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Ezzy wave sails

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Created by Steve411 3 months ago, 2 Jan 2017
Steve411
QLD, 26 posts
2 Jan 2017 6:34PM
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Anbody using the current Ezzy waves sails? See they have reintroduced the Zeta for 2017. A Zeta was my first sail, a hand me down with copious amounts of delaminated myla.

Cheers,
Steve

Mastbender
1257 posts
3 Jan 2017 2:02AM
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The original Zetas were made by North Sails when Dave Ezzy worked for them, and that kind of lamination has gone with the dinosaurs.
Apples to walnuts.
I'd recco Ezzy sails to anybody, I use nothing else, haven't tried the new Zeta, but I'm sure it's just fine if you prefer a 5 batten wave sail.

forceten
222 posts
3 Jan 2017 11:27PM
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Yes the Zeta returns. It replaces the Tiger.
The quality and durability are among the best .

holgs
WA, 242 posts
5 Jan 2017 9:32AM
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Ezzy make great wave sails and you won't find tougher or better built sails. Although I have broken one of the "unbreakable" battens. They are well priced compared to the major brands.

I use the 4 batten Elites and don't miss the 5th batten. It has very good bottom end power when set full, feels light and still feels very stable when overpowered. The Taka might also be worth a look if you like a softer feeling sail. I reckon the Elite would also be great for bump & jump freeride.

forceten
222 posts
5 Jan 2017 11:11PM
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Ezzy use one of the better battens, I have not heard of one breaking before.

I like the feel of carbon battens .

bdl2333
NSW, 105 posts
7 Jan 2017 5:21AM
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I am very happy with my taka3. Beautifully constructed and feels great for wavesailing and a bit of bump & jump. If you have any questions just email Dave Ezzy - he responds really quickly with great advice.

bigdaz
NSW, 135 posts
7 Jan 2017 9:32PM
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I have just picked up a 4.7 and 5.3 Taka2 and also have a set of Take 3's on order that should arrive late next month. i got my first session in today and I must admit i am very impressed. I just posted a review in the gear section.

billekrub
26 posts
14 Jan 2017 6:39AM
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Ezzy wave sails (prior years) pro's and con's

Pro:

Bomb proof, compared to most, this is a big deal, last a long time, cannot ever remember replacing a batten
Good workmanship, sound, solid, and functional
Do not age in the sun as fast as others or suffer as much from sand chafing.
Great range, esp. if using Ezzy RDM mast
Great aerodynamic shape for efficiency, forgiving, handle gusts well--when my 4.7 is downhauled to maximum, on beach, the luff looks loose just like a race sail
Vinyl window, strong and clear and long life, esp. compared to other brands
Usu. not as expensive as North, Neil Pryde, Gaastra and some others
A good sail to buy used, as it lasts
D. Ezzy and Co. are quite helpful and responsive to their customers!
Very good warranty service--they stand behind their product and so have the dealers in my experience.
Masts hold up very well. Interchangeable tips and bases
In the past, anyway, they rigged fairly well on other masts--not as finicky in this respect as some brands
Popular with Europeans and South Americans and S. Africans, and...
Appearance, recently they have started to add more color and more colors

Con:

Not the lightest
Sails have a noticeable pop in order to luff them; so, you can find yourself in the wrong position and have to make an extra effort to pop them, whereas most other wave sails luff with little or no effort--I guess this firmness helps with aerodynamics.

Not Sure:

A tack strap on a 4.7 and 5.2? Extra work to use, but handy to keep sail rolled
Could make them even more colorful?


Mickymoo
WA, 143 posts
14 Jan 2017 7:40PM
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I hear the new Taka 3's are awesome....Anyone want to sell their old set of Taka2's.

Mastbender
1257 posts
15 Jan 2017 5:26AM
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billekrub said..


Not Sure:

A tack strap on a 4.7 and 5.2? Extra work to use, but handy to keep sail rolled
Could make them even more colorful?




The tack strap can, and will, save you from a broken or released downhaul. Also it helps even out the leach tension above and below the boom.
They are on all my Ezzy sails, from 3.5 to 5.7, as well as sizes that I don't have.

bigdaz
NSW, 135 posts
18 Jan 2017 10:31AM
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Mickymoo said..
I hear the new Taka 3's are awesome....Anyone want to sell their old set of Taka2's.


Keep an eye out, my 4.7 and 5.3 Taka2's will be for sale when my set of Taka3's turn up in mid to late Feb. I've only had them for a few weeks and are basically brand new, so barring any catastrophes will be in mint condition. U can check them out on a gear review I did recently on them.

www.seabreeze.com.au/forums/Windsurfing/Review/Ezzy-Taka2-and-Taka3?page=1#13

So unless one of the local boys snatches them up, I'll throw them on Seabreeze. PM me if ur keen though and I'll let u know.

Cheers.

NordRoi
159 posts
19 Jan 2017 1:23AM
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I tested a Taka2 5.0 twice, in a 2-3m wave, side to side-on Wind, quite powered...and the stability was amazing, way better than I expected and the handling of the sail is what got me hooked in!

Second day was in a very very side-off condition, from wait to chest high, schlog and surf and for those condition it's hard to beat!!!!

I'm hooked, ordered 2 taka3 and for 4.0 I picked a Elite...for more stability in big winds...but I Wonder if I should just go for a 4.1 taka3 as well....anyways, I recommand that sail!



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