GS-R 2019
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GS-R 2019

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2-3 Tage

4 CAM SLALOM

World Cup Racing Performance on the next level. The GS-R has been completely redesigned for the upcoming race season. In the 2019 setup, our slalom sail sets new standards in acceleration, drive and top speed. The development is based on close cooperation between the R&D team in Tarifa and our PWA athlete Ben van der Steen.

KEY FACTS:
>High tech sail for ambitious speed or slalom surfers
>Maximum drive and improved acceleration
>Perfect aerodynamics due to 3D Wing Sleeve and neoprene cover
>Triple Offset Clew for maximum trim flexibility
>Tackstrap to further adapt the downhaul tension
>Sizes 5.0 and 5.6 RDM only

Size 6.3 is equipped with RDM Camber. To use the sail with a SDM mast you need this SDM Camber Set.


The GS-R 2019 will be available in early December.

At €575.00

Incl. VAT

Grouped product items
Product Name SizeBoomLuffBattens/TubesBest MastMastMast, ø Stock Price Links
GS-R 5.0 2019 5.01714097/7Select400RDM
€575.00
More Information
Größe5.0
Boom171
Luff, cm409
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm400
Mast ØRDM
GS-R 5.6 2019 5.61854267/7Select400RDM
€595.00
More Information
Größe5.6
Boom185
Luff, cm426
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm400
Mast ØRDM
GS-R 6.3 2019 6.3198/1914387/7Select430RDM/SDM
€655.00
More Information
Größe6.3
Boom198/191
Luff, cm438
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm430
Mast ØRDM/SDM
GS-R 7.1 2019 7.1216/2084597/7Select430SDM
€675.00
More Information
Größe7.1
Boom216/208
Luff, cm459
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM
GS-R 7.8 2019 7.8223/2164877/7Select460SDM
€695.00
More Information
Größe7.8
Boom223/216
Luff, cm487
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm460
Mast ØSDM
GS-R 8.6 2019 8.6234/2265067/7Select490SDM
€725.00
More Information
Größe8.6
Boom234/226
Luff, cm506
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm490
Mast ØSDM
GS-R 9.4 2019 9.4246/2355237/7Select490SDM
€745.00
More Information
Größe9.4
Boom246/235
Luff, cm523
Latten/Tubes7/7
Best MastSelect
Mast cm490
Mast ØSDM
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World Cup Racing Performance on the next level. The GS-R has been completely redesigned for the upcoming race season. In the 2019 setup, our slalom sail sets new standards in acceleration, drive and top speed. The development is based on close cooperation between the R&D team in Tarifa and our PWA athlete Ben van der Steen.
With a new concept and adapted outline, all sizes for 2019 are constructed on the basis of 7 battens. The bending curve and the mast sleeve construction have also been completely revised. The 3D Wing Sleeve is made of light and stretch free Square-Ply, the main luff panel is out of solid X-Ply material, supported by unidirectional Kevlar strips in the inside of the profile. With new XXL cambers and the combination of two monofilm thicknesses in the upper area, the sail gets even more profile stability and an improved reactivity. This increases pump efficiency as well as acceleration in low and high wind. The construction made it possible to maintain the resulting performance across all sizes. Smaller sails are softer to provide more control in high winds. Large sizes are more reactive and provide maximum drive and acceleration.
Thanks to the balanced sail body, not only performance increases but also the handling of the sail. Through tireless dedication and the daily testing routine, our team in Tarifa has once again succeeded in initiating the next era of the GS-R: uncompromising performance across all wind ranges. Ready to race!


F.R.E.D.

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - F.R.E.D.

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).


TOP GUARD

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Top Guard

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


VARIO TOP

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Vario Top

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.


MINI BATTENS

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mini Battens

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.


BATTEN GUARD

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Batten Guard

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


INTERNAL TRIM BATTEN

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Internal Trim Batten

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.


POCKET GUARD

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Pocket Guard

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


REDUCED BOOM LENGHT

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Reduced Boom Length

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.


OFFSET CLEW

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Offset Clew

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


TRIM SETTING

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Trim Setting

The boom length is printed beside the clew. The mast lenght is patched on the mast protector.


BOOM POSITION CONTROL

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Boom Position Control

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


DOUBLE LOCK SEAMS

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Double Lock Seams

Double seams form the most stable connection between individual panels and different materials. They are used in stress zones as well as in areas of high tension and make your sail robust and durable.


FOOT GUARD

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Foot Guard

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.


COMFORT PULLEY

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Comfort Pulley

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.


SLEEVE VOLUMER

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Sleeve Volumer

The GUNSAILS 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.


STRAP ON

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Strap On

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


MESH POCKET

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mesh Pocket

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


MAST FOOT PROTECTOR

GUNSAILS | Sail Features - Mast Foot Protector

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.


INTELLIGENT MATERIAL ASSEMBLY

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

The well designed combination of different materials allows a weight reduction without any loss of stability. Due to different stretching characteristics of the individual materials, we can precisely define each sail profile under stress and guarantee you stable sail performance for a long time.


