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THE FIFTH EVOLUTION OF THE DUKE. NO OTHER SAIL CAN COVER SUCH A BROAD RANGE FROM WAVE TO FLAT-WATER FREESTYLE! NO OTHER SAIL ADAPTS TO ALL CONDITIONS AND SURPRISES WITH ITS VERSATILITY. TO ACHIEVE THIS VERSATILITY FAR-REACHING INNOVATIONS AND COUNTLESS PROTOTYPES TESTED IN DIFFERENT CONDITIONS WERE NECESSARY. THEREFORE DESIGNER KAI HOPF HAS INVOLVED THE WHOLE TEAM TO GUARANTEE THAT THE DUKE WORKS FOR ANY RIDER AND ANY CONDITION. No wonder as the evolution from the 2011 DUKE never stopped. The main objective of the team was an even better handling to allow for even more radical freestyle tricks through a reduced swing weight. Kai Hopf has found ways to reduce the sail weight by approximately 10% without sacrificing strength and durability! In addition, he shortened the luff length, which leads to significantly simplified control. Also, Kai gave the brand new DUKE a more elastic feeling, which gives lots of confidence for even the most difficult maneuvers. In summary this means: Significant lower weight and improved handling which makes the DUKE feel balanced in your hands and gives you maximum room for your own style. As a power wave/freestyle sail the DUKE works best on single-fin boards. The requirements for a Power Wave sails and a Freestyle sail are very similar: great planing potential combined with maximum handling and good controllability. Up to 5.0, the DUKE therefore has been designed as a powerful Wave sail. Not only because of the effective TWIN.TRIM.CLEW it has the greatest trimming versatility of all our Wave sails and the DUKE can easily be controlled by medium-weight riders too. For sizes 5.4 and above, Kai Hopf improved the new DUKE strictly according to the specifications of our 4-times Freestyle World Champion Jose "Gollito" Perez. 5 battens, the HYPER.LEECH II and the unique foot geometry improve the handling especially during difficult Freestyle tricks. All DUKE sizes were designed for RDM masts, but are still 100% compatible with our SDM masts.
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