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Idol LTD.2016 - Ultralight Competition Freestyle
Please note as 2016 stock selling out as 2017 becomes available, please contact for up to date colour and size availability.
Light, lighter and as radical as possible. All IDOL_LTD’s are unbelievably light sails because instead of conventional X.PLY the futuristic high-tech laminate "ODL" is being used in combination with 4mil ULTRA.FILM. These materials are 50% lighter than conventional sail cloth and push the weight to sensationally low values. 2016 IDOL LTD generates even more performance and the smaller sizes are also significantly easier to control in overpowered conditions.
It feels absolutely neutral, doesn’t show any unwanted life of its own and is a feather in your hands so that you nearly forget about the sail during moves and maneuvers. It spins incredibly fast through all tricks even during the most difficult ducking moves and feels as if you rotate without a sail.
The high clew and the short boom length excel at ducking so that no speed is lost.
Designed for maximum efficiency. Compared to the regular IDOL it features a tighter leech, a reduced weight and a higher clew. Not only will maneuvers become much easier but also able to be performed at higher speed. This is due to the sophisticated profile distribution. All of these aspects are apparent over a wide wind range and you will be surprised how large the trimming capabilities are on the new IDOL_LTD.
Another important point: Even if other brands do not speak about it, ultra lightweight can only be achieved through the reduction of material thickness. Since the film thickness of the ODL laminate is reduced to the absolute minimum, the UV stability is limited. Therefore, this sail is excluded from the usual NorthSails 2+3.year.warranty.
> 01 NEW: 5.2 now designed around the RDM 400 mast
> 02 Super high clew and short boom allow fastest possible ducking to avoid loosing any speed
> 03 Ultra-light for maximum handling thanks to the trend setting high-tech yachting laminate “ODL” and 4 mil ULTRA.FILM, the lightest monofilm on the market
> 04 Super-stretchy DACRON+ODL.DOUBLE.LUFF.PANEL enables maximum lift for all the jumps against the sail
> 05 3 ultra-light TUBE.BATTENS
> 06 PURE.PATCH.TECHNOLOGY at the clew, luff and the batten pocket ends make for 50% weight savings compared to regular patches
> 07 iROCKET, NorthSails lightest batten tensioner of all time
> 08 Exclusively designed for RDM masts