2020 Duotone S_Pace
Performance - Cam Sail
THE MOST VERSATILE PERFORMANCE CAM-SAIL WITH THE BIGGEST WIND RANGE YOU WILL FIND!
The highly sporty, competitive slalom sail with unbelievable forward pull - the S_PACE craves for speed and yet is easy to handle. It carries the racing genes of the WARP for unrestricted power delivery, but at the same time the handling is extraordinarily simple for this class. The based is the revolutionary 3 IN 1 DESIGN that Kai has developed over a period of 3 years, which allows an unprecedented trim range. Together with the three brand-new HYPER CAM 2.0, a tremendously wide range of use is the result: Adjusting the S_PACE trim for low- or high end conditions fundamentally changes the sail, which makes it possible to achieve maximum performance across all wind conditions!
The new S_PACE featuring the 3 IN 1 DESIGN is the perfect symbiosis of our most successful race slalom and freeride sails: whether V-Max, maximum acceleration or used as a sporty foil engine, the S_PACE is the most versatile cam sail on the market. With this sail designer Kai Hopf combines the top performance of the WARP with a very balanced sailing behaviour and a much wider range of use. This is achieved through a greatly reduced and almost straight luff curve in the upper area. This causes changes in the luffing tension to have a very large effect on the leech. Low downhaul tension results in a very tight leech, high tension leads to a very pronounced loose leech. The two extremely far apart positioned MIN and MAX trim points are proof of testament that the 3 IN 1 DESIGN covers an incredibly wide wind range. On top the S_PACE shows a completely different high- or low end performance and sail character depending on the trim. On MIN setting with tight leech, it’s supper effective to pump, accelerates very efficiently and feels incredibly light - ideal also for foiling. On MAX trim, however, the S_PACE feels very similar to the WARP, constantly getting faster without limits. Three new, length-adjustable HYPER CAMS 2.0 ensure unique draft- and profile stability yet smooth rotation.
Particularly noticeable is the highly tapered luff sleeve in the AERO SLEEVE DESIGN 2.0. Its width in the aerodynamically important boom area enables the optimal transition from the “thick” mast leading edge to the “thin” sail body. However, at the top of the sail the luff sleeve has remained relatively narrow to enable fast water starts. This is supported by the LUFF LIFT DESIGN of the WARP 20.20, which provides additional lift.
Simply awesome: When used for foiling the S_PACE features a special clew eyelet to be able to position the sail even more upright!
FOR AN UNPRECEDENTED TRIM RANGE AND AN EXTREMELY WIDE WIND RANGE
COMPLETELY NEW AND TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR: THE CAMBER REVOLUTION WITH ADJUSTABLE LENGTH - FOR OPTIMISED ROTATION AND INCREASED PERFORMANCE
MAXIMUM PERFORMANCE COMBINED WITH FAST WATERSTARTING
ENABLES TO REDUCE THE BOTTOM LENGTH WITHOUT LOOSING LOW END POWER
THE MOST ADVANCED AND EFFECTIVE MOLDED MAST PROTECTOR
ONE MAST (460 - 25) FITS ALL SIZES
TORQUE WRENCH FACTORY CALIBRATED INDIVIDUAL BATTEN TENSIONS.
|BOOM MAX (CM)||195||203||211||219||231||233||241|
|LUFF MAX (CM)||440||462||474||486||498||510||522|
|MAST TYPE (BEST/ALT.)||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER||PLATINUM / GOLD>SILVER|
|MAST GEO (BEST/ALT.)||SDM/--||SDM/--||SDM/--||SDM/--||SDM/--||SDM/--||SDM/--|
|MAST LENGTH (BEST/ALT.)||430/--||430/460||460||460||490/460||490||490|
SAIL MAST COMPATIBILITY
WANNA KNOW HOW OTHER BRANDS MASTS WORK WITH DUOTONE SAILS? OR HOW YOU SHOULD SETUP YOUR PERSONAL SAIL QUIVER?
