Recognizing the high impact nature of freestyle and foil, the NINJA has been engineered with a robust yet super-lightweight full-x-ply construction. Large panels of S2Maui’s optical, wide spaced x-ply maintain the crisp feel of monofilm, but with the durability of X-ply. Technora™ Spacelight™ throughout the foot, clew and leech areas ensures excellent strength and incredible light weight. This new, high strength construction gives the NINJA versatility as dedicated Freestylers and Foil stylers can also occasionally take their quiver into waves with confidence. The NINJA earns its pedigree from our experience designing sails for some of the world’s top freestylers. Moderately high aspect ratio with balanced leech tension provide instant reaction, rapid rotation and powerful acceleration to energize progressive freestyle maneuvers both on fin and foil. The higher aspect and tighter leech also contribute to steady foil flight and are perfectly suited to maneuver oriented wind-foiling.
“Whether it’s 30 feet up and upside down in the Gorge, double pop freestyle fun in the flats, foiling in the smooth breeze of French Polynesia, or even some waves, I can always count on my S2Maui Ninja to get me exactly where I need to be.”
The Freestyle/FoilStyle discipline is evolving rapidly and it’s exciting to develop progressive designs in this genre. For the 2022 Ninja, we increased the amount of film-laminate wide spaced optical X-ply and leech tension in the mid/upper sail body for a crisper feel desired by diehard Freestylers. All laminate construction gives durability to push the limits while maintaining the no-compromise “film-like” feel preferred for freestyle.