Manic HD ’12


You will find the same successful DNA in the Manic HD as in the Manic plus the bullet-proof Xply throughout the whole sail. So whatever you have on your mind, don´t worry about the Manic HD. Now more than ever after checking every small detail again, the Manic HD has a soft balanced ride experience and is completely neutral on the wave. It reacts immediately and can be turned on and off. Nevertheless, it will bring you through the impact zone without any problems. If you want a bomb proof sail, the Manic HD delivers the goods. Big waves, sharp reefs and rocky launches, the Manic HD can take whatever you throw at it!
Peter: “After the extreme update last year we had adopted much of the development of the IQ in the Manic HD. The main task this year was to fine-tune the sails and to go into detail.”

Xply throughout the sail in addition to the already complex evolutions of the Manic makes the sail extremely durable. The new radial panel layout of Gaastra supports once again the radical changes, such as the much shorter luff by absorbing the forces on the sail and evenly spreading them throughout the whole sail, optimizing the profile, twist control and durability.
By small changes in the outline, we voted the riding experience within the range even better. In addition, we have again revised the bottom window of the sail and strengthened the leach. The result is a versatile and lightweight sail with even longer durability. We have maintained the dacron luff panel for a resilient and softer feel. The pressure point is concurrently always far forward in the sail to maintain control. A low profile with perfect twist in the leach make the sail extremely easy and smooth to ride.

“Last year, I didn’t have to swim home much because of broken material as in previous years. After the first few trips with the 2012 Manic HD, I am sure that I will swim even less in the future despite the increasing power in my moves. This is cool because I hate swimming!”


The Manic HD: Robust and more agile than ever before. Identical to the shape of the Manics plus Xply throughout the whole sail. It is the perfect companion, especially in rocky grounds and a true survivor in most extreme situations. When it comes to performance in big waves, the Manic HD is in a class of its own; a radical wave sail with absolutely neutral handling no matter what happens.


  1. Full X-Ply Constuction -// provides unreal durability
  2. More torque -// provides more power for multifin boards
  3. G10 mini battens
  4. Low clew position -// for better control in bottom turns and better leach twist
  5. Soft, elastic and alive character -// for fast response and improved handling
  6. Shorter luff panels -// gives better maneuverability
  7. Radial Panel Layout -// for optimized profile, twist control and durability

Compatible with other masts that are equal in length and IMCS.
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