USED 2014 4.2 North Hero
With the first HERO designer Kai Hopf immediately achieved a big bang and all international tests praised the World Cup 4-batten wave sail into the sky. No matter who got their hands on the HERO no one wanted to give it back. One reason for this euphoria is the fact that the favorite sail of superhero Victor Fernandez fits perfectly with the current multi-fin boards and independent of the sailor's weight always guarantees maximum performance.
The consistent development in the past 12 months is fully paying off. Replete with the finest components and technical solutions, the new HERO always generates a lot of drive, regardless of whether under- or properly powered up. Despite a further draft back position it doesn’t become back handy, even when overpowered. Due to fine-tuning of all sizes the extremely wide wind range compared to conventional 4 batten sail is immediately noticeable.
The low weight makes for an incredible handling. While rigging you can already imagine how light and soft the sail feels. The rotation is as smooth as silk, even with minimal outhaul tension.
On the water it immediately appears that your backhand is the throttle. Just sheet in and the HERO immediately builds up power and speeds up, and gets you going. On the wave it becomes a discreet engine always ready to accelerate when needed. The top is working very effective supporting the power. Therefore, you can safely choose a sail size smaller than with many other wave sails. This applies to almost any rider, regardless of weight.
Kai Hopf developed the BALANCED.LUFF.LENGTH, a precisely balanced ratio of luff length to boom length. As short as possible for most radical throw-ability and as long as necessary to generate sufficient stability for maximum wind range.
Design, processing, shape and features such as the iBUMPER mast protector make the radical HERO a perfect package to which the competition must be measured again. The HERO is exclusively designed for RDM masts due to its narrow sleeve and elastic characteristics. The smaller mast diameter perfectly matches this softer feeling sail and shorter luff.