PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TESTS 2017
GS-R 7.8 2017 / Renewed Power
ON THE WATER
Very easy to rig, the new GS-R has a little more power in the takeoff and to sustain planing, thanks to a more rigid leech. This gives you a bigger recoil when pumping (which is more efficient) and more reliable control whether you need to change position in the pack, cope with a refusal or relaunch when gybing. This more linear behaviour, with a head that moves around less, enhances the overall performance when surfing down the line... (complete test report available on planchemag.fr)
+ Bargain price, wind range, overall good performance, easy to tame in this group, rigging, gybing.
- Lacks a little explosive bang in the relaunch and acceleration in squally winds in slalom.