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VECTOR PACKAGE: SAIL 9.2 m² + MAST 4.90 m

3 CAM FREERACE SAIL

Year after year the Vector benefits from the progress we make in the development of our World Cup sail GS-R. However, we make sure that the Vector still has the handling and comfort of a freeracer in mind. The sail is designed for performance-oriented, experienced pilots who like to go full speed but consider a pure race sail too technical.

Windsurf Sail Program Windsurf Sail Character

KEY FACTS:
> 3 Roll Cam High Performance Freeracer with best early planing and maximum control
> Wide, aerodynamic 3D mast sleeve with zipper openings for easy access to the cambers
> Offset Clew, inner eyelet for more control and handling, outer eyelet for more low wind performance
> 7/7 Cross batten concept for maximum profile stability and aerodynamics, all battens are tube battens
> Tack Strap, regulates the foot tension and improves the profile efficiency
> Air Flow aligned battens and neoprene cover on the boom cutout for even more aerodynamics
> Included EXPERT (75% carbon) or SELECT (100% carbon) mast

 

YOUR BENEFITS:
✔️ Save up to 215 EUR with this sail + mast package
✔️ 2 Years warranty
✔️ Available and fast shipping

Equipped with 3 roll cams, 7 tube battens and a 3D profiled mast sleeve, the Vector stands for maximum planing power, acceleration and high speed. The profile is slightly damped in order to reduce the power development and thus not overload the rider. This tuning helps to keep control even at high speeds and to tame fast freerace or slalom boards in choppy water. Because this is the only way to get to the top of the field.
With the two clew eyelets positioned 7 cm apart, you can influence the twist behaviour and response of the vector. An ingenious tuning possibility, which allows an enormous wind range from light wind to strong wind with constant luff tension. The Vector is the sporty freeracer for slalom beginners and ambitious sailors who like to compete in speed duels. Despite its enhanced performance, it is still easy to handle.
The GS-R's little brother embodies slalom feeling with the comfort of a Freerace sail.

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom*
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/
Tubes
Cam Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
9.2 234/227 514 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM

* Upper eyelet / Lower eylet

Windsurf Sail

SAIL TECH

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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.

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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