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NOW

Smaller-Frame Riders

The brand new NOW for the very first time a very modern sail, which was tailored specifically to the stature and strengths of smaller frame riders. Of course with all quality features and the performance of all our sails. According to the motto: the best for everyone!

Sizes

  • 2.8
  • 3.2
  • 3.6
  • 4.0
  • 4.4

SailCharacteristics

Planing
Planing
Handling
Handling
Stability
Stability

NOWKey Features

  1. Straighter luff curve, 3-batten-layout and Dacron luff panel all result in a softer sail ideal for lighter riders
  2. 3-batten-layout, LIGHT.PROTECTOR, eyelet instead of tack roller and our WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL.LAYOUT all result in a super light weight ideal for smaller-frame riders – but without effecting the durability
  3. HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH (scooped leech outline) stabilizes the profile right above the boom and prevents leech flattering
  1. RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPE at the clew improves the stability and extends the wind range
  2. Extremely sturdy, unbreakable epoxy battens
  3. BALANCED.LUFF.LENGTH: luff as short as possible for radical handling and as long as necessary for maximum wind range
  4. XPLY.PLUS (100/150 micron): Laminate with the lowest stretch and best UV- and puncture resistance on the market
  5. 2+3.YEAR.WARRANTY: Get an additional 3 year Warranty: register here
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NOWTech Specs

SIZE 2,8 3,2 3,6 4,0 4,4
Boom max (cm) 135 141 147 154 161
Luff max (cm) 293 324 341 365 379
Vario top
Battens 3 3 3 3 3
Weight (kg) 2.00 2.10 2.20 2.30 2.40
Mast Type
(Best/Alt.)
EPX.RDM EPX.RDM /
Platinum
EPX.RDM /
Platinum
EPX.RDM /
Platinum
EPX.RDM /
Platinum
Mast Geo
(Best/Alt.)
RDM/– RDM/– RDM/– RDM/– RDM/–
Mast Length
(Best/Alt.)
290 290/340 340/370 340/370 370

PWA Wave World Champion 2010 and 2016Victor Fernández

“Kai and me wanted to create a sail similar to my SUPER HERO but with every aspect being tailored around smaller-frame riders. My wife Bea who was one of the main testers of the NOW just loves it!”

Rider Profile

FANATIC HEAD OF MARKETINGKarin Gertenbach

“During the photo shooting on Maui my 14-year-old son Max and me were literally fighting over getting on the new NOW. It’s the first sail being 100% designed for smaller-frame/lighter riders like us and you can really feel that!”

Rider Profile

NOWDetails

The idea is simple, the implementation is unique! Due to the body stature, forces and leverage smaller frame riders (up to 160 cm) are often unable to cope with regular sails. At the same time, they often have a higher level than many others and are searching for a proper sail tailored for smaller frame riders. Especially for this target group, we have developed the brand new NOW. A very light, powerful and high-quality performance sail, based on the current SUPER HERO, but adapted in many respects to the ergonomics and physical performance of smaller people. While most sail brands use the same layouts and materials as for adult sails (for example, heavy X.PLY) for the sake of simplicity, we go our own way.

Through years of cooperation with all major schools (eg VDWS, ION Club, FBC), we are using their enormous knowledge and have designed the NOW accordingly. For example, a particularly balanced shape and intelligent mix between XPly and light monofilm, which are adapted to the lower weight and the reduced strength of the target group. Thanks to the ingenious material mix of iMODULAR.DESIGN, none must fear the durability. Five sizes up to 4.4 m2 are based on the ergonomics and the strengths of smaller persons and offer high-quality and powerful equipment guaranteeing fun and success in windsurfing.

With the EPX program we offer specially developed mast and boom components for the NOW sail range.

2018Color Combinations

NOW C07

C07: New.Orleans.Blue – Ferrari.Red
ART.No. 14800-1218

2018Warranty

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!

NO TENSION LOSS

A new, unobtrusive detail with a huge effect. The completely redesigned iROCKET 2.0 is the lightest batten tensioner we have ever built. Its’ unique design avoids the usual tendency of the sail becoming asymmetric.
The most important feature though is the PRE-CALIBRATED.BATTEN.TENSION
The perfect batten tension is decisive for maximum performance and optimum profile stability. But even World Cup pros have difficulties to set it up 100% correctly cause each and every batten requires a different tension: extremely high tension in the lower part of the sail but nearly no tension for the top battens. To solve the batten tension mystery and to prevent any miss-tension, every single batten gets pre-calibrated in the factory according to the specs of the designer. Not according to feeling, but through a torque wrench. In addition, the nut is fitted with a semi-tight screw-type glue, so that a change of tension is prevented. So the supplied batten-key is only necessary in case you want to individually fine-tune your sail or in the rare case of a break to replace the defective batten.

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!

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.

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!

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.

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.

The strongest laminate on earth!

XPly laminates consist of 2 layers of film and threads bonded together using clear or colored glue.
XPly has to fulfill the following 4 tasks in order of their importance:
1. Puncture resistance
2. UV-resistance
3. Low stretch
4. Rip-stop (comes into play only if any of the above fail)
Points 1 to 3 are exclusively depending on the thickness of the film being used.
The thicker the film
>> the higher the puncture-resistance (relation 1 to 1, means a film with twice the thickness simply has twice the puncture strength)
>> the higher the UV-resistance (relation 1 to 1,5, means a film with twice the thickness offers 3 times longer UV-resistance)
>> the lower the stretch (relation again 1 to 1, which even a higher thread density cannot completely compensate cause within the gap between the threads the film will still expand)
Only point 4 is related to the amount of threads being used in-between the film layers.
That’s why we believe using XPly being thinner than monofilm (like some brands do) is complete nonsense.
These facts have been the base for the development of our exclusive XPLY.PLUS. We use a thick film sandwich (100 or 150 micron = 4 or 6 mil) to avoid a failure right from the beginning and combine it with a regular thread-density. Compared to other brands XPLY.PLUS is up to 60% thicker adding approx. 200 g if used in the entire sail. For these “additional” 200 g though you get the highest durability/longevity level in the industry. That is also one of the major reasons why NorthSails is the largest surf center supplier world-wide. We are so confident in the outstanding quality of our sails that we are the only brand being able to offer a 2+3.YEAR.WARRANTY on all sails (except IDOL LTD and WARP).
We simply live up to our philosophy that light is right but only if it doesn’t go to costs of durability.

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.

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