Windsurf Freestyle Sail Gaastra Freestyle 4.4 from 1995?
Freestyle Sail
Year 1995?
Battens 4
Boom 158 cm
Luff 420 cm
Materials Mylar/PVC
(machine translated in 2021) origin
This sail was also owned by a good friend of mine, Arthur. He once bought it in case it was a bit more windy, but surfing didn't go down so well for him because of his weak back. I wanted to buy it, and so did my dad, so I let him buy it. I could use it in a lot of wind. When I first had it I never thought I would need a smaller sail, but that turned out to be different later.

For me this is a really nice hard weather sail, because it is made of Mylar it is not to be broken. I can pull off all kinds of weird jumps and moves without really having to worry about the sail breaking.

This sail is meant as a freestlye sail and the handling is therefore very easy, as if the more modern ones are better, but you don't hear me complaining about that. Only he's not really pressure point stable, and with gusty winds that's very tricky.

There were a number of reasons to change this sail. From a 5.5, 4.8 and 4.4 back to a 5.4 and 4.4 was not very good. The step was too big anyway. That's why I wanted to go back to 1 extra sail. The sail was not stable like more modern sails. And not insignificantly, I got a sore foot from the bottom bar, which is really right in your foot when you pull the sail at and gybe or other move all the way on the deck. This sail will be replaced by myVoodoo 4.2andDr. X 4.7.


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