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RRD MOVE 5.7M 2013 TEST REVIEW

Stats Size (m2) 5.7 Luff (cm) 434 Boom (cm) 181 Battens 5 Ideal Mast 430/21 IMCS RDM Extension Req (cm) 4 Price £525

RRD MOVE 5.7M 2013 TEST REVIEW

THE LOW-DOWN
For 2013, RRD introduce the all-new ‘The Move’ sail range. Replacing the SuperStyle, it’s designed to deliver all-round freemove performance on flat water, or in the waves, with sizes ranging from 4.2 right up to 7.2. This sail also featured as a 5.2 in last month’s power wave test.

AT-A-GLANCE

• Moulded tack fairing and clew protection

• Small clew cut-out on leech

• 5 battens with 2 micro leech battens

• X-ply reinforcements in critical areas

• Kevlar head protection

The Move has a medium-aspect shape and is built to a decent standard. The styling is unmistakably RRD and certainly stands out from the crowd on the water.

RIGGING
We found The Move completely hassle free to rig using the supplied RRD Wave Vogue 75% carbon 430 RDM. There’s reasonable tuning range, setting with a decent amount of shape low down in the foil and a soft, loose leech up top.

PERFORMANCE
Feeling instantly light and balanced in the hands, with a low and forward pull, there’s plenty of drive from the deep foil, which is quick to power up and accelerate to top speed. The wind range is decent, with enough power to get you going in the light stuff and heaps of control when it gets proper windy. In a straight-line blast it’s certainly no slouch, but it’s when you come to manoeuvres that this sail really delivers. It’s crisp and responsive, yet at the same time easy to forget about through moves. Whether you’re laying it into a fast gybe, throwing it into a freestyle move or launching one off a bigger ramp, The Move’s constantly providing impressive crossover performance.

THE VERDICT
The RRD Move is a super all-rounder and an excellent new addition to the RRD sail range. It’s extremely versatile and a striking performer that matches up perfectly with a modern freestyle wave board. It’s fast and stable for blasting as well as light and throw-about when you get to a corner. What’s more this is a very capable freestyle foil with potential to be a solid performer in smaller or softer waves. Top marks all-round then!

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