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VECTOR 2019
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VECTOR 2019

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3 CAM FREERACE SAIL

Call it the little brother of the GS-R or "Slalom light", no matter how, the Vector has established itself as a dominant model in the GUNSAILS range. 3 cambers and 7 tube battens form a deep profile through the 3D Wing Sleeve, allowing maximum acceleration, top speed and planing power.

KEY FACTS:
> High performance freeracer with 3 cams
> 3D Wings Sleeve creating aerodynamically optimized profile, enabling early planing control and highspeed
> Two eyelets with 7 cm distance for individual trim, inner eyelet for better acceleration and top speed, outer eyelet for more fin pressure and increased drive through lulls
> 7/7 Cross Batten Concept, all of them tube battens, for maximum profile stability
> Tack strap to further define downhaul tension
> Lighter construction of batten pockets and monofilm in the sail top allows to further reduce weight
> Neopren cover at the boom opening

Available
SKU
9SV
DEAL €415.00 Regular Price €499.00
Incl. VAT, excl. Shipping Cost

The performance of the sail is easy to handle and is therefore more energy-saving compared to the GS-R. Thus the Vector is ideal for slalom intermediates as well as for slightly lighter windsurfers. But also ambitious slalom pilots will not miss anything here. The new material configuration, consisting of two different monofilm thicknesses, improves the reactivity of the sail and makes it possible to generate more power and propulsion from the upper part of the sail. This also saves valuable weight. The new arrangement of the Offset Clew makes the Vector even more adaptable. The inner eyelet provides better acceleration and top speed. The outer eyelet, which is 7 cm further outside, provides more fin pressure and increased drive through lulls. The neoprene cover on the boom opening improves the aerodynamics of the sail and minimizes water ingress. With a focus on speed, sizes 5.0 and 5.6 are designed for RDM use only. The slightly softer profile increases the control required at high wind speeds and top speeds. Sizes 6.3 and 7.1 can optionally be rigged with RDM for even better handling.
However you will require the additional RDM Camber Set. With the performance of a competition sail and the PWA registration, the Vector is our energy-loaded freerace sail. Nevertheless, this enormous drive can be tamed with easy handling and low holding forces.

 

TECH SPECS

Size
Boom*
cm
Luff
cm
Battens/
Tubes
Cam Top IMCS Best Mast Mast
cm / Ø
Price
5.0 171/164 408 7/7 3 fix 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM 499,- 415,-
5.6 184/177 422 7/7 3 fix 18-20 Expert/Select 400 RDM 519,- 429,-
6.3 191/184 446 7/7 3 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 539,- 445,-
7.1 204/197 457 7/7 3 fix 20-22 Expert/Select 430 SDM/RDM** 549,- 459,-
7.8 217/210 485 7/7 3 fix 24-26 Expert/Select 460 SDM 579,- 479,-
8.6 230/223 503 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM 595,- 485,-
9.2 234/227 514 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM 605,- 489,-
9.6 236/229 520 7/7 3 fix 28-30 Expert/Select 490 SDM 615,- 499,-

*Upper eyelet / Lower eyelet
**RDM Camber Set necessary

Windsurf Sail Program

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.


WINDSURFING JAHRBUCH 2019 / VECTOR 7.8 2019

GUNSAILS | Vector Testbericht Windsurfing Jahrbuch 2019

ON THE BEACH: The Vector is very close to real racing sails. The mast sleeve is so wide that the complete forearm can be placed in it when attaching the cambers. A total of three of these are attached to the lower battens, each of which is easily accessible via a zipper. The boom recess can be closed for better aerodynamics. The leech is very wide over the two clew eyelets. The second eyelet has been moved seven centimetres further in. This allows the twist behaviour of the sail to be strongly influenced and effectively tuned for light or strong winds. When rigging, you should bring use a well trained arm or a trim handle. Once the luff has been successfully put through, an extremely deep belly appears in the boom area, which disappears very quickly above it. With the Tack-Strap this belly can be deepened again. This sail screams to beat the board totally overpowered on space wind course to the next GPS record.

