DUOTONE SAILS 2020 Teaser F Type 02
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3D
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6,85,8

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FOIL RIDING

Art.-No. 14200-1210

Der einfachste Weg um mit dem Foilen anzufangen

CHARACTERISTICS

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Race Max. Acceleration / Vmax
Freeride Planing Power / Lively Feeling
Entry Durability / Forgiving
Foil Inc. Footroach / Tighter Leech

KEY FEATURES

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IDEAL FOR FOILRIDING

Reduzierte Vorliekskurve, 4-Latten Konfiguration und die Dacron Vorlieksbahn ergeben zusammen ein softes und super leichtes Segel, ideal zum Einstieg und Foil Riding

OPTIMUM AERODYNAMICS

Vergrößerte Fussfläche angepasst an die aufrechtere Riggposition um ideale Aerodynamik/Performance zu garantieren

SWITCH SOFT CAM

Um den geringeren Winddruck Rechnung zu tragen, verwenden wir unseren einzigartigen SOFT CAMBER der sogar entnommen werden kann (raus = maximales Handling | rein = maximaler Einsatzbereich)

REDUCED LOOSE LEECH

Reduziertes Loose Leech angepasst an den reduzierten Wasserwiderstand des Foils

VTS 2.0

Der optionale Trimm-Indikator ermöglicht es “auf den Punkt” zu trimmen ohne jemals das Loose Leech im Top checken zu müssen (zum Patent angemeldet)

TRI PLY

Tri Ply Fusspanel (150 Micron): Die zusätzliche 3. Fadenrichtung erhöht die Ripstop-Eigenschaften um 30%

We do care

Duotone Climate Partner
CO2 COMPENSATED PRODUCT
MORE INFORMATION
Making the most sustainable Windsurfing rig products on the market

Sustainability is the most important and pressing challenge of todays mankind to secure a livable mother earth for future generations to come!

Over the last 50 years Windsurfing has developed into a super high tech sport. But let's face it despite what others might tell you with the exception of aluminium booms and extensions Windsurfing rig products are a "mixture of petrol-based plastics". And most of the time up to 100% of these plastics are non-recycled (means "freshly produced") plastics. 
At least as of today there are no eco-friendly substitutes existing for the structural components offering the minimum requirements necessary to design modern Windsurfing products. Or why do you think no one wants to sail with wooden booms, aluminium masts or stretchy sails made of woven fabrics anymore?
There is only one sustainable way out of this dilemma:

MAKING LONGER LASTING PRODUCTS (LONGEVITY = SUSTAINABILITY)
A high performance product that lasts longer and best case can even be put into additional use on the second hand market is the best and only way to conserve the resources of our earth.
Of course light components have a massive impact on the performance and handling of your rig. That's why light weight is always on our briefing list when designing and engineering new products. And DUOTONE products are among or in many cases are the lightest on the market.
But durability and longevity were and will ALWAYS be on top of our priority list. Our industry leading warranty extensions bear witness to this philosophy:
- 2 year unconditional warranty on almost every hardware product (masts, booms and extensions+bases).
- 5 year warranty on 80% of our sails.
On sails we cannot emphasize enough that especially reducing the thickness of the monofilm and the XPly laminate has a radical influence on the longevity/sustainability. Reducing the film thickness by 50% reduces the UV-stability by 70%. Just to shortterm impress magazine testers or customers some brands use up to 70% thinner laminates/films than we do. This is not our understanding of sustainability.

DOING MORE
However, since we are fully aware of the importance of sustainability, we cannot simply stop here.
>> Only we have stopped using any plastic for packaging our sails. This saves approx. 5 sqm of plastic film and foam per sail.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are manufactured in a CO2 neutral production facility.
>> Only our aluminium products (booms and extensions+bases) are produced in Germany using 100% European raw materials in order to keep shipping distances (to our manufacture and then to our central warehouse) at a minimum.
>> Only our sail bags are made out of 100% recycled plastic.
>> Only we compensate all carbon emissions caused by our sails during manufacture and transport by supporting a hydropower carbon offset project in Sri Lanka, the country where our sails are produced.

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DTW20 Video F Type 01

DETAILS

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Der neue Trend heißt Foiling und eröffnet völlig neue Möglichkeiten. Noch nie war es möglich, bei so wenig Wind und so früh ins Gleiten zu kommen oder auch Wellen abzureiten. Damit der Einstieg so schnell und so einfach wie möglich gelingt und der Spaß keine Grenzen kennt, präsentiert DUOTONE mit dem neuen F_TYPE das perfekte Segel für´s geräuschlose Schweben im ersten Stock.

