Duotone Super_Hero SLS 2023
Duotone Super_Hero SLS 2023

Duotone Super_Hero SLS 2023

Duotone Windsurfing
SKU: 14230-1202
1,209.00 €
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Size: 4.0
Color: Black
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SLS 2.0 - CREATING THE SAIL OF YOUR DREAMS IMAGINE A WORLD WHERE RESTRICTIONS IN SAIL DESIGN AND CONSTRUCTION WOULD CEASE TO EXIST. HOW WOULD THE SAIL OF YOUR DREAMS LOOK LIKE? For us this dream started 4 years ago - unlocking the freedom to create a sail unlike anything before. We wanted: - Maximum wind range through better low end power but without any sacrifice in high-end control - Ultralight weight in your hands - A sustainable sail without any sacrifices in durability/longevity But all three of these wishes contradict one another, and thus the reason we have dedicated 4 years of pure development into this one sail. The result is magical. The SUPER_HERO SLS gives you the freedom to ride with your style. A direct connection to your sail, thanks to the lightning fast reflex reaction of our new fusion technology. Be careful though that your sail does not think faster than you do now! SAIL DESIGN Sail designing consists of 3 factors: the SAIL SHAPING, the TECHNOLOGY and the MATERIALS used to convert that shaping into a physical product. Initially we focussed on the SAIL SHAPING concept. This shaping concept is the culmination of over a decade of development with both the SUPER_HERO and the SUPER_STAR – combining the best aspects of both sails. Because we are fulfilling all our windsurfing wishes, we designed a size-specific draft location. Just think about your own experiences: - The smaller the sail gets, the more important control becomes. - Conversely, the bigger the sail, the more important planing performance and light weight feeling become. > Therefore, the smaller sizes up to 4.5 have a low and centred draft position, similar to the regular SUPER_HERO, which gives you maximum control and neutrality, especially when conditions get rough. > However, from sizes 5.0 and bigger, the draft position gets gradually shifted slightly up and forward from size to size. Thus, the 5.7 ended up with a draft position quite similar to that of the SUPER_STAR. The higher draft lifts the board, improving planing performance. It also makes the sail feel even lighter in your hands, which is especially important to compensate for the increased physical weight that larger sails come with. Once the concept was decided, the next step was finding a suitable TECHNOLOGY for this ultimate wave sail.  With the brand new MONOCOQUE FUSION BODY we were finally able to eliminate all stitched body panels. Compared to the stitched SUPER_STAR SLS, this leads to the following advantages: 1. Additional weight reduction of 150-200g 2. The whole sail works as one unit, as any kind of “play” between the panels is eliminated. This results in a more efficient sail (= bigger wind range) and a more responsive/reactive sail (= lighter in your hands) 3. Stronger: machine tear tests prove that the thickest monofilms and even Dyneema or Kevlar reinforced laminates tear before the fusion bonding gives up. The final step was then to define the MATERIALS. Fortunately, with the SUPER_STAR SLS we had already found the ultimate material mix. Cause with this sail we solved 2 issues you get with other ultralight sails: 1. Ultralight without becoming spongy Technora/Dyneema and Kevlar have a high tear strength, but are not very stiff (only similar stiffness to Polyester). Therefore, if being reduced in thickness to save weight (membrane and laminated or composite sails), these sails tend to become quite spongy and dull to ride. This sponginess results in a less efficient sail with a reduced wind range (especially when overpowered). Also, a spongy sail feels heavier in your hands (= sailing weight) “eating up” much of the physical weight advantage. Carbon, on the other hand, is approx. 3-4 times stiffer than Technora/Dyneema and Kevlar. Using our INTELLIGENT CARBON XPLY CONSTRUCTION we have found the ideal balance. The CARBON XPLY in the high load clew area improves the load distribution onto the batten above the boom. The CARBON XPLY reinforcements from the top to batten 2 and the tack to the foot batten guarantee unsurpassed low stretch and power transmission. However, the slightly more (re)flexing regular XPly in the body avoids the power from becoming uncontrollable. On the water this opens up a whole new chapter: with regular sails the increments between the sizes are usually around 0.5 sqm. With the SUPER_HERO SLS though you can easily go from a 5.3 to a 4.5, for example. 2. Ultralight without any sacrifice on durability Also, less body skin thickness automatically reduces wear resistance and longevity in general. No matter which kind of high-tech materials you use, reducing the thickness will always either result in a spongy and/or less durable product. These are the reasons why reducing the weight the easy way by just reducing the skin thickness has never been an option for us - because all our products are designed and engineered according to our motto “LIGHT DONE RIGHT”. We back this up with our unique 5 YEAR WARRANTY, something no other brand is able to offer. Combining all these advantages has never been achieved before. Using the SUPER_HERO SLS for the first time it feels as if your body becomes united with the sail and you are truly connected with the waves. The lightning quick reflex reactions without any sacrifice in control is a real game changer, so much so, all of our Pro Team will be using the SUPER_HERO SLS in 2023. Please note: after intensive uv radiation, the fusion bonding may take on a yellowish tint. Extensive lab and water tests confirm that this is purely aesthetic and has no influence on the mechanical properties/strength. That's why this is excluded from the warranty.


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What are the available shipping methods you provide?

Our shipping services are provided through GLS and DHL, ensuring your package is tracked and insured for a secure delivery experience.

For European destinations, expect a standard delivery time of 2 - 3 business days, while for other global locations, it typically takes 3 - 5 business days.

If you require faster delivery, feel free to reach out to us via email to arrange for DHL Express, which significantly reduces transit times to 1 - 2 business days within Europe and 2 - 3 business days for other international destinations.

What is the timeframe for dispatching orders?

Items that are available in our Slovenian inventory are dispatched within 24 hours. For products held in our European Distributor's warehouse, shipping occurs within 4 to 7 working days.

What are your shipping rates?

Free delivery within Europe on orders over 59.90 €.

Free delivery over 299€ rest of world. "Shipping with DHL express"

However, for bulky items like surfboards, windsurf boards, and masts, extra fees might apply based on your location.

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Are you able to ship to island destinations?

Shipping to islands is generally not free for orders above 149 €, but most European islands, approximately 99%, qualify for free shipping.

Please get in touch with us for confirmation before placing your order, as it may be subject to cancellation if not verified.

For specific locations, shipping is complimentary to Greece Island and Spain's Menorca, Mallorca, and Ibiza.

Where are your products sourced from?

Our extensive collection includes over 1.800 products, obtained directly from our Slovenian inventory and our European Distributor Stock.

This broad selection enables us to present the best deals and the most competitive prices available.

While obtaining products from various locations may lead to a bit more time for order delivery, we assure you that the exceptional quality and cost savings justify the additional waiting period!

If I'm based outside the European Union, will I be responsible for paying any taxes or customs duties on my order?

We operate from Slovenia, a member of the European Union.

Indeed, for orders sent to nations outside the European Union, import taxes, customs duties, and other fees imposed by the destination country may apply.

These additional costs are the recipient's responsibility and must be settled by them.

We don't have any influence over these charges and cannot foresee their amount, as customs regulations differ greatly between countries.

For further clarity, it's advisable to reach out to your local customs office.

How do Duotone's A quality products differ from their B quality ones?

The main distinction between A and B quality products is in their appearance. B quality items might show slight design differences or small cosmetic flaws, however, these do not impact their performance. B quality products adhere to Duotone's rigorous standards of functionality and longevity, offering a cost-effective choice for those who are comfortable with minor visual discrepancies.

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