Grip 4 SLS

GRIP 4 OR GRIP 3 SLS? DON'T WORRY WE HAVE YOU COVERED NO MATTER IF YOU ARE A QUAD OR THRUSTER WAVE RIDER, IN ALL KIND OF CONDITIONS!

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Unicolor

This product is Co2 compensated

Do you want to rip and fly like a pro at your home spot and wherever you travel to? Well then you‘ve come to the right place, cause we design all our products to work in as many different conditions as possible.

Rather than creating special onshore, sideshore or even asymmetric boards that only work in very limited conditions/spots. Such boards might give you a slight edge in super extreme conditions, but custom boards also often turn out to be a surprise egg. 

Our GRIP SLS boards are constantly evolving designs and constructions to ensure we are continuously at the forefront of development yet with over 40 years of experience. We call them World Cup Wave boards as they are engineered to satisfy the best of the best on all kind of spots around the globe, from jumping-oriented side-on conditions like Pozo to down-the-line groundswell conditions like Hookipa.

During development, the major inputs came from two-time PWA Wave World Champion Victor Fernandez and the highest-ranked future Wave Champ contender Marc Paré. These guys are not just 2 of the best wave sailors on the planet, but they both have a very contest oriented riding style. Therefore instead of demanding super specialised and extreme shapes they always aim for:

  • Boards that are super balanced and easy to control in all kind of conditions without taking on a life of their own, to score maximum turns and jumps
  • Boards that are super versatile to sail and allow front- and back foot riding to get the most out of each wave even when the conditions are changing
  • Boards offering a maximum wind range to avoid being forced to switch boards during the heat

Well isn’t that exactly what we all expect from our wave board? And that’s why Marc and Victor are our most important assets in the development process. In fact, all our GRIP SLS production boards are exact replicas of their best boards from the PWA tour.


Now the most important question you need to ask yourself is which fin configuration best suits your personal riding style:

  • The GRIP 4 with its Quad fin configuration gives you maximum drive and grip for committed rail to rail turns, even in XXL waves
  • The GRIP 3 has a slightly better acceleration due an efficient rocker with a lower-drag entry, which is especially helpful in jumping conditions. The Thruster fin configuration allows for earlier tail release for tighter/slashier turns, even in non ideal waves


At DUOTONE, the main objectives for all our products are weight saving but at no cost of durability and offering an unmatched plug & play setup. Cause these are the 2 things that help everyone, from beginner to pro level. 


Here is what we did to the 20.24 GRIP SLS lineup:

  • No 5 multi-setup fin-boxes: this just adds unnecessary weight and drag and is always a compromise since every fin configuration requires a different board shape (bottom and rail shape, outline, scoop-rocker line) to exploit its full potential. It also prevents the board from becoming tail-heavy/sticky. Plus finding a good working setup with 5 boxes is just the opposite of plug & play. 
  • The mini mast track reduces the weight in the critical nose area. It also reduces the risk to misplace your mast base while still providing just the right amount of length adjustment for all riding styles and sail sizes. 
  • The mini side fin boxes no longer offer any adjustment to prevent misplacing your fins. Now all adjustability for different riding styles and sail sizes is done through the center fin(s) only - simple and lightweight!
  • Our exclusive layup based on over 40 years of experience got refined by DUOTONE chief board construction and QR manager Vasin Siritho.
  • Even the artwork got weight optimised by minimising heavy PVC stickers. 

All these efforts add up to a noticeable weight reduction of 400-500g (depending on the board size) without compromising our bombproof durability: STRONG-LIGHT-SUPERIOR!

In addition, they simply work to their best right out of the box, just plug & shred.


YOUR NEW GRIP SLS DREAM MACHINES ARE READY AND WAITING FOR YOU TO TAKE YOUR RIDING TO THE NEXT LEVEL!

