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VECTOR 2023

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3 CAM FREERACE SAIL

This season, the GS-R's little brother is once again outperforming its speed competitors. No other freerace sail combines the energetic performance of a slalom sail with the lightness, handling and comfort of a freerace sail.
The 3 Cam VECTOR stands out through effortless access to pure planning power, maximum acceleration and top speed.

Windsurf Sail Program Windsurf Sail Character

KEY FACTS:
> 3 Cam High Performance Freeracer with above average planing and maximum control
> Wide, aerodynamic 3D mast sleeve with zip openings for easy camber adjustment
> Offset clew, inner eyelet for more control and handling, outer eyelet for more low wind performance
> 7/7 cross battens concept for maximum profile stability and aerodynamics, all battens are tube battens
> Tack Strap, regulates the downhaul tension and improves profile efficiency
> Airflow aligned battens and neoprene cover on boom cutout for even more aerodynamics

Equipped with 3 Roll-Cams rolls, 7 tube battens and the 3D wing sleeve, the VECTOR maintains its distinct, direct and pressure point stable slalom profile, while still being light in the hand. Even though it resembles a pure race sail, its handling abilities will create lighter and more comfortable ride.
Speed is king! That's why this year's update focused on the three smallest sizes. A slight change to the mast sleeve curve adds a bit more loose leech to the top. These sails now achieve a higher top speed and have a more consistent and harmonious acceleration.
As a tuning option, the two 7 cm offset clew eyelets are available on all sizes, which allow a specific influence on the twist behavior and response. An enormous wind range spreads out in front of you without changing the luff trim.
Equipped with the genes of the GS-R, the VECTOR embodies pure performance and competitiveness, combined with the ease of a Freerace Sail. The VECTOR is the perfect choice for speed enthusiasts, all levels of slalom pilots and match racers.

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom*
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/
Tubes
Cam Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
5.0 164/171 408 7/7 3 fix 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM 599,-
5.6 176/182 422 7/7 3 fix 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM/SDM** 649,-
6.3 184/191 446 7/7 3 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 669,-
7.1 197/204 456 7/7 3 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 699,-
7.8 209/216 485 7/7 3 fix 24-26 Expert/Select 460 SDM 719,-
8.6 223/230 503 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM 739,-
9.5 227/237 515 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM 759,-

* Lower eyelet / Upper eyelet
** SDM bzw. RDM Camber Set necessary

SAIL TECH

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.

SAIL FEATURES

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.

TEST REPORTS

Testbericht Slalom Windsurf Segel Surf Magazin Wind Mag Planchemag

WIND MAG #442 // VECTOR 7.8 2022

DESIGN The Vector undergoes a cosmetic redistribution of its panels in 2022. The profile always remains stable with its 7 tube battens and 3 cams forming a distinct profile on a wide mast pocket. 2 spread eyelets offer a wide range of adjustment options. A strap on the luff allows you to accentuate the profile.

ON THE WATER The Vector is the big sister of the Exceed and has nothing to do with it in design or behaviour. The Vector has a high cloth tension (easily achieved without any torture) with a largely loose leech. The FRED marking allows a single adjustment of the luff tension without having to think much. Visually, it is more reminiscent of a race sail than a freeride sail, yet the 3-Camber Gunsails is not as physical as its looks might suggest. Right from the first planing, the 7.8 surprises with its easy handling. The take-off to planing is direct before you find yourself in a safe position of a rig that lays back and disappears from your hands. Impeccably balanced between the back and front hands, the XL profile requires no effort to achieve good acceleration with a kick and a good speed in this group. The Vector is more suited to windsurfers who prefer an aggressive sailing style without sacrificing a reasonable level of comfort. With its loose profile at the sail head, the Vector loves to go into the high speed range without changing its characteristics.

VERDICT Popular with a young audience for its accessibility and easy performance, the Vector will continue to impress us in 2022. Its unrivalled value for money allows novice racers to move up a gear without wrecking themselves. For a 3-camber sail, the Vector is one of the easiest and most affordable freerace sails in the range.

+ Power on demand, balanced, pressure point stable, performance, price
Lively acceleration for beginners

Testbericht Slalom Windsurf Segel Surf Magazin Wind Mag Planchemag

PLANCHEMAG SPÉCIAL TESTS 2022 // VECTOR 7.8 2022

It bursts with energy

The Vector is a cross between a race and Freeride program with its wide mast pocket, 3 cambers and loose leech. It requires a higher tension, while the camber is very easy to place.

ON THE WATER: Compared to the Exceed, the Vector is much more edgy/electric in terms of planing (very good) and acceleration, with efficiency being more important than comfort or support: it gets more out of the rider. The pursuit of performance is its DNA; it is aimed at a more technical audience that wants to compete with harder, more technical and more powerful racing sails. The Vector simply means more physical effort in this group to close well in the wind, with a profile that pulls more (more tension) to accelerate more strongly. What does that mean for you? Superior peak performance thanks to good profile stability and strong leech work, which stabilizes the sail in the wind itself without stressing the back hand. It's just a bit more dry in acceleration and feel than most Freeride 2 Cambers: a big plus in the mid-range. In gusts, you sometimes wish for a bit more smoothness, despite the very good loose leech work. Then you switch to the lower, 8 cm further retracted eyelet to ease/reduce the pull of the back hand, soften the whole and get more into the planing. When jibing, the camber goes through well.

CONCLUSION: This easy-to-rig freerace is closer in DNA to a race sail (but lighter/maneuverable) than a freeride without camber, and generates power constantly. It's made to accelerate with stability and top speed for linear performance on all courses, from medium to maximum wind. It's worth the experience.

+ Stability, speed/acceleration, ease of rigging, range of use, price
More responsive in gusty winds

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