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Gaastra Poison 2012

Gaastra Poison 2012

Sail type: Wave
Brand: Gaastra
Rating:
3.5
3.5/5

Gaastra sails are well known for the high performance and quality they offer. The Gaastra team works hard to improve the riding experience of all windsurfers out there and does a really good job. The 2012 Poison is one of the most reliable and powerful wave sails today. It is crafted using a highly durable and light X-ply structure and it is intended to handle real world wave conditions with ease.

The radial panel layout structure optimizes the power delivery and improves the speed and acceleration abilities of the sail. A lower sail profile assures a solid outline and generates a constant and consistent pull as well as a smooth, controlled glide. The neutral handling assures that the rider can perform any trick in the book without effort. The deep profile positioned towards the back adds extra power for extreme riders who love a good drive. Gaastra has improved the twist control to make sure that the sail is reliable and reacts accurately to rider input.

The Poison can be used in flat waters as well as in high waves. It can be powered up and used in light winds, but it really excels in strong currents. A five battens structure improves the overall stability and spreads the load proportionally on all the body. The higher clew position provides top control and allows bigger riders to handle the sail without problems. The X-Ply luff panel improves overall performance and locks the sail shape for optimal control. If you need a sail to handle real world wave conditions and to offer a comfortable ride, you need to take a look at the Poison.


Gaastra Poison 2012 Average Rating: 3.5 out of 5 based on 2 user reviews.
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Gaastra Poison 2012 Reviewed on Dec 15th 2011
4
Rating: 4.0 out of 5

The Poison works best with less downhaul. It is quite a powerful sail so I suggest not to increase the downhaul once you are fully powered up or overpowered. On the water it delivers huge power, yet it is responsive and feels light. This is a good...more

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Gaastra Poison 2012 Reviewed on Dec 15th 2011
3
Rating: 3.0 out of 5

The sail is easy to control and runs great in consistent winds, but bottom end power is not that great in light winds. I find it difficult to get on a plane sometimes. The good thing about this sail is that in strong winds it feels soft and quite f...more