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RRD MOVE 5.2 2013 TEST REVIEW

Stats Size (m2) 5.2 Luff (cm) 415 Boom (cm) 174 Battens 5 Ideal Mast 400/19 IMCS RDM Extension Req (cm) 15 Price £510

RRD MOVE 5.2 2013 TEST REVIEW

Background
The Move is an all-new model from the RRD loft. Strictly speaking, this is a ‘freemove’ sail (replacing the SuperStyle), designed to deliver all-round performance on freestyle wave or freemove boards. The range carries sizes from 4.2 right up to 7.2.

At-a-Glance
On rolling-out, the short luff, compact outline and low foot are instantly noticeable. The build quality is good with plenty of X-ply reinforcement throughout and a large clear window in the middle. The styling is classically RRD and sure to really standout.

Rigging
Rigging on a 400 mast, we tested the Move with an RRD Vogue 75% carbon RDM. It’s easy and hassle free to rig, setting with a fairly deep, powerful foil profile. The marked rigging measurements are an accurate and reliable tuning guide.

Performance
The deep foil has a solid feel that’s very well balanced in the hands, with heaps of power and drive, especially at the low-end where we found it got going extremely early. This shape also works efficiently in light winds and holds shape perfectly in stronger gusts to deliver total control at either end of the scale. This is a fast sail in a straight line and capable of impressive speeds – very useful for getting into position early on runs out for high jumps – with positive in-flight handling as well. The grunt is locked-in for situations demanding extra juice. On the wave it’s fast and delivers good drive into the board.

The Verdict
The RRD Move is an impressive new sail that’s light, powerful and very easy to use. It’s particularly well-suited to onshore style conditions or bump & jump locations, but could also be a lot of fun in the waves. If you’re looking for a no-hassle and versatile wave crossover sail, you won’t be disappointed with the Move.

robertoriccidesigns.com

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