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Ezzy Sails 2019

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Created by Flying Dutchman A week ago, 1 Dec 2018
Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
1 Dec 2018 8:58PM
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Hey all,

I just placed an order with Mark at Surf Sail Australia for a 4.2, 4.7 & 5.3 Ezzy Elite 2019 & received some information on email so thought I'd share the details for anyone interested. The Elites are due late January/February on a sea shipment but I didn't want to wait that long so he is organising an air freight for me for my three sails.

If anybody wants to get their hands on a 2019 Ezzy Elite, Zeta or Cheetah & you don't want to wait till February give Mark a call at the shop and he might even give you a good deal on some sails because he can add them to my order.

Can't wait to get my hands on the Elite quiver yew!

P.S I'm going red colour









Tardy
2628 posts
2 Dec 2018 4:43AM
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Good move Dutchman ....I just brought a Piping Red hot 6.0 Cheetah ..was thinking lion but . .I got the last red 6.0 in stock
Red is always faster ....I'm ready for WA in 5.5 weeks ,summer holiday ..


Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
2 Dec 2018 2:35PM
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Tardy said..
Good move Dutchman ....I just brought a Piping Red hot 6.0 Cheetah ..was thinking lion but . .I got the last red 6.0 in stock
Red is always faster ....I'm ready for WA in 5.5 weeks ,summer holiday ..



Sweet Tardy I've heard they are really good blasting sails. Have fun in WA mate I'm headed there tomorrow for 10 days can't wait!

Tardy
2628 posts
2 Dec 2018 2:32PM
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Lucky bugger ...it's howling up north ...its the best blow this time of year ,we had to change to january this summer ,but will be back in late novermber next year ...have fun ...you've got the perfect sail coverage for wave action ..

wish I have a 4.2 last year ...smallest i had was a 4.8 ..lasted 1.5 hours ..one day before having to go in .

you know it's blowing when the sand stings the hell out of your legs ..and Everything has to be held down or tied to your van ...

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
2 Dec 2018 6:43PM
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Yeah Tardy looking forward to it, I won't have the new sails when I go to WA I've got a mate who will lend me his 4.5 and I'll bring my current 4.7 & 5.3 over. Looking like some swell up north for Thursday/Friday.

Tardy
2628 posts
3 Dec 2018 7:34PM
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WE need some photos later ...

Mastbender
1807 posts
6 Dec 2018 3:12AM
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KP at Ho'okipa using what's labeled as an Ezzy Elite prototype, from a few days ago.




forceten
458 posts
6 Dec 2018 11:12PM
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He missed Halloween with that sail. While I liked the Elites I've had, I prefer the Takas.

windsurftom
NSW, 234 posts
7 Dec 2018 7:03AM
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That Ezzy looks the business

seabreezer
84 posts
7 Dec 2018 7:10AM
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Sail graphically looks good - I'm curious though , I watched someone rig an older ezzy the other day , and so much shape at that 2nd batten down from the head looks odd - whats the idea behind this ? .... when all other brands this area is alot flatter .... Does ezzy do this to preset gethe battens further down , preset them behind the mast ? (that ezzy shaping trait) ...

Madge
NSW, 129 posts
Saturday , 8 Dec 2018 3:34PM
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seabreezer said..
Sail graphically looks good - I'm curious though , I watched someone rig an older ezzy the other day , and so much shape at that 2nd batten down from the head looks odd - whats the idea behind this ? .... when all other brands this area is alot flatter .... Does ezzy do this to preset gethe battens further down , preset them behind the mast ? (that ezzy shaping trait) ...


Rather than use rotation to get the sail to work the Ezzy's use a lot more seam shaping and less rotation, they put their shape a bit higher up too, well noticed.

Al1
12 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 4:42AM
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Not that high compared to other sails, if rigged correctly main shape should be between batten 3 and 4 (bottom batten), just above the boom

Tardy
2628 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 2:50PM
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I rig mine pretty flappy on top ,to me they just feel very balanced ..

haven't tried the newer wave sails due to the fact I don't wave sail much

but my old 2007 Se waves are still going strong ,

very grunty sails .

