How can the World Champion's sail get better? It's already a Legend.
When you take a great wave sail and apply interesting new thinking from race sail development, you get a nice twist on wave sail performance that we are sure will inspire your sessions, just like it does Kevin Pritchard.
Dynamic Skin Tension is our way of maintaining the well defined low end performance while still delivering a soft feeling and smooth handling when fully powered. The twist and the determination of the overall skin tension are now treated separately and the result is a smooth skin and even tension.
Kevin is continuously testing to maximize his maneuverability and power. Power for huge jumping must be balanced with a softness that never interferes with the choice of direction. That smooth power must carry effortlessly through radical transitions and the use Of Dynamic Skin Tension makes the sail follow your direction almost effortlessly.
The Legends are very smooth and make wave riding incredibly easy and enjoyable with good upwind ability, a softness that makes the sail easy to pump onto a plane when the wind is marginal, such as near shore and disturbed wind around the impact zone. The Legend is oriented toward a slightly flatter entry for upwind ability, and balance in high apparent wind found on the wave face.
So for pure wave sailing, especially ideal side shore conditions, the choice is still the Legend. Anywhere there is more of a mix, with cruising plus some wave sailing opportunities when conditions permit, choose the Global for its range, power, and top end speed.