extend the wind range  

> 03   NEW: size 5.6 to comply to reduced wind limit on PWA freestyle events

> 04   5.2 now designed around the RDM 430 and 400 mast

> 05   Super high clew and short boom allow fastest possible ducking to avoid loosing any speed

> 06   Thanks to the trend setting high-tech yachting materials (ODL laminate and 4 mil ULTRA.FILM) the IDOL is our lightest Freestyle sail of all time

> 07   Super-stretchy DACRON+ODL.DOUBLE.LUFF.PANEL enables maximum lift for all the jumps against the sail

> 08   3 ultra-light TUBE.BATTENS

> 09   PURE.PATCH.TECHNOLOGY at the clew, luff and the batten pocket ends make for 50% weight savings compared to regular patches

> 10   iROCKET, NorthSails lightest batten tensioner of all time

> 11   Exclusively designed for RDM masts

 

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Available color combinations

 

IDOL LTD    
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  C13: Zenith.Blue - Noir.Black  

 

 


 

Sizes:

4.0 | 4.4 | 4.8 | 5.2 | 5.6

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Differentiation Wave > < Freestyle sails 

 

1. General 

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2. Profile differentiation 

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> super high clew >> allows fastest possible ducking to avoid loosing any speed
> DACRON+ODL.DOUBLE.LUFF-PANEL >> generates maximum lift for all jumps against the sail
> horizontal draft position: very forward >> goes neutral during manoeuvres
> vertical draft position: high >> generates maximum lift for flat-water jumps
> 4mil ULTRA.FILM + 3 tube-battens + iROCKET tensioner + MINI.PROTECTOR >> lightest freestyle monofilm sail on the market
> greater gap between batten #3 and 4 >> makes the sail go completely neutral once you sheet out or duck the sail
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> 5 batten layout >> maximum wind range and stability
> horizontal draft position:
- small sizes = draft forward >> maximum stability
- large sizes = centered draft >> increased power

> vertical draft position: medium >> very balanced
> pronounced loose leech >> maximum stablility
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> 4 batten layout >> ideal compromise between stability and lowest weight plus maximum luffability 
> horizontal draft position: draft back >> power on both hand ideal for multi-fin wave-boards
> vertical draft position: medium-low >> great stability despite fewer battens
> reduced loose leech >> great low-end power
> greater gap between batten #3 and 4 >> less resitance for the wind to fill out the sail and improved on-off on the wave

 


 

ART. NO. 14700-1206

 

 


 

 

IDOL LTD

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens Weight
(kg)
Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
4.0 151 378 -- 4 2.55 Platinum Aero//Platinum RDM/-- 370/--
4.4 155 392 -- 4 2.70 Platinum Aero//Platinum RDM/-- 370/--
4.8 157 410 -- 4 2.90 Platinum Aero//Platinum RDM/-- 400/--
5.2 171 435 -- 4 3.00 Platinum Aero//Platinum RDM/-- 430/400
5.6 175 445 -- 4 3.15 Platinum Aero//Platinum RDM/-- 430

VOLT / VOLT HD

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario Top Battens Weight (kg) Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
3.4 141 358  • 5 2.85/2.90 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
3.7 149 366  • 5 2.90/2.95 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
4.0 153 391  • 5 3.05/3.10 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
4.2 159 397  • 5 3.15/3.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
4.5 164 403  • 5 3.25/3.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
4.7 165 404  -- 5 3.30/3.35 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400/370
5.0 170 411  -- 5 3.45/3.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400
5.3 174 434  -- 5 3.60/3.65 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400/430
5.6 179 434  -- 5 3.75/3.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 430
5.9 182 444  -- 5 3.85/3.90 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 430
6.4 188 454  -- 5 3.95/4.00 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 430
6.9 191 494  -- 5 4.25/4.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 460/430+CX

HERO / M.E.

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens
Weight  (kg) (Hero/M.E.)                 Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
3.0 140 351 4 2.60/2.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370
3.4 142 357 4 2.70/2.60 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370/400
3.7 147 361 4 2.80/2.70 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370/400
4.0 151 374 4 2.90/2.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370/400
4.2 155 380 4 3.20/2.90 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370/400
4.5 159 390 4 3.10/3.00 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 370/400
4.7 163 404 -- 4 3.20/3.10 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 400/370
5.0 167 410 -- 4 3.30/3.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 400
5.3 171 423 -- 4 3.40/3.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 400
5.6 176 434 -- 4 3.50/3.40 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 430/400
5.8 181 441 -- 4 3.60/3.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/-- 430

 

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