No-compromise quad shape
The GRIP 4 shape is 100% tuned to the quad fin setup
World Cup wave designs
All GRIP boards are designed to work all around the globe from groundswell Hookipa to onshore Pozo conditions.
Mini mast track and slot boxes
Weight saving plus maximum PLUG & PLAY through less options
PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY
The PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY consists of 50 individual parts and components and is our lightest semi custom technology
Grip 4 SLS - Unicolor
Slower Waves
SNAPPY TURNS
Fast Waves
MAX. GRIP
Range Of Use
ACCELERATION & JUMPING
Range Of Use
KEEP SPEED DOWN THE LINE
Surfing Style
BACK FOOT SLASHES
Surfing Style
FRONT FOOT CARVING
Freestyle Ability
NEW SCHOOL
Freestyle Ability
CLASSIC
BOARD
VOLUME (L)
WIDTH (CM)
LENGTH (CM)
TECHNOLOGY
WEIGHT (KG) (+/-5%)
FITTINGS
MAX. SAIL SIZE (M²)
RIDER WEIGHT AS MAIN BOARD (KG)
RIDER WEIGHT AS SMALL BOARD (KG)
RIDER WEIGHT AS BIG BOARD (KG)
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 60
60
52
218
PREMIUM SANDWICH
5.50
Fins: 2 x Quad Side (Slot) 9 + 2 x Quad Center (Slot) 14 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
4.7
50-60
55-65
45-55
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 69
69
54
220
PREMIUM SANDWICH
5.70
Fins: 2 x Quad Side (Slot) 9 + 2 x Quad Center (Slot) 14 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
5.0
60-70
65-75
55-65
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 76
76
56
222
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.00
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 9.5 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 14.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
5.3
65-75
70-80
60-70
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 81
81
57.5
224
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.20
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 9.5 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 14.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
5.7
70-80
75-85
65-75
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 87
87
58.5
225
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.30
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 9.5 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 14.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
5.7
80-90
85-95
75-85
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 93
93
59.5
226
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.40
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 10 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 14.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
6.2
85-95
90-100
80-90
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 99
99
60.5
228
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.70
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 10 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 15.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
6.2
90-100
95-105
85-95
Best Size
GRIP 4 SLS 107
107
62
230
PREMIUM SANDWICH
6.80
Fins: 2 x Quad Front (Slot) 10 + 2 x Quad Rear (Slot) 15.5 | 3 x Premium Strap | Mini Mast Track
6.2
95-110
100-115
90-105

Main color specs when repairing the board: Top: Pantone 112 C | Bottom: Pantone Violet C

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TechFeature

Fin Configuration

Quad for maximum drive and grip.

PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY

The PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY consists of 50 individual parts and components and is our lightest semi custom technology. Achieved through lighter raw materials and a higher carbon content and a sophisticated layup with a much higher amount of load spot specific patches, stringers and reinforcements. Important these weight savings do not go to cost of durability. This is why as the first production brand we offer a 1 YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY on these boards when registered online (dents excluded).

Outline

Approx. 6cm longer than the GRIP 3 with a very similar max. width. The narrower nose and swallow tail result in a more curved rail outline in the middle to balance the enormous grip of the 4 fins.

Deck Shape

Reduced dome deck shape results in a more stable/balanced stance, especially in drift & ride conditions.

Mini Mast-Track

The mini mast-track reduces the weight in the critical nose area. It also reduces the risk to misplace your mast base while still providing just the right amount of length adjustment for all riding styles and sail sizes.

Rail Shape

Thinned out rails towards the tail and nose for maximum drive.

Duotone Premium Strap

High quality closed cell neoprene for maximum longevity. Only black Lycra coating guarantees maximum comfort as well as maximum durability. The strap features measurement markings to allow you to quickly set up and replicate your individual size. Board specific attachments:

  • All World Cup boards come equipped with double-screw plugs to prevent any twist and ensuring the most direct connection to the board
  • All other boards come equipped with single-screw plugs to allow a faster repositioning of the straps plus a more comfortable ride due to a certain "give"


Duotone Pro Pads

8-10mm thick duo density EVA (depending on the board type) provides best dampening comfort and control. The heat pressed diamond grooving pattern protects the EVA against abrasion and provides an extraordinary grip level. We only select EVA colours which don't look dirty after use and will also resist fading after hours in the sun.

Mini Side Slot Boxes

The mini side slot boxes no longer offer any adjustment to prevent misplacing your fins. Now all adjustability for different riding styles and sail sizes is done through the center fin(s) only - Plug & Play and lighter weight!

