Rapid 2019
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Rapid 2019

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NO CAM FREERIDE

Our Freerace icon Rapid comes with a competetive slalom outline together with camberless freeride lightness. No other model combines uncompromising performance and top speed with the handling of a no cam sail.

KEY FACTS:
7/7 Cross Batten Concept for maximum profile stability and ideal aerodynamics
Every batten is a tube batten
RDM compatible up to size 6.7 for improved handling with the same performance
Reduced boom length for more control and easy manoeuvres
Tension Frame and 3 mil square ply in the top combine low swing weight and durability
Two eyelets for individual trim



At €475.00

Incl. VAT

Grouped product items
Product Name Size, sqmBoom cmLuff, cmBattens/TubesBest MastMast cmMast, ø Stock Price Links
Rapid 5,7 2019 5,7188/1814187/7Cross / Expert / Select400SDM / RDM
€475.00
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Größe, qm5,7
Boom cm188/181
Luff, cm418
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Rapid 6,2 2019 6,2198/1914377/7Cross / Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
€485.00
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Größe, qm6,2
Boom cm198/191
Luff, cm437
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Rapid 6,7 2019 6,7205/1984587/7Cross / Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
€495.00
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Größe, qm6,7
Boom cm205/198
Luff, cm458
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Rapid 7,2 2019 7,2212/2054697/7Cross / Expert / Select460SDM
€505.00
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Größe, qm7,2
Boom cm212/205
Luff, cm469
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm460
Mast ØSDM
Rapid 7,9 2019 7,9220/2134777/7Cross / Expert / Select460SDM
€515.00
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Größe, qm7,9
Boom cm220/213
Luff, cm477
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm460
Mast ØSDM
Rapid 8,6 2019 8,6232/2254997/7Cross / Expert / Select490SDM
€525.00
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Größe, qm8,6
Boom cm232/225
Luff, cm499
Latten/ Tubes7/7
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm490
Mast ØSDM
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Our Freerace icon Rapid comes with a competetive slalom outline together with camberless freeride lightness. No other model combines uncompromising performance and top speed with the handling of a no cam sail.
7 battens create a defined pressure point in a stable profile, ensuring continuous acceleration and high speeds in the entire wind range. As a result, the Rapid gets planing effortlessly and spurts unimpressed through wind holes.
The new material configuration at the top of the sail makes the Rapid not only lighter but also more powerful. With the revised Off - Set Clew, the Rapid can be adapted to individual needs. The lower eyelet promises easy handling and comfort. The upper eyelet which is 7 cm further outtside allows to release the full potential of the sail. Up to size 6.7, the Rapid can also be rigged with a RDM mast. It will perform as usual but with even easier handling.
Not for nothing is the Rapid the favourite of the windsurfing press and ranks itself as one of the fastest in its class. Nevertheless it remains versatile with a playful handling and a huge wind range. The rapid is your no cam Freerace without compromise.



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.


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PLANCHEMAG 03/04 2017

Rapid 6.7 2017 / "Slalomgene"

Dieses Freeride/Freerace NoCam Segel mit 7 Latten hat ein weit vorne liegendes Profil und einen größeren Twist als seine Mitbewerber (das Loose Leech geht weiter nach unten), sowie eine Dacronbahn im Vorliek für etwas Dämpfung

Auf dem Wasser:

