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2009

WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1981

WHY NORTH?

2009 WHY NORTH?


WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

WHY NORTH? WHY NOW? Are you asking yourself which rig brand you should choose? Are you asking yourself whether this is the right time to buy new gear? If yes, then you should read the following information carefully. One thing can be said beforehand: Our 2009 sails and rigs present massive innovations and radical new developments that will make your decision extremely easy!

WHY NORTH? THE QUALITY Performance, especially over a long period of time, has a lot to do with quality. Apart from the famous high-quality nish of NORTH SAILS products, the DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY, and the choice of top fabrics, the iMODULAR.DESIGN also plays a decisive role in this. It allows us to selectively use different and ideally suitable materials: as much as necessary (stability), as little as possible (lower weight). No other brand has so much condence in its sails - and, by offering a 5-year guarantee, we give our word on their unsurpassed durability! WHY NORTH? PROVEN PERFORMANCE NORTH SAILS because weve won the major awards PWA Constructors Champion and ISA Constructors Champion three years in a row. This is important, because these awards are not for individual products or for a certain rider, but represent the addition of all results of men and women in all disciplines. That is, our team, our sails, and the rig components were once again unbeatable last year. Considering that all those distinctions were won exclusively with serial production models, this delivers the best proof for the performance of all NORTH SAILS products.
PWA CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION TROPHY 2005/2006/2007

WHY NORTH? DAS TEAM Once again, countless top athletes have applied for our team, and we admitted some of the best into our big family, for the World Cup Racers are our driving force and our most important source of innovation. Therefore, we put particular emphasis on continuous communication between them, the engineers, and chief designer Kai Hopf. And since more team riders also deliver more input, we afford ourselves the biggest development and test team of all manufacturers. Countless victories and world cup titles conrm our strategy, and are the reward for the hard work and the 100% commitment of all those involved. WHY NORTH? UNIQUE FEATURES There can be no victories without performance. Therefore, we primarily focus on sail performance. The decisive factor is not only the high-grade proles, but in particular the details typical of NORTH SAILS, for performance has a lot to do with the ideal trim. To allow everyone to mobilize the maximum sail power, weve introduced trimming tools such as, the unbeatable VTS, which shows exactly the point where the perfect downhaul tension is reached. Or the practical HTS for the best possible harness line positioning right at the beach. Or the easyto-use scale for the correct boom height. Or, or, or,... it isnt a coincidence that NORTH SAILS is considered the feature world champion among sail brands. WHY NORTH? BECAUSE ITS WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY The new 2009 equipment shows what we are passionate about.

WHY NORTH? INNOVATION FOLLOWS FUNCTION No matter what we develop or test, we always put function over innovation. This means that new ideas are good, but they only make sense when they offer real benets. Therefore, we are 100% practice-oriented and already think about the nal product during the rst stages. We come very close to that target from the very rst minute, since all prototypes are basically manufactured at their later production site and are not hand-made in laboratories. Despite this, innovation secures a leading edge, and 2009 is bringing the launch of some real innovations. Apart from countless detail improvements of all products, we present a brand-new Concept Wave sail, an absolutely revolutionary mast system and a completely new boom front piece that, for the rst time, allows both for more comfort and for unique trimming and tuning possibilities.

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PWA CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION 2005, 2006, 2007

ISA CONSTRUCTORS CHAMPION 2005, 2006, 2007

2009 WHY NORTH?


WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

WHY NORTH? WHY NOW? We are not just putting together short-lived marketing products, but developing sound windsurng equipment that stays state-of-the-art over several years and is being constantly optimized. The best proof of this is the legendary NORTH SAILS long-term compatibility of our rig components.

WHY NORTH? RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT We take into account the most diverse windsurfers at the most diverse spots on this planet. Therefore, a great number of team riders (individual styles, different body weight) surf and work in our two test and development centers in Maui and Gran Canaria. These two offer all conceivable conditions a surfer may encounter: at water, sideshore or onshore, rough wind waves or waves big as a house, beach or reef breaks. These are ideal conditions for ddling and ling in clearly dened work steps as long as it takes, until extreme prototypes are turned into sensible, serial production models. WHY NORTH?

WHY NORTH? KAI HOPF, THE MASTERMIND There is no other designer who has worked for one and the same sail brand for so long as Kai Hopf. Kai Hopf, an Australian and former World Cup winner is one of the most inuential sail makers worldwide. Kai, who also develops high-grade n proles in his free time, still prefers to spend most of his time on water to thoroughly test the designs himself and to live his passion. Hes been the head of sail development at NORTH SAILS for more than 15 years, amassing a treasure of experience thats simply irreplaceable. In 2009, Kai Hopf once again delivers proof of his innovation power in the shape of the radical EGO model and an optimized performance sail range. WHY NORTH?

DESIGNED AND ENGINEERED IN GERMANY While the majority of our competitors develop their products in the Far East, we still engineer and design all products in Germany. Be it for our sails or for complex engineering components such as boom front pieces or the POWER.XT series we always look for fully qualied engineers with a lot of experience who can develop functional and high-quality NORTH SAILS products in cooperation with national partners.

BJRN DUNKERBECK, A CULT FIGURE IN WINDSURFING Like no other man, Bjrn Dunkerbeck is the personication of windsurng. His victories, his charisma, and not least his athletic stature, have turned him into a media star and an ambassador of the sport. For years now, Bjrn and NORTH SAILS have been complementing each other perfectly, joining their efforts in spreading the fascination of windsurng around the globe. Bjrn, who defended his World Champion title for an unbelievable twelve times in a row until 1999, is today considered a living legend. In 2005, he set a historic record by winning his 34th title, something that no other athlete has ever achieved in any other sport. Oh, and by the way, Bjrn also set a new world speed record over the nautical mile on a WARP F2007. His unbelievable average speed of 76.19 km/h will go down in the history books once again. Moreover, he is convinced that he will soon be the rst to break the 50-knots barrier.

R&D TEAM 2009 Jimmy Diaz ISV11, Kai Hopf (Sail Designer), Nik Baker K66, Bjrn Dunkerbeck SUI11, Peter Slate SA7

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E64 DAIDA RUANO MORENO the most successful female windsurfer of all times
PWA FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPION + PWA SUPERX WORLD CHAMPION 2006 & 2007

E63 IBALLA RUANO MORENO winner of several World Cup titles


PWA WAVE WORLD CHAMPION 2006 & 2007

K66 NIK BAKER english wave legend and top PWA wave riders

ISV11 JIMMY DIAZ the worlds most respected tester and developer

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E19 ORJAN JENSEN the ying Norwegian, lives on Gran Canaria

ITA120 PATRIK DIETHELM PWA racer and record holder for speed production boards
ISAF PRODUCTION BOARD CHAMPION 2006

G2 ANDR PASKOWSI Europeans best freestyler


EUROPEAN FREESTYLE CHAMPION EFPT 2006 & 2007

V01 JOS GOLLITO ESTREDO the worlds best freestyler and youngest World Cup champion ever
PWA FREESTYLE WORLD CHAMPION 2006 & PWA FREESTYLE VICE WORLD CHAMPION 2007

WHY NORTH?

BJRN DUNKERBECK the most successful windsurfer of all times

VIDAR JENSEN one of the most radical wave riders worldwide

NB9 ELTON TATY FRANS one of the best PWA freestylers worldwide and PWA slalom rider

SUI4 LAURE TREBOUX freestyle shooting star PWA top freestyle & wave rider

Z14 KARIN JAGGI holder of the world speed record and best allrounder of the PWA tour
SPEED WORLD CHAMPION + PWA SLALOM WORLD CHAMPION

F71 CYRIL MOUSSILMANI represents the new generation of future slalom champions

H24 PETER VOLWATER no. 1 in the Netherlands and one of the top in the World Cup

SA77 PETER SLATE one of the most experienced testers worldwide and Jimmys new test partner on Maui

USA333 CONNOR BAXTER the future of the NORTH SAILS dream team GROM TEAM >

USA52 ZANE SCHWEITZER son of Hookipa legend Matt Schweitzer

FRA111 ALICE ARUTKIN French shooting star in Slalom, Formula and Wave

E95 ALESSIO STILLRICH the next generation from Gran Canaria

G103 MORITZ MARIUS MAUCHI Gran Canarias hot shot

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WINDSURFERS UNION: Check out the latest teamrider action clips, pics, material tips and much more under www.north-windsurf.com/rider-blogs

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ICECC3
Vargas, Gran Canaria
Photo: Mario Entero

Iballa Ruano Moreno E63

ICECC1
Pozo, Gran Canaria
Photo: Mario Entero

Daida Ruano Moreno E64

ICECC3
Vargas, Gran Canaria
Photo: Mario Entero

Orjan Jensen E19

EGOCC1
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Nik Baker K66

EGOCC1
Hookipa, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

Nik Baker K66

ICE CC1
Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Maxime Houyvet

Peter Volwater H24

ICECC1
Hookipa, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Peter Volwater H24

DUKECC3
Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

DUKECC2
Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Andr Paskowski G2

Elton Taty Frans NB9

DUKECC2
Soma Bay, gypten
Photo: Niels Patrick Geisselbrecht

Jos Gollito Estredo V01

EGOCC3
Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Maxime Houyvet

Laure Treboux SUI4

EGOCC2
Camp One, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

Elton Taty Frans NB9

ICECC2
Donau River, Austria
Photo: Stefan Csaky

Christian Sammer AUT291

DRIVECC2
Hookipa, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

Zane Schweitzer USA52

DRIVECC1
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Maxime Houyvet

Connor Baxter USA333

NATURALCC1
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Guy Cribb K9

NATURALCC1
Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Nik Baker K66, Elton Taty Frans NB9

S_TypeCC2
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

RAM F9CC2
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Peter Volwater H24

Peter Slate SA36

RAM F9CC2
Kanaha, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

Brn Dunkerbeck SUI11

RAM F9CC1
Camp One, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Maxime Houyvet

Volwater H24, Moussilmani F71, Diaz ISV11

RAM F9CC1
Camp One, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

Jimmy Diaz ISV11

RAM F9
Kanaha, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: John Carter

NORTH SAILS Race Team

GUIDED BY COLOUR

RACING
WARP F2008 WORLD CUP RACING RAM F9 SLALOM SWITCH.CAM WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

Meanwhile, World Cup slalom, racing, and formula have reached such an unimaginably high level that only top-class pilots can compete. Accordingly, the demands on the material leave no room for compromise. And rightly so, since these riders dont stand a chance without crme-de-la-crme equipment. This explains why we permanently develop, modify, test, and optimize even the tiniest detail, always in search of improvements, of the smallest pinch of extra performance, the maximum of what is currently possible. Only the ultimate solution will deliver the fastest equipment, ensuring our edge over the competition.