NotWal
QLD, 6684 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 6:03PM
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They sail nicely but they aren't durable.
The old ones used to last but the cloth they use now develops lots of little cracks where ever the sail gets a bit of folding.
It's just about impossible to rig an Elite without a bit of scrunching.

Tardy
2628 posts
Sunday , 9 Dec 2018 4:57PM
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GEEZ that surprises me Wal .

my 2016 cheetah seem good ...is it just this years or
a particular model ..eg .wave sails.

If this is the case ,David should be notified .if they are that bad ,

my SE 's ,You can drive a truck over them .

forceten
458 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 12:58AM
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NotWal said..
They sail nicely but they aren't durable.
The old ones used to last but the cloth they use now develops lots of little cracks where ever the sail gets a bit of folding.
It's just about impossible to rig an Elite without a bit of scrunching.


I have had everything but the Legacy sail, since the Wave SE. this statement is contrary to my findings, and near 100% of others.
Not all particular sails fit like Cinderella slipper, as far as suitability . But Ezzy not durable , hardly

Al1
12 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 6:55AM
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NotWal said..
They sail nicely but they aren't durable.
The old ones used to last but the cloth they use now develops lots of little cracks where ever the sail gets a bit of folding.
It's just about impossible to rig an Elite without a bit of scrunching.


Not at all !
Unless you either use a third party sdm mast or you don't know how to rig them properly, there are tons of how to's videos on the Ezzy site about how to rig each model precisely, I recommend you check them out.
I've had all models bar the Zetas and the Lions, they all rig smoothly and have superior durability to all other sail brands I've tried (namely Pryde, North, Goya, Gaastra, Naish and Severne).
If you crunch an Ezzy while rigging, you probably do with any other brand sail, and are ?doing the accordion? while stuffing the mast in the luff.

hardie
WA, 3941 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 8:48AM
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I have 3 x 2007/8 se wave sails love them. They seem to have a preshaped foil built in. Is there an equivalent in the modern sails

JonesySail
QLD, 899 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 11:46AM
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NotWal said..
They sail nicely but they aren't durable.
The old ones used to last but the cloth they use now develops lots of little cracks where ever the sail gets a bit of folding.
It's just about impossible to rig an Elite without a bit of scrunching.


The material now is lighter than older models like SE's etc so possibly not as impact resistant for sure, but those sails were also heavier.
I don't think they have lost much if any in durability with the material upgrades , especially the colored film section. There may be some other brand wave sails that are equal in durability , but for free ride or blasting sails none aside from Avanti that I can think of that match the durability. Try 'crunching' sone monfilm sails a few times and see how the durability goes.

NotWal
QLD, 6684 posts
Monday , 10 Dec 2018 11:21PM
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As I said, it seems impossible to rig (and derig) and Elite without some scrunching and this is destructive. The behaviour of monofilm is irrelevant. I have a few older sails both monofilm and xply and the Elite is the least durable of all of them.

Flying Dutchman
NSW, 117 posts
Monday , 11 Dec 2018 12:40AM
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NotWal said..
As I said, it seems impossible to rig (and derig) and Elite without some scrunching and this is destructive. The behaviour of monofilm is irrelevant. I have a few older sails both monofilm and xply and the Elite is the least durable of all of them.



Some tips to help rigging NotWal. Go to 1:00.

NordRoi
252 posts
Wednesday , 12 Dec 2018 9:10PM
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No wories, you will be tired to see your old elite in 2040 and would hope it wasn't build that durable!

forceten
458 posts
Thursday , 12 Dec 2018 11:48PM
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NotWal said..
As I said, it seems impossible to rig (and derig) and Elite without some scrunching and this is destructive. The behaviour of monofilm is irrelevant. I have a few older sails both monofilm and xply and the Elite is the least durable of all of them.


The mast sleeve on these sails is wider than it needs to be for a RDM, because David still feels some will be using Standard dia masts. I asked him.
I find it hard to believe a Sail with mono has better longevity.
Your opinion I feel is justly posted, so carry on.



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