German SURF mag wave sails test

8th January 2008

SURF MagazineIn January/February issue of German SURF magazine you can find wave sails test including 4.7 Legend and 5.4 Global. What is more the reviews are positive so go to kiosk or nearest surf shop for copy of magazine. Here is conclusion of 5.4 Global test - The raciest wave sail of the group. Soft suppressed with 100% "OFF", like powerful side-shore sail.

Here is English translation of Legend 4.7 review :

On the water : The Team members did not consider that wave newcomers are using Legend, since the sail does offer everything a wave crack is wishing for. The Legend is a preferred sail on days with big waves and rough side-off shore wind. Then you have, with best "OFF" in bottom turn, the required safety, which one is looking for in wild lines with mast high waves.

The flat profile, which shows practically zero batten curving without wind pressure, offers the best control and leaves out completely the wind pressure. Nevertheless, there is still enough power while pulling close (upwind?), it accelerates well on wave slopes and pulls strongly in the bottom turn when needed.

.... it requires a certain Trim-Know-How to find the perfect adjustment. It stays soft and damp and it does not matter if flat or bulgy trimmed, which concludes to a harmonized smooth feeling when riding the waves.

The light batten rotation, the not existing batten pressure, promise not only freestyle features - MauiSails are one of the most favorite freestyle sail in the test group and also is a winner on flat water, with also neutral maneuver handling. The comparison in weaker passive glide power is compensated by experienced surfers with pumping, since the dynamic rig is transferring each additional energy from arms forward- a characteristic feature which makes a good wave rider happy.

Conclusion : A radical wave sail for big waves and pretentious spots. But for wave surfers, who do not go to the waves first time, also quite useful when surfing in the East sea.

SURF Magazine (January/February 2008) wave sails test

Phil McGain with his Italian friend Agostino Lalla went for a windsurfing trip between Greek Islands.
An exciting day of racing last weekend at Kanaha beach park for the annual Hawaii State Championships. Winds had kicked in early and by the time racing started around 11.30am conditions were the best there was all year.
Couple of words from Tamara Bockius after winning third event of Maui Race Series that took place at Kanaha Beach Park on July 22nd.
Does your boom look old and dirty? Time to change a grip.
Once again we did over 40 knts of max speed. That's very good for open water and gusty conditions.

2017 mauisails sail range

Legend 

Side-shore wave

Ghost cs

technora wave 

mutant

4-batten wave

loco pro

freestyle

switch

bump'n'jump

scream

no-cam freeride

titan gsx

2-3 cam freerace

team race

slalom/race

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