The revolutionary 2-batten Dualist came about due to our passion for innovative design and continuous search for the next performance breakthrough. Specialized for down-the-line, wave- riding purists, the sensation of the S2Maui 2-batten Dualist can only be described as insanely light and agile with tons of drive. These characteristics, combined with the quick response of a tighter leech and instant power/depower of the 2-batten skeleton, certainly give you some new angles and opens your mind to possibilities that didn’t exist before. It provides an advantage for fitting into “unmakeable” sections of the wave and leaves you scratching your head, thinking “did I really pull that off?” We are having lots of fun with these at Ho’okipa.
“When I first heard about the Dualist, I had the same reaction that many people now give me when I tell them about it. “There is no way a 2-batten sail will work!” I couldn’t have been more wrong. My mind was blown straight away. The sail has great low end power, unrivaled maneuverability, and is surprisingly stable in the windy stuff. The sail is so light, is incredibly easy to handle, and can be tuned to whatever wind condition I have come across. That said, my favorite condition for the Dualist is medium to light wind down-the line wave riding. The Dualist drives you through turns, with incredible on-off responsiveness while maintaining control through powerful bottom and top turns. It feels great in the air, whether it’s tweaking through an aerial, or flying through high backloops! I would say that this sail is for the
rider that wants the lightest, most responsive wave-sail on the market.”
Achieving balance and stability in the 2-batten skeleton of the Dualist was made possible by the application of our center-of-effort balanced, FocusPoint™ profile shaping method together with the load-stabilizing WARP-PATH™ panel layout in the design. This must be the lightest wave sail on the water – a game changer in terms of agility on the wave. Handles smoothly even in the gusts.