PEAK 4.2 2018

2-3 Tage


The radical wave sail PEAK feels at home in sideshore or side-onshore wave conditions. Up to the size 4.5 it is equipped with 4 battens. From 4.7 on it is a 5 batten sail.


> Brand new showroom sail
> Just a few wrinkels from rigging and transport

> From 4.7 on equipped with 5 battens instead of 4
> Wide Dacron panel for dampening
> Precise ON/OFF for quick reactions
> Offset Clew: two eyelets allow adaptation of the sail for more power or control

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The radical wave sail PEAK feels at home in sideshore or side-onshore wave conditions. Up to the size 4.5 it is equipped with 4 battens. From 4.7 on it is a 5 batten sail.

Compared to a compact sail, the outline is more stretched out and the boom length shorter. That makes the sail slightly softer and allows a very precise ON/OFF while wave riding.

The wide Dacron panel at the mast loads up quickly and allows the sail to accelerate. At the same time it gives a certain amount of softness to fly over choppy water. Combined with lots of stability and the ability to stay controlled in strong winds, the PEAK is also the perfect sail to chase storms.



F.R.E.D. will help you to fi nd the optimal luff trim for your sail. The mark is found in the upper sail window and serves as an orientation point to create the perfect luff tension (loose leech).



The Reduced Boom Length design shortens the boom length. The handling is much easier and feels more compact. The sail control is signifi cantly improved. A shorter boom is generally stiffer and will assist in maintaining the sail stability and profile.



The large reinforcement at the sail top avoids abrasion and wearing out whilst rigging.



The top opening is enlarged for an easier mast insertion. The adjustment buckle is placed behind the mast; unnecessary webbing can be stowed in the top opening.



Lightweight mini battens take control of the leech while twisting and avoid detrimental leech fl utter. In this way, the window fabrics are spared and the longevity of the sail is predefined.



PVC tabs on the upper batten pockets prevent wearing out and abrasion whilst rigging.



The Internal Trim Batten system is completely integrated into the batten pocket and the battens can stay tensioned in the sail. The profi led end piece offers additional protection against abrasion.



A PVC braid, sewed on the bottom batten pocket, protects your sail from abrasion while uphauling and waterstarting.



The Wave sails are equipped with 2 clew eyelets which are set asymmetrically for individual tuning.
▲ Upper eyelet for more power
▲ Lower eyelet for more control



The boom length is printed beside the clew.



The printed height scale at the boom opening helps you to easily remember your personal boom position. 



The Gun Sails logo that is sewn on the sleeve keeps it open at the boom opening area like a clip and thus mast insertion is much easier.



The large mast foot protector can be pulled back whilst rigging. The loop eases the initial pulling down of the sail. The uphaul can be comfortably inserted through an opening in the protector.



All seams in the significantly stressed foot area are protected by Dacron coverings. A PVC edging from foot to the first batten protects the leech edge against your board’s nonslip coating.



The integrated triple pulley has large easy turning stainless brass rolls which greatly reduce the effort required for sail trimming. Also, if you prefer, the rolls are removable to allow the use of standard downhaul pulley hooks.



On the inside of the protector you will find a closable mesh pocket which can hold e.g. your downhaul surplus.



For very easy packing away and storage: Just roll the sail up and fix the elastic retainer.



The new High Density X-Ply shows the highest thread density of our used materials. It combines the characteristics of the square ply with the ones of the regular x-ply. Together they form a highly resistant and durable material, which is light at the same time. HD X-Ply finds application in the upper panels of our wave and freemove sails. The area including the material is specifically designed to suit the range of the sail. The result is an especially stable and reactive leech construction.



The Tension frame forms a functional unit with the smart clew construction. It is built from multidirectional x-ply and framed with insignia. Therefore it can resist maximum stress levels. The Tension frame receives the force from the clew and distributes the tension with the additional warp lines into the sail. The layout of the tension frame is designed to support the individual profile of every sail. Conclusively the tension frame improves the response of the sail and increases the profile stability. It also ensures long lasting sail characteristics and improves the overall durability of the sail.



