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GUNSAILS | Horizon 2020 - Power Wave Windsurf Sail
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HORIZON 2020

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POWER WAVE SAIL

The combination of strong planing power and sensitive wave riding makes our power wave sail Horizon a real chameleon. Whether perfect wave conditions, FreeWave or Bump & Jump, this sail impresses in all areas. 5 battens and a more pronounced profile provide first-class stability and powerful drive. Ideal to give you the support you need in weak waves or gusty winds.

Windsurf SailWindsurf Segel Character

KEY FACTS:
> Extra power for more planing performance and lift
> Wide range of usage from Radical Wave to Power Wave
> Offset Clew: Two offset clew eyelets for individual tuning, setting for power or control
> 100% X-Ply for extreme conditions
> Preference for RDM, but SDM still possible

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€439.00
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For 2020 the Horizon has again received a clear update. Luff and boom lengths have been tweaked and the clew positions have been adjusted. The proportion of 3mil Square-Ply in the top has been increased, which in combination with more Kevlar reinforcements reduces the weight by over 200g.
The range remains adaptive. The smaller Horizon sizes up to 5.0sqm show strong wind and radical wave characteristics for first class wave riding; here the profile is only a bit fuller compared to our 4-batten Seal model.
From 5.3sqm the Horizon becomes a real powerhouse with good acceleration and a substantial lift. This will impress all sailors who love a powerful style and like to drive with speed towards the next wave. Of course, you can also enjoy these features completely on choppy or flat water.
We never before have had such a multifunctional wave sail, which combines power with smooth handling so brilliantly.

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom
cm
Luff
cm
Battens Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
3.7 146 365 5 vario 15-18 Expert/Select 340 / 370 RDM / SDM 439,-
4.0 151 380 5 vario 16-18 Expert/Select 370 RDM / SDM 445,-
4.2 157 384 5 vario 16-18 Expert/Select 370 RDM / SDM 455,-
4.5 161 388 5 vario 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM / SDM 465,-
4.7 166 393 5 vario 20-22 Expert/Select 400 RDM / SDM 475,-
5.0 170 415 5 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 400 RDM / SDM 485,-
5.3 174 423 5 vario 20-22 Expert/Select 400 / 430 RDM / SDM 489,-
5.7 182 442 5 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 RDM / SDM 499,-
6.1 184 452 5 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 RDM / SDM 509,-

Power Wave Windsurf Segel

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 | Sail Tech - Intelligent Material Assembly

The well designed combination of different materials allows weight savings without losing stability. By varying the stretch behaviour of the individual materials, we can precisely define each sail profile under pressure and guarantee you consistent sailing characteristics over the long term.


TENSION FRAME

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Tension Frame

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.


DOUBLE LOCK SEAMS

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Double Lock Seams

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.


SMART CLEW CONSTRUCTION

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Smart Clew Construction

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.


KEVLAR STRETCH CONTROL

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Kevlar Stretch Control

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.


MULTIDIRECTIONAL X-PLY

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - Multidirectional X-Ply

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 | Sail Tech - Square-Ply

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.


X-PLY

GUNSAILS | Sail Tech - X-Ply

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.


Windsurf UK 11-2018 / HORIZON 5.0 2019

GUNSAILS | Test reports Windsurf UK - Horizon 2019

OVERVIEW: The Horzion is new to the Gunsails line-up for 2019, said to combine charac-teristics of two of its predecessors — the Transwave and Peak. Classed as their `power wave' option, it possesses five battens through its nine-size range (3.7- 6.1m) and exclusively uses x-ply throughout its panels, bar the Dacron luff panel to cushion the power delivery. Rigged for test on a 100% Select RDM (although said to also be compatible with SDMs), it sets with a little more luff curve than most here, the lower two battens retaining good rotation around the mast. Tuning is made simple by referring to FRED (standing for Fast Rigging Easy Doing) — Gunsails's visual trimming guide located in the upper panel. Downhaul until the looseness reaches FRED, before Eine-tuning using the two clew eyelets — the top one for power or the bottom for control. What could be simpler? In doing so, the leech falls away down to the batten above the boom, whilst the profile displays a moderate amount of shape forward in the draft. Detailing on the Horizon is functional, with many of the features you'd expect of a modern sail, such as a mesh pocket integrated into the tack fairing, a strap to hold the rolled sail together, and a multitude of guards and abrasion pads to reduce wear. Some of the very latest developments in sail design aren't present in the Horizon. For example, the batten pockets alternate from side to side rather than being integrated into the sail's panels. But then with retail price significantly under any of its rivals, you can't have it all your own way! The Gunsails pro rider team boasts some notable names amongst their ranks, so we were intrigued to use a sail from the Gunsails loft for the first time.

