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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 15-17 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 16-18 Expert/Select 370 RDM / SDM 465,-
4.7 166 393 5 vario 16-18 Expert/Select 370 RDM / SDM 475,-
5.0 170 415 5 fix 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM / SDM 485,-
5.3 174 423 5 vario 19-21 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.


WINDSURFING JAHRBUCH 2020 / HORIZON 5.0 2020

GUNSAILS | Test Report Wave Sail Horizon 2020 Windsurfing Jahrbuch

ON THE BEACH: The GUNSAILS Horizon goes into its second season in 2020. The outline was only slightly revised. The biggest changes can be found in the seams and the panels in the top. Some seams have been omitted and the proportion of square ply has been increased. The features of the Horizon are still exemplary. There is no way to find any monofilm. Plenty of X-Ply, double seams and Dacron patches for reinforcement ensure longevity. In contrast to other brands, you can be sure that the sail won't break up at all ends after two seasons. The trim of the Horizon is uncomplicated. Pull the downhaul until the loose leech reaches the trim mark. This requires much less trim force than the old Transwave and the Loose Leech is actually limited to the two upper sail panels. The power can then be regulated most easily via the two eyelets on the clew. If you are not sure about the choice of eyelets, simply follow the explanatory print.

ON THE WATER: When other testers are desperately hanging on their boom in a shorebreak, the GUNSAILS Horizon reliably takes off from the start. Especially in gusty winds near the shore, it can play its trump cards to the full. The pressure point is very well defined between the hands, even when a strong gust strikes. Instead of opening the sail now, the damped and clearly defined power development of the Horizon allows you to step directly into the foot straps. Whoever knows how to use the power flies a little further and higher with every jump or pumps himself into planing mode particularly early. Since there are "all in one swiss army knives" only in the manufacturer catalog, it surprises no one that the power of the Horizon means slight compromises in handling. On the other hand, upwind sailing is easy and thanks to its high top speed, the sail also makes an excellent impression on crossover boards or flat water. When the Horizon goes down and up the wave slope again and again, it provides uninterrupted power, which can sometimes be too much for lightweights. And so the steering impulses should be more clear. But the Horizon pulls even the lamest boards through the turns - a plus for wave intermediates!

CONCLUSION: As a classic powerwave sail with excellent control, the Horizon is a loyal companion even in gusty winds. On the wave you can't expect a handling miracle, but a lot of drive in the turn. Among all wave sails, the Horizon is the most interesting and suitable product for high wind freeriders.

PLANCHEMAG NOV-DEZ-JAN 2020 / HORIZON 5.3 2020

GUNSAILS | Test Report Wave Sail Horizon 2020 Planchemag

THE EXTRA POWER

ON THE BEACH: The Power Wave sail of the brand is equipped with a well pronounced profile in the front area, it needs some downhaul tension and it has a mark in the top which indicates a well defined loose leech. It is made with the same materials as the Seal (lighter in 2020) and also has 2 clew eyelets.

ON THE WATER: When starting to plane, the Horizon 5.3 pulls very strongly and directly forward with an XXL power. It lies ultra stable in hands, with a constant pull to get through wind holes, to go upwind or to accelerate if you are a little heavier. This 5.3 Horizon is a very versatile sail, a mixture of Freewave and a 4-batten Wave sail. It is suitable for onshore conditions to get over the waves without losing speed, to accelerate between the wave sets and to ride at full throttle to the next jump ramp or to sail well upwind. It is also very suitable for side shore conditions with moderate waves or low wind as well as bump&jump conditions. On the wave you have a lot of pull forward to accelerate and push the edge into the water to maintain maximum speed and drag. This results in a better rhythm than the average. For lightweights it is more strenuous and heavier than others in waves when you don't necessarily need such power. It is also not the most delicate in hands, it is rather tight and efficient.

CONCLUSION: A very effective Power Wave sail for big sailors and riders looking for a good ratio of performance to handling in waves, with support and stability as the wind increases. A super versatile sail that fits both Thruster and Singlefin boards.

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