The Smart Clew Construction is based on the tension specific and precise alignment of different materials. The result is an extremely durable clew area without additional weight. Depending the sail the layout of the materials varies in order to suit the resulting tension lines in order to distribute the force from the clew, towards the Tension Frame into the sail. That helps to create more response, better profile stability and long lasting sail characteristics.



Multidirectional X-Ply is used in high stress areas. The thread layout shows a higher density of polyester yarn, thus making the material more resistant than the regular X-Ply. The additional vertical thread direction allows the material to take more tension and force in the critical tension line.



X-PLY the all time classic of the reinforced laminates. It is light, stable and has a good transparency. Therefore it is used in the window area of the Wave-and Cross Over Sails. X-Ply also does withstand higher punctual stress. In case of a cut, the threads avoid further damage because they stop the cut from spreading through the window.



The square ply is based on the same concept as X-ply material. However the threads are aligned in a 90 degree angle and the material offers a higher overall thread density. That allows us to reduce the thickness of the included monofilm to save weight, but ensure durability at the same time.



Through the selected use of kevlar warp laminate, we are able to precisely define the stretch properties of every sail. This leads to more response and a long lasting and stable sail profile. The light and unidirectional kevlar threads show very low stretch, even under highest loads. They are individually positioned in each sail to suit its range of application, leading to long lasting performance and sail characteristics.



Double Seams provide the most stable connection between panels or different materials. They find use in areas of high material tension and make your sail tough and durable.



Mostly used on the flatwater range due to a lot of surface in the boom area. The longest batten of the sail starts below the boom area, crosses the boom line and ends above the clew. The crossing batten does stabilize the profile, which is extremely important in that area. Like that the sail is more effective in acceleration and pumping and has a more stable pressure point.



The alternate positioning of the battens on the back and the front of the sail leads to a more equalized tension- and weight distribution. This arrangement will provide you with the exact same sail feeling, independent of the direction you are riding.

SURF MAGAZIN 1-2 2018 / PEAK 4.5


Just catch a wave, destroy it according to all the rules of the art and ride it out relaxed - that's what the GUNSAILS likes best. A very harmonious and simple mixture of OFF and Drive makes the sail one of the top all-rounders of this group. With little holding force and the forward pressure point, the Peak always lies calmly in the hand - even when not planing - and offers sufficient early planing power, driving stability and propulsion. Quickly jumping over the last wave or pumping to go down the wave - the tight sail does not provide the very best conditions for that in side offshore and light wind, because when pumping it twists strongly at the top and remains quite stiff in the sail body. More horsepower cannot be mobilized in this way. On the other hand, it planes passively very well and the sail pull remains in its stable profile, in any trim, from deep to flat, always equally distributed in both hands - which requires luff tension. Even in gusts of wind it does not become nervous and offers a super control, on the wave it accelerates quickly and transforms gusts well. The slightly higher felt sail weight makes it not quite as agile as the lightest sails, but overall it remains a top all-round sail that can also be used without hesitation on shallow water with little sailing skills, just like in mast-high Cape Town Waves.

surf tip: A well-balanced, stable sail for all wave conditions with a slightly more forward pressure point than the Seal, which also looks quite direct.



DESIGN: At GUNSAILS, the Peak is the wave sail for all eventualities: Anything less than five square metres requires four battens, above that there are five battens for more profile stability. The workmanship at GUNSAILS is first class and the equipment leaves nothing to be desired. Especially the light laminate in the upper half of the sail should avoid a top-heavy character and in combination with the Loose Leech, which is always pronounced on the Peak, ensure effective twist. Like all Gun wave sails, the Peak does without monofilm, large-area use of X-Ply is standard. In the luff a soft dacron panel gives the profile enough "air to breathe" and in combination with the profile given by the battens should improve the planing performance. Especially interesting is the comparison with the stable brother Seal, who will join the GUNSAILS family in 2018. Besides the compact four-batten flat profile, the peak is rather stretched, with a narrow top and classic outline.

