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2018 Ezzy Lion 9.5m

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Created by olskool > 9 months ago, 18 Aug 2017
olskool
QLD, 866 posts
18 Aug 2017 4:12PM
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Hey Crew, ive ordered new 2018 Ezzy Lion 9.5m. Anyone got an pics of the NEW seasons sails?????
Cant find ANY details. Is it same as 2016/17??

Rob11
184 posts
18 Aug 2017 6:05PM
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Ordered without any info on the sail? Brave man!!

Tardy
2557 posts
18 Aug 2017 6:12PM
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I got a 2017 .....lion.... save bet

I BELIEVE .THEY HAVE 2 CAMS .

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
18 Aug 2017 10:50PM
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None in Oz. Waiting on new season delivery, October. Heard '18 may be different to 16/17. New design? Colours? Cant find any Ezzy 18 info? Northern hemisphere early release info ? Its a Lion so im expecting Plenty of lowend grunt with an awesome windrange.

RichardG
WA, 1941 posts
18 Aug 2017 8:50PM
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All new materials and new colours and other changes. Also a new 7.0 m2 lion

www.blog.p-o-s.eu/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/ezzy-lion-2018-katalog.pdf

2xs.co.uk/product/ezzy-sails-lion-2018/





olskool
QLD, 866 posts
19 Aug 2017 6:19AM
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Thanks RichardG. Certainly looks different... Was kinda liking the '17 lime green as it looked similar to '15 Cheetah i have. But In reality im, Ability first, looks second. So bring '18 Lion on!

Tardy
2557 posts
19 Aug 2017 4:31PM
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Glad I got last years ...I don't like pissing off people

especially my friend s ....

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
20 Aug 2017 5:11AM
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Tardy said..
Glad I got last years ...I don't like pissing off people

especially my friend s ....


Hey Tardy, same. When i read their promo blurb i thought 'Woah thats a different angle for advertising'. Not where i thought Ezzy would go to sell a sail. But Im keen to be a test pilot. Regardless. Im frothin til mid october arrival....

Tardy
2557 posts
20 Aug 2017 5:54AM
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I did notice you can get a 7.0 now ,which will please some people .

handy size if your 95 kgs ...and everyone is on a 6.5 .in 15-18 .its my go to size .7.0.

RichardG
WA, 1941 posts
21 Aug 2017 9:35AM
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I read somewhere they were looking at an 8.0m2 Lion as well but appears it may now be for 2019.

Radicalstate
20 posts
17 Jan 2018 2:20AM
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Would love to see a video in action. 7.0 is a great size here on Aruba as well.

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
17 Jan 2018 4:59AM
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Would love to see a video in action. 7.0 is a great size here on Aruba as well.

Hi, footage of 9.5 lion in action on seabreeze Gear Reviews EZZY LION 9.5M. Grich62 post.

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
17 Jan 2018 5:01AM
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Radicalstate said..
Would love to see a video in action. 7.0 is a great size here on Aruba as well.

Hi, footage of 9.5 lion in action on seabreeze Gear Reviews EZZY LION 9.5M. Grich62 post.

Tardy
2557 posts
17 Jan 2018 8:52AM
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What about 2016 cheetah

&sns=em

In Act shone .....green 7.0 ...black 8.5 ..

JonesySail
QLD, 893 posts
17 Jan 2018 4:24PM
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Sweet video....didn't look that windy in the 7m part? Larger board earlier planing?
what range did you have the 8.5 lion going in? The 7m can hndle a lot of wind...for me 8.5 is getting too big (bigger mst etc) and 8m lion would be ideal, the 8m Cheetah is super nice although couple of cams would have made it better in the really light stuff.
Ive been doing some 'non Ezzy' Experimenting lately....freakin hating it!
This is the 8m Cheetah, sadly has a new home :(







Tardy
2557 posts
17 Jan 2018 4:08PM
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8.0 is a great size to have ....

i did have a 8.0 naish sprint for many years ..but was alway under just that little big every time .did read how grunty the ezzy's where ..brought a brand new 8,5 cheetah end of 2016 .to be my biggest sail.
and have had a ball ..it was very light 12 -15 knots ..the Titan carries it perfect with a 44 fin .I'm amazed what the 8.5 can handle ...but then belly it up and it can gobble light wind up too.i love the huge adjustment on the ezzy's .

yes ..it was light at he time the guy filmed us .outside .15-17 ...but i was on a 125 litre board ,and got away with it .

the 7,0 is my favourite sail....i like green ...pity you sold your 8,0 ....what where you thinking

my next sail down is the 7,5 lion ... ... a real speedster ...i think if you had a 8,0 lion ,you would love the speed and power ...

JonesySail
QLD, 893 posts
17 Jan 2018 8:57PM
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Used the cheetah sale to fund some experimenting on the dark side....been interesting.. and only confirmed what I already knew...that for another story another day...the cheetah was really nice sail that held a surprising amount of wind, super easy to get it locked and loaded.

there is no 8m lion is there?

