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TORRO FR 2019
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TORRO FR 2019

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ALL TERRAIN FREEMOVE SAIL

Our Freemove classic Torro is now available from 5.7 sqm in a version with a higher monofilm percentage, the Torro FR. This makes the sail a bit lighter and also a bit more freeride like.

KEY FACTS:
> More Freeride characteristic through higher monofilm percentage
> Ideal all round capabilities for freeride and freestyle
> Improved handling
> Durable Square-Ply in the top
> Ideal mix between performance and manoeuvrability
> Bullet proof construction, 50 % X-PLY
> Compatible for SDM and RDM mast

Available
SKU
9STF
DEAL €389.00 Regular Price €449.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

Our Freemove classic Torro is now available from 5.7 sqm in a version with a higher monofilm percentage, the Torro FR. This makes the sail a bit lighter and also a bit more freeride oriented. The X-PLY in the main window has been replaced by monofilm, which gives the Torro FR a bit more crispy feeling when accelerating and in top speed in the straight line. So if you can renounce the bullet proof characteristics of the classic Torro and place a little more emphasis on flat water characteristics, you've come to the right place.
5 battens, including a tube batten above the boom, allow an amazing top speed, as well as early planing abilities.The distinctive yet variable profile combines acceleration with a huge wind range and an easy and forgiving handling.
The sizes of the Torro FR starting with 5.7 move a bit further into the freeride and bump and jump zone. By using 3 mil Square Ply in the top of the sail, the Torro FR remains light without losing its familiar durability.
The Torro FR is not only the ideal combination of many disciplines but represents endless windsurfing fun for all levels.

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/Tubes Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
5.7 177 442 5/1 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 RDM/SDM 449,- 389,-
6.0 182 446 5/1 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 RDM/SDM 459,- 399,-
6.3 187 452 5/1 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 RDM/SDM 469,- 409,-
6.6 192 455 5/1 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 RDM/SDM 479,- 419,-
6.9 198 457 5/1 fix 20-22 Cross/Expert/Select 430 RDM/SDM 489,- 429,-

 

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.


SURF MAGAZIN 06-2019 / TORRO FR 5.7 2019

GUNSAILS | Torro FR Test report Surf Magazin 2019

With a lot of loose leech, almost all the way down to the boom, and a firm profile, the Torro is the biggest sail in the test and almost achieves the high score in controllability in strong winds. In combination with the very strong planing performance it covers a very large wind range - and almost without the need to re-trim in changing wind conditions. Even with a loose outhaul, control is maintained for a long time. The shape with the wide Dacron panel behind the mast allows the sail to produce a deep profile under wind pressure in the lower area, the battens above the boom are almost flat. Power and control in one trim are the result of this little sail maker trick. The positive side effect of the stable profile with the widely twisting leech is the good driving stability. In gusts only the pull on both hands increases - the holding forces of the Torro are in the upper midfield - the pressure point does not move backwards, corrections on the boom are almost not necessary, the Torro switches to "autonomous surfing" on request. The agility in manoeuvres is thus inevitably somewhat reduced, you need some pressure to bring it through a powerful jibe, but with soft batten rotation. Wild rumbling in the surf other sails can do better, the Torro prefers to play on the freemove piste.

CONCLUSION: A top Bump & Jump sail, which is recommended as an uncomplicated, easy to surf freeride sail.

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WINDSURF UK 03-2019 / TORRO FR 5.7 2019

GUNSAILS | Torro FR Test report Windsurf Magazin 2019

OVERVIEW The Torro is Gunsails crossover sail range, available in either standard construction with x-ply used in the window panel, or in FR mode as tested here, with a higher monofilm content. The use of monofilm is said to make the sail feel a little lighter in the hands, with "ideal all-round capabilities for freeride and freestyle". Other than the window, there is a quoted 50% x-ply content, through the panels in the head and foot of the sail, with both Dacron and x-ply used in the luff panels. 'Whilst tested here on a 100% Select RDM, there is plenty of play in the luff sleeve, allowing the use of an SDM if desired. Rigging is made straightforward with the inclusion of the brand's F.R.E.D (Fast Rigging Easy Doing), in-dicator mark in the top panel. Simply downhaul the sail so that the top panel is loose to the mark, before fine-tuning through the sail's single clew eyelet. At rest, the sail has a moderate to high luff curve configuration, forcing a good amount of skin tension into the leading edge of the sail, the bottom two battens protruding beyond the mast's leading edge, whilst the leech falls away progressively. With all the detailing you'd expect of a modern sail, including a seamless foot panel, double stitch seams, alternating battens and abrasion beading or pads along vulnerable areas, the Torro is a steal at its advertised price ... so how would its performance hold up against its rivals on the water?

PERFORMANCE Although the graphic on the sail states that the sail on test is the Torro, with its monofilm win-dow panel, we understand this is the FR version. Neutral and balanced at rest, its draft breathes into a much deeper profile as a gust hits the sail, the movement in the luff sleeve combining with the inherent stretch in the Dacron luff panel. Power delivery is soft and steady, the sail's centre of effort positioned relatively low and forwards, smoothly transferring energy to the board and accelerating in the hands. It feels larger than its quoted area despite its dimensions, going some way to describing the amount of shape the Torro exhibits when powered. It certainly has a more locked in freeride / blasting character rather than upright and impulsive, the response in the sail more progressive than instantaneous. Partnered with a fast freeride board, it can be used to cover distance in comfort, the movement in the draft helping the sail to move around the sailor and absorb impact as they travel over harsh chop. And whilst the draft movement means the Torro isn't quite as potent at driving through pro-longed lulls (its profile becoming shallower as the pressure decreases), it does mean the Torro becomes neutral as it is eased out in transition, before powering up serenely once more on the new tack. With an excellent natural range on one setting, the Gunsails may not provide the prestige sought by some in other brands, yet this sail has all the detailing in the right place and provides real value when you consider its eye-catching retail price.

THE VERDICT Admirable locked-in freeride performer in a no fuss package, the Torro delivers easy progressive power over an excellent natural range. User-friendly fun at a price that deserves to turn heads!

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