WARP F2017

wf2.pngWorld Cup Slalom

6 out of 7 won eliminations during the 2015 racing season are making the WARP 9.0LW the most successful slalom sail in PWA history. Extreme propulsion, incredibly fast, uncompromisingly designed to win. It is the ultimate World Cup racing sail. Due to NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN the WARP F2017 generates better low-end power and acceleration. Start after start and jibe after jibe more acceleration than anything else without becoming physical. That allows you to reserve energy over the entire racecourse and to keep a clear head for tactics. Combined with the unrivaled soft camber rotation, the new WARP F2017 therefore is not just the first choice for World Cup riders but for aspiring freeriders alike.

 

Pierre Mortefon: "The WARP F2017 has made the biggest performance jump we've ever experienced. We are convinced that the WARP F2017 is made for the podium."

 

It took more than two years to develop the new shaping- and the design concept on which the WARP F2017 is based. Far more complex than previous designs, it incorporates diverse influences on the rig into the panel layout. The result is overwhelming: built from scratch using the NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN the new WARP generates approx. 30% more acceleration after starts and jibing which means a sensational performance boost. Unlike other “powerhouse” slalom sails out there the NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN guarantees that this extra power is achieved without the sail becoming extremely physical to sail! This means that there isn’t a sudden power explosion for the rider to handle but rather a continuous, very harmonious power delivery. This relieves the rider, giving them power reserves for the entire race and freedom in order to fully concentrate on race tactics.

 

Here is how NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN works:

Up until today there was a high price for maximum power and acceleration after jibing:

A. Extremely physical to sail: This happens when you “just” increase the profile depth while leaving the luff curve and loose leech unchanged. Massive luff curve, massive profile AND massive loose leech simply result in the sail becoming very physical as the power develops slightly delayed but like a bang.

B. Reduced stability and wind-range: This happens when you increase the profile and decrease the luff curve. Less luff curve reduces especially the leading-edge-tension which results in reduced stability and wind-range. 

With the NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN Kai Hopf achieves what everyone was aiming for but yet wasn’t possible:

  • Step 1: Kai increased the profile depth across the entire sail which results in a power boost after the start and jibing.
     
  • Step 2: Reduction of the luff curve. This reduces the sail body tension which allowed Kai to reduce the loose leech as well. The reduced loose leech leads to an instant/constant forward pull while the reduced sail body tension guarantees a soft power transmission (= less physical). We call this power made manageable.
     
  • Step 3: To prevent the sail from loosing stability/wind-range Kai went on re-designing the whole double-foil luff sleeve construction. Now the entire luff sleeve is made out of lower-stretch CROSS.YARN.LAMINATE. In addition he integrated a top to bottom non-stretch Kevlar strip to the leading edge. This all stiffens up the leading edge to avoid excessive bending in the fore-aft direction (while maintaining sideways flex). The reduced fore-aft bending is essential to keep the sail from loosing stability/wind-range. Plus it guarantees that the draft moves forward once you reduce the outhaul tension – which is essential for heavy weights and/or when sailing at the bottom end of the sails’ wind range to generate maximum forward pull. 

 

Attention:

World Cup performance and 100% performance orientation require a perfect set-up and experienced trimming. This is especially true for our Formula 1 engine. Due to the extremely rigid mast sleeve maximum propulsion is achieved only in combination with PLATINUM masts and precise trimming. And in this case exactly means down to the millimeter. Therefore, the use of a POWER.XT is indispensable as it’s the only extension which allows a fine, click-precise adjustment of the downhaul tension. With the correct downhaul tension though the sail works with one and the same trim over the entire wind range. The same counts for the outhaul tension. Another invaluable advantage of the NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN.

 

 

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Sail characteristic

 

 

 

 




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> 01  NO.COMPROMISE.DESIGN: Guarantees an ideal mix of maximum power and forward pull without loosing stability/wind-range or becoming super physical

> 02   SIZESPECIFIC.DESIGN: Thanks to three different, size-dependent concepts each sail size is individually matched to the wind strength

> 03   7.BATTEN.DESIGN: Makes the WARP F2017 the lightest Slalom sail on the market

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> 04   Less weight due to MINI.PROTECTOR and super light iROCKET batten tensioner

> 05   MODERATE.CUTAWAY.CLEW: Less blow out / hinge-effect for more power and more direct acceleration

> 06   HYPER.CAM: Again and again confirmed through magazine tests worldwide: The best rotating camber on the market

> 07   ON.THE.COURSE – FOR.THE.COURSE: Developed and tested in real racing conditions on the course against all competitor sails convinced us that the WARP F2017 can beat anything out there!