PERFORMANCE
S_TYPE PERFORMANCE SWITCH.CAM X_TYPE PERFORMANCE NO.CAM WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

There is no magazine issue without reports on speed events, on the new lust for speed, and the revival of slalom racing. Those whove tracked their high speeds and the miles covered on the display of a GPS device, or have felt that special tingle on brutally fast downwind courses will know what this is all about. So its no surprise that the once most popular windsurng style is on its way to becoming the number one again. And this is happening at almost every spot, since riding at full throttle is possible everywhere.

CROSSOVER
NATURAL CROSSOVER NO.CAM DRIVE CROSSOVER ENTRY WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

Above all, windsurng must mean one thing: Fun! Always and everywhere! This is what Crossover sails were invented for. They will let you do what you want, the way you want it. Whether full-throttle turns or tricks: your style counts, both at land and at sea.

WAVE.FREESTYLE
DUKE POWER WAVE-FREESTYLE ICE WORLD CUP WAVE EGO CONCEPT WAVE WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

Freestyle and big wave riding still remain the most spectacular disciplines the rst on atwater, the second on waves high as a house. In between, there is a new generation of windsurfers celebrating radical Freestyle moves on waves. Classic wave riding is enriched with extremely difcult manoeuvres, and the thrust of the wave propels Freestyle into a new dimension.

EGOCC1
Spreckelsville, Maui, Hawaii
Photo: Jerme Houyvet

Nik Baker K66

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DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY Twice as durable, half the stretch.


NORTH SAILS stands for unsurpassed quality that guarantees a longer life for our sails. The triple zig-zag seams signicantly contribute to this. And they dont come, as usual, in a single, but in a double version! They cover all exposed crash areas that would otherwise be damaged. The result is higher resistance to tear and a reduction of stretch by up to 50% as a result of the second seam, also beneting prole stability and performance. Only the DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY by NORTH SAILS can deliver this!

50 YEARS OF LEADING SAIL TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

01 DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY

For more than 50 years, we have been focusing exclusively on research, development, and production of high-quality proles and sails for yachts, and for windsurng and kitesurng boards.
Athletes have won everything that there is to win using our proles. Revolutionary approaches and technologies have always been and will always be part of our success. Almost all details and features that went into our windsurng products emerged during the development and evolution of the WARP World Cup race sail and its predecessors, which always delivered the highest performance possible. When comparing them with other sail brands, you should always pay particular attention to the unique solutions and innovations that are responsible for the performance of NORTH SAILS Windsurng. You will realize that most of the features can be found only in our sails.

5 YEAR WARRANTY Quality guaranteed. To prove the superior durability and unique NORTH SAILS quality, we grant a 5-year warranty on all our sails (does not include monolm)! 02 RIPSTOP.FRAME.DESIGN No more ripping. It doesnt always take gigantic waves to damage a sail. Sometimes even the harness-hook can drill a hole into the prole when you get thrown off your board. Although the hole is usually not a problem, it may present a risk if the sail is ripped across the whole panel on your way back to the beach. In a worst-case scenario, the sail will rip into two pieces beyond repair. The RIPSTOP.FRAME.DESIGN, consisting of reinforced fabrics that frame the entire sail, helps avoid this risk. Moreover, the intelligent combination of lightweight materials in the centre and robust materials on the perimeter results in a very low weight. 03 CUTAWAY.CLEW Minimized rotation forces, improved handling. The brand new CLEW.CUTAWAY has an extremely positive inuence on the sails agility and handling. The shorter and stiffer boom makes the sail more compact, stabilizes the prole in overpower and reduces the sails centrifugal mass to greatly facilitate the handling.

03 CROSS.BATTEN.CONCEPT Power and handling optimally combined. This intelligent solution, shifts the sails centre of effort downwards and supports the big surface area in the boom area especially useful in manoeuvre oriented sails, and allows for an early planing prole without loosing handling. Optimal in combination with the new CUTAWAY.CLEW! 04 HYPER.CAM Soft rotation and excellent rigging comfort. The ultimate in sailing, with unequalled advantages. Advantage 1: Super-fast rigging up (sliding up instead of snapping on the mast) without the need for repeated changes/corrections of luff and outhaul tension. Advantage 2: Minimum friction, and thus very soft batten rotation, since the HYPER.CAM features free rollers without plastic buckles, so that only the rollers touch the mast. Advantage 3: Optimized shape for the best possible mast pocket prole and ideal aerodynamics Advantage 4: Fits all mast diameters, since only the rollers but never the plastic body touch the surface, which also makes the HYPER.CAM always extremely easy to rotate.

05 DURA.LUFF.PATCH Extremely stable luff reinforcement. The area around the boom cutout is particularly exposed to wear and tear, because the luff panel always forms wrinkles when inserting the mast. Over time, this accordion effect may cause cracks in the monolm. The exible DURA. LUFF.PATCH reinforces the area around the boom and creates a soft transition to the monolm, while preventing cracks in the lm. 06 UNIVERSAL.TACK.FITTING Minimum effort for a perfect trim. The three integrated brass rollers signicantly reduce trim forces on the luff. The reason for using brass is its self-lubricating properties that prevent seizing. The rolls can be quickly removed to use a pulley hook. Raceheads can even replace the rolls with high-end rolls with ball bearings. 07 MAST.SLEEVE.OPENER No more friction when inserting the mast into the mast pocket. A brilliant trick makes inserting the mast a piece of cake. The NORTH SAILS logo above the boom cutout opens the mast pocket just a little, allowing the rider to insert the mast with just one hand, without having to pull at the luff all the time.

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VTS VISUAL.TRIM.SYSTEM Perfect trim and a huge application range!


Even beginners can accurately trim the sail in a matter of seconds. Simply pull the luff until the top of the loose leech reaches the min dot or max dot (depending on the wind speed). Thats it! The exclusive VTS acts like a turbocharger, ensuring maximum performance and an extended range of application. Trimming has never been quicker and better!

50 YEARS OF LEADING SAIL TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

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09 TWIN.STRAP Keeps the sail rolled up and the protector on the mast. This new, improved version of the brilliantly simple fastening system not only keeps the sail safely rolled up, but also makes sure that the mast protector is closely attached and fastened to the mast while surng. Moreover, the additional size mark allows you to identify the sails size without having to unroll it (not available with DRIVE)! 09 SHARKSKIN.PROTECTOR Prevents chang. Highly abrasion-resistant protector tissue - intentional lack of a rib structure to distribute friction forces (e.g. non-skid contact) as smoothly as possible. 10 MINI.BATTEN Eliminates unintentional leech utter. Short, highly effective miniature battens support the areas between the long battens and prevent any annoying utter. 10 HYPER.LEECH II Makes speed sails even faster! This solution was inspired by airplane wings. The precisely dened spot of HYPER.LEECH II is located slightly higher, improving tension distribution in the leech and making the reaction of the top extremely sensitive. The result is an improved loose-leech twist for better control and higher stability in gusts or when getting over-powered. 11 DURATECH.FOOT Long-term warranty for the foot. The foot of the sail is often dragged across the anti-skid surface during water starts or accelerating, especially with wide boards. The patented DURATECH.FOOT keeps the seams in a wide plastic channel, protecting them against damage from the rough antiskid surface.

12 HTS HARNESSLINE.TRIM.SYSTEM Say goodbye to misplaced harness lines! Forget the time-consuming search for the ideal harness line position, the numb forearms, and the endless ddling around! The patented print on the sail shows exactly where the centre of the harness line has to be. Just position the two ends symmetrically at the left and right of the print, thats all. 13 INDIVIDUAL.BOOM.LENGTH.INDICATION Choosing the right boom length without experimenting. Since the boom is positioned at different points on the boom depending on the riders height, the ideal boom length varies due to the different angles. To make it easier to nd the right length fast, the individual recommendations are now written directly on the mast pocket at boom level. 14 TAPE.TECHNOLOGY No wrinkles. All seam tapes are cut to match the curve instead of being glued in a curved fashion, thus preventing the tape from being wrinkled or coming off. TT.TOP II Improved sail control at higher wind speeds. Kai Hopf relied on WARP F2008 to design the TT.TOP II. The concave shape is slightly reduced, which improves tensions and allows for a more effective, three-dimensional top twist, meaning that the top twists not only horizontally but also vertically under strong winds. This virtually neutralizes gusts, keeps the rig steady in the riders hand, and allows the sail to be used in a much larger range of winds. FLIP.ROTATING.SYSTEM No jerking, no hard rotation! The clever adjustment and arrangement of the batten pockets allows the battens to rotate freely behind the mast, thus eliminating the loathed jerks during shifts.

