SAVE 35 EUR ON YOUR 2022 SAIL WITH THE DISCOUNT CODE: HAPPY35 | UNTIL 31 JULY

Windsurf Freerace no camber
Windsurf Freerace no camber Windsurf Freerace no camber Windsurf Freerace no camber Windsurf Freerace no camber

RAPID 2022

Lieferzeit
2-3 Tage

NO CAM FREERACE SAIL

The freerace sail Rapid performs powerfully with its sporty 7-batten slalom outline and all that without camber in a light freeride manner. Yet NoCam does not imply a loss of performance. In fact, it’s quite the opposite - early planing, instant acceleration and exhilarating top speed are the Rapid’s hallmarks.

KEY FACTS:
> Camberless freerace sail with easy handling
> Offset clew, inner eyelet for more control and handling, outer eyelet for more low wind performance
> More square-ply in the sail top for lighter feel and stability
> 7/7 Cross Batten Concept for maximum profile stability and aerodynamics, all battens are tube battens
> RDM compatible up to 6.7 sqm, more handling with equal performance

Available
SKU
2SR
€499.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

The Rapid’s 7-batten layout combined with Kevlar Lines gives it a precisely defined profile and long lasting shape. Due to this self-stability of the sail, it planes at high speeds as sovereign as never through any wind hole and lets you reach unimagined top speeds. Uncompromising performance meets effortless handling and maximum speed.
For the new models, sail designer Renato Morlotti has reduced the monofilm proportion in favor of 3 mil Square Ply and 4 mil Bi-ply, providing the sail with more stability and durability. Similar to the Freerider Zoom, the mast sleeve of the Rapid has been minimally widened to further improve rigging comfort and rotation. The range of use of the Rapid Sail is extended by another highlight: the offset clew eyelets fully utilise the maximum trim range. In low winds, the outer eyelet allows an earlier planing and a more efficient pumping. High winds? No problem! The inner clew improves sail control as well as the handling of your sail. Thanks to the balanced and the stable draft of the sail you get quick accelerations and high speeds in every session.
Fast, faster, Rapid - the NoCam Freerace sail without any compromise.

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom*
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/Tubes Camber Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
5.7 188/180 419 7/7 0 fix 18-20 Cross / Expert / Select 400 SDM/RDM 499,-
6.2 196/189 437 7/7 0 fix 20-22 Cross / Expert / Select 430 SDM/RDM 525,-
6.7 205/198 455 7/7 0 fix 20-22 Cross / Expert / Select 430 SDM/RDM 535,-
7.2 209/200 469 7/7 0 fix 24-26 Cross / Expert / Select 460 SDM/RDM 545,-
7.9 213/206 478 7/7 0 fix 24-26 Cross / Expert / Select 460 SDM/RDM 555,-
8.6 224/216 497 7/7 0 fix 28-30 Cross / Expert / Select 490 SDM 565,-

* oeillet supérieur / oeillet inférieur

Windsurf Freerace

Image

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.

An dieser Stelle ist ein Youtube-Video eingebunden. Da wir Datenschutz ernst nehmen, haben wir dieses aufgrund deiner Cookie-Einstellungen ausgeblendet. Weitere Detais findest du in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.
Bitte stimme Marketing-Cookies zu, um diesen Inhalt sehen zu können.
Testbericht Slalom Windsurf Segel Surf Magazin Wind Mag Planchemag

WIND SPÉCIAL TEST #441 // RAPID 6.7 2022

DESIGN: The Rapid is the only profile in this comparison that is held by 7 battens. The battens are tubular and arranged in a "cross batten" style. The leech is clearly indented at the level of the eyelets and has two offset clew eyelets. For 2022, the amount of monofilm in the sail top will be slightly reduced in favour of lighter fabrics and the mast sleeve will be widened.

