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RAISE 2022

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2-3 Tage

2 CAM FREERIDE FOIL SAIL

This year we introduce the third generation of our freeride foil sail Raise. To meet the wishes of the many foil surfers, our R&D has further developed many details. Extremely light and easy to handle, the Raise is designed for both the foil beginner and the advanced pilot. This sail will get you up in the air quickly with its combination of performance and ease of use.

KEY FACTS:
> 2 cambers / 6 battens freeride foil sail
> Foil specific sail foot
> Minimal loose leech for more flight stability and neutrality
> Offset clew, two clew eyelets for more trimming flexibility
> Reduced weight for better handling
> Agile, powerful profile for better pumping
> Neoprene cover on boom opening for more aerodynamics

Available
SKU
2SRA
Now Only €485.00 Regular Price €545.00
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The moderate mast curve in combination with very little loose leech not only simplifies the setup, but also gives the Raise stability while flying and allows more propulsion while running upwind. Not only the sail profile, but also the twist are adapted to the special conditions of foiling. The reduction of the twist to the necessary minimum ensures an optimal yield in the lower wind range. The special profile of the Raise with less surface in the top and more surface below the boom generates the necessary pressure in the direction of the mast foot and thus almost independently controls the trim of the foil.
The sail foot is designed to be low enough to close the gap between the board and the sail, but not to interfere while jibing. This allows the sail to take advantage of every breeze, even in the lower wind range, and accelerate effortlessly to cruising speed.
Once «in the air» neutrality is important. Two cams keep the centre of effort constant and minimize any inherent movement of the rig. So you can fly effortlessly and controlled on the foil. The Raise is the perfect companion for any foil session and delivers the optimal performance for uncomplicated foil freeriding.
Raise up and enjoy the flight!

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Wish
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/
Tubes
Cam Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
6.0 188 437 6/6 2 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 SDM 545,- 485,-
7.0 203 454 6/6 2 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 SDM 565,- 505,-
8.0 220 487 6/6 2 fix 24-26 Cross/Expert/Select 460 SDM 585,- 535,-
9.0 232 518 6/6 2 fix 28-30 Cross/Expert/Select 490 SDM 599,- 549,-

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A GUNSAILS windsurf sail is a combination of selected and high-quality materials, combined with years of experience and construction knowhow. Sail designer Renato Morlotti is responsible for the performance and quality of the sails. In his working environment he has optimised everything down to the smallest detail. Every piece of material in the sail is continuously improved in terms of durability and weight savings. Only a closer look reveals the quality, good manufacturing and durability of a GUNSAILS sail.

To ensure the functionality, easy handling and durability of our products, we have developed various features over the years and established them as our standard. The dedication and precision of our sail designer Renato Morlotti are once again evident in the individual details. An important factor that makes our quality possible and distinguishes us from other sail brands.

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WIND SPÉCIAL TEST 2022 // RAISE 7.0 2022

Testbericht Windsurf Freeride Segel Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag, Windsurf UK, Windnews

DESIGN: The third generation of Gunsails' freeride foil sail shows a relatively conventional ratio by being rigged on a 430 mast and keeping the area on the boom. The wide mast sleeve with its solid fabric makes for a deep profile, which is held in place by two cambers on either side of the boom.

ON THE WATER: The Raise is a camber sail that is very easy to rig thanks to the open mast sleeve and the low tension. The luff trim support sticker is clear and concise, giving you a ready-to-go sail without much thought. Although the Gunsails has two cambers, it feels easy and light in the hand, even with its six battens. In a very light wind that requires pumping, the Raise moves well and delivers a good start-up with a pull forward. When the breeze has firmed up, the large motor naturally draws you in for a smooth start and a progressive lift. The rig is harmoniously balanced and shows good stability. The leech is remarkably calm. The comfort is that of a club chair, where you are happy to sit back and enjoy a smooth flight. The Gunsails offers a smooth ride with a noticeable suppleness. The reactions of the foil and the board are balanced to provide a relaxed foil freeride experience. The moderate feedback is reassuring, you ride without thrills, but at least you are at ease with your flight plan. When jibing, the Raise Camber shows the efficient change without destabilising the flight plan, a plus point for the Jibeing in flight.

CONCLUSION: With the Gunsails you will enjoy flying relaxed without striving for performance, just for the joy of planing without constraint. The deep profile and supple rig make the Gunsails a comfortable sail with constant power transmission. The Raise 7.0 is a energy-saving freeride foil sail that will feel at home on a freeride foil board with a foil of the same type.

+ Drive in low wind, Comfort, not demanding, stability, smoothness of reactions, camber rotation, price
 Set back from the more sporty ones

WIND NEWS IT JUNI-JULI 2022 // RAISE 7.0 2022

Testbericht Windsurf Freeride Segel Surf Magazin, Windsurf Journal, Planchemag, Windsurf UK, Windnews

And we also come to the test of the GunSails Raise, a freeride foil sail (very much in demand among amateurs and not only because of its attractive price compared to other sails in this class...), which will see its third edition in 2022. The 2021 edition we had already received the large size 9.0, and the range of four sizes (6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0) is also confirmed for this season. The choice of size 7.0 for the test is partly justified by the fact that this sail in this size is one of the few on the market that retains a mast size that can be fitted with the 430/21. The best combination would be a good sdm mast... which improves the preload of the sail, but no one forbids fitting the Raise with a 430/21 rdm (as in our case with the Reptile Fibra) and using it to its full potential, with the only trick being to insert the special spacers that GunSails supplies into the camber pockets. Once this is done, both the "work" of the two small cams that support the profile of the six battens and the rotation are optimal. Although the Raise is a pure foil freeride sail suitable for all skill levels, from beginner to experienced surfer, it retains a minimum level of smoothness that allows it to be used as a fin freeride sail as well, without too many limitations.

But back to the use with the foil. The Raise doesn't need too much luff tension to be perfectly trimmed. Also, thanks to the special mast bend combined with the limited leech tension, the rig, which has a fairly flat profile, remains stable even in sudden gusts, making it easier to control and navigate with the foil. Pumping is not among the most explosive at the beginning, but all in all, the Raise's performance is effective in the lower wind range. Thanks to the lightness of the rig and the very forward pull, launching with the foil is easy and smooth. The same goes for the performance in flight..... The non-excessive pull promotes a smooth, relatively relaxed sailing style that is immediately appreciated by less experienced foilers because in a short time you gain the confidence in the rig that allows you to focus on maneuvering the board. When running upwind the performance is decent, compared to more specific sails it holds a smaller angle, but the Raise pays off in terms of control, relaxed sailing, profile stability even in gusts and last but not least with an easier approach in gybes, facilitated by the smooth and optimal rotation of the two cams. The Raise 2002 proves to be one of the ideal sails for making fast progress with the foil, a sail with camber easy to trim and control, light in the hands, which makes sailing easy and not so exhausting.

More than a few qualities for a sail that, as GunSails traditionally does, is offered at a more than competitive price, even in this sector of windsurfing.

+ ease of trim, immediate feeling, smoothness, decent power, comfort, stability, price, light weight, good windsurf/foil compromise
-  peak performance lagging slightly behind more technical foil sails

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