Foiling ist absolut faszinierend, denn man fühlt sich fast schwerelos und schwebt regelrecht über den Dingen – und das bei Windstärken, bei denen man früher nie ans Gleiten gedacht hätte. Um das Foilgleiten möglichst einfach und smart zu geniessen, hat DUOTONE mit dem 4-Latten F_TYPE ein ganz spezielles Segel dafür entwickelt. Dessen Features sind exakt auf diese neue Disziplin ausgelegt und kommen Aufsteigern wie auch relaxten Wavern voll entgegen. Dazu gehört zunächst das tiefere Profil mit weniger Loose Leech, denn gemessen an den Windstärken werden sehr kleine Segelgrößen benutzt. Die Dacron-Vorlieksbahn sorgt mit ihrer Elastizität für einfacheres Anpumpen und ein insgesamt weicheres Gefühl. Da das Rigg beim Foilen aufrechter gefahren wird, ist der Fußbereich ganz spezifisch und deutlich stärker ausgestellt, um auch in dieser Position einen perfekten Boardabschluß zu gewährleisten. Der geringe Winddruck verlangt den Einsatz von zwei SOFT.CAMS, die trotz schwacher Rotationskräfte beim Shiften weich umlegen. Wer´s gerne noch sanfter mag, kann beide Camber auch entfernen und das F_TYPE als ultimativen No Cam Foiler benutzen.

Tech Specs

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BOOM MAX (CM)
LUFF MAX (CM)
VARIO TOP
BATTENS
CAMBER
WEIGHT (KG)
MAST TYPE (BEST/ALT.)
MAST GEO (BEST/ALT.)
MAST LENGTH (BEST/ALT.)
5.86.8
180196
436466
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44
2/02/0
4.004.50
PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVERPLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER
RDM/--RDM/--
430/400430/--

Duotone design philosophies

Think different

Products have to be intuitive and as fast as possible to setup

With the information overkill nowadays no one has the time to read manuals anymore. Therefore we try hard to design our products as intuitive as possilbe to get you onto the water faster than with any other product. No wonder DUOTONE is called the feature world champ.
Here are some examples:

  • VTS 2.0
    The first "guess-free" visual trimming guide to clearly show the correct downhaul tension. Version 2.0 comes with a window in the protector to mark your individual trim once you have found your ideal setting. 
     
  • HTS 2.0
    By marking the draft position on the sail you immediately know where to position your harness lines. 
     
  • INDIVIDUAL BOOM LENGTH INDICATION
    The length of the boom changes with the angle to the mast. Therefore if you move your boom up or down you need to change the length of your boom. As the only brand we take that in consideration by printing 3 different boom lengths onto the clew and boom cutout so that you always know the correct length according to your body/boom height. 
Polyester webbing only

Eliminating stretch and loss of tension. If it’s good enough for safety belts, it’s good enough for windsurfers! We are the only manufacturer to use only polyester webbing for the (vario) top and the tack roller. This advantage of this compared to conventional polypropylene is the negligible amount of stretch. As a result even brand new sails will retain full luff tension and will not need subsequent trimming.

TRUE QUOTES

Sky Solbach
“Das F_Type macht Foil Lernen so viel einfacher, ich wünschte ich hätte damals nur gleich solch ein Segel gehabt. Dazu ist es ideal zum SUP-Foilen dem neuesten Trend auf Maui, wo wir mit dem SUP einfach versuchen, möglichst schnell auf die Welle zu kommen.”
Sky Solbach

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SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH US!

We strive to create products that are superior in performance and function to anything else on the market. Therefore, we are not just interested in the opinion and experience of professional riders, but listen to ALL windsurfers out there. Because we know we can learn from everyone, we want to collect the opinions of windsurfers worldwide.

This project runs throughout the whole year. Every year on January 15th, the best ideas will be rewarded and might actually be implemented into future products.

So, you have got an idea? Contact us >HERE<  and take your chance to make a difference. (Please use "R&D input for DTW" as a subject line)

REWARDS

1st - One sail (free of choice)

2nd - One Silver Boom (free of choice)

3rd -  One Power.XT 2.0 (free of choice)

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