DUOTONE Windsurf sail Super Star Stargazer 2.0 2022
- Sizes: 3.7 / 4.0 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.7 / 5.0 / 5.3 / 5.7 / 6.2
- Discipline: Wave
The legendary, extremely crisp and responsive wave sail with the most direct power on/off switch presents itself after this year's weight diet even lighter, better and with an incredibly wide range of use. It works with either single- or multi-fin wave boards and even in freewave jumping conditions.
With 4 battens (except size 6.2) and the identical material construction of the SUPER_HERO, the new SUPER_STAR is ready for ambitious wave riders. However, its forward draft position guarantees a very strong performance spectrum and extremely wide range of use from classic wave riding to freewave bump & jump. The SUPER_STAR easily manages the balancing act from a perfect day with classic down the line conditions to sessions in gusty, sometimes underpowered onshore conditions. Especially the smaller sizes (4.2 and smaller) have been extensively optimized in favour of maximum control during jumping and riding down the line.
The excellent performance is mainly determined by the more forward and slightly higher draft position. This gives the SUPER_STAR its individualised character, whose ride and handling characteristics immediately feel familiar. You don't need any time to get used to it in order to get going right away. The sail feels consistently light and balanced in your hands but reacts very directly and spontaneously - also regarding power on/off. Riders who prefer tri fin boards, who like to do radical cutbacks in minimal space and who also like to steer the board with their back foot will love the new SUPER_STAR! It can be laid down playfully in the bottom turn and the propulsion set to "off", thrills with hardly noticeable batten rotation and generates enough propulsion to keep the speed high even in onshore winds to attack the next wave. Since the sail generates more lift in the upper area, the board gets lifted improving the low-end power.
ll this works even better and easier now that the new SUPER_STAR has been put on a diet and slimming makeover with the LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION. This is achieved through an optimized panel layout, reinforcement patches featuring a high-strength high-modulus "Made in Germany" fibre and a new mast sleeve design, which, depending on the sail size, results in a 200 to 300 g lower weight! Unlike other brands, the film thickness of the centre panel has not been reduced, so the well-known durability of the SUPER_STAR does not suffer in any way! On the contrary: Except for the window, the entire sail is now made from X-Ply, which minimizes possible damage after a wash and at the same time gives the sail a slightly more elastic behaviour.
Performance, dynamics and ride feel benefit from the new luff length and the modified mast sleeve design, which no longer has a seam at the leading edge (ONE PIECE SLEEVE). This allows for millimetre-precise tuning and a refined shape, resulting in a more sensitive, harmonious reflex. The luff is now slightly shorter, and the sail foil tension has decreased, so the sail builds up a slightly softer profile. This makes it more stable to sail and very balanced in the hands.
Whether SUPER_STAR or as STARGAZER EDITION, both score with the convincing combination of performance, handling and control, on/off and the necessary power to have maximum fun even in moderate conditions.
- LIGHT DONE RIGHT CONSTRUCTION - WEIGHT REDUCTION OF A CLEARLY NOTICEABLE 200 TO 300 G WITHOUT REDUCING THE THICKNESS OF THE MAIN PANEL THUS MAINTAINING THE WELL-KNOWN DURABILITY AND LONGEVITY!
- VTS TAIL OUTHAUL SPECS - EACH SAIL CARRIES INDIVIDUALLY DEFINED VISUAL INDICATIONS FOR THE CORRECT OUTHAUL EXTENSION (REQUIRES VTS TAIL BOOM).
- ONE PIECE SLEEVE - NO MORE SEAM AT THE LEADING EDGE >> 80 G LOWER WEIGHT AND NO HARD SPOT THROUGH OVERLAPPING PANELS
- XPLY CENTER PANEL - EXCEPT FOR THE WINDOW NOW THE ENTIRE SAIL IS MADE OUT OF XPLY
- VTS DOWNHAUL 2.0 - OPTIONAL QUICK RIGGING PATCH ALLOWS "TO THE SPOT" DOWNHAUL TRIMMING WITHOUT EVEN LOOKING TO THE TOP (PATENT PENDING)
- SUPER-LIGHT BUMPER - THE LIGHTEST PROTECTOR ON THE MARKET, WITH INTEGRATED TRIM INDICATOR
- EPOXY BATTENS - UNBREAKABLE EPOXY BATTENS
- IROCKET 2.0 - FACTORY CALIBRATED INDIVIDUAL BATTEN TENSIONS USING A TORQUE WRENCH
- STARGAZER EDITION - LIMITED EDITION PRO MODEL
3D TOP CAP
Optimised pull. On regular top caps and pin systems the webbing is connected in a “one-dimensional” way with the sail body (either side to side or front to back), which transfers the downhaul tension only in certain points. The 3D TOP CAP allows a “three-dimensional” and very widespread transition of the downhaul forces into the sail body. This eliminates top fluttering and ensures a progressive loose leech extending the wind range. The integrated abrasion ribs eliminate the need for heavy, bulky reinforcements at the end of the luff sleeve.
