IQ - NEWSCHOOL WAVE
- SIZES: 3.3 / 3.6 / 4.0 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.7 / 5.0 / 5.4 / 5.9
Faster, Lighter than ever, this is the ultimate wave weapon.
Wave sailors and progressive freestylers looking for radical performance in all wave conditions.
Used by many of Gaastra top wave riders including former world champion Thomas Traversa, the new IQ must perform no matter what the conditions. R&D teams goal for 2018 was to improve both speed and agility of the new sail making it lighter in the hands than ever before. A new luff curve and outline shape have dramatically increased the tension in the sail allowing the rider effortless control over the rig so they can focus on their next move.
New for this season is an IQ 5.9. The high-performance light wind wave sail was originally designed as a custom for some of our bigger team riders. The performance was so impressive, we decided to include it in the range. The sail is packed with the ultimate combination of bottom end performance and handling ideal for lighter riders in the lightest conditions or for heavier guys looking to get on the water earlier than ever.
REINFORCEMENT BATTEN POCKET
Light and durable reinforced area, to help protect against all types of wear and tear!
Very light and durable for the perfect trim.
CONVERTIBLE BATTEN SYSTEM
Designed to further increase the range of GA wave sails the convertible batten allows you to add depth and power in lighter winds or stability and control when it gets windy.
The GA Vario top will not slip. Designed for maximum performance the GA vario top is easy to use and strong enough for the PWA. With set and forget system that means you only have to adjust it once. It also features:
- VARIO POCKET - A simple pocket on the top of the luff sleeve allows to store away any excess webbing from your Vario Strap. No more flapping Vario Tops in the 2018 GA Sails range.
- VARIO PROTECT - This little add-on for the top cap on the Vario Tops protects the adjustable webbing from breaking down from wear and tear on rough ground.
RADIAL LOAD TAPE
Comes with Manic, Manic HD, IQ and Hybrid. In addition to Gaastra's radial panel layout, this reinforces the sail along the load lines whilst reducing the stretch of the material, allowing the sail to hold its shape longer when you get hit by stronger winds.
RADIAL PANEL LAYOUT
Improved layout for a perfect and locked-in sail shape, providing a smooth profile, twist control and durability. The 3rd generation provides a full Radial Panel Layout from all 3 corners of the sail, the seams are aligned with the forces that originate from the tack, clew and head to avoid deformations of the shape and design of the sail. The new RADIAL LOAD TAPE brings even more heavy duty into the sails.
In order to be able to reduce the weight of the sails, Gaastra developed a completely new range of laminate materials with a much thinner film supported by a double structure of fibers - a balanced scrim of fibers orientated in the warp that fit within a classic X-Ply angled series of fibers. From its structure, the name 2-Ply arose. GA has created a complex woven web with the highest durability that is also very lightweight. Besides the proven X-Ply, they use this laminate in the upper sail body to achieve minimal swing weight and protection of critical areas.
- Less weight: use of new 2-PLY laminate reduces the weight in the top area of the sail by more than 10%.
- Softer handling for better performance and comfort in gusts
- Better strain value for perfect profile and shape in the long-term
- Better UV resistance due to a thinner film
- Used in crucial sail areas for best response, maneuverability and minimal swing weight.
A redesign that makes the fold flow much easier. It is clean and just how it needs to be: Perfection!
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