Gaastra Manic HD 2020
One single sail to boost you into huge jumps, carve through bottom turns in onshore conditions and perform powerful cutbacks in down the line waves, the Gaastra Manic HD 20200 is equipped with inimitable versatility. The introduction of the brand-new 2.5 mil 2-Ply forms a lightweight construction, which is further stabilized by Carbon radial tapes, spreading from the clew, to keep you in control in every situation and wind force.
- CARBON RADIAL TAPES FORM A STABLE PROFILE
- BRAND-NEW EXTRA LIGHT AND DURABLE 2-PLY
- 4 BATTENS ON ALL SIZES EXCEPT 6.2
- RADIAL LOAD TAPE
- REDESIGNED PANEL LAYOUT FOR OPTIMIZED PERFORMANCE
- POWERFUL AND CONTROLLABLE IN ALL CONDITIONS
- HD X-PLY WINDOW
The Manic is classed by GA Sails as their ‘Hardcore Wave’ offering, sitting next to the ‘New school Wave’ IQ in their 2020 lineup. It is designed to cater for all wave environments, including what the brand are calling ‘Euro wave’ spots (which we assume refers to cross / onshore tight pocket style waves), right through to bump and jump coastal sailing. And while both the IQ and Manic are now predominantly 4-batten sails (in all but the Manic 6.2m), the distinction between their power and handling has been made ever more apparent in their marketing and promotion. There are certainly plenty of obvious upgrades in the Manic for the new season, from the new 2.5mil 2-ply scrim in the upper panels for lightweight handling, to the carbon stringers radiating up the sail from the clew, to improve structure and control. Detailing is up to the brand’s usual high standard, with integrated batten pockets, and various silicon anti-abrasion patches placed in vulnerable areas. Produced in a couple of colourways (this two-tone blue or an orange/yellow), the Manic is also available in a red HD construction, using x-ply scrim throughout its panels.