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

F_TYPE

FOIL RIDING

Art.-No. 14200-1210

THE EASIEST WAY TO GET INTO FOILING

CHARACTERISTICS

F_TYPE

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

KEY FEATURES

F_TYPE

IDEAL FOR FOILRIDING

Straighter luff curve, 4-batten-layout and a Dacron luff-panel all result in a softer and super light sail ideal for beginning and Foil Riding

LARGER FOOT SURFACE

The larger foot surface is adapted to the more upright rig position in order to guarantee ideal aerodynamics and performance.

SWITCH SOFT CAM

To comply to the reduced wind pressure we use our unique SOFT CAMBER which can also be removed out (out = maximum handling, in = maximum wind range)

REDUCED LOOSE LEECH

Reduced loose leech adapted to the reduced drag of the foil.

VTS 2.0

Optional QUICK RIGGING PATCH allows "to the spot" trimming without even looking to the top (patent pending)

TRI PLY

Tri Ply foot panel (150 micron): additional 3rd thread direction increases rip-stop ability by 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

DETAILS

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The latest trend is in foil surfing, which opens up a whole range of possibilities. Never before has it been possible to set into motion or ride the waves this quickly with so little wind. To get you started as quickly and as easily as possible, and to make sure the fun never ends while on the water, DUOTONE has introduced the new F_TYPE – the ideal sail for silently hovering over the water.

Foil surfing is absolutely amazing because you feel almost weightless and literally floating above everything – and all this at winds at which you would never previously have even thought about surfing. To enjoy foil surfing the easy and smart way, DUOTONE has developed a highly specialised sail in the form of the four-batten F_TYPE. Its features are designed exactly for this new activity and will be a boon helpful both for intermediate riders and for relaxed wave riders. This includes the lower profile with reduced loose leech, since very small sail sizes are used based on the wind strengths. Thanks to its high elasticity, the Dacron luff ensures easier pumping and an altogether more gentle feel. Because the rig is held more upright when foil surfing, your foot has significantly more reach in order to ensure closing the gap even in this position. Low wind pressure necessitates the use of two SOFT.CAMS, which can effortlessly reverse when shifting despite weak rotational forces. And it you want it to be even easier, you can even remove both cambers and use the F_TYPE as the ultimate no-cam foilboard.

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
“The F_TYPE sail makes it so much easier to learn to foil surf. If I only had something like this myself back in the days. On top it's the ideal companion for SUP-foiling, the latest trend on Maui when we just try to get onto the wave as quickly as possible with the SUP.”
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

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

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