INTELLIGENT.BATTEN.SYSTEM Individual batten setting for better performance! Since each batten fulls a different task, we use no less than 7 (!) different batten types. They differ not only in their cross section (round or rectangular) but also in the materials used (glass, glass-carbon composites, full carbon) and in their geometry (thickness, width). Moreover, all battens have specic stiffness degrees and proles, regardless of their length for 100% centre of effort stability in the centre of the sail, optimum twist in the top (horizontally and vertically), and reduced top weight (easier handling). X.PLY Excitingly beautiful, extremely durable. As many as three different X.PLY layers with varying bre density are used in our 2009 sails. The materials are always carefully selected to match the sails application and to obtain the ideal combination of durability and weight. PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION (X_TYPE, NATURAL, DRIVE). Better handling, total control. The number of battens plays a decisive role when it comes to a stable centre of effort, weight, and handling. The PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN. CONFIGURATION introduces a system that determines the ideal number of battens for each sail, depending on size and intended application. This provides for an ideal combination of performance and lowest possible weight for each sail.

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RACING WARP F2008


WORLD CUP RACING

WARP F2008

KEY FEATURES

SPEED-SLALOM

RACING

The ultimate World Cup racing machine The WARPs speed potential is almost innite. This is proven by the world record I set using serial material, with a standard WARP in February 2008 in France. Patrik Diethelm ITA120 The new WARP simply thrusts you forward. Bjrn Dunkerbeck SUI11 In no-rule PWA Slalom 42 races, you must gain speed much faster than all the others, or you are out of the race. The WARP F2008 is the key to explosive starts and acceleration, and these are the things that help me compete for top positions. Cyril Moussilmani F71

For years, the name WARP has come to mean the sail that exceeds all limits, and has little in common with a conventional massproduced sail. It is not only one of the most successful racing sails on the market (won the speed world record for serial material in 2008), but also a test laboratory and a development platform for designing groundbreaking features. From this perspective, we are day by day shaping the World Cup WARP of the future together with our team. This continuous process generates experience and insights that secure our technological edge, and victories in the World Cup. Eventually, the most successful developments regularly benet the serial production of all our sails. We set even higher targets to Kai Hopf and the World Cup team for the new WARP: We want to create the ultimate racing sail, one that can do more than just being the fastest! Although maximum speed is very important, it is not the sole decisive factor. Its the combination of starting speed, constant velocity, and maximum speed that will turn a good sail into a winners sail. Therefore, the new WARP will accelerate even more directly at the start, develop unlimited speed, and possess a lot of stamina, especially when accelerating after a jibe. Power-saving rig control and easy handling allow the rider to concentrate on his tactics during the entire race are a prerequisite so they can deliver 100% performance. Since regattas are often decided at the buoy, easy handling plays a decisive role when shifting. The decisive elements for the particularly easy rotation of the WARP are the ultra-light rotating HYPER.CAMS, the sophisticated arrangement of the battens, and the shape of mast pocket. WARP continues to set the standards in the World Cup only through this permanent evolution and optimization. The constant modications are the reason why new WARP designs are not introduced at regular intervals but only when the next evolution level has been reached. Due to extraordinarily complex production methods, and to prevent any material that is not state of the art from reaching the market, this product is available in a very limited edition and only within a reasonably short period of time. This guarantees all those who need it that what they see is what they get: World Cup Racing. For more news on the latest WARP and availability dates, visit www.north-windsurf.com

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Deeper prole in the mid to upper sections creating a more balanced depth distribution Softer than 2007 due to softer materials in the upper luff plus the adjustments in the luff curve Better pumping ability due to softness and smoother distribution of depth throughout the luff curve Delivery of constant, yet very controlled power More stable draft due to luff curve which works more cohesively Better low end due to delivery of constant power for further features see page 48-51

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RACING RAM F9
SLALOM SWITCH.CAM

RAM F9

KEY FEATURES

RACING

The RAM F9 is the younger brother of World Cup WARP F2008! Although it corresponds over 90% to the fastest WARP we ever built, it has its own distinct character, bringing benets for most pilots. When we improved the model for 2009, we focused on two aspects: The improvement of its handling despite extreme racing characteristics, and the optimization of propulsion across the entire range of applications.

With one batten less, a marginally slimmer mast pocket, and a slightly reduced sail foil tension, the RAM F9 requires less effort to control compared to the WARP 2008. In addition, the brand new CLEW.CUTAWAY outhaul has an extremely positive impact on handling: The boom is now 5 to 10cm shorter and thus stiffer, not only stabilizing the prole when getting overpowered, but also reducing the sails centrifugal mass to greatly facilitate shifting at the buoy. Apart from ensuring super-soft rotating boards and smoothly gliding HYPER. CAMS, this also eliminates hard, jerky rotation. As a bonus, the RAM F9 offers the option of using 4 or just 3 cambers, making it even easier to adjust for high performance or manoeuvrability. With a combination of TT.TOP, super rigid BOX. BATTEN, and the wide, conical AERO.SLEEVE mast pocket with a radical leading edge prole, the new RAM F9 can reach speeds that stun both GPS and regatta pilots on all courses. Despite this, the RAM F9 is astonishingly easy to ride for a projectile of this calibre which explains why its simply so much faster. A proof of how serious we are about the new RAM F9 and how brutally powerful it is, is shown by the fact that it is already certied for all 2009 PWA events, and can therefore be used in all World Cup events in the new year! Karin Jaggi was already competing very successfully on the RAM F8 at all 2008 PWA slalom contests. Speed World Champion 2008: Karin Jaggi, RAM Speed Vice World Champion 2008: Patrik Diethelm, RAM

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NEW: CLEW.CUTAWAY for improved handling and enhanced high-end control Luff featuring low-stretch PH2X sailing cloth for dragster-like acceleration HYPER.CAM the rst hard camber that rotates as smoothly as a soft cam Switchable 4/3 Camber Option: 4 cambers for maximum performance, 3 cambers for comfortable handling for further features see page 48-51

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PERFORMANCE S_TYPE 09
PERFORMANCE SWITCH.CAM

S_TYPE 09

KEY FEATURES

PERFORMANCE

The S_TYPE is our most successful sail in all international magazine tests and is meanwhile considered THE reference in its class. The update for 2009 is now under way, and it offers even more performance and controllability! More than any other sail, the brand-new S_TYPE represents the combination between acceleration and impressive performance and a great amount of speed, without compromising rig control and handling.

One can immediately feel that this sail incorporates not only all our experience from the NORTH SAILS racing range, but also the power and the latest features of the RAM F9. It is also fascinating that the S_TYPE can be used more exibly and more universally than its predecessor, making it suitable for a huge number of board types. This is partly due to the familiar SWITCHABLE.CAM.OPTION allowing the sail to be ridden with 3 or 2 cambers, and in particular to the new CLEW.CUTAWAY outhaul that signicantly improves handling thanks to its shorter boom and reduced rotation forces. Another reason is the medium-size CONICAL.AERO.SLEEVE.DESIGN mast pocket, which represents the ideal compromise between optimum propulsion and comfortable water start behaviour. Regardless of whether you are using it at high speeds or for relaxed cruising and jibing, the new S_TYPE has many faces, rendering it perfectly suitable as a universal performer. As to its durability: Apart from legendary features such as DOUBLE. SEAM and DURATECH.FOOT, we gave the CROSS.BATTEN an additional seam protection to prevent chang in this section as well. Simply ingenious: All S_TYPE models work ideally with one mast length!

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PERFORMANCE X_TYPE 09
PERFORMANCE NO.CAM

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X_TYPE 09

KEY FEATURES

PERFORMANCE

The ultimate NoCam performance sail, whose relatively high sail foil tension guarantees maximum performance even without camber support. Compared to the previous model, it has improved planning without compromising any control when getting over-powered. This makes it even more versatile, since it combines spontaneous performance delivery with top speed, also offering the handling and rigging advantages of NoCam sails. This translates into enormous thrust AND the particular ease of a NoCam sail for relaxed manoeuvres.

The X_TYPE draws its potential from HYPER.LEECH II and TT.TOP II, which ensure a more active twist. In addition, it features a slightly lower prole for more power from underneath, and a pressure point further at the front. This facilitates rig control and steering, and signicantly contributes to what is unusually high pressure point stability for a NoCam sail. Thanks to the PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION, all X_TYPE models possess a number of battens relevant to size and application, and Kai Hopf ts sizes 6.0 and 5.4 with only 6 battens. This helps reduce weight and improves handling. In sails starting at 6.6m2, the rigs agility reaps a huge benet from the new CLEW. CUTAWAY outhaul, which allows for the use of a shorter boom while minimizing the rotation forces of the X_TYPE. By the way, all the new X_TYPE can be used with a single 460 mast - one mast ts all!

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NEW: Starting at 6.6m2, CLEW.CUTAWAY for improved handling and enhanced high-end control Wider wind range and better control thanks to the new HYPER.LEECH II and TT.TOP II Improved durability through the solid X.PLY foot construction One mast (460-25) ts all sail sizes! for further features see page 48-51

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CROSSOVER NATURAL 09
CROSSOVER NO.CAM

NATURAL 09

KEY FEATURES

CROSSOVER

NATURAL is dead long live the NATURAL! The most versatile sail in our range was redesigned from scratch to provide a powerful and easily manageable allrounder for all those who dont want to deal with techniques and trimming.

The new NATURAL hasnt lost any of the positive properties of its predecessor and several-times test winner. On the contrary, its magnicent handling and balanced performance were improved and are now easier to unleash. In the course of laborious tests, Kai Hopf developed a new sail layout that requires much less trimming know-how. This means less time and knowledge is required for the setup, and no permanent adjustments need to be made later! The PROGRESSIVE.BATTEN.CONFIGURATION is still characteristic of the outstandingly balanced range of NATURAL. As a result, the focus for sizes up to 6.6m2 is still on handling and pressure point stability, which explains why only 5 battens are installed. At 7.0m2 and above, the design focuses on planning and Kai Hopf once again concentrates on simple rig control and handling. Both versions offer excellent control, a high level of comfort, and plenty of planning power, creating the perfect synthesis of speed, acceleration, and handling. The new NATURAL will make windsurng much less complicated, and for many the problem of choosing the right material will become obsolete.

