North Hero ME 2017 - 4 batten Wave
A 4-batten wave sail with an unmatched wind range. It combines best low-end power of the 2016 HERO with the control and stability of the successful 2015 model. The low weight makes for incredible handling, with a light and soft feel. The rotation is as smooth, even with minimal outhaul tension. The top of the sail works very effectively to support the power, therefore you can safely choose a sail size smaller than with many other wave sails. This applies to almost any rider, regardless of their weight. For sure the new HERO is the best choice for wave oriented rider and an essential around any wave break.
The new HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH make the HERO a hardcore wave sail. It performs on top level even at the toughest spots like on the Canaries and in South Africa. There the HERO works perfectly in overpowered jumping conditions. At the same time it is incredibly powerful in underpowered down the line surfing, like on Maui and Mauritius.
As last year, the batten above the boom has been moved up to enlarge the gap from the foot batten, similar to a 3-batten sail. This FREE.BOOMZONE.CONCEPT makes for great on-off. The batten-free zone is also super effective to pump and offers no resistance for the wind to fill out the profile in underpowered surf, just like a typical 3-batten sail.
Two MINI.BATTENS and a HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH right above the boom have been added. The new RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPES starting from the clew stabilize especially The batten-free zone makes for a seamless and constant load distribution.
Absolutely identical in design, the HERO M.E. differs only in the reduced amount of CROSS.YARN.LAMINATE and a standard protector.
> 01 NEW: HOLLOW.LOWER.LEECH with additional MINI.BATTEN stabilizes the profile right above the boom and prevents leech flattering
> 02 NEW: RADIAL.LOAD.STRIPES at the clew improve the stability and extend the wind range
> 03 NEW: made to survive: the new HERO features the smallest monofilm window of any 4-batten sail on the market
> 04 150 grams lower weight due to WEIGHT.OPTIMIZED.PANEL.LAYOUT
> 05 5.3 and 5.6 are designed around the RDM400 mast
> 06 Extremely sturdy, unbreakable epoxy battens
> 07 iBUMPER, the most advanced and effective molded mast protector
> 08 BALANCED.LUFF.LENGTH luff as short as possible for radical handling and as long as necessary for maximum wind range
> 09 2+3.YEAR.WARRANTY: Get an additional 3 year Warranty