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Product Information

2012 Gaastra Manic Wave 4.5m (WN36) Used

Year: 2012
Ref: GM4512WN36
 4.5m Adj.head
Luff: 395cm
Boom: 160cm
Mast: 370cm RDM
Colour:  Red/Blue/Black

The Manic wave sail.. designed for all conditions and is still current in the Gaastra range. This sail is the std. version which a large number of sailors proffered to the HD version (which had a scrim window panel..aka X-ply) as the 'view' is a lot clearer.
This sail has spreader bar marks on the lowe panel, a 5cm tear in the luff tube, scuffing at the  the batten tips and two small tears in batten pockets.. but it is still has life left in it yetl!

The Official description is as below..

The revolutionary and highly successful regeneration of last year’s Manic has the 2012 model increasing greater durability and perfect fine-tuning within the range. With 5.7 through 3.7 the ultra-light handling and the extreme control for the Manic is always there. It is soft, balanced and neutral on waves. It reacts immediately and the pressure can turn directly on or off. Nevertheless, it will bring you through the impact zone without any problem. The 2012 design offers an even more pure Manic feeling than ever! It will be difficult to find a better all around sail for waves or stormy flat water days. In big waves the Manic is in a class of its own even for light or heavy riders because of incredible handling and twist characteristics!
Peter: “After the extreme update last year where we had adopted much of the development from the IQ to the Manic, our main task was fine-tuning the sails and getting into detail.”
The new radial panel layout supports the radical design changes of last year while the sail absorbs forces optimally and evenly throughout the whole sail. This provides a perfect profile with ultimate twist control and durability. By small changes on the outline we fit the riding experience inside the entire range.
In addition, the lower part of the sail has again been revised and the leach increased, resulting in a light and convenient sail which is even more durable than before. What remains is the dacron luff panel for a resilient and soft feel. The pressure point is concurrently far forward in the sail so control is not lost. The low profile with the magic twist in the leach make the sail extremely smooth and easy especially in the biggest of waves.
“The 2011 Manic has convinced me completely with the new design details of the 2012, that the sail is easier to handle and at the same time more robust. I can hit the wave always 100% without thinking about any damages. Thanks Peter, I call that perfect precision work.”
The Manic is a great sail for all conditions and all windsurfers. When it comes to performance in big waves, it is in a class by itself; a radical wave sail with neutral handling no matter what happens.
More torque -// provides more power for multifin boards
G10 mini battens
Low clew position -// for better control in bottom turns and better leach twist
Soft, elastic and alive character -// for fast response and improved handling
Shorter luff panels -// gives better maneuverability
Radial Panel Layout -// for optimized profile, twist control and durability


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