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NEW: A simplied trim guarantees best performance at all times NEW: 2 masts t all: only 2 masts cover all sail sizes iMODULAR.DESIGN for less weight and improved handling The highly durable DURA.LUFF.PATCH helps avoid damage to the luff for further features see page 48-51

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Nik Baker K66

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CROSSOVER DRIVE 09
CROSSOVER ENTRY

DRIVE 09

KEY FEATURES

CROSSOVER

The DRIVE.LIGHT and SUPERLIGHT models in iMODULAR. DESIGN are two ultralight Crossover sails for a wide range of applications. Their balanced shape and very low weight caters in particular to the group of entrylevel and ambitious riders. Both sails facilitate the step to the next skill level, while assisting the rider in learning new manoeuvres. The sophisticated mixture of materials, in combination with the RIPSTOP.FRAME. DESIGN allows the use of a particularly lightweight monolm, without compromising durability. Its incredibly easy handling is particularly popular among women and juniors.

The DRIVE.FIRST was specially designed for children. There are ve sizes with an individual batten arrangement, which focus on childrens ergonomic needs and physical power, that is, a highquality, powerful material that lets children have real fun and positive rewards with windsurng from the very rst moment. Moreover, special mast/boom components were developed for DRIVE.SUPERLIGHT and DRIVE.FIRST. Therefore, both models are also available as complete rigs!

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NEW: DRIVE.FIRST in 1.0 and 1.5 for the smallest ones DRIVE.FIRST for kids DRIVE.SUPERLIGHT/DRIVE.LIGHT for light riders, women, and juniors Lowest possible weight through iMODULAR. DESIGN and RIPSTOP.FRAME.DESIGN DOUBLE.SEAM.TECHNOLOGY for top durability for further features see page 48-51

1,0 1,5
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1,0 / 1,5 / 2,0 / 2,5 / 3,0 3,3 / 3,7 / 4,2

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4,7 / 5,3 / 5,8 / 6,4 / 7,0

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WAVE.FREESTYLE DUKE 09
POWER WAVE.FREESTYLE

DUKE 09

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KEY FEATURES

WAVE.FREESTYLE

Only in rare occasions such physically different windsurfers became so intensively involved in the development of a single sail as was the case with Bjrn Dunkerbeck, Gollito, and Andr Paskowski. After all, however, no other sail can cover the entire range from wave to atwater Freestyle as perfectly as the new DUKE.

Basically, the requirements for a Power Wave and a Freestyle sail are very similar: great planning potential combined with maximum handling and good controllability. Up to a size of 5.4m2, the DUKE was therefore designed as a powerful Wave sail according to Bjrns specications. Since it possesses the greatest trimming versatility of all our Wave sails, it can also be easily controlled by mediumweight pilots. The use of stable X.PLY 725 in the centre panel of the small DUKE increases durability, leaves room for reserves, and underscores the suitability of the small DUKE for waves. For sizes 5.9m2 and above, Kai Hopf improved the new DUKE strictly according to the specications of our Freestyle World Champion Jose Gollito Perez and EFPT Champion Andr Paskowski. Although 5 battens and HYPER.LEECH II were already part of the standard equipment in the previous year, it is the reworked, less nervous TT.TOP and the slightly reduced sail foil tension of the current model that really optimize behaviour and allow for easier pumping, controlling, and more sensitive steering of the rig, especially when carrying out difcult Freestyle tricks. All DUKE models are made to suit SDM masts, which ideally t this type of a more direct sail.

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NEW: Less nervousness and better pumping thanks to the reduced sail foil tension NEW: Reduced foot prole for improved handling Lower weight and easier handling thanks to iMODULAR.DESIGN Just two masts cover all sail sizes Maximum performance on SDM masts for further features see page 48-51

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WAVE.FREESTYLE ICE 09
WORLD CUP WAVE

ICE 09

KEY FEATURES

WAVE.FREESTYLE

A World Cup Wave sail must have the potential to get the maximum out of every situation, because only victory counts. This is why the new ICE works even under the most different conditions, developing maximum performance even under critical circumstances. This is achieved, among others, through an optimized prole, a slightly set back centre of effort, and a reduced sail foil tension.

Extremely aggressive and - thanks to the optimized foot prole - a true handling miracle, especially when descending the wave: this is how our team describes this radical 5-batten power engine. Everyone is impressed by the performance and the lightning-fast reaction of the ICE, which is totally independent from ones own body weight. All this despite the fact that we are reacting to a general trend toward slightly softer proles, and have also introduced a reduced sail foil tension even with this sail for the rst time. As a result, the new ICE feels a bit more elastic, and it is easier to pump and to control. These properties are enhanced by the modied HYPER. LEECH and the new, less nervous top. Moreover, the iMODULAR.DESIGNs optimized sail weight continues to have a positive impact on handling. Since the ICE was designed for all World Cup spots, it functions equally well in Hookipa or Sylt, on Gran Canaria or at your favourite spot. IMPORTANT: all ICE sizes were designed for SDM masts and t on a single mast length (400-19)!

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NEW: Less nervousness and better pumping thanks to the reduced sail foil tension NEW: Reduced foot prole for improved handling Better handling and less weight thanks to iMODULAR.DESIGN MINIMUM.MAST.CONCEPT: One mast (400-19) ts all sail sizes! Maximum performance on SDM masts for further features see page 48-51

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Elton Taty Frans NB9

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WAVE.FREESTYLE EGO 09
CONCEPT WAVE

EGO 09

KEY FEATURES

WAVE.FREESTYLE

The aggressive EGO is a completely new type of Wave sail, which can and intends to achieve more than previous Wave sails. It looks into the future, and is always ahead of its time. The EGO is the ultimate Wave sail for innovative riders!

After almost 10 years, a completely new product will replace the eternal classic, the VOODOO. This brand-new sail, which was given a new name for the simple reason that it is not a successor but a wholly new concept, is heralding the era of Concept Wave sails, which we intend to develop consistently in the coming years, applying radical approaches. For us, the EGO represents a symbol of innovation, built with exceptional materials to incorporate the latest trends in sail design. Yet despite our passion for innovation, we are true to our motto innovation follows function. With this in mind, Kai Hopf developed the BALANCED.LUFF.LENGTH, a precisely balanced ratio of luff length to boom length. As short and compact as possible for radical handling and as long as necessary for a decent twist, ensuring a maximum wind range. In order to achieve sensible sizes, Kai uses the proven NORTH SAILS CROSS.BATTEN.CONCEPT in combination with the new CLEW.CUTAWAY, reaping real benets for handling. When it comes to the number of battens, Kai is rather conservative, since good high end control and a wide wind-range still demand 5 battens. Of course, similar to the VOODOO, the EGO was designed as a hardcore sail. Therefore, all smaller sizes feature a window panel made of large-meshed Heavy Duty X.PLY, while the large sizes starting at 5.3 are made with monolm for weight reasons. IMPORTANT: the EGO is the rst sail exclusively designed for RDM masts due to its special characteristics (very elastic). The smaller mast diameter perfectly matches the softer sail and shorter luff.

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NEW: less nervousness and better pumping thanks to the reduced sail foil tension NEW: STRAIGHT.FOOT.DESIGN allows for even more radical moves, even closer to the impact zone NEW: SIZE.SPECIFIC.CONSTRUCTION for the ideal mix between performance, weight, and durability NEW: Maximum durability AND perfect elasticity thanks to ARAMID.LUFF.PANEL

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Exclusively designed for RDM masts for further features see page 48-51

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Nik Baker E66

Nik Baker E66

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01 TOTAL.FLEX.CONTROL

02 AUTO.CLOSE

03 ULTRA.CLEAN.ROPE.STORAGE

04 LOCKED.RDM.ADAPTER 02 AUTO.CLOSE Revolutionary rigging. But whats the fastest boom worth if its difcult and time-consuming to operate? Therefore, the new iFRONT is equipped with the NORTH SAILS AUTO.CLOSE (patent pending), in which a tappet automatically snaps and closes the hinge cap when rigging up. This helps avoid threading and trapped ngers. 03 ULTRA.CLEAN.ROPE.STORAGE Clearing up the loose ends! There is nothing more unnerving or annoying than a loose dangling piece of rope on your boom front end, and no longer is it necessary! For the rst time the iFront has a spot in the front end closing lever, where the rope can be stored both clean and secure, although ready to grab instantly, if required. 04 LOCKED.RDM.ADAPTER 100% t and compatibility with RDM. Additional rubber adapters for RDM masts that either stick on the mast or in most cases get lost, are a thing of the past thanks to the iFRONT, since the RDM adapter is now directly and rmly connected to the head (but can be removed anytime without any tools). This improves rigging comfort signicantly since, logically, the cuff no longer slips on the mast, let alone gets lost or displaced. An additional advantage: it weighs 50% less than previous adapters! Comes with Silver, Gold and Platinum 140 and 150 only.

INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


BOOM TECHNOLOGY

iFRONT, Patrik Diethelm ITA120

iFRONT the fastest and most comfortable NORTH SAILS boom front piece with unique trimming and tuning opportunities.
We have known for a long time that the boom construction, and in particular the head, has a big impact on rig performance. We carried out extensive comparison tests on atwater, on Gran Canaria and Maui, eventually proving that rigs are extremely fast when they remain steady in the riders hand, allowing for controlled rig steering. The two spots are so different, and so are the conditions that present individual challenges for the ideal boom. While wind and water conditions on atwater are mostly calm, calling for larger sails, exactly the opposite prevails on Gran Canaria. Actually, in order to achieve optimum propulsion at both spots and tireless windsurng especially on Gran Canaria, one would need two heads of different stiffness or attenuation. A very rigid, direct front piece for atwater, and an attenuated, more exible head for harsher conditions. This is an effort that only professional regatta pilots will not shun, but which otherwise makes windsurng excessively complicated. Yet who would willingly forsake the extra performance and the additional comfort? This is exactly what we focused on.

