The Duotone WARP_FIN 20.22 is undoubtedly the best slalom sail on the market – just look at the PWA results! 5 out of the 9 podiums in the overall slalom and foil rankings were from #TeamDuotone. But it’s not just about making a sail that is fast in a straight line – we want a sail that is quick, comfortable and easy to use around the racecourse and this is the WARP_FIN 20.22!
WORLD TITLE WINNING SLALOM RACING
At the pinnacle of the racing and performance, development never stops. We are constantly refining and fine tuning our sails to make them the race winning machines you know they are, and this year was no different. With the combination of slalom and foiling in the PWA, we have reduced our range down to fit the new requirements. Thanks to our Chief Tester, Marco Lang, alongside the WARPBOYZ, Pierre Mortefon and Jordy Vonk, our new WARP_FIN 20.22 range is once again going to be the one to beat whether it’s on the World Tour or drag racing your friends on your home spot. One thing is for sure – on fin or foil, man or woman, our WARP_FIN 20.22 sails are leading the way
Here comes the evolution of the world champion sail that made Pierre Mortefon the reigning PWA Overall racing champion. And with this sail, he will be back in the hunt for the World Cup crown in 2022!
In racing, maximum acceleration and control over the material are what count when it comes to standing at the top of the podium.
So it's only logical that all the innovations and improvements of the WARP_FIN 20.22 are aimed precisely at this. Last year’s model marked a complete redesign. The more pronounced High Aspect Ratio design, especially in the larger sizes, with a shortened boom length and a forward-shifted profile, requires less power, is lighter in the hand and offers more control at the upper wind limit. In addition, stiffer tube battens stabilize the shape well into the overpowered range and you can easily convert even monster gusts into a plus in speed. All in all the WARP_FIN is more balanced, less exhausting and even more controllable. On the other hand, acceleration and speed-up have also been improved to make up ground after the start and jibes. Based on the successful NO COMPROMISE DESIGN concept, the draft position has been moved a bit further up to lift the board which leads to improved planing and explosive acceleration thanks to reduced resistance. The NO COMPROMISE DESIGN also makes it possible that the propulsion does not start abruptly and has to be “muscled down” but builds up much softer than with other power slalom sails! This relieves the pilot, gives power reserves for the entire course and full concentration on the race.
There are other positive side effects of the modified profile geometry with a higher draft position: the trim of the board improves and in combination with the unrivalled soft camber rotation the sail shifts even more effortless and faster.
For 2022 the team has worked on optimizing the upper luff curve which again improves the overall performance and makes the sails even less physical. To comply with the new PWA rules most work went into new 5.8 to ensure it covers the same wind range and performance as the previous 6.2 and 5.5.
Whether you wanna be the fastest at your spot or win national or even international races the WARP_FIN 20.22 is your weapon of choice.
NO COMPROMISE DESIGN
GUARANTEES AN IDEAL MIX OF MAXIMUM POWER AND FORWARD PULL WITHOUT LOOSING STABILITY / WIND-RANGE OR BECOMING SUPER PHYSICAL
HYPER CAM 2.0
COMPLETELY NEW AND TECHNICALLY SUPERIOR: THE CAMBER REVOLUTION WITH ADJUSTABLE LENGTH - FOR OPTIMISED ROTATION AND INCREASED PERFORMANCE
THANKS TO THREE DIFFERENT, SIZE-DEPENDENT CONCEPTS EACH SAIL SIZE IS INDIVIDUALLY MATCHED TO THE WIND STRENGTH
XPLY BATTEN POCKET
ELIMINATES STRETCH AND DOESN´T ABSORB ANY WATER (DRY WEIGHT = WET WEIGHT)
7 BATTEN DESIGN
MAKES THE WARP ONE OF THE LIGHTEST SLALOM SAILS ON THE MARKET
FACTORY CALIBRATED INDIVIDUAL BATTEN TENSIONS USING A TORQUE WRENCH
MODERATE CUTAWAY CLEW
LESS BLOW OUT / HINGE-EFFECT FOR MORE POWER AND MORE DIRECT ACCELERATION
ON THE COURSE FOR THE COURSE
DEVELOPED AND TESTED IN REAL RACING CONDITIONS ON THE COURSE AGAINST ALL COMPETITOR SAILS CONVINCED US THAT THE WARP CAN BEAT ANYTHING OUT THERE
FULLY INTEGRATED PROTECTOR
LIGHTEST PROTECTOR OF ITS KIND BUT STILL SUPER EFFECTIV
SAME CONCEPT AS 2021 WHILE ALL SIZES GOT REFINED
>> EVERY SINGLE SIZE NOW ON THE SAME PERFORMANCE LEVEL
>> OVERALL SMOOTHER PACKAGE
LUFF CURVE OPTIMISED BETWEEN BATTEN 3 AND 5
>> LESS PHYSICAL
>> FEELS LIGHTER IN YOUR HANDS
>> MORE CONTROL IN HIGH WINDS (= HIGHER V-MAX)
>> IMPROVED ACCELERATION
NEW PWA RULES REQUIRED TO REDUCE THE RANGE TO 6 SIZES
>> MOST WORK WENT INTO THE NEW 5.8 MAKING SURE THAT IT COVERS THE SAME RANGE AND PERFORMANCE AS THE PREVIOUS 6.2 AND 5.5
DRAFT POSITION REFINEMENTS
>> BALANCES OUT THE WHOLE SAIL