The new North Sails 2016 are out!

The new range of North Sails 2016 are out to the market!

Idol, Volt and Hero Hybrid 2016 are the 3 freshly baked and thoroughly worked out sails lines offered by the North-Windsurf Sails International.

Idol is an Ultra-light Freestyle line, and the wave sails are represented by a 5-battened Volt and 4-battened Hero Hybrid. North has launched itself into the 3-battened universe that was put to fashion by all the brands this year with plenty of caution. You will not find a pure 3-battened sail in it´s products line this year, but the 4-battened Hero Hybrid can be easily changed to a 3-battened sail by taking out one of the battens. We felt the 4-battened option suits more the hard Pozo conditions, it´s quite clear that that´s how the sail way designed. But if you want to feel trendy it can´t be easier. In bigger sizes the Hero Hybrid 2016 has an option to add the 5th batten, so the fans of 5 battened sails will be also satisfied!

The North´s challenge for this year is to be lighter. Lighter in hardware and lighter in Slalom and Freestyle competition sails.

Idol 2016

KEY FEATURES:

1. NEW: 5.2 now designed around the RDM 400 mast.

2. Using our most high‐tech materials (ODL laminate, 4mil ULTRA.FILM) makes it the lightest freestyle sail we’ve ever built.

3. Super high clew and short boom allow fastest possible ducking to avoid loosing any speed.

4. iROCKET, the lightest NorthSails batten tensioner of all time.

5. Exclusively designed for RDM masts.

This 2016th edition had a size to size evolution and testing, which means that the design of each size is different and adjusted according to the conditions it will be used in.
Comparing to the 2015th Idol all the sized gained in power, except the 4.0 that developed more control. The 4.4 has improved the control as well, positioning itself as an all round performer in the range.

 

Size 4,0 4,4 4,8 5,2
Boom max (cm) 157 163 165 170
Luff max (cm) 379 394 411 427
Weight (kg) 2,55 2,70 2,90 3,15
Mast: Best/Alternative Length (cm) 370 370 400 400

Hero Hybrid 2016

Hero is the most versatile and tunable World Cup Wave sails North has ever built! It was designed and tested by Kai Hopf and Victor Fernandez. Designed to work for any kind of rider weight.

KEY FEATURES:
1. NEW: ultra tunable through PROGRESSIVE.HYBRID.BATTEN.LAYOUT (HERO HYBRID and HERO CODE IX only):
5.0 and down come with 4 battens with the option to be used as 3-batten sail.
5.3 and up come with 4 battens with the option to add a 5th batten.
2. NEW: 150 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPRIMIZED.PANEL-LAYOUT
3. NEW: 5.3 and 5.6 are designed around the RDM 400 mast now.
4. iBUMPER, the most modern and most effective mast protector.

Size 3,0 3,4 3,7 4,0 4,2 4,5 4,7 5,0 5,3 5,6 5,8
Boom max (cm) 140 145 149 153 157 161 165 171 177 181 183
Luff max(cm) 351 362 364 375 384 400 406 414 420 430 440
Weight (kg) 2,65-2,55 M.E. 2,60; Hybrid 2,75-2,65 M.E.: 2,70; Hybrid: 2,85-2,75 M.E.: 2,80; Hybrid: 2,95-2,80; M.E.: 2,90; Hybrid: 3,05-2,90; M.E.: 3,00; Hybrid: 3,15-3,00; M.E.: 3,10; Hybrid: 3,25-3,10; M.E.: 3,20; Hybrid: 3,35-3,20; M.E.: 3,20; Hybrid: 3,45-3,65; M.E.: 3,40; Hybrid: 3,55-3,75; M.E.: 3,50; Hybrid: 3,65-3,85;
Mast Length (cm) 370 370/400 370/400 370/400 370/400 400/370 400/370 400 400 400/430 430


Volt 2016

KEY FEATURES:

1. NEW: 5.3 and up are completely redesigned with focus on low end power thus the drag position got moved slightly further back.
2. NEW: 200 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL-­‐LAYOUT
3. NEW: 5.3 now designed around the RDM 400 mast.
4. iBUMPER, the most modern and most effective mast protector.
5. Designed to work best on RDM masts but still fully compatible with our SDM masts.
6. 2 MASTS FIT ALL: with only 2 masts you cover all sizes.

Size 3,4 3,7 4,0 4,2 4,5 4,7 5,0 5,3 5,9 6,4 6,9
Boom max (cm) 141 146 153 156 161 165 172 178 183 188 191
Luff max (cm) 358 374 386 398 406 408 417 434 444 454 494
Weight (kg) 2.85/ 2.90 2.90/ 2.95 3.05/ 3.10 3.15/ 3.20 3.25/ 3.30 3.30/ 3.35 3.45/ 3.50 3.60/ 3.65 3.85/ 3.90 3.95/ 4.00 4.25/ 4.30
Mast: Best/Alternative Length (cm) 370/ 400 370/ 400 370/ 400 370/ 400 400/ 370 400 400 400/ 430 430 430 460/430+CX