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- Published: 06 June 2019
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Super light for an endless ride - Ultra Light Wave Sail. Victor Fernandez: "THE SUPER HERO MPLUS IS THE LIGHTEST WAVE WAVE SAIL I HAVE SAILED. IN CONTRARY TO OTHER MEMBRANE SAILS IT’S NOT JUST THE PHYSICAL WEIGHT ON THE BEACH. FOR EXAMPLE THE 4.7 FEELS LIKE THE REGULAR SUPER HERO 4.2 IN YOUR HANDS ON THE WATER.“ For the fetishists among the specialists, the SUPER HERO by Viktor Fernandez is now available as a limited edition M.PLUS in ultralight high-tech membrane construction. THE PRODUCTION The membrane body is manufactured by a highly specialized yacht-sail producer on computer-controlled manufacturing plants. The aim was to achieve maximum weight savings in addition to improved durability compared to membrane sails available todate. Using the experience from yachting we use a 20% thicker special monofilm and a higher adhesive content. On the first film layer Dyneema fibers are laid out by a plotter following exactly the force directions. The exact course was defined in advance by computer simulation by the designer and the manufacture. Subsequently, the upper layer is applied and compacted in a vacuum process before the adhesive is activated under heat. Two of the four batten pockets are directly laminated into the body during this process. The mast pocket incl. protector, the remaining two batten pockets and the fittings are complemented in the traditional procedure. THE RESULT The result is a 20% (= 600 g) lighter high-end SUPER HERO, whose lower weight is clearly noticeable, especially during maneuvers. Never before has a wave sail been so light and loose in the hand and so neutral during wave sailing, especially since the membrane gives the sail a pleasant-elastic feeling and thus especially in the underpowered wind range improves the performance. Apart from that the range of use and basic character do not differ from the regular SUPER HERO. Viktor Fernandez uses only the M.PLUS edition for the world cup, because the weight advantages are simply unbeatable. Ultimate technology and the most elaborate manufacturing processes mean that the SUPER HERO M.PLUS is only available in very limited quantities at a price well above the regular version. Important note: The SUPER HERO M.PLUS is a high-tech professional sail, which is designed for minimum weight despite optimized membrane film. This inevitably comes at the expense of durability, which is why the M.PLUS edition is excluded from the 5-year warranty.