Improved sail control at higher winds. Designer Kai Hopf originally designed the TT TOP for the WARP. The reduced, concave shape improves tension conditions for a more effective, three-dimensional top twist. This means the top twists not only horizontally, but also vertically under strong winds. By completely neutralising gusts of wind, the rig is kept steady in the rider’s hands, and thus works in a much larger range of winds.
DOUBLE D BUCKLE
Inspired by high-strength climbing harnesses and Formula 1 helmets. The exclusive, two-part metal double-D buckle on the vario top, which replaces traditional solutions. This design guarantees the best trimming characteristics and eliminates all webbing slippage.
POLYESTER WEBBING ONLY
Eliminating stretch and loss of tension. If it’s good enough for safety harnesses, it’s good enough for windsurfers! Duotone is 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.
SET & GO VARIO-TOP
No more trial and error when trying to find the best vario top setting. Even when first rigging up, the correct length of the vario top is found straight away. Clear length indicators mark out the perfect setting with reference to the mast length used, eliminating any need for testing or re-adjustments.
These prevent unwanted leech flutter. Short and highly effective mini-battens which provide support for the areas between the battens and prevent undesirable flutter.
VTS VISUAL TRIM SYSTEM 2.0
Perfect trim and a huge range of use. You won’t find a quicker or more accurate way of trimming your sail. Even beginners can trim the sail in a matter of seconds to 100% accuracy. All you need to do is pull the luff until the top of the loose leech reaches the “lower wind limit” or “upper wind limit”. The VTS acts as a power boost, ensuring maximum performance and broader range of use.
Super-lightweight and aerodynamic.
An inconspicuous detail with a massive impact. iROCKET 2.0 batten tensioners are super-lightweight, aerodynamic and highly stable, consisting of high-quality components such as a self-lubricating, salt-water-resistant brass nut with stainless-steel screw which can withstand all batten tensions. Furthermore, the iROCKET 2.0 is an essential component for a true windsurfing revolution.
100% correct batten tension, correctly adjusted when purchased and forever after. Duotone calibrates each individual batten at the factory according to development specifications. And they don’t just leave it up to blind intuition either – all battens are adjusted to 100% accuracy using torque wrenches. Duotone also applies soluble screw adhesive to the locknuts so that the tension cannot be altered. This means that the batten tension remains absolutely correct and will never have to be adjusted again. The batten key included with the sail is therefore only needed for fine tuning or in the unlikely event of a batten breakage.
Extremely stable, extremely break-resistant. Depending on the range of use, positioning in the sail and the necessary tension, the batten stress is enormous. In order to prevent breakages, designers only fit into all solid battens extremely durable epoxy laminates which really can withstand anything and can live up to DUOTONE’s promises in terms of longevity.
What would you prefer? Maximum puncture resistance and UV weathering resistance with minimal stretch? Or (theoretically) improved ripstop properties?
Designers went with option A and developed the most durable laminate on the market. Because the factors of puncture resistance, durability and stretch evidently depend only on the thickness of the film used, Duotone uses only 150 or 100 micron thick films for their exclusive XPLY PLUS. In an extensive series of tests, designers have developed the ideal combination of necessary film thickness and number of threads. The X.PLY PLUS in particular, at 150 microns in thickness, boasts durability characteristics far in excess of previous laminates at minimal weight. This is also acknowledged by all the big surfing centres and rental equipment providers around the world, who place their trust in the unbeatable quality and longevity of Duotone sails.
