Jun 9, 2010
Maui Sails Legend 5.3 and 4.7
On the water: When MauiSails named its top-of-the-line wavesail the “Legend” the company put it right out there that they were creating a sail to push the limits of the sport. On the water it’s a perfect blend of everything an advanced rider could want. It’s stable enough to be ridden overpowered, without giving up any of the elasticity that lets it depower at will. The power is easy to find, plus experienced riders can tap into its efficiency allowing them to ride a smaller size than normally expected. The build is impressive with numerous types of X-ply being put to use for durability, yet the draft position and attention to detail make it feel lighter than other sails built completely of monofilm. Add to all this a reasonable amount of tunability and you’ve got a sail that anyone from an aspiring bump-and-jump sailor to the world champion in waves will love.
Rigging: Maui Sails supplies all of its sails with helpful info on how to rig and best care for your new rig. This includes an on-sail guide for setting the mast extension properly for the recommended dimensions. This is a perfect starting point, but there is also a tuning range beyond the company’s suggestions. Larger riders and freestylers may like it rigged with a little less downhaul, while smaller people and anyone looking for supreme control in nuking winds should try adding a touch more. Regardless of which downhaul setting you like, the Legend will maintain an impressive outhaul range to adjust for power.
Final word: The Legend is a perfect blend of stability and efficiency for ripping in bump-and-jump, freestyle and wave conditions.