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Ezzy Lion 9.5m

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Created by olskool > 9 months ago, 9 Nov 2017
olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
10 Nov 2017 1:43AM
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Hey Crew, heres a couple of pics of my first NEW sail. 2018 Ezzy Lion 9.5m.

Sail comes set for rdm. So a quick measure of my sdm,change cams to suit the mast. Rig it as per spec. Minimal DH, crank OH to max pop cams on. Then zero OH. DH to dots on leach with recommended mast extension. Adjust Ezzy rig guide at medium to bottom of mast.



Then OH to desired setting. Done! DH seems to need more force than Cheetah setup. Sail is drum tight. With plenty of profile.
Feels mega grunty. Yet to sail the Big Lion.Looking forward to some RB Rippin.

Tardy
2894 posts
10 Nov 2017 6:00AM
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That'll get you going ...it will be the one to catch that QLD warm air this summer ....

maybe a 7.0 ,and your quiver is complete .

7.0 lion or cheetah

the lion is a grunter all right my 7.5 ...is like a truck pulling .


i love the smell of a new sail....

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
10 Nov 2017 10:14AM
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Tardy, yep 7m Cheetah NEEDED. My GF can use it most days. Then when the fan is on PROPER i will use it. At 105kg i cant see me needing any less. Just gotta find a lime green one at the right price. ANYONE???
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grich62
QLD, 523 posts
10 Nov 2017 7:06PM
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ok andrew remove the cams of the mast and take the boom of downhaul until the looseness lines up with the dots ,reset the bottom marker .then refit the boom let some out haul off fit the boom and out haul refit the cams and down haul to light,med or strong depending on conditions and then use strings to set outhaul to suit what down haul you have then take to the water and sail past every one please smile and be respect full while passing people.

Imax1
VIC, 1779 posts
10 Nov 2017 7:17PM
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Congratulations on your first new sail purchase , no longer a virgin
Problem is that new sail smell is addictive

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
12 Nov 2017 9:47PM
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First sesh using the 9.5 Lion. WOW!!! This thing pulls like a train. 5-10kts had my F1 RB planing Ezzily. Nice Ezzy sail to hang on to. Super stable profile. Ezzy to carry to the beach. It just wants to fly.
Its just EZZY EZZY EZZY alround.
Gotta improve my sailing. Hehe.There is no hiding with this colour combo.. Stoked

Rob11
195 posts
13 Nov 2017 3:47AM
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olskool said..
5-10kts had my F1 RB planing Ezzily.


Understand you are overly excited with your new sail but can you share you secret, planning in 5-10 knots?
Not sure it is even possible on a foil!!

petermac33
WA, 4885 posts
13 Nov 2017 5:06AM
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I had a go of a 9.2m 2017 Warp in 12-18 knots and I could hardly sail the thing 100 metres such was the pull.

8.7m KA Race a few times as well and my forearms started to hurt after about 3 kms of sailing!

7.5m is about as big as I'd go.

Its not so much the weight but the swing weight.

Still like to try that 9.5m Ezzy Lion sail though,it looks great.

5-10 knots planing is pretty much impossible on a windsurfer.

Those hydrofoil kites are from a different planet when it comes to early planing.

With a huge sail I'm guessing they can get going in 6-7 knots at the earliest.

A 70kg windsurfer with a formula board and a 10 metre sail - around 9 knots.

Just my experience anyway.

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
13 Nov 2017 8:28AM
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Rob11 said..


olskool said..
5-10kts had my F1 RB planing Ezzily.




Understand you are overly excited with your new sail but can you share you secret, planning in 5-10 knots?
Not sure it is even possible on a foil!!



THERES ALWAYS A KNOCKER! Obviously planing on the gusts.So check 'Youtube Andrew Dark.' Latest post. Anemometer on the beach read 5kts on lulls n 10kts on the gusts. Very few whitecaps. Wind against tide. Local weather station was reading 8-13kts. Its on the open beach. Where i sail is shrouded by trees n is usually less than advertised. Check it out... then bow YOUR head in shame.