DOUBLE SEAM TECHNOLOGY
Double the durability with half as much stretch. DUOTONE manufactures products of unmatched quality which gives their sails a significantly longer lifetime. A key feature which helps to achieve this is the triple-stitch zig-zag seams. Unlike other products with their single-seam design, these are double-seam. They cover all exposed crash areas, which increases tear resistance and reduces bending-elongation by up to 50%, boosting profile stability and performance.
MAST SLEEVE OPENER
Frictionless insertion of the mast into the luff sleeve. An ingenious solution does away with the tedium of inserting the mast. The DUOTONE logo above the boom cutout gently opens the sleeve so that the mast can be threaded with one hand into the luff friction-free, without having to constantly make adjustments to the luff.
INDIVIDUAL BOOM LENGTH INDICATION
The correct boom length without the need for trial and error. Because the boom is attached to the mast at different heights depending on body size, and because this creates a different angle to the mast, the boom length will vary. Specific recommendations for the correct length are printed directly on the luff sleeve at the boom level.
HTS 2.0 HARNESSLINE TRIM SYSTEM
Never position your harness lines incorrectly again. Do away with the tedium of adjusting to the optimum rope position, as well as the numb forearms and the endless fiddling around. The patented print on the sail shows exactly where the centre of the harness line has to be. All you need to do is position the two ends symmetrically at the left and right of the print.
DURA LUFF PATCH
Extremely stable luff reinforcement. The area around the boom cutout is exposed to extreme wear and tear as the luff panel gets folded when inserting and pulling out the mast. This “accordion effect” can lead to tears in the monofilm after a while. The flexible DURA LUFF PATCH reinforces this area making for a soft transition into the monofilm to avoid film breakage.
TRI PLY PLUS 150
30% higher ripstop strength in the critical foot area. Designers have developed the TRI PLY PLUS 150 specifically for highly stressed foot areas used by intermediate riders and also in wave and Bump&Jump sails. It consists of two layers of thicker monofilm and a third thread, which together form an extremely durable polyester film/thread construction.
The lightest protector on the market, with integrated trim indicator.
This keeps the sail rolled up and holds the protector to the mast. A brilliantly simple fastening system which keeps the sail compact and closed after being rolled up and, when on the water, holds the mast protector closely to the mast.
TACK ROLLER 2.0
During the development of the TACK ROLLER 2.0 Duotone's designers have measured the downhaul forces on all kind of sails. They've found out these interesting facts:
- When downhauling a cambered slalom sail the forces necessary are nearly 3 times as high as when downhauling a no-cam (wave) sail (160 kg vs. 60kg)
- With a 6:1 power-ratio you need to pull twice as much rope-length as with a 4:1 ratio. Therefore, with a 4:1 ratio you can downhaul the sail in one go, whereas with a 6:1 ratio you always need to retighten the rope.
- Threading the rope through all rollers (without the rope getting crossed) takes at least 4 times as long as just looping the rope.
- In theory with a 6:1 power-ratio the downhaul forces should only be half as high compared to a 4:1 ratio. In real life though the friction loss at each roller reduces the downhaul tension by only 15% at most (wave sail: 57 kg vs. 60 kg / slalom camber sail: 135 kg vs. 160 kg).
Therefore, they've designed 2 versions of the TACK ROLLER 2.0:
>> NOCAM Version used on all no-cam sails
The massive comfort and speed advantages of the 4:1 ratio (Loop-Loop-Go) outweigh the very slightly reduced downhaul forces of the 6:1 ratio.
This version features 2 nickel plated brass rollers at the outside plus a center spacer featuring a bigger diameter. This ensures that the rope loop automatically slips into the 2 outside rollers.
>> CAM Version used on all cambered sails The downhaul forces are so massive that even a small reduction helps. The 3rd slightly bigger roller allows to either use the 4:1 (Loop-Loop) or the 6:1 (Thread-Through) option.
2+3 YEAR WARRANTY
Guaranteed quality – no other brand offers anything close to it.
Keeping weight to a minimum is a great idea. But if necessary reinforcements are reduced too much, the product’s service life will automatically get shorter. DUOTONE has struck the perfect balance between weight and durability. To prove their dedication to ensuring durability and unique quality, almost all of their sails come with a 2+3 year warranty (excluding monofilm). To secure warranty claims fully, please remember to register at www.duotonesports.com straight after your purchase. Otherwise, only statutory warranty claims will be accepted. This is valid only for original owners.
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