Vector 2017
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Vector 2017

Delivery Time
2-3 Tage

3 CAM FREERACE

What's new in 2017:

New sizes, new scaling.
Revised mast sleeve curve and new shape of luff sleeve with best ratio of performance/aerodynamics and handling.
Weight reduction through lighter batten pockets and a new top construction.
Swing weight better balanced through new 3 mil Square Ply in the top section.

KEY FACTS:

  • 3 Cam freerace sail with excellent early planing skills and top control at high speed
  • 7/7 Cross Batten Concept
  • 3D Wing Sleeve, aerodynamic profile for effortless and easy feeling
  • 2 clew eyelets for individual tuning
  • Compact feeling by reduced boom length (RBL)
  • Tack strap for adjustment of foot tension
  • Neoprene cover at boom opening

At €399.00

Incl. VAT

Grouped product items
Product Name Size, sqmBoom cmLuff, cmBattens/TubesBest MastMast cmMast, ø Stock Price Links
Vector 5,0 5,01734087 / 7Expert / Select400RDM
DEAL €399.00 Regular Price €469.00
More Information
Größe, qm5,0
Boom cm173
Luff, cm408
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØRDM
Vector 5,6 5,61844227 / 7Expert / Select400RDM
DEAL €399.00 Regular Price €479.00
More Information
Größe, qm5,6
Boom cm184
Luff, cm422
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm400
Mast ØRDM
Vector 6,3 6,31914467 / 7Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
DEAL €429.00 Regular Price €489.00
Not available
More Information
Größe, qm6,3
Boom cm191
Luff, cm446
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Vector 7,1 7,12024577 / 7Expert / Select430SDM / RDM
DEAL €449.00 Regular Price €509.00
Not available
More Information
Größe, qm7,1
Boom cm202
Luff, cm457
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm430
Mast ØSDM / RDM
Vector 7,8 7,82174857 / 7Expert / Select460SDM
DEAL €465.00 Regular Price €529.00
Not available
More Information
Größe, qm7,8
Boom cm217
Luff, cm485
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm460
Mast ØSDM
Vector 8,6 8,62305037 / 7Expert / Select490SDM
DEAL €475.00 Regular Price €549.00
Not available
More Information
Größe, qm8,6
Boom cm230
Luff, cm503
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm490
Mast ØSDM
Vector 9,6 9,62365207 / 7Expert / Select490SDM
DEAL €485.00 Regular Price €569.00
Not available
More Information
Größe, qm9,6
Boom cm236
Luff, cm520
Latten/ Tubes7 / 7
Best MastExpert / Select
Mast cm490
Mast ØSDM
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The 2017 Vector has been completely redesigned. New sizes are added and the sail character is moving more than the years before towards his big brother GS-R. Nevertheless, it is still a Freerace sail which means it is easier to handle with less effort. So to say the Turbo Diesel of Race sails with a huge momentum in low wind conditions.

The sail setup remains the same: 3 roll cams, 7 battens, all of them are now tube battens, and a 3D profiled mast sleeve. The result is a maximum of early planning power, acceleration and top speed, combined with very good control of the sail. The new Vector is equipped with a neoprene cover at the boom opening to improve the aerodynamics and to reduce water entry at the boom.

A special feature with the small, speed-oriented sizes 5.0 and 5.6 sqm is the mast recommendation, they are designed on RDM masts only. This setup leads to even more control and comfort.

With the new Vector you can accept any match race challenge from your surf buddies with a smile.

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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.

PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TESTS 2017 / VECTOR 7.8 2017

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THE QUEST FOR RAPID ACCELERATION

Strongly imbued with the spirit of a racing model, with a 3D profiled mast sleeve, the Vector is very deep at the front with a very pronounced twist: making it even more sporty ! Well constructed, it is heavier on the scales.

ON THE WATER: Heavier than its rivals, notably when not planing or when leaving the water (the sleeve is rather wide), the Vector is the closest to a Neil Pryde racing sail that you can get. Acceleration when starting planing is better, but also more physically demanding than with the other sails, but it maintains a good balance. You will be seduced by its gliding properties and stability. It zooms forward, while stabilising the board in the water and doesn't produce too much pressure on the back hand thanks to a very nice leech opening. It is straightforward, it glides naturally without too much effort and performs brilliantly in average crosswind or upwind conditions. It always wants to accelerate. Its main advantage is that you can keep it sheeted in on the deck and can open it up at the back as soon as the wind picks up, improving the gliding performance, with less effort. It will be more vulnerable sailing close to the wind when the wind is light and when overpowered if it gets a little gusty because it sits up a bit straighter than the best sails when the wind is strong, especially for light riders. Heavier and less manageable in manoeuvres than a Freeride with cams, and a bit awkward to handle, it has very good cam rotation, with an immediate burst of juice from the sail as soon as you start gybing.

SUMMARY: The new Vector is one of the most sporty Freerace boards (more technically advanced and heavier than the average in this group), on the verge of being a pure race design, lighter and easier to raise out of the water. It caters to the very good surfer who seldom falls and is looking for maximum performance.

+: Wind range, acceleration, stability, peak performance, price.
- : Heavier, jostles around in strong wind.

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