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Gaastra Vapor 2011

Gaastra Vapor 2011

Sail type: Race
Brand: Gaastra

In 2011 Gaastra is back with an impressive sails lineup. Each sail is designed according to the highest quality standards and aims to offer the best performance in its class. Raceboard Class is one of the most demanding windsurfing disciplines and requires high performance sail. The 2011 Vapor is designed to offer extreme speeds and unmatched control and win any pro competitions.

Crafting a high performance pro sail was not an easy task, but the Gaastra team has done a great job. The sail is designed using a refined profile and a low aspect ratio which assures quick acceleration and extreme top speed. The acceleration is also improved by the longer boom length. Gaastra has used a four cam design and a seven or eight batten skeleton in the construction of the Vapor (only the 5.2 model uses seven battens).  This structure complements the incredible speed with exceptional stability and control.

A new Inset Clew System has been implemented to improve the overall performance. This system improves the aerodynamic profile to assure a fast glide. It also improves acceleration by shortening the boom, and assures instant depower control by permitting the battens to twist open behind the boom. The cambers keep the shape locked and assure a comfortable drive. The sail features a dynamic twist pattern and a shock absorbing system intended to absorb chop at top spend and make the sail flexible and easy to handle. The Gaastra vapor is one of the fastest and most efficient pro racing sails these days. The 10.0, 11.0 and 12.0 meters Vapors are Formula sizes.

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

it has a new aspect ratio which makes it look smaller than it actually is. even large sizes of the Vapor are easy to handle. i like that it is very fast, but easy to maneuver around.

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

The 2011 Vapor is an awesome race sail. It has a unique camber rotation and feels much softer than other race sails. Although the cambers are big, they are not heavy and the sail feels really light. It has excellent low end and reacts quickly to pump...more