With the new S_TYPE the incredible story of our most successful sail continues! International magazines have repeatedly declared the predecessors as test winner, which made the S_TYPE the benchmark in its class. To maintain this, for 2013 Kai Hopf developed new features and an optimized profile which increase the outstanding performance yet again.
For example a small but essential detail is the steeper top batten, which provides a better connection to the top of the sail, which gives a more active twist. This leads to quicker acceleration and an expanded wind range. Following the extremely successful WARP F2012 the compact shape got taken over, but with a slightly longer CROSS.BATTEN. This results in greater comfort and control during acceleration and in overpowered conditions, because the longer CROSS.BATTEN flexes more. These and many other details secure that the S_TYPE combines planing with impressive performance and incredible speed. Better than any other sail - without any disadvantages in control or handling! The medium wide luff sleeve supports this, CONICAL.AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN that offers the best combination of optimum propulsion and great for water starting.
Another reason for the huge range of use is the medium-size CONICAL.AERO.SLEEVE. DESIGN mast pocket. This represents the ideal compromise between optimum propulsion and comfortable waterstart behaviour. Regardless whether at high speed or simply cruising and jibing, the S_TYPE has many faces - the perfect universal performer.
As to its durability: Apart from legendary features such as DOUBLE.SEAM and DURATECH.FOOT, we gave the CROSS.BATTEN additional seam protection to prevent chafing. Simply ingenious: All S_TYPE sizes work with one mast length!
> 01 NEW: Steeper top batten for more power and better twist, greater acceleration and wider wind range
> 02 iBUMPER, the most advanced and effective moulded mast protector
> 03 Lower aspect ratio makes for increased acceleration after start and jibing
> 04 MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: one mast (460-25) fits all sizes
> 05 HYPER.CAM - the first hard camber that rotates like a soft cam
> 06 SWITCH.CAM.OPTION 3/2: 3 cams for max. performance - 2 cams for improved handling
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