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Gaastra Manic 5.3 2015

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Gaastra Manic 5.3 2015

Gaastra Manic 5.3 2015


RRP 569.00, Used 299.00

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Excellent condition


The Manic is a great sail for all conditions and all windsurfers. When it comes to performance in big or small waves, it is in a class of its own; a radical wave sail with neutral handling no matter what happens.

For the 2015 Manic, we stepped the legendary character of this sail up another notch. We updated the outline, shortening the luff and making it more compact therefore even more maneuverable. The new design concepts of Posi Leech, Compact Batten Positioning and Stabilized Head Configuration improve the drive of the sail, bringing the center of gravity down. Alex Mussolini is enthusiastic about the new Manic, saying it’s even more stable, but at the same time so easy to maneuver. To make the choice between Manic and IQ, the Manic is the perfect overall sail for all conditions and strong wind, while the IQ is a little more light-wind oriented.
ALEX MUSSOLINI
“This is my second year back on our 5 batten sail and I think my results have shown why the Manic is so unbelievably good for contest conditions. I need to have power and control to compete and win at the highest level. The Manic has everything - it’s light and maneuverable and continues to push my level higher and higher.”
New outline with Posi Leech: we made the luff shorter and kept the boom the same in general. Compact Batten Positioning brings the battens (and the center of gravity) of the sail further down. The Stabilized Head Configuration and revised panel layout with less seams results in a reinforced head and clew area, whilst the very top of the sail is made completely in X-ply, which combined with an X-ply panel between clew and Monofilm window make for additional protection. Adjusted luff curve details for a smoother curve.
The 4.2m now has 4 battens. The top half of the sail is in our lightweight and elastic 2-Ply material. We kept the Dacron luff panel as in our opinion it is the best material when aiming for a smooth and soft behavior and great neutrality. The 2-mast concept allows all sizes to be rigged on 2 masts only.
Shorter luff
Posi Leech
Compact Batten Positioning
Stabilized Head Configuration
Revised Panel Layout with less seams and better protected head and clew areas
Use of 2-Ply in upper body for reduced weight, lower swing weight and better response
DACRON LUFF PANEL for softer, smoother feeling and maximum neutrality
More low end performance
Radial Panel Layout 3G: improved layout for perfect locked in sail shape, smooth profile, twist control and durability
3D EVA mast protector. New design, more user friendly, much easier to handle for maximum shock-absorbing and minimal weight
3D mast head protector for maximum shock-absorbing and minimal weight
Vario Top protector - this little feature protects the exposed adjustment webbing from wear and tear
2 mast concept. Revised outline parameters on key sizes
More torque provides more power for multi-fin boards
Low clew position for better control in bottom turns and better leach twist
Soft, elastic and alive character for fast response and improved handling


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