The knowledge acquired by our development team helped it devise the following easily understandable formulas: Low wind = calm waters = large sail, long boom = less rig movement Ideal solution: inexible, rigid head High wind = choppy waters = small sail, short boom = nervous rig = jumps Ideal solution: easily exing head

> CONCLUSION The new iFRONT head revolutionizes the boom. Thanks to the individual adjustment of the ex, the booms absorption can be regulated at the riders discretion, in order to reduce rig nervousness in choppy waters and always maintain a constant angle of attack. Or the rider can opt for uncompromising stiffness, making large sails even faster on calm waters, because in Race mode, the new iFRONT can effortlessly compete with the stiffest heads on the market perfect for slalom or formula.

01 TOTAL.FLEX.CONTROL Individual ex adjustment. In recent years, the challenge has been to develop a head that unites both characteristics without having to accept any compromises. After three years of intensive development work, weve reached that goal! The brand-new iFRONT head is the rst to offer an adjustment and tuning option that changes the overall characteristics of the boom, allowing for ideal adjustment to all conditions. This is made possible by the individually adjustable FLEX.CONTROLLER in three levels (patent pending).

FLEX.CONTROLLER SOFT SETUP: Clearly dened, vertical exibility, especially for Wave sails or for days with choppy, uneasy waters for more comfort, better rig control, higher speeds, and good shock absorption after high jumps
STIFF
MEDIUM SOFT

FLEX.CONTROLLER MEDIUM SETUP: Medium Flex FLEX.CONTROLLER STIFF SETUP: Maximum rigidity, especially on a calm water surface and with big sails with long booms, since the length of the tube already provides for sufcient shock absorption

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INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


BOOM RANGE 2009

THE PERFECT RIG For over a decade NORTH SAILS has been one of the few brands who develop all Windsurng rig components for use exclusively by NORTH SAILS. This guarantees that all NORTH SAILS components are state-ofthe-art and work better, and when used in conjunction with a North Sail generate the absolute maximum performance!

NORTH SAILS BEST.FIT.SYSTEM Perfectly matching components.


One thing is sure: all NORTH SAILS components t almost all sails of different brands and improve their performance. In addition, there are ideal combinations that can get the maximum out of every rig. Components within the RED, SILVER, GOLD and PLATINUM series make great combinations, and were designed to perfectly match each other. In terms of performance and price, the following rule of thumb applies: the more money you spend, the lighter and more dynamic and powerful your rig will be. This means that you determine how much performance you need or how much you are willing to invest in your performance.

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PLATINUM

NEW SCHOOL BENDCURVE

140-190 / 150-200

CLASSIC BENDCURVE

180-230 / 215-265 / 260-310

NEW: PLATINUM The new carbon PLATINUM was designed from scratch, and is now manufactured using AEROSPACE.PREPREG. TECHNOLOGY (same as used for our masts) for the rst time. This also applies to the new, white tail ends. To meet even the highest requirements, we distinguish between Wave to Freestyle lengths from 1.40 to 1.50m and longer Slalom and Formula lengths of 1.80m to 2.60m. The bending curve of the short sizes features the New School shape, preventing the riders front arm from being overstretched. The large sizes, however, feature extensive Race bending curves. All models are equipped with the radical iFRONT head, whose ex and absorption can be adjusted in three steps from comfortable to ultra-stiff. New: PLATINUM 215cm and 260cm have the same boom body, and are extremely extendable thanks to two OVERSIZED.OUTSIDE tail ends of different lengths. As a result, the 215cm size can now be extended to 310cm by simply replacing the tail end, without compromising its rigidity! The short PLATINUM models still have an inserted tail end for maximum grip comfort. The short and long versions also differ in tube diameter: extra grip with 28mm for lengths up to 1.50m, and super-stiff 30mm diameter for the longer booms.

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GOLD
NEW SCHOOL BENDCURVE

140-190 / 150-200

CLASSIC BENDCURVE

160-210 / 180-230 / 200-250

GOLD The so-called BONDED.TECHNOLOGY is the unique NORTH SAILS production technique that uses space-technology adhesives to glue the tubes with the head. This is what makes the GOLD models so strong and rigid, also keeping the weight very low. The propulsion forces are transferred directly and completely free of play thanks to the new iFRONT front piece and the carbon end piece, allowing for individual comfort settings through ex adjustment. The short sizes come with a thin, 28mm diameter to help avoid cramped forearms and increase comfort, and all GOLD models over 1.80m feature 30mm tubes with a soft, safe-grip coating. New: the short sizes up to 1.50m now feature an ergonomically ideal New School bending curve so that both hands are at an equal distance from the centre of the sail, thus preventing the front arm from being overstretched. All in all, a very rigid and qualitative performance boom for demanding riders.

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SILVER
NEW SCHOOL BENDCURVE

140-190 / 150-200

CLASSIC BENDCURVE

140-190 / 150-200 / 160-210 / 180-230 / 200-250

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PLATINUM 180-230 215-265 260-310

02 140-190 150-200

GOLD 160-210 180-230 200-250

03 140-190 150-200

SILVER 140-190 150-200 160-210 180-230 200-250

04 RED 140-190 150-200 160-210 180-230

SILVER The more affordable version of the GOLD series, also manufactured using the BONDED.TECHNOLOGY (cannot be disassembled). The Silver series is also equipped with the brand-new iFRONT front piece, although it features only an aluminium tail end, which nevertheless consists of a single part and is thus free of play. Features such as ex adjustment and length-specic RDM tubes with a 28mm or 30mm diameter (starting at 1.80m) combine very high rigidity with great comfort. New: the short sizes up to 1.50m now feature an ergonomically ideal New School bending curve so that both hands are at an equal distance from the centre of the sail, thus preventing the front arm from being overstretched. A total of ve boom lengths with a rened specic bending curve are available, making SILVER booms perfectly suitable for all sails from Wave to Freerace. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 04
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140-190 / 150-200 / 160-210 / 180-230

RED

RED With a diameter of only 30mm, RED is a brilliant allrounder. Combined with the brand-new iFRONT head, it delivers high rigidity and durability. An additional contribution to safety and superior comfort comes from the DOUBLE.PIN.LOCK system, which rmly locks the boom while preventing the tubes from twisting. Since each size possesses an individual bending curve, the RED series suits all sail types (ex not adjustable; RDM adapter not included).

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NEW! NORTH SAILS revolutionary 3-piece mast system.


01. Easier transportation due to shorter packaging length (up to 25%) - Fits even into small cars now - Ideal choice for frequent flyers 02. Improved bend curve The two plug-in connections result in a harmoniously flexing middle piece creating a more harmonious bending curve in the most critical mid-section 03. Make 3 out of 1 due to interchangeable center pieces (patent pending) 04. Greater value for money Instead of buying a whole new mast, you simply exchange the center piece

INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


MAST TECHNOLOGY

3-PIECE MAST, Karin Jaggi Z14

The 2009 mast range offers even greater choice, technical innovations, and a revolution that underscores our commitment to user-friendliness. Even if the names are still the same, they describe a signicantly optimized high-tech product. An overview of the major developments for 2009:

IMPORTANT: SDM / RDM As a rule, a distinction is made between SDM (standard) and the increasingly popular RDM (reduced) mast diameters. Very few people know that RDM masts make sense only up to lengths of around 430cm, since they present a rather soft ex behaviour as a result of their smaller cross section. Therefore, they are primarily suitable for Wave/Freestyle sails, their advantage being that they are easier to grip during manoeuvres. Large, mostly performance-oriented sails therefore need stiffer masts with a more direct ex. This characteristic calls for a larger mast cross section in order to reach the required stiffness at all.

AEROSPACE.PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY All NORTH SAILS masts are manufactured using the ultimate AEROSPACE. PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY, and meanwhile this method is also used for the RED and SILVER series. This method provides for a computer-controlled adjustment of the resin and carbon content, and processing takes place under extremely high compression pressure (up to 10 tons!). Therefore, the masts themselves only differ in the percentage of carbon content and its quality. TOTAL.PROTECTION.SHIELD The NORTH SAILS polyamide coating is a groundbreaking development in mast construction. This highly abrasion-resistant material that covers the entire PLATINUM and Gold series masts provides for 100% surface protection! No abrasion, no scratches, or damage to the carbon bres by the camber or the boom front piece. At the same time, this viscoelastic skin reinforces the entire structure and increases fracture resistance by approx. 20%, without any impact on the bending curve.

NEW: MORE RDM MASTS In addition to the well-known SDM masts (SDM = standard diameter mast) there is a trend setting more towards thinner or RDM masts (RDM = reduced diameter mast). Thats why our new mast program is more complete, NORTH SAILS RDM masts are now available in 3 ranges, each with a different carbon content and a price to suit everyone. DROP.SHAPE <> CONSTANT.TAPER. All standard diameter (SDM) NORTH SAILS masts come in length-specic shapes: Up to a length of 430cm, the masts feature a DROP.SHAPE geometry with a signicantly tapered boom area. This allows us to transfer the rotation and handling advantages of RDM masts to classic masts without the need for special extensions or boom adapters. All SDM masts with a length of 460cm or above feature the CONSTANT.TAPERED geometry that forms a conical shape from the base to the top.

NEW: SILVER SDM3 AND RDM3 Simply a sensation, and a blessing for all those who fret and fume over unwieldy masts! The SILVER3 series represents a new development that will revolutionize mast construction. It is the rst-ever three-piece mast that is not only shorter during transport, but also offers an affordable way of varying mast length simply by replacing the middle piece. This new concept brings huge benets for stowing and performance, since the critical connection point of two-piece masts is right in the middle of the mast, with the most negative impact on the bending curve through the resulting stiffness. The new concept now shifts this hard spot further down or up, creating a more harmonious bending curve in the middle. As a result, the SILVER3 series is a powerful alternative that will t in almost every trunk. Of course, there are also RDM and SDM versions that cover all sail types and brands!

