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POWER WAVE

The Transwave our classic power wave sail provides significantly more performance than our other wave sails.

KEY FACTS:
Extra planning performance
Covers a wide range from wave to freemove
Offset Clew: two eyelets allow adaptation of the sail for more power or more control
100% X-Ply and HD X-Ply in the top guarantee a long lasting sail
Compatible for RDM and SDM mast

At €435.00

Incl. VAT

Grouped product items
Product Name Size, sqmBoom cmLuff, cmBattens/TubesBest MastMast cmMast, ø Stock Price Links
Transwave 4,0 4,01503805 / 0Cross / Expert / Select370SDM / RDM
€435.00
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Größe, qm4,0
Boom cm150
Luff, cm380
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm370
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 4,2 4,21543905 / 0Cross / Expert / Select370SDM / RDM
€445.00
More Information
Größe, qm4,2
Boom cm154
Luff, cm390
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm370
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 4,5 4,51604085 / 0Cross / Expert / Select400SDM / RDM
€455.00
More Information
Größe, qm4,5
Boom cm160
Luff, cm408
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 4,7 4,71644115 / 0Cross / Expert / Select400SDM / RDM
€465.00
More Information
Größe, qm4,7
Boom cm164
Luff, cm411
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 5,0 5,01684205 / 0Cross / Expert / Select400SDM / RDM
€475.00
More Information
Größe, qm5,0
Boom cm168
Luff, cm420
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 5,3 5,31744255 / 0Cross / Expert / Select400/430SDM / RDM
€485.00
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Größe, qm5,3
Boom cm174
Luff, cm425
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm400/430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 5,7 5,71814435 / 0Cross / Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
€495.00
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Größe, qm5,7
Boom cm181
Luff, cm443
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Transwave 6,1 6,11844515 / 0Cross / Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
€499.00
More Information
Größe, qm6,1
Boom cm184
Luff, cm451
Latten/ Tubes5 / 0
Best MastCross / Expert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
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The Transwave our classic power wave sail provides significantly more performance than our other wave sails. With a slightly deeper profile than the Seal or Peak, the Transwave delivers more acceleration and continuous drive. With a little bit more back hand, the sail keeps the push in all riding situations. Therefore it is also ideal in bump and jump conditions or for heavier windsurfers. In other words, the maximum amount of planning ability you can get from a wave sail.

With exceptional profile stability and perfectly adjusted loose leech the Transwave stays controlled in the whole wind range. A powerful all-rounder, not only in the waves.

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FAST RIGGING EASY DOING

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).

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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.

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TOP GUARD

The large reinforcement at the sail top avoids abrasion and wearing out whilst rigging.


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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.

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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.

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BATTEN GUARD

PVC tabs on the upper batten pockets prevent wearing out and abrasion whilst rigging.

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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.

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POCKET GUARD

A PVC braid, sewed on the bottom batten pocket, protects your sail from abrasion while uphauling and waterstarting.

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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

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BOOM SETTING

The boom length is printed beside the clew.

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BOOM POSITION CONTROL

The printed height scale at the boom opening helps you to easily remember your personal boom position. 

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SLEEVE VOLUMER

The Gun Sails 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MESH POCKET

On the inside of the protector you will find a closable mesh pocket which can hold e.g. your downhaul surplus.

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STRAP ON

For very easy packing away and storage: Just roll the sail up and fix the elastic retainer.

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HD X-PLY

The new High Density X-Ply shows the highest thread density of our used materials. It combines the characteristics of the square ply with the ones of the regular x-ply. Together they form a highly resistant and durable material, which is light at the same time. HD X-Ply finds application in the upper panels of our wave and freemove sails. The area including the material is specifically designed to suit the range of the sail. The result is an especially stable and reactive leech construction.

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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.

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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.


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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.

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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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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.


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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.

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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.

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CROSS BATTEN CONCEPT

Mostly used on the flatwater range due to a lot of surface in the boom area. The longest batten of the sail starts below the boom area, crosses the boom line and ends above the clew. The crossing batten does stabilize the profile, which is extremely important in that area. Like that the sail is more effective in acceleration and pumping and has a more stable pressure point.


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SYMMETRICAL BATTEN SYSTEM

The alternate positioning of the battens on the back and the front of the sail leads to a more equalized tension- and weight distribution. This arrangement will provide you with the exact same sail feeling, independent of the direction you are riding.

SURF MAGAZIN 04-2018 / TRANSWAVE 5.0

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A few gramm more on the ribs allows the Transwave not only itself but also its pilot. The power sail from the direct supplier effortlessly pulls even heavy surfers into planing. The combination of low profile and clearly defined pressure point position makes it as easy as possible for less experienced drivers to find the right angle to place the sail. The luff trim is quickly found with the help of the proven trim marking "FRED", we found the boom measurement to be clearly too long. In any case, the GUNSAILS’s large wind range is pleasing, retrimming is an exception and the pressure point is firmly concreted between the hands in the middle trim. This allows you to enjoy the uncomplicated characteristics of the sail immediately: gusts are comfortly dimmed, the new model has little to do with the direct and quite chunky Transwave of a few years ago. The batten rotation is soft and completely problem-free, but in direct comparison with the competitors you can clearly see that the GUNSAILS will not be one of the handling wonders of the group in 2018 either. You have to be a little more courageous here than with the lighter competitors, both when laying down in the bottom turn and when rotating and shifting in shallow water.

