Gaastra wave 2017 - overview
MANIC, MANIC HD
For 2017 the MANIC was carefully designed for absolute performance in all windsurfing conditions. Whether enjoying your local break or getting ready for your next intrepid journey, everyone knows the conditions are never the same twice and that´s why the MANIC was born. Used by many of our team riders while traveling and competing across the globe this proven design will not disappoint. The MANIC will keep you equally happy blasting around your local beach as well as attacking the long walls of the best breaks on earth. The 2017 Manic offers the perfect balance between power and top end control. A longer foot outline, combined with more shape in the top of the sail result in unrivaled control and even more radical maneuverability than ever before. A new Constant Curve luff and improved outlines gifts the MANIC with the best wind range in our wave line up. For real world conditions and sailors who want to maximize their time on the water, the 2017 MANIC will get you planing early and keep you comfortable when the rest are rigging down. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV6QV0evvjM
The 2017 POISON is our powerhouse to get you planing sooner than ever before. It keeps you planing through the lulls. If you’re just starting out in waves and looking for a little more power to keep you out of trouble, this is the range for you. Our heavier team riders choose this sail for more locked in speed and power, the POISON will get up and go when you want it to! The 2017 POISON was designed for maximum power. With an all new luff curve and outline it´s a perfect all-round wave sail. Designed to keep you planing through the biggest of lulls, the sail is easily controlled when the wind does pick up. The POISON’s 5 batten stability across most of the range make it the fastest sail in our wave line up. A longer, higher cut foot shape and lower batten positions improve overall balance and maneuverability allowing you to throw that next critical backside hit or rotate through a silky smooth forward loop.
The IQ is the culmination of years of development with one of the world’s best sail designers and a team of world class riders including PWA world champion Thomas Traversa. Improving a World Title winning sail is no easy task but after countless hours of development the new IQ is at the pinnacle of wave riding performance. Whether you´re trying to hunt down that next perfect set wave or generate speed for that first little kicker off the beach, the refined bottom profile and new outline generates the power you need to get planing right away. The IQ is effortlessly light in the hands, ready to be thrown in any direction, the 2017 IQ waits to be unleashed on your favorite wave. When riding the wave, balance of power and neutrality will give you the confidence to go more vertical and throw more spray than ever before. In the air that same maneuverability and control will help you soar to new heights no matter how tweaked you get. Our CONVERTIBLE BATTEN SYSTEM allows for a 1/2 batten option that has been refined to give you even more control over the sail in different conditions. The new IQ isn´t just any other 4 batten wave sail. It is your weapon of choice to take your riding to the top of the podium.
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