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MAST RANGE 2009

SDM
STANDARD DIAMETER 48mm

RDM
REDUCED DIAMETER 32mm

SDM
STANDARD DIAMETER 48mm

RDM
REDUCED DIAMETER 32mm

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PLATINUM

01 370 400 430 460 490 550 PLATINUM SDM The PLATINUM series was developed for World Cup pros and gearheads. It represents our most individual and dynamic line, with lengths from 370 to 430cm focusing on Wave and Freestyle, those with 460cm and above on Race. Of course, this series is manufactured using the AEROSPACE. PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY, the most precise and sophisticated technology currently available. Pressures of up to 10 tons result in an extremely homogeneous carbon-resin mixture, and reduce the resin content to a minimum. This is what delivers the sheer unbelievable reex and durability properties of this series. The new white coating made of 100% abrasion-resistant polyamide protects the carbon surface against mechanical impact, and increases fracture resistance by approx. 20%! Naturally, the PLATINUM models are also sealed with a white surface that prevents heat from reaching critical areas, and avoids thermal overstress. ---------------------------------------------------------------

06 370 400 430 PLATINUM RDM The ultimate needle mast. Thanks to a new geometry with a larger top diameter, the PLATINUM RDM is even more dynamic than its predecessor. As a result, the rig benets not only from the aerodynamic advantages of the smaller diameter but also from the greater exing power of the needle shape. Of course, this top model also features both the polyamide base coating and the cooler white surface.

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-------------------------------------------------------------- 07 370 400 430 GOLD RDM is the more affordable version of the thin, high performance PLATINUM RDM. Except for the slightly reduced carbon content, the two series are technologically identical. The new GOLD RDM also has an improved geometry with a more prominent top diameter for greater ex dynamics. Similarly, the entire mast is now sealed with the new polyamide surface to protect it against abrasion.

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02 370 400 430 460 490 GOLD SDM A 75% high-tech carbon content, high-tech prepreg production, and excellent dynamics make the GOLD series the undisputable performance, weight, and price leader in the medium segment. A new feature is the full polyamide coating, which prevents any scratching or abrasion. The white surface protects the material especially against strong exposure to the sun by effectively preventing thermal overstress and heat that could reach into critical areas. This reduces material embrittlement while maintaining the bending curve absolutely constant over a long period of time. All in all, a top-quality mast for all areas of application that now has been made even more durable. ---------------------------------------------------------------

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-------------------------------------------------------------- 08 370 400 430 SILVER RDM This is the rst time that a needle mast with a carbon content of 55% was ever produced. As a result, the SILVER RDM enters a price category in which no one expected to nd thin performance masts. The geometry was modied for 2009, increasing the top diameter. Now a technologically mature product, the SILVER RDM offers the dynamic advantages of thin shapes and signicantly improved ex dynamics at the top. Comes without RDM adapter. 09 370 400 430
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03 370 400 430 460 490 SILVER SDM The high-quality NORTH SAILS allrounder with a carbon content of 55% and impressive overall performance. SILVER masts are now also produced using AEROSPACE. PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY, which provides for a computer-aided adjustment of the carbon, glass, and resin content. In addition, a heat-sensitive compression tape squeezes out excess resin, resulting in lower weight and even better ex. 04 370 400 430 460 490
Center piece Set A 370 / 400 / 430 Center piece Set B 430 / 460 / 490

10/11 40 50 CARBON.XTENDER SDM


PLATINUM

12/13 30 NEW: CARBON.XTENDER RDM PLATINUM 30: The ultimate 30cm RDM mast extension in PLATINUM construction. --------------------------------------------------------------SILVER 30: A 30cm longer RDM mast with all the benets

PLATINUM 40/50: An even lighter high-end mast extension based on the PLATINUM series, now available in 40 and 50cm for optimum adjustment. ---------------------------------------------------------------

SILVER

SILVER 50: 50cm longer, yet without any negative impact on the bending curve or the durability of our masts. For the rst time, it is possible to use sails with a size difference of up to 3.5m2 with one and the same mast (for instance, the entire S_TYPE line from 6.0 to 9.5m2 with a single 460 mast)!

NEW: SILVER SDM Never before was a mast shorter and easier to transport! All in all, a high-quality mast range covering a wide gamut of applications, which offers great performance and durability thanks to a 60% carbon content and AEROSPACE. PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY. The two plug-in connections result in a harmoniously exing middle piece that offers not only an extensive bending curve but can also be replaced with counterparts of varying length. SILVER SDM3 is the ideal choice for frequent yers and windsurfers with small cars.

NEW: SILVER RDM3 Never before was a mast shorter and easier to transport! All in all, a high-quality mast range covering a wide gamut of applications, which offers great performance and durability thanks to a 60% carbon content and AEROSPACE. PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY. The two plug-in connections result in a harmoniously exing middle piece that offers not only an extensive bending curve but can also be replaced with counterparts of varying length. SILVER RDM3 is the ideal choice for frequent yers and windsurfers with small cars. Comes without RDM adapter.

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RED SDM is the universal NORTH SAILS mast line with an excellent value for money, now also manufactured using the AEROSPACE.PREPREG.TECHNOLOGY. A 35% carbon content guarantees balanced power and above-average durability. The RED line is compatible with almost all sail brands, which makes it an ideal allrounder.

WORLD-EXCLUSIVE MASTFINDER Find the perfect NORTH SAILS mast for any sail from all major sail brands under www.north-windsurf.com/en/masts/Universal-Mast-Finder

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More than 20 years ago, it was the quick release boom; today, its the POWER.XT
Both represented a revolution in windsurng. Meanwhile, the POWER.XT has been the state of the art for several years, and those who try it dont want to live without it, because the POWER.XT is the rst and only mast extension with an integrated lever that can manage all trim forces while allowing for perfect trimming even on the water! As a result, even children can completely handle the downhaul tension of modern slalom sails and accurately adjust any prole within seconds.

ADVANTAGES WHEN SETTING UP THE SAIL:

ADVANTAGES ON THE WATER: > later adjustments can be made on the water (e.g. when the wind speed changes) > greater safety > sail performance and wind range are exploited to the full

INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


EXTENSION RANGE 2009

> faster build-up (insert rope tighten pull ratchet, ready!) > signicantly less effort is required (power ratio approx. 1/30 - 1/80) > no need for trimming tools (e.g. easy-rig or harness hook)

SDM
STANDARD DIAMETER 48mm

POWER.XTR, Nik Baker K66


01 POWER.XT S and L*: The NORTH SAILS POWER.XT with 1:30 power transmission works with all sails of all brands and revolutionizes both rigging and netuning. 02 POWER.XTR S and L*: The race and luxury version of POWER.XT. The lever is 3cm longer, increasing the power ratio to approx. 1:60. The new 6-screw cleat plate and the tougher material of the extension tube can easily withstand the downhaul tension of very large sails, which can be fully trimmed with just one hand. Moreover, the indestructible Dyneema rope helps reduce friction. 03 NEW: POWER.XTi S and L*: Uncompromising high-end Race extension with a lever ratio of 1:80 and a longer lever, which for the rst time will also smoothly work with twisted roller blocks (attention: no loop-loop-go!). For this purpose, two thin rollers are located on the outer side, allowing the rope to move without friction. This means that even huge Race sails with enormous trimming forces can be used, since all three rollers on the sail block can be used. Of course, the new POWER.XTi also features a nest-quality, indestructible Dyneema rope. 04 PINLOCK.XT S and L*: The classic extension for traditionalists, identical with POWER.XT, yet without its lever mechanism. The same friction-free and easy-to-use pulley arrangement facilitates trimming and reduces the time needed to get on the water. 05 POWER.XT CARBON RDM S and L*: The know-how of NORTH SAILS in ultimate carbon technology, especially for thin needle masts. A new feature is the white coating, which protects against UV-damage! 06 PINLOCK.XT CARBON RDM S and L*: The classic extension designed especially for thin RDM masts with a small cross section. A new feature is the white coating, which protects against UV-damage! 07 RED.XT SDM (no photo) and RDM S and L*: Classic, affordable extensions made of aluminium. *S = 28cm / L = 42cm

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HARNESS TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


HARNESS RANGE 2009

BAG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


BAG RANGE 2009

THE AIRBAG REVOLUTION The most decisive criterion for a harness is the t.
Since people are built differently, we have devised the ultimate solution for individual adjustment: the integrated CONTOUR.AIRBAG. These inatable air chambers are located in the lumbar spine area and can be perfectly adjusted to the contours of the riders body. At the same time, they gently absorb peak loads and evenly distribute them on a larger area. Using the variable air pressure, the rider can vary absorption between extremely soft and sporty-hard. Harnesses have never been more comfortable. NORTH SAILS WUNDER.BAR The culmination of comfort and safety! Thanks to the patented closure, the webbing strap only needs to be adjusted once and never needs to be readjusted again. Getting in and out of the harness is now very fast, thanks to the u-claw, which also reliably prevents unintentional opening of the harness even under extreme conditions. INNOVATIVE MATERIAL MIXTURE We are also exploring new ways in harness construction to achieve the ideal combination of direct power transfer and pleasant comfort. Against the current trend of fully moulded waist harnesses, we intentionally use only partially moulded parts. The reason is that fully moulded harnesses consist of a single foam density, so that they are equally hard everywhere. Although this type of construction looks spectacular, it cant be really comfortable. Therefore, we combine classic materials with three-dimensional components. We use foams of different type, hardness, and form, allowing us to adjust the different harness parts to the respective requirements and keep the harness exible. All 3D patches are covered with very soft Lycra to avoid grazing the skin when surng stripped to the waist.