PERFORMANCE: Using the upper clew eyelet, the Horizon feels larger than its quoted area in marginal winds and creates a good deal of bottom end grunt, the centre of ef-fort low and forwards in the draft. There's a lot of movement in the luff sleeve, which coupled with the Dacron luff panel enables the sail's profile to grow into a much more purposeful shape as the wind increases. With its five bat-ten outline and geometry, the Horizon does feel more of a high-wind freeride / freemove contender, rather than a loose and neutral manoeuvre specialist, when compared to others in the group. It encourages a more locked in stance and would be a great companion for coastal bump and jump, or making the most of less than ideal wave arenas. With balanced handling and a dependable delivery, it copes superbly with violent gusts, the lower clew eyelet always avail-able should the conditions continue to become more severe. Speed and upwind drive are real assets of the Horizon, both well received when stuck on the inside of a cross-onshore spot. On the wave it does try to go neutral as it is eased out, the battens pushing back round the mast as the draft depth reduces. Ultimate-ly, it feels a little heavier and stiffer than some, which is to be expected, but given its cost, the performance on tap is certainly impressive.

THE VERDICT: Representing excellent value for money, the Horizon provides assured, dependable power and real practicality for everyday coastal use, from high wind blasting to tackling tough cross-onshore wave spots.


WINDSURFING JAHRBUCH 2019 / HORIZON 5.0 2019

GUNSAILS | Test report Horizon 2019 Windsurfing Jahrbuch

ON THE BEACH: Peak and Transwave are a thing of the past. GunSails follows the trend of other brands and transfers both sail lines into the Horizon. From 5.3 square meters and larger the program is called Power Wave. The sails with five square meters and smaller still have plenty of power, but the profile is much flatter for better off above the boom. All sizes use only five battens. The equipment of the Horizon is full of X-Ply for the toughest use. Therefore the sail is quite heavy with 3.69 kilograms and takes the last place in our group. New this year, as with the Seal, is the seam guide from the clew and leech to the mast top for improved twist behaviour. We tested the sail on a Gun Expert with 70 percent carbon. For the sail and the regular use by hobby windsurfers a very good compromise between performance and durability! Typical for Gun are slightly higher trim forces and a noticeable Loose Leech.

ON THE WATER: The horizon is perfectly aligned right from the start. This sail wants to glide, especially straight ahead. The pressure point is rather low and doesn't pull the rider over the front immediately at the first small gust. Much more gusts are automatically converted into propulsion in a good interplay of twist in the leech and a soft sail course in the luff. This is great for climbers and all those who are not permanently busy plucking the sail to generate a little performance here and there. The Horizon does a lot by itself and accelerates, although it is not one of the ultimate planing engines. The ride stability of the Horizon is absolutely first class. Also the acceleration of the powerful Gun is very uniform and gets everything out of fast boards without ever getting uncontrolled, this feature pays off on shallow water and there the Horizon will always prove itself. Those who only want to ride waves and jump with a wave sail will be less happy. The Gun does not react as directly to steering impulses as the five-batten competition from Severne or Naish. Also the low clew reminds a little of the times of the Transwave. Only wave beginners can take advantage of the constant drive, experts miss neutrality.

CONCLUSION: The Horizon has its roots in this size much closer to the Transwave than to the old peak. Was this decision a good one? That's for you to decide! The Horizon is a classic powerwave sail with excellent gliding characteristics.



PLANCHEMAG 11-12 2018 / HORIZON 5.3 2019

GUNSAILS | Testergebnisse Horizon 2019 Planchemag

This great new 5-batten Power Wave 2019 is an evolution of the Transwave and Peak 2018, it has a distinctive profile in the luff area in 5.3 sqm (editor's note: less pronounced and more compact in the smaller sizes) and a nice Loose Leech. The construction consists of different types of X-Ply (except the Dacron mast panel), with a lighter Square-Ply (90° angulation) at the top/leech.

ON THE WATER: Fans of powerful sails will be thrilled, the new Horizon 5.3 m2 is one of the best in this area. It is more powerful than the 4-batten Seal, with superior profile stability and more pull to get from the spot. Light surfers will quickly feel overwhelmed by this permanent basic pull in the sail. It appeals more to a powerful wave riding style, e.g. in weak wave conditions or more on shore conditions; so when you need support to move large volume boards, move heavy riders, overcome shore break and above all continue planing. It is a bit more bulky in the wave than a 4-batten sail and at the same time has a much better handling than a freewave sail. The Horizon is also suitable for Bump & Jump, to jump and have fun in small waves. Also tested in 4.0 m2, the Horizon is significantly less profiled and more in line with the standards of competitors. It is very strong to ride from A to B and in speed, with impressive stability in the upper wind range. The performance is easier to channel, less awkward, with a very wide range of use, including bump&jump and strong winds.

CONCLUSION: The Horizon offers an adaptive range that becomes more profiled from 5.3 m2 to allow more power wave riding and has a flatter profile in the smaller sizes for a more sensitive wave riding, easier to hold while offering high qualities in terms of range, stability and performance.
A super versatile and very efficient wave sail.

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