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Gaastra Manic 2012

Gaastra Manic 2012

Sizes: < 3.9  4.0 - 4.9  5.0 - 5.9
Sail type: Wave
Brand: Gaastra
Rating:
4.5
4.5/5

Gaastra is one of the most popular brands in windsurfing industry. The sails manufactured by Gaastra offer top performance and quality and are guaranteed to satisfy the requirements of the most demanding riders. The new 2012 Gaastra manic is the type of sail which offers top control and extra power. The sail is easy to rig and feels very dynamic once it is set on the water. It is well balanced and neutral on the water. It twists fast, but keeps the ride in control at all times. The manic can handle big waves as well as flat waters with ease.

A new profile generates better power delivery and assures optimal twist control and handling. The sail can be used by expert riders as well as by less experienced ones in all surf conditions. A low clew position provides improved control in bottom turns and optimal leech twist. The reduced sizes of the luff panels allow the rider to perform any maneuver with minimum effort.  Gaastra has designed the Manic using a radial panel laypout structure intended to improve the overall performance by absorbing the wind force and transforming it into a constant power delivery.

The increased leech assures better handling and steering response. A five battens configuration keeps the sail steady and the foil well balanced. Due to the low profile and increased input response the rider can tackle all the waves without effort. The sail keeps him in control and assures a smooth and comfortable glide. The sail can be used with various board types, depending on the rider’s style. Used with multifin boards it generates extra power and feels more aggressive.


Gaastra Manic 2012 Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.
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Gaastra Manic 2012 Reviewed on Dec 15th 2011
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

Using less downhaul gives you more bottom end power while less downhaul gives you top end power. I love this thing. It also feels very stable, but I think that previous models were a bit easier to handle.

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Gaastra Manic 2012 Reviewed on Dec 15th 2011
5
Rating: 5.0 out of 5

The 2012 Manic is more compact and dynamic. I find it quite heavy, but it is easy to use. Very easy to set up due to the one clew eyelet, though I think that a compact clew would work better. The 2012 Manic is gruntier than other sails and works n...more