01 BACKPACK The perfect companion for ofce and leisure will tell everybody whats your favourite sport. Includes compartments for notebook, bottle, eyewear, bottle opener, mobile phone, and many other useful features. As a top loader, it is easy to pack and unpack. Volume: 20 l L: 30cm / W: 20cm / H: 50cm 02 GEAR BAG The universal bag for short holidays and tness studio. A side pocket, a large main compartment and a front compartment help you keep you things in order. Moreover, the volume can be enlarged by an additional 15 litres thanks to a zip in the bottom plate. Volume: 65 l (+15 l) L: 80cm / W: 40cm / H: 30cm (+10) 03 MULTI TRAVEL BAG Large travel bag with rolls and telescope handle. Easy to open and pack thanks to a centrally positioned zip. Includes several pockets on the inside. Volume: 100 l L: 90cm / W: 40cm / H: 40cm 04 MAST BAG The indispensable classic in two sizes - handy, comfortable, and robust. 255 cm / 4 masts L: 255 cm / W: 25cm / H: 25cm 280cm / 4 masts L: 280cm / W: 25cm / H: 25cm 05 MAST QUIVER BAG WHEELER 255 AND WHEELER ADJUSTABLE 280 The highest-quality quiver bag on the market. Includes a separate padded mast bag and pockets for inserting tightening straps. Our padded mast bags with 4 inner pockets for 2 masts, fastening straps, and handle come in two sizes, 255 cm and 280cm. Volume: 400 l L: 255 cm / W: 50cm / H: 30cm Volume: 500 l L: 280cm / W: 50cm / H: 30cm 06 MAST QUIVER BAG SUPER LIGHT Our answer to ever shrinking baggage allowance in air travel. Extremely low weight despite ample padding and reinforcements. At a mere 3.3 kg, it is 50% lighter than the COMFORT version! Volume: 400 l L: 255 cm / W: 50cm / H: 30cm

01 ORANGE 02 CODE.ORANGE CROSS AIR / CROSS (no photo) wave < > freeride Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL High hook position Provides ideal freedom of movement on the wave, optionally available with or without CONTOUR.AIRBAG. An anti-slip, wrinkle-free 3D neoprene inner belt and the back plate distribute pressure over the entire pelvis, ensuring an optimum t for the harness. Moreover, optional front protectors can be attached to the hook. The CROSS also features the new COMFORT.CUTOUTS on the outside and two 3D MOLDED.SIDE.PATCHES (only CROSS AIR) on the inside, providing for an excellent t and effectively preventing the harness from slipping upwards. Two-point strap system. An XS size was specially developed for ladies. 01 02

03 HIGHBACK AIR freeride < > race Sizes: S, M, L, XL Low to medium hook position This is probably the most comfortable harness available, with a clear focus on back support and an ideal t thanks to the CONTOUR.AIRBAG system. This is further supported by four new COMFORT.CUTOUTS on the outside and two 3D MOLDED. SIDE.PATCHES on the inside, which make the harness slightly softer and smoother at these spots. The four-point strap system, additional pads around the hips, and extensive pressure distribution in the hip area comfortably translate wind pressure into board speed.

04 MOVE AIR / MOVE (no photo) wave < > freerace Sizes: XS, S, M, L, XL Low to medium hook position Our seat harness model that corresponds to the specications of the World Cup Team down to the smallest detail. Magnicent comfort, especially in the AIR version. This allrounder is suitable for a huge range of applications, featuring 3D neoprene padding and STRETCH.FIT inserts. Four-point strap system.

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TEAM WEAR WHY NORTH?


BE PART OF THE NORTH SAILS FAMILY

TUNING PARTS WHY NORTH?


RIG TECHNOLOGY SINCE 1968

High-quality, functional tuning parts and accessories are the indispensable elements of a perfect day. Therefore, we dedicate a lot of time and care to the development of our accessories and their functionality, durability, and comfort. Of course, always keeping in mind the legendary NORTH SAILS guarantee for long-term compatibility! 01 LOGO SHIRT SS white/dark grey XS-XL 02 SHIRT SS (CODE) ORANGE orange/grey S-XL 03 LOGO SHIRT LS dark grey/ white/orange XS-XXL 04 POLO white/dark grey/orange XS-XL 04 BASEBALL CAP light grey / white One size ts all 05 LOGO GIRLY SHIRT SS white/orange S-XL 05 BEANIE white/grey One size ts all 06 HOODED ZIPPER LOGO dark grey/ white XS-XXL 07 TEAM JACKET blue/white/dark grey XS-XXL 08 TEAM TRIKOT white/blue S-XXL CUBA CAP light grey One size ts all (no photo) LOGO BELT black 105 cm or 115 cm (no photo) SS = Short Sleeve / LS = Long Sleeve For more Info: NORTH-WINDSURF.COM 01 STARPLATE + POWERJOINT 02 RACE BASE 03 QUICKY RACE III 04 OUTHAUL KIT RACE OUTHAUL KIT BASIC (no photo) 05 BOOM / MAST PROTECTOR 06 MAST BASE PROTECTOR 07 UPHAUL LINE PRO 08 UPHAUL LINE BASIC 09 FIXOR LINES 20/22/24/26/28/30 Inch 10 FIXOR PRO LINES 20/22/24/26/28/30 Inch 11 ADJUSTOR LINES 12 VARIO RACE LINES 22-28/26-32 Inch 13 ROOF RACK PAD

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RACING WHY NORTH?


SAIL RANGE 2009

CROSSOVER WHY NORTH?


SAIL RANGE 2009

PERFORMANCE WHY NORTH?


DIFFERENTATION PERFORMANCE SAILS

CROSSOVER
DIFFERENTATION CROSSOVER SAILS

PLANING
WARP F2008
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens Camber IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

PLANING

NATURAL 5,8 1,98 4,31 -8 4 21-24 6,3 2,06 4,52 -8 4 23-25 6,8 2,16 4,67 -8 4 25-27 7,3 2,23 4,86 -8 4 25-27 7,8 2,27 5,00 -8 4 25-27 8,3 2,41 5,15 -8 4 28-25 9,0 2,47 5,32 -8 4 30-32 9,9 2,56 5,56 -8 4 32-34 10,0 2,62 5,63 -8 5 35-37 11,0 2,78 5,78 -8 5 35-37 11,8 2,93 5,99 -8 5 36-40 12,3 3,01 6,09 -8 5 36-40
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens IMCS Best Mast

S_TYPE
5,0 1,85 4,09 5 19-21 5,4 1,90 4,19 5 19-21 5,8 1,94 4,34 5 21-19 6,2 1,98 4,49 5 21-25 6,6 2,01 4,65 -5 25-21 7,0 2,08 4,77 -6 24-26 7,5 2,16 4,93 -6 25-28 8,1

5,0 1,85 4,02 -8 4 18-20

5,4 1,92 4,17 -8 4 18-20

4,5 1,74 3,88 5 19-21

X_TYPE
2,22 5,13 -6 25-28
(IN COMPARISION TO RACING)

RAM F9

NATURAL DRIVE

DRAFT STABILITY DRAFT STABILITY / V-MAX S_TYPE X_TYPE


(IN COMPARISION TO RACING)

NATURAL

****
370/400

****
400/370

****
400

****
430

****
460

****
460

****
490

****
490/ 460+CX

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520

****
520

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520

****
550

****

****

****
400/430

****
400/430

****
400/430

****
430/400

****
430/460

****
460/430

****
460

****
460/490

*****
460+CX/ 490

Best/Alternative Length (cm)

550+CX40 550+CX

RAM F9

DRIVE

HANDLING NATURAL

RAM_F9
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens Camber IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

5,4 1,82 4,17 -7 4/3 19-17

5,8 1,89 4,33 -7 4/3 21-19

6,3 1,96 4,52 -7 4/3 20-22

6,8 2,04 4,70 -7 4/3 20-22

7,3 2,11 4,85 -7 4/3 24-26

7,8 2,17 5,00 -7 4/3 25-28

8,4 2,34 5,14 -7 4/3 25-28

9,0 2,42 5,34 -7 4/3 28-32

9,9
Size

DRIVE FIRST 1,0 0,97 1,99 2 4 200 1,5 1,17 1,99 2 4 200 2,0 1,18 2,60 3 6 290 2,5 1,28 2,90 3 6 290 3,0 1,41 3,18 3 14
EPX Carbon/ EPX Alu

DRIVE SUPERLIGHT 3,3 1,42 3,47 4 14


EPX Carbon/ EPX Alu

DRIVE LIGHT 4,7 1,72 4,21 5 20-22 430 5,3 1,80 4,38 5 20-22 430 5,8 1,86 4,57 5 20-22 430 6,4 1,96 4,68 -5 20-22 430 7,0 2,11 4,68 -5 20-22 430
(IN COMPARISION TO RACING)

3,7 1,57 3,67 4 14


EPX Carbon/ EPX Alu

4,2 1,61 3,91 4 14


EPX Carbon/ EPX Alu

HANDLING S_TYPE X_TYPE RAM F9

DRIVE

2,51 5,58 -7 4/3 32-28


Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)


WAVE.FREESTYLE WAVE.FREESTYLE
DIFFERENTATION ON RDM MAST

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400/370

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430/400

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430

****
430

****
460

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460/490

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490/ 460+CX

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520

*****
490+CX

EPX Alu EPX Alu EPX Alu EPX Alu

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490+CX40 / 520/

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WHY NORTH?

DIFFERENTATION ON SDM MAST

PLANING

PLANING

PERFORMANCE WHY NORTH?


SAIL RANGE 2009

WAVE.FREESTYLE WHY NORTH?


SAIL RANGE 2009

DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO


RDM ONLY!

DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

DRAFT STABILITY
S_TYPE
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens Camber IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

DRAFT STABILITY

DUKE 6,6 1,94 4,64 -7 3/2 21-25 7,3 2,06 4,80 -7 3/2 24-26 7,8 2,17 4,95 -7 3/2 24-26 8,4 2,26 5,12 -7 3/2 25-28 9,5 2,42 5,40 -7 3/2 25-28
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

DUKE
4,5 1,64 4,12 5 18-20 4,7 1,69 4,20 5 18-20 5,0 1,73 4,28 5 19-21 5,4 1,79 4,39 -5 21-19 5,9 1,83 4,58 -5 20-22 6,4 1,90 4,71 -5 21-25 6,9

6,0 1,85 4,45 7 3/2 21-25

4,2 1,60 4,01 5 17-19

ICE
1,94 4,94 -5 25-21


RDM ONLY!

DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

EGO
IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

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430/460

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430/460

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460

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460

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490

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490+CX40

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370/400

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400

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400

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400/430

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430/400

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430

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ON/OFF DUKE ICE

ON/OFF

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RDM ONLY!

DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

ICE

EGO
3,7 1,52 3,68 5 17-19 4,0 1,57 3,82 5 17-19 4,2 1,61 3,90 5 17-19 4,5 1,64 4,01 -5 19-17 4,7 1,65 4,10 -5 18-20 5,0 1,70 4,20 -5 18-20 5,3 1,74 4,34 -5 19-21 5,7 1,80 4,42 -5 21-19 6,2
IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

X_TYPE
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens Camber IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

Size

3,4 1,46 3,54 5 17-19

5,4 1,90 4,31 6 -21-25

6,0 1,98 4,51 6 -21-25

6,6 2,00 4,65 -7 -21-25

7,3 2,06 4,88 -7 -24-26

7,8 2,14 4,98 -7 -24-26

8,2 2,22 5,10 -7 -25-28

8,8
Boom max (m) 1,86 4,64 -5 21-19

2,30 5,28 -7 -25-28

Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens IMCS Best Mast Best/Alternative Length (cm)

DURABILITY DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

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370/400

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370/400

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370/400

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400

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400

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430/ 400+CX40

*****
430/ 400+CX

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430/460

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430/460

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430/460

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460

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460

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490

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490

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EGO
Size Boom max (m) Luff max (m) Vario Top Battens IMCS Best Mast (RDM only!)


DRAFT POSITION DUKE ICE EGO BACK FRONT

3,0 1,35 3,17 5 16-18 370

3,4 1,41 3,31 5 16-18 370

3,7 1,45 3,45 5 17-19

4,0 1,51 3,59 5 17-19

4,2 1,54 3,88 5 17-19

4,5 1,64 4,01 5 17-19

4,7 1,67 4,07 5 19-17

5,0 1,69 4,12 -5 18-20

5,3 1,75 4,23 -5 18-20 400

5,6 1,76 4,39 -5 21-19 430/

5,9 1,79 4,47 -5 21-19 430/

6,3 1,83 4,58 -5 21-19

SAIL FEELING DUKE ICE EGO


IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

ELASTIC

STIFF

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370/400 370/400 370/400 370/400 370/400 400 430/ 400+CX30 400+CX30 400+CX30

CX = Carbon.Xtender 40 or 50cm CX40 = Carbon.Xtender 40cm

Best/Alternative Length (cm)

IN COMPARISION TO 2008 SAIL VOODOO

INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


MAST OVERVIEW BOOM OVERVIEW
BOOM RANGE 2009

INTEGRATED RIG TECHNOLOGY WHY NORTH?


MAST OVERVIEW
MAST RANGE 2009

BOOM LENGTH (CM)

140

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MAST LENGTH (CM)

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PLATINUM Length (cm) Sail Range (09)

140 - 190 3,0 - 6,3 2,30 28

150 - 200 4,0 - 6,9 2,40 28

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215 - 265 7,5 - 9,0 3,00 30

260 - 310 10,0 - 12,3 3,50 30

SDM
STANDARD DIAMETER 48mm

PLATINUM SDM IMCS Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

17 3.0 - 4.5 1,40 100

19 3.7 - 5.4 (6.2*) 1,60 100

21 5.0 - 6.6 (6.9*) 1,70 100

25 5.4 - 7.8 (9.5*) 1,90 100

28 7.5 - 8.4 (9.9*) 2,00 100

32 9.0 - 10.0 2,20 100

36 11.0 - 12.3 2,40 100

GUIDED BY COLOUR

Weight (kg) Boom Diameter (mm)

GOLD SDM IMCS

17 3.0 - 4.5 1,50 75

19 3.7 - 5.4 (6.2*) 1,70 75

21 5.0 - 6.6 (6.9*) 1,80 75

25 5.4 - 7.8 (9.5*) 2,00 75

28 7.5 - 8.4 (9.9*) 2,25 75

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RACING
WARP F2008 WORLD CUP RACING RAM F9 SLALOM SWITCH.CAM

GOLD Length (cm) Sail Range (09)

140 - 190 3,0 - 6,3 2,50 28

150 - 200 4,0 - 6,9 2,60 28

160 - 210 4,2 - 7,0 2,70 28

180 - 230 5,7 - 8,2 2,85 30

200 - 250 7,0 - 9,5 3,00 30

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Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

Meanwhile, World Cup slalom, racing, and formula have reached such an unimaginably high level that only top-class pilots can compete. Accordingly, the demands on the material leave no room for compromise. And rightly so, since these riders dont stand a chance without crme-de-la-crme equipment. This explains why we permanently develop, modify, test, and optimize even the tiniest detail, always in search of improvements, of the smallest pinch of extra performance, the maximum of what is currently possible. Only the ultimate solution will deliver the fastest equipment, ensuring our edge over the competition.

Weight (kg) Boom Diameter (mm)

SILVER SDM IMCS Sail Range (09)

17 3.0 - 4.5 1,90 55

19 3.7 - 5.4 (6.2*) 2,10 55

21 5.0 - 6.6 (6.9*) 2,20 55

25 5.4 - 7.8 (9.5*) 2,40 55

28 7.5 - 8.4 (9.9*) 2,55 55

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SILVER Length (cm) Sail Range (09) Weight (kg)

140 - 190 3,0 - 6,3 2,40 28

150 - 200 4,0 - 6,9 2,50 28

160 - 210 4,2 - 7,0 2,60 28

180 - 230 5,7 - 8,2 2,75 30

200 - 250 6,0 - 8,5 2,90 30

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Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

SILVER SDM3 IMCS Sail Range (09)

17 3.0 - 4.5 1,90 60

19 3.7 - 5.4 (6.2*) 2,00 60

21 5.0 - 6.6 (6.9*) 2,20 60

25 5.4 - 7.8 (9.5*) 2,40 60

28 7.5 - 8.4 (9.9*) 2,60 60

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PERFORMANCE
S_TYPE PERFORMANCE SWITCH.CAM X_TYPE PERFORMANCE NO.CAM WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

Boom Diameter (mm)

Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

RED

There is no magazine issue without reports on speed events, on the new lust for speed, and the revival of slalom racing. Those whove tracked their high speeds and the miles covered on the display of a GPS device, or have felt that special tingle on brutally fast downwind courses will know what this is all about. So its no surprise that the once most popular windsurng style is on its way to becoming the number one again. And this is happening at almost every spot, since riding at full throttle is possible everywhere.

140 - 190 3,0 - 6,3 2,40 30

150 - 200 4,0 - 6,9 2,50 30

160 - 210 4,2 - 7,0 2,60 30

180 - 230 5,7 - 8,2 2,75 30

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Length (cm) Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Boom Diameter (mm)

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19 3.7 - 5.4 (6.2*) 2,30 35

21 5.0 - 6.6 (6.9*) 2,40 35

25 5.4 - 7.8 (9.5*) 2,70 35

28 7.5 - 8.4 (9.9*) 2,90 35

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CROSSOVER
NATURAL CROSSOVER NO.CAM DRIVE CROSSOVER ENTRY WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

RDM
REDUCED DIAMETER 32mm

PLATINUM RDM IMCS Sail Range (09) Weight (kg)

17 3.0 - 4.7 1,40 100

19 3.7 - 5.3 (6.3*) 1,60 100

21 5.6 - 6.3 1,80 100

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Above all, windsurng must mean one thing: Fun! Always and everywhere! This is what Crossover sails were invented for. They will let you do what you want, the way you want it. Whether full-throttle turns or tricks: your style counts, both at land and at sea.

NORTH SAILS BEST.FIT.SYSTEM Perfectly matching components. One thing is sure: all NORTH SAILS components t almost all sails of different brands and improve their performance. In addition, there are ideal combinations that can get the maximum out of every rig. Components within the RED, SILVER, GOLD and PLATINUM series make great combinations, and were designed to perfectly match each other. In terms of performance and price, the following rule of thumb applies: the more money you spend, the lighter and more dynamic and powerful your rig will be. This means that you determine how much performance you need or how much you are willing to invest in your performance.

Carbon (%)

GOLD RDM IMCS Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

17 3.0 - 4.7 1,60 75

19 3.7 - 5.3 (6.3*) 1,80 75

21 5.6 - 6.3 2,00 75

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WAVE.FREESTYLE
DUKE POWER WAVE-FREESTYLE ICE WORLD CUP WAVE EGO CONCEPT WAVE WINDSURF TECHNOLOGY

BOOMS Category Performance

PLATINUM High End

GOLD Performance

SILVER Intermediate

RED Entry

SILVER RDM IMCS Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

17 3.0 - 4.7 1,90 55

19 3.7 - 5.3 (6.3*) 2,00 55

21 5.6 - 6.3 2,20 55

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Freestyle and big wave riding still remain the most spectacular disciplines the rst on atwater, the second on waves high as a house. In between, there is a new generation of windsurfers celebrating radical Freestyle moves on waves. Classic wave riding is enriched with extremely difcult manoeuvres, and the thrust of the wave propels Freestyle into a new dimension.

Stiffness Best mast for this boom


PLATINUM GOLD PLATINUM High End GOLD Performance


SILVER SILVER Intermediate


RED RED Entry

SILVER RDM3 IMCS MASTS Category Performance Reex-Speed Best boom for this mast Sail Range (09) Weight (kg) Carbon (%)

17 3.0 - 4.7 1,90 60

19 3.7 - 5.3 (6.3*) 2,00 60

21 5.6 - 6.3 2,20 60

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PLATINUM GOLD


SILVER


RED

*when used with Carbon.Xtender SDM = Standard Diameter / RDM = Reduced Diameter

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