At Duotone we use a Medium Constant Curve for our masts (our bend percentages range between 61-63 bottom and 75-77 top depending on model and length). As this curve sits right in the middle within Constant Curve masts it offers the biggest compatibility of any bend curve. This makes our masts and sails the most compatible on the market.
Here is how good other brand masts work with our sails and vice versa:
- Challenger Sails, Ezzy, GA (2017 on), Goya, Gun Sails, Hot Sails, KA Sails, Loft Sails, Naish Sails, RRD, S2Maui, Sailloft, Sailworks, Severne (2014 on): 80-90% (depending on model and size)
- NeilPryde, Point7, Simmer Style: 70-80% (depending on model and size)
- Avanti, Gaastra (until 2016), Maui Sails, Severne (until 2013), Vandal: not compatible
Most customers change their individual sail and mast sizes according to demand and therefore own a quiver with different brands. When building up your sail quiver, you should try to combine sails that have a similar feel and behavior. The one decisive factor defining how similar or different one sail feels/behaves to another is the position of the draft, in both levels, vertical (high><low) and horizontal (forward><back).
- Freeride and Slalom sails from the different brands nowadays feel quite similar since at least the horizontal draft position is forward oriented on nearly every sail.
- The biggest difference though you find with Wave sails.
Basically there are 2 different kind of wave sails:
- Draft further back (= balanced pull on both hands) and low (to keep the sail controllable). These sails are the ideal companion for multi-fin boards. Since the balanced pull on both hands makes them super neutral in your hands they shine especially in real down the line conditions. On the other hand they feel very different to modern Freeride and Slalom sails (which are very forward pulling). So if you are using such draft back/low Wave sails only very occasionally as your high wind flat water sail you might be better off with the second type of wave sails.
- Draft forward and up (to still generate enough low end power): these sails work on both single- and multi-fin boards. With the forward pulling feeling they are more exiting/direct to sail and have a very similar feeling to modern Freeride and Slalom sails. In addition they are the ideal choice for side-onshore jumping conditions as the higher and forward oriented draft helps/accelerates rotations in the air (especially forward loops).
So when mixing your quiver with different sails/brands you should try to combine sails which have a similar draft position and thus feeling and behavior.
Just follow these guidelines:
- You are mainly sailing on flat water. Try to combine your Freeride or Slalom sails with a draft forward/up wave sail. Typical examples are: Duotone Super Session / NP Combat / NP Atlas / Severne Blade / Simmer Icon
- You are looking for a wave sail which is super neutral for down the line riding. Try to get some of these: Duotone Super Hero / GA IQ / Goya Banzai / Goya Fringe / NP Zone / Simmer Tricera / Simmer Blacktip
- Try to avoid combining draft forward/up- with draft back/low sails in your quiver as these feel and behave extremely different.
VTS MIN TRIM
LOW DOWNHAUL TENSION
TIGHT LEECH, REDUCED SAIL- AND MAST PRETENSION, DRAFT SLIGHTLY FURTHER BACK
ON THE WATER:
>> MAXIMUM LOW END POWER
>> EASIER AND MORE EFFICIENT TO PUMP
>> SOFTER AND MORE COMFORTABLE TO SAIL IN LOW END CONDITIONS
(VERY EFFICIENT ESPECIALLY ON FREERIDE BOARDS LIKE E.G. FANATIC GECKO)
>> TIGHT LEECH IDEAL FOR FOIL USAGE
VTS MAX TRIM
HIGH DOWNHAUL TENSION
PRONOUNCED LOOSE LEECH, HIGH SAIL- AND MAST PRETENSION, DRAFT SLIGHTLY FURTHER FORWARD
ON THE WATER:
>> MAXIMUM HIGH END CONTROL/V-MAX
>> MORE FORWARD AND DIRECT PULL FOR EXPLOSIVE ACCELERATION WHEN POWERED UP
(VERY EFFICIENT ESPECIALLY ON FREERACE BOARDS LIKE E.G. FANATIC JAG)
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