SURF RECOMMENDATION: A loyal companion for all those who are primarily looking for a planing, controllable and inexpensive strong wind sail for flat water, bump & jump and rare wave trips. For pure wave surfers and tricksters, the Transwave will be a bit too massive and "freeridy".

+: Gliding power, windrage, price
o: Agility when riding waves
-: nothing


WINDSURFING JAHRBUCH 2018 / TRANSWAVE 5.0

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DESIGN: The Transwave has not been changed for 2018 and remains true to itself, because the five-batten profile has gained a reputation as a real powerhouse among all testers. This year again we could be pleased about the classic features of a Power Wave sail: A deep leech on the bottom, deep but very harmonious profile in the battens and still clear loose leech distinguish the Transwave also this year. To avoid too stiff power transmission and to give the profile some air to breathe, a long Dacron track was sewn in the luff. The further equipment is known and answers at least quickly the question whether a sail should be rather well equipped or at most light. A sail from GUNSAILS should be well equipped and it shows this in many places with a lot of love for detail. Like all GUNSAILS wave sails, the Transwave does without monofilm, large-area use of X-Ply is standard.

ON THE WATER: Here you finally have something in your hands again! One or two testers may have thought so when they grabbed the Transwave after a nervous and lively four-batten sail. Because here you can also simply hang yourself into the harness lines and let yourself get planing. After departure, however, the relaxed time is over. Even without excessive technical input, the Transwave readily generates speed and gets everything out of the board in terms of final speed. But this straightforwardness is not for everyone. Particularly light riders who are looking for an agile sail for radical wave riding quickly reach the limits of what is possible with the Transwave. The turns get longer all at once and twice as fast. There should be some counterweight to ride the waves. The Transwave is a reliable partner for occasional wavers that also require a five square metre sail to be suitable for shallow water. The Peak is the better all-rounder for those who only ride the sail in the waves and are busy with frontside wave riding.

CONCLUSION: The Transwave splits the spirits. If you measure the quality of windsurfing days by the number of successful aerials alone, you don't have to think about the Transwave. Heavy riders who are looking for a sail with maximum wind range, rarely travel in side shore wind and are looking for an alternative to a small crossover sail will find the perfect partner in the Transwave!


WIND SPECIAL TEST 2018 / TRANSWAVE 5.3

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OVERWHELMING ACCELERATION

DESIGN: The 5.3 Transwave is held by 5 battens and is reliably constructed, with a wide-meshed x-ply in the main window, numerous double seams and square-ply in the upper area. The 5.3 runs on a 400 cm mast. The manufacturer explains SDM and RDM compatibility. Note the well-known FRED, which indicates the best trim setting, 2 offset clew eyes and a Vario top.

ON THE WATER: The Transwave is a rather smooth cloth compared to what one would have expected, it has a very deep profile. It is undoubtedly one of the sails, if not the sail with the deepest profile in the test. Although the profile is strongly forward, it also has solid traction on the back hand, yet the profile remains quite balanced. The early planing is exemplary, the subsequent acceleration is overwhelming. This is one of the big advantages of this sail, ideal to rush at full throttle on the next ramp and to maximize its jump height. It is very profile stable, the Transwave offers very good control, although one has to admit that its performance makes it a bit more strenuous, especially in the upper range of use, where you have to deal with an omnipresent power. In handling you can already feel the longer boom, even if you can get around it a bit thanks to the two eyelets. The profile distribution ensures correct neutrality when the sail is open (OFF), but even if it has improved in this area in recent years, you can never completely get rid of its weight, its deep profile and a certain inertia.

CONCLUSION: GUNSAILS offers again an excellent wave/fast bump & jump sail, stable but above all super powerful. It is aimed at drivers who like to be powered up and who have a little more weight to move.

+: Performance, Speed, Range, Stability, Bump&Jump Jumps
-: Bulky, Neutrality


PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TESTS 2018 / TRANSWAVE 5.3

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DESIGN: In this group the Transwave is the sail with the most pronounced profile behind the mast, it even pulls up slightly, with a good loose leech and a trim mark for the downhaul tension. Made entirely of x-ply with a Dacron mast panel.

ON THE WATER: The XXL power allows the heaviest riders to get into planing efficiently, whether in the slightest breeze, irregular wind or disturbing drafts. In our European conditions, this is perfect for those who would rather have more than less power in their hands. For a sail with this deep profile, it pulls forward with a relatively discreet pull on the back hand. This allows you to race with a completely closed sail in onshore conditions, also thanks to a good twisting top and good profile stability. With maximum pressure it is very easy to move back and forth in whatever water conditions, especially when going upwind. The price is a higher power consumption compared to the average of this powerful group, which will disturb heavier drivers less. If you ride down slow, weak waves or only currents, the Transwave brings the necessary push with you to have fun, to plane and to bring speed into the curve in these sessions as well. The range of use is good due to the profile stability, this prevents the pressure point from moving backwards and the pull forward allows a strong acceleration in the bottom turn, whereby one can push the board rail really well into the water to increase the carving effect. Wave riding with a bite.

CONCLUSION: The Transwave guarantees performance especially for heavy riders, but retains sufficient handling characteristics to have fun in good wave conditions, whether in light side shore wind or side on or on-shore wind.

+: Range of use (especially low wind), XXL power/handling ratio, price, heavyweights, stability, mobility
-: Pulls more than the average