CROSS BATTEN CONCEPT

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


SYMMETRICAL BATTEN SYSTEM

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


3D WING SLEEVE

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

The aerodynamically optimized mast sleeve, resembles the wing of an airplane and enables maximum power development of your sail. An additional line of kevlar warp laminate in the middle of the mast sleeve is working like an anchor, holding the 3D profile in its defined position. Therefore the center of effort stays always in its place and the sail continuously accelerates!


SMART CLEW CONSTRUCTION

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


DOUBLE LOCK SEAMS

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


MULTIDIRECTIONAL X-PLY

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


SQUARE PLY

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


KEVLAR STRETCH CONTROL

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

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.


GS-R CAMBER MIX

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

Our cambers have outlying rolls which ensure easy positioning on the mast. Once in position, the rolls reduce the friction and allow an easier and softer rotation of the sail. We offer four different types of camber depending on the position they are used in the sail. Through the change of cambers and the correct adaptation of the spacers the sail can be modified to be used with an RDM instead of an SDM mast. The right spacer setup can also help to finetune the sail. You can find detailed instruction on our website in the support category.


BATTEN MATRIX

GUNSAILS | GS-R 2019 Sail Technology

The choice of the right batten setup with the correct batten type is a crucial point to influence and optimize the sail profile. In the GS-R we use up to 4 different tube batten diameters in order to create the aerodynamically perfect profile. Light 9 and 11mm tubes in the top area to control the twist and save weight, combined with slightly stiffer 14 and 16 mm tubes in the boom area to withstand higher sail pressures and secure the profile stability.


WIND SPECIAL TEST 03-2018 / GS-R 7.1 (Choix des testeurs)

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THE QUEEN OF LONG DISTANCE

DESIGN: In cooperation with PWA riders Ben van der Steen and Finian Maynard and of course house designer Renato Morlotti, the GS-R 2018 is developing towards more depth in profile. The main work was to revise the luff curve and the batten arrangement.

ON THE WATER: The GUNSAILS remains in the same line as in previous years: the easiest to rig and adjust sail thanks to the perfectly positioned FRED trim mark, which makes initial adjustments easier. The first impression is surprisingly simple and light and this is also confirmed on the water. It starts planing quickly without overstraining the rider and even in the lower wind range it offers a lot of stability with a forward facing, increasing pull. Pump fanatics will probably be disappointed, because the sail starts and accelerates by itself, the profile does the work automatically. To maintain this efficiency, whether in early planing or light winds, it is enough to just let the sail do the job. With increasing wind the same image is obtained, the sail accelerates quickly without bumps or overpressure and reaches a speed that makes it one of the fastest of the group, whether downwind or upwind. Whether the wind is strong or weak, the profile remains very stable, the stability of the sailing is really amazing and allows you to concentrate on other aspects of surfing while always keeping everything under control. In the jibe, the GUNSAILS has also improved, with a perfect camber rotation and a smooth and efficient re start after the jibe.

CONCLUSION: The 2018 GS-R is very powerful, from the lower wind range to the top speed, without ever being exhausting or exaggerated. It is the most easily accessible sail in the group, whether in terms of settings, sailing or price. Our slalom testers, regardless of their level or technical equipment, have appreciated this sail especially for its general performance and simplicity.

+: Simplicity and performance
-: Nothing


PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TESTS 2018 / GS-R 7.8

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EXUBERANT ENERGY

The loose leech of the GS-R is pronounced and goes down to the bottom, where there is a deep profile. The outline has been reworked and a new material has been added to the top, you still have the choice between three clew eyelets.

ON THE WATER: It is a little heavier when not gliding, but with stable wind it pulls and accelerates strongly forward, with a lot of dynamics in profile. It feels very direct, you accelerate with every gust of wind, with a permanent propulsion. If you pull a little bit on the outhaul and also use the lower eyelet, it will be a bit easier to hold (for the lightweights).
The GS-R delivers a great performance in the middle wind range with stable wind on reach, downwind or upwind. When you release tension on the clew, the power increases, the board lifts and you perform even more in low wind. This is best when there is enough wind and flat water on a reach course, with strong acceleration thanks to the good valve work of the leech. It seems that the sail has become even better in the lower wind range. But it is not as comfortable in choppy water as the softer sails, so you can't always close 100% the sail on long tracks. It is full of energy, which is sometimes difficult to channel, so it fatigues you faster. As a bonus you have a great performance if you master this power pack, e.g. at constant wind. In the jibe it is a bit heavy but with correct camber rotation.

CONCLUSION: Well reinforced and with a hammer price this GS-R brings an increased speed and can keep up with the best on slalom and reach courses. It delivers its power very dynamically and explosively and shows very lively reactions, which we like especially on flat water.

+: Construction, price, power/planing ratio, acceleration, easily accessible performance, dynamics
-: A little more nervous with chops and gusts, you fatigue faster than with the average

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