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
13 Nov 2017 1:13PM
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I also have an 8m Warp. Great in constant 15kts n up. But in gusty conditions trying to push a 16kg raceboard, its got nothing. Even my 8m cheetah eats it. Ezzys have low down grunt. Just sayin.

ducati
QLD, 417 posts
13 Nov 2017 4:52PM
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olskool said..
I also have an 8m Warp. Great in constant 15kts n up. But in gusty conditions trying to push a 16kg raceboard, its got nothing. Even my 8m cheetah eats it. Ezzys have low down grunt. Just sayin.




Couldn't agree more olskool, I run a 9.5 Cheetah on my 2002 formula board and easily planes up in 8kn
(with a bituva pump) and still glides thru 6kn lulls

grich62
QLD, 523 posts
13 Nov 2017 6:00PM
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andrew here the post

&t=6s
heres my 9.5 lion pushing my 130 kg in 12 to 14 knts

Tardy
2894 posts
13 Nov 2017 5:18PM
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You gotta watch these big sucker on gybes ..you gotta catch early or they pull your arms out of the sockets .
i got the 7.5 and its a grunt a .but it will also handle windy days due to amount of downhaul you can apply ...

i owned a 9.6 warp for a while ...the size will plane in 11 knots 13 your screaming ...
you need the board to match ..with good float ..since I only own a 130 litre biggest board now .
a 8.5 is plenty for me .

if I owned this beauty 9,5 lion ,I would get a 155 litre Patrick to match ...that will give the kiters a good match in light wind .

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
13 Nov 2017 8:33PM
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Tardy, got it out again this arvo! Mad as!! 10-14kts about the limit on light setting.Actually found it easier to gybe than my 8m Cheetah. More grunt thru the turn. Can actually lean off it proper.
Yep youre right. Miss time the sail flip n its like grabbin onto a big ol Rolls Royce Merlin powered Spitfire as it goes honkin past. Ripped me in a few times. Haha. Awesome to get some REAL grunt at last. My new GOTO sail. Yet to find my upper limit with this beast.

grich62
QLD, 523 posts
13 Nov 2017 8:47PM
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olskool said..
Tardy, got it out again this arvo! Mad as!! 10-14kts about the limit on light setting.Actually found it easier to gybe than my 8m Cheetah. More grunt thru the turn. Can actually lean off it proper.
Yep youre right. Miss time the sail flip n its like grabbin onto a big ol Rolls Royce Merlin powered Spitfire as it goes honkin past. Ripped me in a few times. Haha. Awesome to get some REAL grunt at last. My new GOTO sail. Yet to find my upper limit with this beast.


i recon 18 knts going 'tear your bloody arms off' to quote a lady at the abc .good stuff hope you got more footage.

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
13 Nov 2017 10:28PM
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Grich62, yep got about 2hrs worth of footage after work today. Yet to watch it all. More gopro action 2moro. Having a sail off with another RB mate.
Phantom377/9.8 Severne
vs
Speed F1/ 9.5 Lion.

grich62
QLD, 523 posts
14 Nov 2017 4:43AM
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olskool said..
Grich62, yep got about 2hrs worth of footage after work today. Yet to watch it all. More gopro action 2moro. Having a sail off with another RB mate.
Phantom377/9.8 Severne
vs
Speed F1/ 9.5 Lion.


that just a bit unfair

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
14 Nov 2017 8:29AM
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Think im going to get beat. Hes a solid fella. +15kg on me. Sailed for 30yrs. Good fun regardless.

olskool
QLD, 1204 posts
14 Dec 2017 11:36PM
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Grich62, unfair for who? We lined em up in 15-20kts. Max boardspeed logged =24kts.
377 + Naish 7.8m
vs
F1+ Cheetah 8m.
Great match racing duel. Upwind,tack for tack. Figure 8 gybe for gybe. Its a Draw so far. Whoever held the lead at the start kept it. No ground gained or lost. Interesting....



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