 

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Available color combinations

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C16: Ferrari.Red - Zenith.Blue

 


 

Sizes:

4.7 Speed | 5.2 | 5.7 | 6.3 | 7.0 | 7.7 | 8.4 | 9.0 | 9.6

 Display Techsheet

 

 


 

Differentiation Race > < Freeride sails 

 

1. General 

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2. Profile differentiation 

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WARP F2017


> large double-foiled luff sleeve >> optimized aerodynamics leads to maximum performance 
> 7 batten / 4 cam layout >> maximum stability leads to maximum wind range and v-max
> reduced loose-leech >> more direct acceleration after starts and jibing
> reduced luff curve >> reduced sail foil tension avoids the sail becoming physical
> top to bottom leading edge Kevlar stripe >> reduced fore and aft movement of the mast avoids loosing stability
> positive profile already at batten #2 (from the top) >> increased acceleration power
> moderate CUTAWAY.CLEW >> less blow-out effect leads to maximum power and direct acceleration
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> AERO.SLEEVE 2.0: increased double-foiled luff sleeve in the boom area >> optimized aerodynamics leads to maximum performance / narrow sleeve width in the upper sail >> easy water starting 
> reduced loose-leech >> more direct acceleration after starts and jibing
> reduced luff curve >> reduced sail foil tension avoids the sail becoming physical
> positive profile already at batten #2 (from the top) >> increased acceleration power
> 7 batten / 3-2 cam layout >> high stability yet still good rotation
> super deep foot profile >> maximized planing power
> moderate CUTAWAY.CLEW >> less blow-out effect leads to maximum power and direct acceleration
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> PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.LAYOUT (5, 6 or 7 battens depending on the size) >> the smaller the size the more handling-oriented, the larger the size the more performance-oriented
> NO.CAM layout: fast water starting and effortless rotation
> super deep foot profile >> maximized planing power
> medium CUTAWAY.CLEW >> ideal compromise between performance and comfort
> reduced loose-leech >> more direct acceleration after starts and jibing
> reduced luff curve >> reduced sail foil tension avoids the sail becoming physical

 


  

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WARP F2017

Size Boom max
(cm)
Luff max
(cm)
Vario Top Battens Camber Weight (kg) Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
4.7
Speed
177 405 -- 7 4 4.60 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 400
5.2 183 412 -- 7 4 4.80 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 400
5.7 192 410 -- 7 4 5.00 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 400
6.3 202 427 -- 7 4 5.20 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 400
7.0 213 453 -- 7 4 5.60 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 430
7.7 223 483 -- 7 4 6.00 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 460
8.4 231 494 -- 7 4 6.30 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 490
9.0 240 519 -- 7 4 6.50 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 490
9.6 246 529 -- 7 4 6.60 Platinum//-- SDM/-- 490

S_TYPE SL

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens Camber Weight
(kg)
Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
6.0 200 433 -- 6 3><2 4.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 430
6.6 210 444 -- 6 3><2 5.00 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 430
7.3 220 464 -- 7 3><2 5.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 460
7.8 227 474 -- 7 3><2 5.40 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 460
8.3 233 495 -- 7 3><2 5.60 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 490/460
8.8 238 509 -- 7 3><2 5.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 490/460+CX
9.3 245 519 -- 7 3><2 6.00 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 490/460+CX

E_TYPE

Size Boom max (cm) Luff max (cm) Vario
Top
Battens Camber Weight
(kg)
Mast Type: Best//Alternative Mast Geometry: Best/Alternative Mast Length (cm): Best/Alternative
4.0 153 385 5 -- 3.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 370/400
4.5 164 408 5 -- 3.40 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400/430
4.9 175 428 5 -- 3.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400/430
5.4 176 430 -- 5 -- 3.65 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 400/430
5.8 185 440 -- 5 -- 3.80 Platinum/Gold//Silver RDM/SDM 430
6.2 190 443 -- 6 -- 4.20 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/RDM 430
6.6 196 462 -- 6 -- 4.30 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/RDM 460/430
7.3 205 473 -- 6 -- 4.50 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 460
7.8 209 481 -- 7 -- 4.70 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 460
8.2 219 493 -- 7 -- 4.90 Platinum/Gold//Silver SDM/-- 460/490

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