ON THE WATER: No, the Peak does not carry itself so completely feather-light to the water, the additional grams on the balance make themselves noticeable however only when carrying. Once on the board, the Peak lies very well balanced in the hand and makes the way through the waves an easy affair. Although the Peak is not as stoic as the Transwave, it also forgives the one or other small mistake that some more bitchy profiles immediately punish with a planing pause. Anyone who has seen a ramp a hundred metres away on a wild Baltic Sea day can be sure that they do not have to make two catapults on the way there, but can shoot themselves into the air with the best possible control. Especially the nervous four-batten sails with less twist are outperformed by the Peak without any problems, also the far forward pressure point helps enormously. On the wave, the profile keeps up well with the more radical sails. In bottom turns it offers decent drive with enough flexibility at the same time. Only those who want to ride extremely steep turns in skate style into the waves and have to show slides, tacas or tweaked aerials on the wave lip could feel somewhat hindered by the quite far down lower leech and the never perfect off. Granted, peanuts.

CONCLUSION: The Peak absolutely lives up to its vocation as a sail for all eventualities. It planes well-balanced, is super controllable and offers good handling. On the North Sea and Baltic Sea we can recommend it to sailors of all weight classes and skill levels with a clear conscience. All this at an inviolable price/performance ratio.

WIND SPECIAL TEST 03-2018 / Peak 5.0



DESIGN: This year there have been small adjustments to the Peak, like obviously a slightly shortened boom, but it keeps its basic characteristics. In this size it is held by 5 battens. The main window is x-ply, the upper part of the sail is square-ply. The excellent FRED trim point, which indicates the correct luff tension, is also on board.

ON THE WATER: Despite the 5 battens, the Peak lies quite easily in your hands. The leverage is significantly reduced, certainly due to the use of the new material in the sail top since last year. The profile of the GUNSAILS pulls evenly in the hands, the back hand is light, but not completely absent. This is the pull you need for planing and in most other situations, even if it is not necessarily on onshore, except when the wind is stable and constant. Thanks to its profile, the Peak provides more natural neutrality in the bottom turn than the average in the wave. It almost never looks bulky in the wave, even if it does not have the reactivity and finesse when not closed like the models with a flatter profile. Nevertheless, the handling remains very satisfactory. The lightness in his hands is not unfamiliar to him either. The strength of the Peak lies in the control it provides, both in the hands and at board level. Riders who like to ride large radius in good wave conditions will like it, especially in solid conditions and from the right direction.

CONCLUSION: As usual, GUNSAILS delivers a very good Peak for waves at Side Shore. It is aimed at riders who are looking for a sail with a light back hand, which covers a wide range of use and is seriously manufactured, all this at a reasonable price.

+: Homogeneous, neutral, handling, stability, price
-: Onshore



The 5.0 Peak has a longer luff than the Seal and has one more batten in the top. The rest of the outline is similar to the Seal, with the inlet on the clew, the pronounced Loose Leech and, together with the North Hero, the deepest profile at the front. The Peak is made of different X-Ply materials and has two offset clew eyes, just like the Seal.

ON THE WATER: Equipped with a good profile and a harmonious twist, the peak pulls forward powerfully when starting to plane. The acceleration is very strong and the speed high, with good upwind ability. You can feel the more of stability of a 5 batten sail, which also gives the feeling that the board is kept stable in strong winds. The Peak is more efficient than its sister Seal, both in speed and balance in general. This makes it suitable for the wave as well as for the Bump&Jump with strong winds, in order to drive long runs in the harness. But it is also a bit heavier, more exhausting and direct than a 4-batten sail, less playful and reactive. The Peak pushes on the front edge of the board at long bottom turns, more forward and also more propulsive than other sails. It can also slow down a bit faster, so don't hesitate and pull on the boom to relieve pressure from the back hand when you drive full throttle through the long curves. You don't have the playful kind of a Seal, his pull on both hands while stringing curves together. This is more about long radiuses, which are operated with a slightly more neutral profile and with a little less pull on the back hand in fast side shore conditions.

CONCLUSION: A rather versatile wave sail which feels comfortable in long side shore wave rides as well as in the Bump&Jump straight ahead at strong winds. With its XL Power, the Peak has one more level of stability and performance in propulsion and when launching on the wave. The sail supports the rider a little more than a 4-batten, a sail that is less twitchy when riding straight ahead rather than waves.

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