Bei Leichtwind ist die Leistungsverteilung progressiv und es braucht eine gute Böe, bevor das Renn-Profil in Schwung kommt. An der unteren Gleitgrenze ist es weniger gut, da bietet es nicht den Zug der Besten auf der hinteren Hand und ist weniger lebendig. Aber einmal im Laufen, glänzt es durch seine Stabilität und seinen Bewegungsdrang nach vorn. Man kann voll dichtholen und sich nach vorn ziehen lassen. Diese Segel will unten aufgelegt werden auf dem Board. Das Rapid trägt seinen Namen zu Recht, vor allem auf Halb- und Raumkurs ist es eines der Schnellsten, nur bei Amwind hat man etwas weniger Druck, wenn der Wind einen Tick nachlässt, das liegt am ausgeprägten Twist, der einem etwas den Zug auf der hinteren Hand nimmt. Mit einem Freerace ohne Camber vergleichbar, hat das Rapid ein festes Profil, welches am liebsten voll dichtgeholt fährt und dem man immer noch etwas nachlegen kann. Es zieht ganz natürlich nach vorn. Es ist eines der Segel, die sich am einfachsten Vollgas fahren lassen, es stellt sich wie von selbst an und man stellt den Zug, den man auf der hinteren Hand haben will, ganz leicht über die Schothornspannung ein. Mit diesem Segel kannst du im Vergleich zu anderen auch die Spannung am Schothorn etwas nachlassen und trotzdem voll dichtgeholt fahren. In der Halse ist es minimal massig, aber auch nicht wirklich schlimm.

Fazit:

Ein sportliches Segel, welches sich bei konstantem Wind wohler fühlt als bei unregelmäßigem. Ein wahrhaftes Slalomteil ohne Camber, hervorragend auf Halb- und Raumkurs, mit dem du ohne zu ermüden Kilometer abspulen kannst. Ein guter Motor für Langschläge.

Plus: Bombiger Preis, Leichtigkeit beim Einstellen, Gleiten auf Halb- und Raumkurs, Profilstabilität, Kontrolle

Minus: Weniger eindeutig im unteren Windbereich  


 

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WIND 03/04 2017

Rapid 6.7 2017

"Homogen und Fun"

Design:

Das berühmte Rapid von Gun Sails wird mit kleines Änderungen der Mast- und Gabellängen weitergebaut. Das Top und der Achterlieksbereich sind mit einem 3 mil Square Ply ausgelegt, was ein paar Gramm einspart und den topplastigen Effekt reduziert. Alle Latten des Rapid sind ab nun Tubelatten.

Auf dem Wasser:

Was man bei Gun Sails liebt, bevor es aufs Wasser geht, ist die kleine Trimmmarkierung für die Vorlieksspannung: Immer an der richtigen Stelle, vereinfacht sie die Trimmeinstellung und macht das Ganze stressfrei. Selbst wenn das Gun, im Vergleich zu den Traktoren unter den camberlosen Segeln, nicht das schnellste im Gleiten ist, kann man das Segel dank seines zahmen Charakters aktiv fahren und damit die nötige Brise erzeugen, um ins Gleiten zu kommen. Das Rapid lässt sich leicht lenken. Spielerisch in Händen, bietet das Gun den Vorteil, das Board von seiner Trägheit zu befreien. Die Fahrt bietet dann selbst unter den Füßen mehr Fun. Der deutliche Einschnitt am Schothorn zahlt auf das Handling des Segels ein. Das gefällt uns, denn über die Beweglichkeit auf Knopfdruck hinaus vermittelt das Verhalten des Segels bei Geradeausfahrt eine Leichtigkeit und einen Komfort, den wir Tester sehr mochten. Das sichtbare Profil erzeugt Zug im vorderen Bereich. Das Gun ist ohne großartiges technisches Know How einfach zu handhaben, und da es so einfach ist, kann man mit ihm auch eine richtig gute Geschwindigkeit erreichen. Die Leichtigkeit der Handhabung führt auch dazu, dass man die Halse mit gutem Gefühl angeht, ohne Angst zu haben, dabei zu stürzen. Das schnelle Schiften des Segels macht die Halse einfach.

Fazit:

Einfach im Aufbau, einfach zu surfen, leistungsstark und zu einem konkurrenzlosen Preis, das Gun Sails trifft voll ins Schwarze. Ein einfach zu handhabendes Segel, was jedem Surfer ein Lächeln ins Gesicht zaubert, egal welches Niveau er hat. Die Fun-Seite dieses Freeridesegels, welches die Tester wegen seiner Bewegungsfreiheit lieben, macht deinen Gleitnachmittag 100 % spielerisch. Und schnell…

Plus: Einfachheit, Handling, Trimmmarkierung, Preis

Minus: Nichts 

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