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Duotone - Wave and Freestyle Highlights

Duotone - Wave and Freestyle Highlights

Why DUOTONE – function & innovation
It is always a better idea to invest in a tried-and-tested DUOTONE product rather than opt for a cheap alternative. And here are a couple of real reasons that you should think about. As for the rest, you’ll learn them when you’re on the water. By then you’ll surely know why DUOTONE stands for TRUE WINDSURFING.


SUPER HERO
Victor Fernández: The SUPER HERO has simply everything: low weight, quick responsiveness like a three-batten design and the stability of a 5-batten one.

SUPER SESSION
Product Manager Raoul Joa: Because the SUPER SESSION is the first true freewave sail, we have given it a crisper and more immediate riding feel than the SUPER HERO.

Duotone Idol LTD 2019

Duotone Idol LTD 2019

Gollito Estredo: The somewhat narrower top and the lower position of the batten above the boom gives the new IDOL LTD even more lift and control when I’m doing all of my manoeuvres.
Light – lighter – a radically lightweight sail. The IDOL LTD is the completely personalised pro model of freestyle record world champion Gollito Estredo. Boasting incredible handling characteristics, the sail was created by designer Kai Hopf, implementing all the desires of the rider himself. The result is the most highly developed and extreme freestyle sails that we have ever manufactured in series. All sizes are sensationally lightweight because the innovative and high-tech laminate ODL and the 100-micron ULTRA FILM were used instead of the usual XPLY material. These materials are 50% lighter than previous sailcloths, which makes the IDOL LTD weigh about as much as a 1.5 m² smaller SUPER HERO (e.g. 4.8 and 3.4).
The IDOL LTD can do everything a freestyler needs it to. In addition to its absolutely neutral handling, it gives no unwanted feedback and is incredibly lightweight in your hands, leaving you free to concentrate fully on your moves and manoeuvres. You’d think you were turning without your sail, since the IDOL LTD rotates incredibly fast through all tricks and is completely balanced in the wind during duck moves. The extremely high clew and the short boom length make diving manoeuvres so fast that almost no speed is lost. Not only will the IDOL LTD boost your success rate for difficult manoeuvres, it will also make it a lot more fun to meet new challenges.
Important: Although this is something other manufacturers are reluctant to mention, achieving the lowest weight can only be achieved by reducing the thickness of materials. Because the thickness of the ODL yacht laminate was kept to a minimum, the material’s UV stability is limited. As a result, this sail is not subject to the DUOTONE 2+3 YEAR WARRANTY.

Duotone Super Hero 2019

Duotone Super Hero 2019

ALL IN ONE – one for all. The favourite sail of PWA double world champion Victor Fernandez performs well at all stages of a wave – from onshore to side offshore, from 60 to 100 kg. No other sail comes close to how neutral this sail is in terms of handling on the wave.

Victor Fernández: The SUPER HERO has simply everything: low weight, quick responsiveness like a three-batten design and the stability of a 5-batten one.

SUPER HERO is THE ultimate wave sail which always performs optimally in all wave conditions around the globe. The perfectly balanced sail is the personal favourite of PWA Wave double world champion Victor Fernandez and is a real World Cup asset that is designed specifically for wave usage. Thanks to the absolutely neutral and perfectly balanced handling, its calm handling characteristics are unrivalled and it remains stable and highly controlled in every situation. The SUPER HERO feels like a three-batten design combined with the stability of a five-batten one. The specially developed profile blows out very efficiently and produces high propulsion even when underpowered, which is why it’s suitable for almost all riders, regardless of weight.

The SUPER HERO’s consistent evolution makes it an even better World Cup sail with an extremely wide range of use in the wave. It continues to give a top-end performance even under the brutal conditions of locations such as the Canary Islands or South Africa, remaining under perfect control with high winds and during extremely overpowered jumps. And yet it also boasts powerful acceleration capabilities at the lower wind limit, alongside an excellent on/off response, which would come in handy when participating in down-the-line surfing on Maui or Mauritius.

To achieve this extraordinary overall package, designer Kai Hopf is tasked with combining numerous individual designs into a single concept. This includes the BATTEN-FREE CENTRE, additional MINI BATTENS, the HOLLOW LOWER LEECH and RADIAL LOAD STRIPES running from the clew. Only then can this four-batten wave sail offer a wind range whose breadth is without rival. For the best possible draft position stability and control, five battens are installed into the three biggest sails.

In terms of handling, the superiority of the SUPER HERO is beyond doubt thanks to its low weight. The batten rotation is beautifully soft, even with minimal outhaul tension. The top has a highly active role to play as well, thus supporting the forward pull. For this reason you can confidently choose a smaller sail size than with many other wave sails. Note: The SUPER HERO has been designed as a true wave sail and is only partially suitable as a flat-water, high-wind sail, for which we recommend the SUPER SESSION instead.

Duotone Super Session

Duotone Super Session

Product Manager Raoul Joa: Because the SUPER SESSION is the first true freewave sail, we have given it a crisper and more immediate riding feel than the SUPER HERO.

Freewave boards are amongst the best selling on the market. The SUPER SESSION has been developed specifically for this category. It combines easy handling with a surprisingly immediate riding feel, giving the rider absolute control and confidence in all situations. With the SUPER SESSION, even the more brutal wind and wave conditions can be handled with confidence.


Freewave and Bump&Jump have everything that makes windsurfing so fascinating. This explains why this class is so popular. SUPER SESSION is the perfect sail for this, covering the wide range between flat water to waves. A power wave design with planing potential, speed and outstanding control. Rapid strokes, smooth jumps and full-throttle turns flow seamlessly into one another, whetting the rider’s appetite for endless SUPER SESSIONs.

Acceleration, draft position stability and handling are what sets the balanced, five-batten design from the competition. Because the draft position is further forward, the riding feel is more responsive and the profile remains stable even when the wind picks up. This is supported by the HOLLOW LOWER LEECH, preventing leech flutter and guaranteeing confident rig control. All this makes the SUPER SESSION a versatile, competitive Bump&Jump craft, especially under high winds and choppy conditions.

All SUPER SESSIONs are also available in the monofilm-free HD design. However, the extremely hard wearing mix of materials has its price, which we will of course make clear.