ON THE WATER: The Vector looks quite big and heavy on the way to the water, this was already the case last year and could not be prevented despite the use of new, lighter materials in the top. If you are looking for the lightest possible rig for foiling or for little wind, you can now read on elsewhere. The power transmission of the Vector is, similar to that of the stable brother Sunray, clearly damped. Nevertheless, the more clearly defined profile of the Vector seems to be more effective. Since the pressure point is quite low, you should pull the boom while pumping, but smaller movements seem to fizzle out and the passive transition to glide is less fluid. However, if you can get two good pump strokes or have enough pressure in the sail anyway, you can enjoy the outstanding acceleration of the Vector. The well tuned profile defuses wind peaks and transforms them into propulsion. In contrast to stiffer competitors, the soft characteristics of the Vector help especially in choppy waters, where fast boards are already demanding and the speed potential can only be reached with adequate control. This speed potential can easily be described as fabulous, even if it doesn't seem so fast subjectively, but rather glides controlled and dampened. The Vector is always at the top of the straight.

CONCLUSION: The Vector is a real performance miracle and due to its quite easily accessible performance also suitable for all those who don't really dare to take a real racing sail into their hands. The Vector lets you heat up all day long and impresses with its maximum wind range and outstanding control.


PLANCHEMAG SPECIAL TEST 2019 / VECTOR 7.8 2019

GUNSAILS | Testbericht Vector Freerace Windsurf Segel Planchemag 2019

Planing and performance

The 2019er Vector has monofilm in the top, a deep, forward oriented profile and also a Loose Leech strongly pronounced for this group. It has two clew eyelets offset by 7 cm and 7 tube battens.

ON THE WATER: The Vector is easy to set up, a bit heavier and has a rather wide mast pocket that comes out of the water a bit heavier. It develops a distinct forward drag for quick planing, especially on the upper clew eyelet, which gives a longer boom adjustment. This is the perfect setting to get across the water in light winds or for heavier riders or boards with a wide tail. On the other hand, it's a little more nervous, you get tired faster and it gets a little more exhausting when the wind picks up. With the lower, more inside directed eyelet the performance can be channelled better, you have a little less pull on the back hand and you feel a little more relaxed if you want to let the horses run on half and downwind course. Acceleration becomes easier and stronger with good overall stability and a loose leech that works well. You can feel the sail without it being exhausting and it produces top performance. All you have to do is choose the right eyelet according to the conditions so as not to hold "too much" or "not enough" in your hands. A trim device is an excellent solution to regulate the tension at full speed with changing winds. The jibe works well, it's not the lightest, but the cambers turn very well.

CONCLUSION: It is one of the most sporty of the group, the Vector is aimed at experienced sailors who are looking for a high level of performance and want to cover a wide range of use, as well as take advantage of the trim possibilities on the clew. An advanced sail.

+: Construction, performance, range of use and trim possibilities, stability, response.
-: In handling higher weight than average


WIND MAG SPECIAL TEST 2019 / VECTOR 7.8 2019

GUNSAILS | Test Report Vector Freerace Windsurf Sail Wind Mag 2019

PERFORMANCE WITHOUT GETTING POOR

DESIGN: The Vector has a powerful profile and 3 roll cambers. For 2019 it takes over the Offset Clew, 2 offset clew eyelets, with the lower eyelet moved 7cm inwards to increase trim possibilities. Two thicknesses of monofilm are used, with the Square-Ply in the top removed for improved response.

ON THE WATER: With three cambers and more profile tension than the Sunray, the Vector remains handy in rigging for a freerace sail with such a profile. Of course the easy handling suffers a bit, the Vector lies noticeably in the hand, you should have experience with camber sails. The Vector has the ability to start early and keeps the steam when sailing through wind holes. With its momentum, it can quickly accelerate, but with the first gusts it really gets going, now it accelerates without being asked. With its deeply cut lower leech and an additional tack strap to prevent any escape of wind, the Freerace from GUNSAILS really has enough cloth in the foot area to close the gap between board and sail. Once pulled tight, nothing moves at the Vector. Standing motionless on the board there's a good dose of power that you have to digest first, it's almost a bit exhausting. With seven tube battens the profile is solidly supported, the GUNSAILS simply absorbs gusts without having to prepare for them. The Vector is also ideal for reaching high speeds, the faster the stronger the wind gets. In the jibe, you have to accept the inertia of a large-volume engine.

CONCLUSION: With its noticeable pull in hands, the Vector targets advanced surfers who have experience with camber-supported profiles. This is about performance, not so much about ease of use. With its behaviour in low winds, its acceleration and its speed in high winds, the Vector is best suited for a performance-oriented board like a freerace combined with a sporty rider. Its price is a decision criterion.

+: Low wind, acceleration, stability, price
-: It´s noticeably in hands

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