HERO / M.E.

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With the 2017 HERO we created the most universal 4-batten wave sail, a true World Cup weapon to work in all conditions around the globe. The brand-new edition with HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH and reworked twist pattern is even more stable and balanced now, yet delivering superb power when underpowered. On top the favorite sail of wave superhero Victor Fernandez guarantees maximum performance independently of the sailor's weight.

  

Tireless progression and the new HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH make the HERO an exceptional hardcore wave sail. It performs on top level even at the toughest spots like on the Canaries and in South Africa. There the HERO works perfectly in overpowered jumping conditions. At the same time it is incredibly powerful in underpowered down the line surfing, like on Maui and Mauritius

Introduced with last years HERO, Kai Hopf moved up the batten above the boom to enlarge the gap to the foot batten, similar to a 3-batten sail. This BATTEN-FREE.BOOMZONE makes for a great on-off. The batten-free zone is also super effective to pump and offers no resistance for the wind to fill out the profile in underpowered surf, just like a typical 3-batten sail!

To create maximum stability in high wind Kai added two MINI.BATTENS and a HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH right above the boom. The new RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPES starting from the clew stabilize especially the batten-free zone making for a seamless and constant load distribution. 

The outcome is a 4-batten wave sail with an unmatched wind range! It combines best low-end power of the 2016 HERO with the control and stability of the successful 2015 model. The low weight makes for incredible handling, while rigging you can already imagine how light and soft the sail feels. The rotation is as smooth as silk, even with minimal outhaul tension. The top of the sail works very effectively to support the power, therefore you can safely choose a sail size smaller than with many other wave sails. This applies to almost any rider, regardless of their weight. For sure the new HERO is the best choice for wave oriented rider and an essential around any wave break.

 

HERO M.E. 

Absolutely identical in design, the HERO M.E. differs only in the reduced amount of CROSS.YARN.LAMINATE and a standard protector. This price advantage we are happy to pass on.

  

 


 

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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: made to survive: the new HERO features the smallest monofilm window of any 4-batten sail on the market 

> 04   150 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL.LAYOUT 

> 05   5.3 and 5.6 are designed around the RDM400 mast now 

> 06   Extremely sturdy, unbreakable epoxy battens

> 07   iBUMPER, the most advanced and effective molded mast protector

> 08   BALANCED.LUFF.LENGTH luff as short as possible for radical handling and as long as necessary for maximum wind range

> 09   2+3.YEAR.WARRANTY: Get an additional 3 year Warranty: register here

 

 

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Available color combinations

 

HERO    
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C11: Zenith.Blue - New.Orleans.Blue   C17: Ferrari.Red - Snow.White
 HERO M.E.    
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   C07: New.Orleans.Blue - Ferrari.Red  

 

 


 

Sizes:

3.0 | 3.4 | 3.7 | 4.0 | 4.2 | 4.5 | 4.7 | 5.0 | 5.3 | 5.6 | 5.8

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Wanna know more details?

HERO vs. VOLT >> Wave Sail Comparison - click here

 

 


 

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. HERO - 14700-1200

ART. NO. HERO M.E. 14700-1201

 

 


 

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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