A lightweight “freestyle” sail, though it’s perfect for any rider who wants a small sail whose planing power replaces big ones.
The Idol LTD is the personal sail of freestyle world champion Gollito Estredo. Boasting incredible handling, the sail was created by designer Kai Hopf, implementing all the desires of Gollito himself. The result is the most highly developed freestyle sail we have ever made.
All sizes are sensationally lightweight thanks to innovative and high-tech laminate. ODL and the 100-micron Ultra Film were used instead of the usual x-ply material. These materials are 50% lighter than previous sailcloths, which makes the Idol LTD weigh about as much as a 1.5 m² smaller Super Hero (4.8 Idol weighs similarly to a 3.4 Super Hero).
In addition to the Idol LTD’s absolutely neutral handling, it gives no unwanted feedback and is incredibly lightweight in your hands, leaving you free to concentrate fully on your moves and maneuvers. You’d think you were turning without your sail as the Idol LTD rotates effortlessly through tricks and remains balanced during duck moves.
The extremely high clew and the short boom length make diving manuevers so fast that almost no speed is lost. Not only will the Idol LTD boost your success rate for difficult maneuvers, it will also inspire you to tackle new challenges.
For 2021, virtually unbreakable battens are utilized, which can withstand even the roughest wipeouts. Also, the Idol LTD features a special clew eyelet position to enhance it’s growing appeal for windsurf foiling. In the foil clew eyelet, the sail is even more upright!
Important: Although this is something other manufacturers are reluctant to mention, achieving the lowest weight can only be achieved by reducing the thickness of materials. Because the thickness of the ODL yacht laminate was kept to a minimum, the material’s UV stability is limited. As a result, this sail is not subject to the Duotone 2+3 Year Warranty.
Higher and forward oriented draft position makes for a crisp, direct yet light feeling
laminate (100/150 micron) with the lowest stretch and best uv- and puncture resistance on the market
tri ply foot panel (150 micron): additional 3rd thread direction increases rip-stop ability by 30%
(not on stargazer)
Radial Load Swoosh
Radial load swoosh at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range
Hollow Lower Leech
Hollow Lower leech (scooped leech outline) stabilises the profile right above the boom and prevents leech fluttering
unbreakable epoxy battens
factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench
the use of xply in the in the top, foot, leech and luff panels creates a rip-stop frame around the entire sail, resulting in a perfect blend of durability and weight.
available as stargazer edition
limited edition pro model