Rocker Line

Slightly more nose and tail rocker. The tail rocker balances the enormous grip of the 4 fins.

Bottom Shape

Progressive double concave V front to back - ideal compromise between performance, manoeuvrability and control.

Fin Configuration

Quad for maximum drive and grip.

PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY

The PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY consists of 50 individual parts and components and is our lightest semi custom technology. Achieved through lighter raw materials and a higher carbon content and a sophisticated layup with a much higher amount of load spot specific patches, stringers and reinforcements. Important these weight savings do not go to cost of durability. This is why as the first production brand we offer a 1 YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY on these boards when registered online (dents excluded).

Fin Configuration

Quad for maximum drive and grip.

PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY

The PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY consists of 50 individual parts and components and is our lightest semi custom technology. Achieved through lighter raw materials and a higher carbon content and a sophisticated layup with a much higher amount of load spot specific patches, stringers and reinforcements. Important these weight savings do not go to cost of durability. This is why as the first production brand we offer a 1 YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY on these boards when registered online (dents excluded).

Outline

Approx. 6cm longer than the GRIP 3 with a very similar max. width. The narrower nose and swallow tail result in a more curved rail outline in the middle to balance the enormous grip of the 4 fins.

Deck Shape

Reduced dome deck shape results in a more stable/balanced stance, especially in drift & ride conditions.

Mini Mast-Track

The mini mast-track reduces the weight in the critical nose area. It also reduces the risk to misplace your mast base while still providing just the right amount of length adjustment for all riding styles and sail sizes.

Rail Shape

Thinned out rails towards the tail and nose for maximum drive.

Duotone Premium Strap

High quality closed cell neoprene for maximum longevity. Only black Lycra coating guarantees maximum comfort as well as maximum durability. The strap features measurement markings to allow you to quickly set up and replicate your individual size. Board specific attachments:

  • All World Cup boards come equipped with double-screw plugs to prevent any twist and ensuring the most direct connection to the board
  • All other boards come equipped with single-screw plugs to allow a faster repositioning of the straps plus a more comfortable ride due to a certain "give"


Duotone Pro Pads

8-10mm thick duo density EVA (depending on the board type) provides best dampening comfort and control. The heat pressed diamond grooving pattern protects the EVA against abrasion and provides an extraordinary grip level. We only select EVA colours which don't look dirty after use and will also resist fading after hours in the sun.

Mini Side Slot Boxes

The mini side slot boxes no longer offer any adjustment to prevent misplacing your fins. Now all adjustability for different riding styles and sail sizes is done through the center fin(s) only - Plug & Play and lighter weight!

Rocker Line

Slightly more nose and tail rocker. The tail rocker balances the enormous grip of the 4 fins.

Bottom Shape

Progressive double concave V front to back - ideal compromise between performance, manoeuvrability and control.

Fin Configuration

Quad for maximum drive and grip.

PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY

The PREMIUM SANDWICH TECHNOLOGY consists of 50 individual parts and components and is our lightest semi custom technology. Achieved through lighter raw materials and a higher carbon content and a sophisticated layup with a much higher amount of load spot specific patches, stringers and reinforcements. Important these weight savings do not go to cost of durability. This is why as the first production brand we offer a 1 YEAR UNLIMITED WARRANTY on these boards when registered online (dents excluded).

TechFeature

3D View

Quote VICTOR FERNÁNDEZ (DOUBLE WAVE WORLD CHAMPION)

»THE GRIP 4 IS A NO-COMPROMISE QUAD DESIGN WHICH LIFTS TURNING, GRIP AND CONTROL EVEN IN XXL WAVES ONTO A WHOLE NEW LEVEL.«

— VICTOR FERNÁNDEZ (DOUBLE WAVE WORLD CHAMPION)

Any comments or questions? Here you’ll find first hand R&D / rider Information.

The more info you provide, the more specific the advice/help will be. Please let us know:

  • Your skill level

  • Your body weight and size

  • Mast(s) you plan on using with the sail

  • Board(s) you are using

  • Conditions/spots you are sailing at

Please note: To help as many people as possible follow the thread, the forum language is English only.