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Gaastra Poison 2013

Quick overview

Gaastra Poison Power Wave Gaastra Poison Formidable combination of power and neutrality

Gaastra POISON
When you want power to move, the Poison delivers. More seem shape and a touch more power further
back in the rig, the all new Poison is more stable than ever. Perfect for early planing and eating up gusty
and onshore wind and wave conditions. Great as a bump and jump sail in flat water lakes the Poison
capitalizes on all-round performance. The 2-ply laminate makes the sail light and strong and a higher
aspect gives a larger range to each size. The radial panel layout combined with the double X-Ply luff
panel give instant power and acceleration. The bigger dudes will love the feeling of this rig as soon as
they pump it up! This is the most powerful sail in our wave range, it will certainly impress!

• use of 2-Ply // in upper body for reduced weight, lower swing weight and better response
• more low end performance
• Radial Panel Layout 2G// improved layout for perfect and locked in sail shape, smooth profile, twist control and durability
• 3D EVA mast protector // for maximum shock-absorbing and minimal weight
• 3D mast head protector // for maximum shock-absorbing and minimal weight
• 2 mast concept // Revised outline parameters on key sizes
• more compact outline // shorter luff on big sizes for better control and maneuverability
• Real World Wavesail
• five batten skeleton
• Higher clew position // better suited for bigger guys
• X-Ply luff panel // locks in the shape and performance
• Outstanding in onshore conditions and bump & jump

R&D Details
The Poison like all the other wave sails is more than 10% lighter using our new 2-Ply laminate. This material used in the top half
of the sail helped a lot making the Poison an even more allround wave sail which will make many wave sailors fall in love with it. Ross Williams, usually a Manic user, decided that this will be his sail of choice as now the power it delivers perfectly suits his weight and powerful style. “I shortened the luff on the bigger sizes to make it more compact and radical. We tested some different luff panel material combinations, but at the end the double Xply luffpanels proved to be the best solution for a higher stability” says Peter. The evolved radial panel layout helps to keep the loading on the sail under control. During the development phase we found it to be crucial the right positioning and alinement of the seams.

Lighter and stronger than ever, the Manic HD delivers on its promise. It is the same as the normal Manic in design but reinforced to be a true warrior for those that need an bomb proof sail. Radical in it’s nature the Manic HD remains in a class of its own! Top 3  arguments for this sail! R&D Details

Poison 4.0
Poison 4.2
Poison 4.5
Poison 4.7
Poison 5.0
Poison 5.4
Poison 5.8
Poison 6.2

Additional information

Manufacturer: Gaastra Windsurf Sails