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Inspired by 8-time world champion Kevin Pritchard, the Lion is the new king of cambered freeride sails.
It’s a predator that is bred to hunt down other sailors and devour them.

The Lion is fast flying over the water, and fast to get on the water--easy to rig with Ezzy cams.

The Lion is also easy to waterstart and uphaul with a narrow mast sleeve that doesn’t hold excessive heavy water. With a wide wind range, you need fewer sails, meaning less time deciding what to rig.

The Ezzy Lion is light, making jibes snappier and more consistent. Unparalleled Ezzy build standards guarantee the Lion is strong, using the latest high-tech fabrics (like Technora, Spectra, and Color-Fusion Trilite). Without a single speck of monofilm, the Lion has the same Ezzy construction developed to survive years of use and abuse.

And of course, like every Ezzy, each Lion is rigged and tuned in the factory so that it is ready for you right out of the bag.

Sail longer, stronger, faster, and more competitively with the new Ezzy Lion.
RIGGING GUIDE AND CATALOG

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2012 LION SAIL SPECS

2012 Lion
Min Luff
Max Luff
Boom
Boom
Suggested Mast
No. of
No. of
Weight
Size (sq.m.)
cm
cm
Min
Max
Battens
Cams
Kgs
6.0
446
448
185
190
430
6
2
4.340
6.5
456
458
194
199
430
6
2
4.554
7.5
479
481
209
214
460
7
2
4.928
8.5
504
506
223
228
490
7
2
5.290
9.5
515
517
241
247
490
7
2
5.650

The Ezzy Lion Cam Info

The Lion’s removable and user-friendly cam system fits any mast made within the past 15 years, including RDM masts.

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Instructions For Custom Fitting Ezzy Cams To Your Mast



The Ezzy Cam System will fit any mast. Before rigging for the first time, follow steps 1 through 6 to learn how to find the correct cam and cam pocket for your mast.

**Note to Ezzy Skinny Mast owners: You do not need to measure your mast diameter. We have listed the correct Cam and Cam Pocket combinations in the chart at the bottom of this page.


DEFINITIONS
Cam:

Red plastic camber inducers, which sit inside the luff sleeve, behind your mast. The cams come in three sizes which are marked: "Standard", "Medium" and "Skinny".

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Cam Pocket:

A spacer made of sailcloth. The arms of the cam fit into the cam pocket. There are 9 different sizes of cam pockets, marked "A" to "I". Having the correct length cam pocket allows you to set the right amount of sleeve tension for the sail at the cam. If the mast sleeve at the cam is too loose you would change to a shorter cam pocket. If the mast sleeve is too tight you use a longer cam pocket (see the bottom two diagrams on the back page).

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Note: In addition to the cams and cam pockets that are in your sail, you will find an assortment of cams, cam pockets and a measuring ruler in the velcro pouch of your sail bag.

Step 1.



Lay your sail on the ground and open the velcro slots that are located in the sleeve at each cam. Notice how the arms of the cam and the cam pocket go on either side of the batten stopper (this will be important to know when it comes time to reinsert the cams back into the sail).


Remove BOTH cams AND cam pockets from the sail.

Step 2.


To find where your cams will sit on your mast: check the luff length that is printed on the foot of your sail.


Adjust your base extension to this amount.


Then, line up your mast beside the luff sleeve.


With your extension inserted into the mast, make sure the cleat is even with the bottom of the sail.

Step 3.

Use the included ruler to measure your mast's circumference at both cam locations.

Step 4.

Refer to the charts below and locate your circumference measurement. Read the letter below the number. This letter is the cam pocket you require. The correct cam is listed on the right-hand column on the same row as the cam pocket letter. Example: If the mast circumference at your upper cam position is 14.0, you would look at the chart labeled "UPPER CAM" and find "14" along the top of the chart, then under the 14, the chart indicates you would use pocket "F" and looking all the way to the right we see the cam marked "MEDIUM". If the circumference at the lower cam measures 16.5, you would refer to the chart labeled "LOWER CAM" use pocket "D" and the cam marked "STANDARD".

Step 5.



Once the correct cam pocket is found, insert the cam arms into each side of the cam pocket.

Step 6.



Insert the cam and cam pocket into the sail by holding the guide flaps and sliding the cam arm into the openings on either side of the batten stopper.


Push the cam all the way until it is fully seated in the sail.
Your cams are now set and you are ready to rig your sail. Note: If you ever get a new mast with a different diameter, you will need to follow the above instructions again in order to fit the cams properly.


How to tell if your cam pockets are the correct length:



**For more information email us at [email protected].

INDIVIDUAL LION RIGGING VIDEOS



  1. Adjusting the Cams to the Mast



  2. Snapping the Cams onto the Mast



  3. Setting the Downhaul



  4. Setting the Outhaul



  5. Tensioning the Battens



  6. De-Rigging the Lion

Note on Ezzy Masts

Ezzy Sails work great with the Ezzy Mast system, but also work with a variety of other brand masts (RDM and regular diameter). You could contact your mast maker and see if the bend of your non-Ezzy mast is compliant.

Ezzy mast bend curves are tip: 75% to 79% and base: 62% to 65%

Note: this is not carbon content. This is percentage bend relative to the midpoint bend.

For further info on Ezzy Mast sizing, please refer to our Mast Configurator Tool

Our removable, 316 stainless steel tack pulley can be replaced with our 316 stainless D-ring for those who prefer a grommet with a pulley hook.


  • Every Ezzy Lion is rigged and fine tuned in our factory before shipping.
  • At Ezzy we offer unmatched customer service. Email us at [email protected] and you will get a personal response within 12 hours.

Ezzy Lion Testimonials

"This was the first outing for the 8.5 Lion. Conditions were perfect - wind was NE around 18knots, sea state slightly choppy and best of all...the sun was out. I was sailing a JP Super Sport 74 and the combo was flying.

I have to honestly say - this sail rocks. It is very tune-able, light downhaul / outhaul giving loads of power. As the wind picked up, some tweaking of the downhaul to the strong wind marks, really "freed" the sail up. I couldn't find the top end - it was the sea state that slowed me down! The Lion is also very very stable - no sign of getting back handed as the wind picked up.

This is such a contrast to the old NP slalom 8.4 I had - 4 cams, heavy and very back handed (a real pig!). The Lion definitely made me sail faster!

Well done to the Ezzy Team for designing such a fantastic sail! "

Rob

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