RRD MOVE 6.2 2021 TEST REVIEW
Maximising its stature in both dimension and all-round performance, the Move was well liked by all who used it, really elevating RRD as a sail brand that demands consideration in this crossover category.
The Move is categorised by RRD as their ‘freestyle wave’ sail, sitting next to the Vogue HD and Style Pro in their manoeuvre oriented ‘Move Line’. It is tested here in Y25 graphics, as it was the only option available at the time of testing. And whilst it boasts some structural refinements for Y26 (including better batten spacing and a stretch control seam through the main window panel) as well as some graphical highlighting, the dimensions of the new season Move remain the same as the one tested here. Rigged for test on a Dynamic Pro RDM, it is easy to set, following the rigging guides in the tack and using the trim system printed on the sail’s panels. Primed with a moderate luff curve, the leech loosens progressively along its length, whilst the two lower battens retain plenty of rotation around the mast at rest. Build quality is well considered, with double stitched seams utilised around the perimeter of the monofilm window panel, and thicker 5mil x-ply employed in vulnerable areas as well as along structural load lines.
“The Move is possibly the most versatile sail in our lineup. Designed to excel in everything from flat water to bump and jump and waves. Lots of power but with a soft delivery that makes things easy and five battens for stability.”
Despite registering some of the larger dimensions amongst the group, the Move feels light and manageable in the hands at rest, the draft being relatively shallow as the battens push round the mast. As a gust hits and pressure builds, the Move’s draft transforms smoothly into a useful shape, the Dacron luff panel and movement in the luff sleeve helping the sail’s lungs to actively expand. The power builds evenly and energy transfers to the board, occurring without any real consciousness from the rider, giving the Move plenty of appeal to the uninitiated and allowing it to fulfil its ‘freemove’ role well. It has a fantastic natural range, maintaining its manners as the wind increases, without demanding a tuning rethink. The delivery is soft and accommodating, almost masking over the sail’s ability to keep pace with some of the more straight-line oriented sails in the group. And with a bit more retuning for improved twist, the Move was able to find another gear – somewhat taking us by surprise. In transition the Move enters a manoeuvre smoothly, going effortlessly neutral as it is eased out. It does feel its size in rotation, taking longer than most, yet powers back on progressively, never asking for too much commitment or precision from the rider. A real plug and play ambassador – just rig it, get out there and enjoy!
RRD MOVE 6.2 2021 TEST REVIEW
Luff: 447 cm
Boom: 184 or 189 cm
Ideal Mast: RRD 430 cm RDM
Available Sizes: 4.2, 4.7, 5.2, 5.7, 6.2, 6.7.
OTHER SAILS IN THIS TEST
THE LINE UP