Tardy
2557 posts
17 Jan 2018 8:39PM
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whoops ...yeah nah ...only 7,5 and 8.5 in the range your after ...

it might be another cheetah then last years are at a good price ,,,

the lions are like a race sail .they have some serious speed .and can be down hauled to the max.
I'm really happy with my 7,5 ...lion .but the 8,5 cheetah is magic in light air ..so light too..great to gybe ,
because i do a lot of gybing ,thats what i like about the cheetah ,
i took a 6,o cheetah over west last year and got 61 kms /hr so they are no slouch ...

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
18 Jan 2018 7:55PM
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Where's the best place to buy an 8.5 Lion at a good price?

Tardy
2557 posts
19 Jan 2018 6:23AM
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Orange Whip said..
Where's the best place to buy an 8.5 Lion at a good price?


I buy mine. From surf and sail west oz.good service.fast delivery.

olskool
QLD, 866 posts
19 Jan 2018 11:06AM
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+1 surfsailwa. So all you Ezzy crew im looking for 7m cheetah. Anyone? Thatll complete my quiver. 9.5 lion,8m cheetah n 7m cheetah.
Who has got one for sale?

JonesySail
QLD, 893 posts
19 Jan 2018 11:23AM
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Good luck! Cheetah's and lions would be the fastest moving items on SB , lucky if they last a day or two on the market.

Tardy
2557 posts
19 Jan 2018 10:20AM
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I seen one once but it went like a flash






olskool
QLD, 866 posts
20 Jan 2018 6:56PM
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Tardy , those pics are SO tempting!!! Sail gotta be Lime Green or no deal. Black for sale new , WA. No deal for me.

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
10 Feb 2018 4:28PM
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I give up, where do the Sri Lankans hide the batten tensioner on a new Ezzy?

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
10 Feb 2018 4:31PM
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I give up, where do the Sri Lankans hide the batten tensioner on a new Ezzy?


Never mind, found it

Tardy
2557 posts
10 Feb 2018 9:00PM
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Orange Whip said..
I give up, where do the Sri Lankans hide the batten tensioner on a new Ezzy?




Never mind, found it



You shouldn't have to adjust them it s already been rigged ...in the factory ...

but yes down near the tack strap..what did you buy .

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
11 Feb 2018 12:12PM
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Tardy said..

Orange Whip said..



Orange Whip said..
I give up, where do the Sri Lankans hide the batten tensioner on a new Ezzy?





Never mind, found it




You shouldn't have to adjust them it s already been rigged ...in the factory ...

but yes down near the tack strap..what did you buy .


Yeah thanks Tardy, found it in the tack, actually tells you that on the rigging instructions, duh. Ah yeah, wasn't going to tension them, was just locating the tensioner, good to know that they should be good to go straight out the bag.

I've got a garage full of Pryde sails, never used an Ezzy, been happy with the Prydes, cambered and non-cambered. But decided to get an 8.7 NP V8, largest sail currently is a 7.7. Ordered the sail, paid my deposit and an air freight charge for a 10 day e.t.a. Two weeks passed, enquired as to arrival date and was then told none available for me, they'd all been sent to Europe and next availability would be 3 months. Pretty disappointing, NP need to get their **** together.

So, I decided to see what all the fuss is about and bought a new 8.5 Lion. Haven't rigged it yet, just changed out the cams because I had bought a new NP 490 100% mast at a good price prior to ordering the V8. Dave Ezzy seems pretty adamant the mast should work with this sail.

Quite a different shape to the Prydes, reminds me of an Aerotech sail I had many moons ago. Anyway, I'm keen to try it and see how it feels compared to a cambered Pryde.



Tardy
2557 posts
11 Feb 2018 11:11AM
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Looks awesome ...nice colour ,that NP mast will be perfect ...

handy size ...I was using my 8.5 cheetah on my 115 Patrick today ...bloody flying ..

enjoy mate, you won't regret it .the lions have some real get up and go ...and you can down haul the sheet out of them
and still keep sailing ...if the wind picks up .

Orange Whip
QLD, 479 posts
11 Feb 2018 3:37PM
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Tardy said..
Looks awesome ...nice colour ,that NP mast will be perfect ...

handy size ...I was using my 8.5 cheetah on my 115 Patrick today ...bloody flying ..

enjoy mate, you won't regret it .the lions have some real get up and go ...and you can down haul the sheet out of them
and still keep sailing ...if the wind picks up .


Cheers mate. Hey what size fin do you use on your 115 with the 8.5 and what is the width of that board?

Tardy
2557 posts
11 Feb 2018 2:50PM
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69.5 wide ..I used a 40 ,could of used a 42 ...but don't have many Tuttle box fins ...
IT was ok ...just eas it on slowly ..never slipped out, once planning .most of the volume is at the rear of these boards

when I use it on my 125 tabou rocket ,I use a 42 ...perfect combo ..

I'm just loving my 115 Patrick at the mo ,great top speed in flat water ..

keep in mind the lion is a bit more powerful than the cheetah so may have more pressure .
and depends how heavy you are I'm 98 kgs ...I hate being over finned ..railing up is not my scene .

you must be biting at the bit to try that new sail out .



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