ON THE WATER: The Gunsails has the advantage of being very easy to adjust thanks to precise instructions. Follow them and you will be well balanced and efficient without having to think twice. The Rapid 6.7 shows a lot of tension at the sail top and at the open leech, while the fabric under the boom is a bit loose and the battens protrude over the mast axis. However, there is plenty of tension on the clew. The design, tested this year on an SDM mast, is free in the upper part of the sail and still easy to handle. The Rapid 6.7 is a performance-oriented, wind-stable sail that is slightly delayed in action. Due to the pronounced profile, the rig loads itself into an inclined position to the rear, and off it goes with the acceleration. The sail no longer moves, as it is fixed by the seven battens, and can be guided out of the arm with ease and without effort. The speed you reach is in the upper league and the stronger the wind, the lighter the Rapid becomes. The board is also lifted, lighter and offers a lively feel. A minimum of steering feel is required underfoot, but the rig is anything but exhausting.

CONCLUSION: With a highly tensioned profile and a slightly upwind range, the Rapid is very easy to ride. Easy to trim, easy to ride, the Rapid's 6.7 allows performance without stress, provided you accept its excessive speed. Between freerace sail for its performance and freeride sail for its simplicity, you can think of the Rapid on a sporty freeride board that is naturally powerful.

+ Rigging, lightness, easy performance, adjusts well in the wind, price
 For the expert a little discrete in hands

Testbericht Slalom Windsurf Segel Surf Magazin Wind Mag Planchemag

WIND NEWS IT FEB-MAR // RAPID 6.2 2022

For the Rapid 6.2, more or less the same applies as for the Zoom 6.0 test... In recent years we have always tested this type of sail in the larger sizes. Unlike its brother, the Rapid 7.2 is a more powerful sail, supported by a 7-tube batten construction "reinforced" by Kevlar strips, and even the clew features the double eyelet, a " package " usually found on slightly more technical sails. On paper, the 2022 edition has been improved by making the upper part of the sail lighter and increasing the amount of light materials, which leads to an improvement in the response to pumping, a characteristic that is noticeable in the water, especially in the presence of chop. So there's nothing better than trying it out in the "home" of cubic chop and the killer squall. It was once said that a surfer who does well in Noli will do well anywhere in the world and have no problems surfing.... with the proper precautions, the same saying can be applied to sails. The Rapid 6.2 can be rigged quite quickly with any good 430/21, both rdm and sdm, although for this sail, considered the F1 without camber from GunSails, with a respectable speed sprint, the absolute killer would be a nice 430 sdm carbon 100 mast! Well trimmed you get a leech that opens generously and is noticeable in particularly strong winds.

We tested it both with the WaveFree 97 AV board, with which the Rapid is easy to ride but can't develop its full speed potential, and with a Tabou Manta 110, which is becoming a little long in the tooth but still does its 'job' of going fast quite well. The Rapid 6.2, when the wind is not " appropriate ", is not a flash to start planing, but with a few well given pump strokes it gets going and never loses its planing again. On the edge, you just put the bottom of the sail on the board and the acceleration seems endless, especially when the wind picks up. Reaching a truly remarkable top speed in gusts depends only on the skill of the surfer at the wheel, who can exploit all his "talents", because the profile doesn't move, the sail doesn't wobble and you don't feel it on your back hand, even with overpower. All that remains is for the surfer to turn all that thrust into pure speed with a bit of craftsmanship.

And it's all very easy, even jibing, although the base of the Rapid has a large surface area to say the least. Acceleration, speed, easy trimming, simple and intuitive to ride.... it gives the best of its pure freeride spirit combined with a "race" board.

+ easy trim and handling, stability of the profile in strong winds, comfort, top speed, price-performance ratio
- no explosive power development

An dieser Stelle ist ein Youtube-Video eingebunden. Da wir Datenschutz ernst nehmen, haben wir dieses aufgrund deiner Cookie-Einstellungen ausgeblendet. Weitere Detais findest du in unserer Datenschutzerklärung.
Bitte stimme Marketing-Cookies zu, um diesen Inhalt sehen zu können.

We found other products you might like!

RAPID 2021

Now Only €449.00 Regular Price €499.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

ZOOM 2021

Now Only €389.00 Regular Price €435.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

EXCEED 2021

Now Only €449.00 Regular Price €519.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

ZOOM 2022

€469.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

EXCEED 2022

€529.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost