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North Ice 2012

North Ice 2012

Sail type: Wave
Brand: North

The Ice is North’s premier wave sail. It offers a unique mix of control and power and it has shaped the career of many pro riders and champs. The Ice is a powerful weapon in the hands of an experienced rider. It features an aerodynamic shape which generates plenty of power and assures a smooth glide and top control. The sail is built to last and handles extreme surf conditions with ease. It is engineered using the Minimum Mast Concept so it can be rigged on virtually any mast. It works best when used with RDM masts but it can also be rigged on SDM masts.

The shorter luff defines a compact profile and allows the rider to handle the sail without effort. At the same time the lower center of gravity assures that Ice has a neutral feel out on the waves and it is very easy to operate in any conditions. The optimized profile distribution improves power delivery and stability. Extra stability is added by the use of a solid five battens skeleton. The innovative iModular Design used by North makes the sail light and responsive. This way it reacts quickly to rider input. The optimal power delivery and quick acceleration assures that the rider can tackle any wave without problems and can get on a plane very fast.

An optimized leech tension keeps the sail steady and well balanced through fast turns and rotations. The North Ice has a wide usability range and it is easy to tune according to the specific needs of riders due to the Twin Trim Clew System. The sail is crafted using top quality monofilm fabrics. The Ice is available in standard and HD version. The Ice HD is designed using a full X-Ply structure which significantly improves overall durability.

North Ice 2012 Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.
North Ice 2012 Reviewed on Dec 19th 2011
Rating: 5.0 out of 5

I can't find anything wrong with this sail. It is awesome. Wind range is excellent, power is optimal, sail feels sharp and light in hands. I like the 2011 Ice too, but compared with the 2012 model it has lower bottom end. The sail also has 6 years...more

North Ice 2012 Reviewed on Dec 19th 2011
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

The 2012 Ice is very compact and therefore easy to handle. I totally love the North visual trim system. It is so intuitive and easy to use. The Ice works great with almost maximum downhaul. This setting will make it feel light and more stable. It al...more