The Super Hero HD features everything you’ll find in the standard Super Hero, but in a bomber, no-monofilm-window build. It is the ultimate wave sail for bump and jump and surf sailing around the globe. A personal favorite of PWA Wave double world champion Victor Fernandez, thanks in part to the Super Hero’s absolutely neutral and perfectly balanced draft position. Its handling characteristics are unrivaled. Simply put, it remains stable and highly controlled in every situation.
In maneuvers, the Super Hero handles like a three-batten design. In gusts, it offers the stability of a five-batten sail. The specially developed profile fills out efficiently and produces high propulsion even when underpowered, making it suitable for most all riders, regardless of their size.
The Super Hero’s consistent evolution offers an extremely wide range of use. It delivers great high-end performance in gusty and/or nuking conditions such as the Canary Islands or South Africa, remaining perfectly controlled in high winds and during extremely overpowered jumps. Yet it also boasts powerful acceleration capabilities at the lower wind limit, alongside an adjustable power/drive, which comes in handy when sailing in down-the-line spots like Maui or Mauritius.
To achieve this extraordinary overall package, designer Kai Hopf is tasked with combining numerous individual designs into a single concept. This includes the Batten-Free Center, additional Mini Battens, the Hollow Lower Leech, and our unique Radial Load Swoosh running from the clew. Only then can this four-batten wave sail offer a wind range whose breadth is without rival.
In terms of handling, the superiority of the Super Hero is beyond doubt thanks to its low weight. The batten rotation is beautifully soft, even with minimal outhaul tension. The top works very actively and thus supports the propulsion. Therefore you can confidently choose a sail size smaller than with many other wave sails.
SUPER HERO HD
Although generally sharing the same structure, the SUPER HERO HD dispenses with monofilm even in the window panel.
Laminate (100/150 micron) with the lowest stretch and best uv- and puncture resistance on the market
Tri Ply Tri ply foot panel (150 micron): additional 3rd thread direction increases rip-stop ability by 30%
Hollow Lower Leech Hollow lower leech with additional mini batten stabilizes the profile right above the boom and prevents leech flattering
Radial Load Swoosh Radial load swoosh at the clew improves the stability and thus extends the wind range
Batten Free Center As reactive as a 3-batten sail in drift & go conditions yet super stable in overpowered conditions
Ibumper 2.0 The most advanced and effective molded mast protector
Epoxy Battens Unbreakable epoxy battens
Irocket 2.0 factory calibrated individual batten tensions using a torque wrench