2014 Elite


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THE 2014 EZZY ELITE


  • 4 batten, light-weight wave sail.
  • Designed for on-shore and side-shore waves, as well as flat water.
  • Super balanced and stable.
  • Wide wind range, so fewer sails are needed in your quiver.
  • Calibrated rigging system makes setting the downhaul a no-brainer.
  • New printed downhaul indicators for rigging non-Ezzy masts.
  • Bulletproof construction.
  • We have added a 3.4 and 6.1 to the 2014 Elite sizing.
  • Every Elite is rigged and thoroughly inspected in our factory.

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2014 Ezzy Elite Luff Boom Boom No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Battens Base/Top Extension Kgs
3.4 345 139 144 4 340 / 340 5 cm 2.70
3.7 362 144 149 4 340 / 370 7 cm 2.81
4.0 372 148 153 4 340 / 370 17 cm 2.91
4.2 382 150 155 4 370 / 370 12 cm 3.00
4.5 392 155 160 4 370 / 400 7 cm 3.08
4.7 404 158 163 4 370 / 400 19 cm 3.16
5.0 417 162 168 4 400 / 400 17 cm 3.29
5.3 426 168 174 4 400 / 400 26 cm 3.38
5.7 438 173 179 4 400 / 430 23 cm 3.41
6.1 450 177 183 4 430 / 430 20 cm 3.59


INDIVIDUAL 2014 ELITE RIGGING VIDEOS

1. Elite Quick Rig


2. Calibration System for Ezzy Masts


3. Calibration System for Non-Ezzy Masts


4. Threading the Pulley


5. Tensioning the Battens


6. Derigging the Elite

Note on Ezzy Masts

**We recommend using the 1st choice Ezzy Masts top and bottom with all Elite sails whenever possible for uncompromised performance.

2014 Ezzy Elite Ezzy Mast Bottom Ezzy Mast Top
Size (sq.m.)
3.7 340 370
4.0 340 370
4.2 370 370
4.5 370 400
4.7 370 400
5.0 400 400
5.3 400 400
5.7 400 430


David Ezzy explains Mast Theory



ELITE SAIL FEATURES

  • Tom

    Wow. I came from a quiver of Panther IIIs and have been sailing on the Elite 2014s for a few months now. Was perfectly happy with the Panthers but these Elites are a different breed. They feel a good bit lighter/compacter and depower to neutral on the wave better. Maybe the it is due to the soft luff area above the boom that lost its batten. Actually the 5.7 Elite feels like the 5.2 Panther on the wave and in moves like forward loops. Great job guys!

  • Günter Zimmermann

    HI Dave, I have a 5,8 Panther (2011) and a 5,0 Tiger (2012). I want to complete my set with a smaller sail and thougt of bying a 4.2 Tiger or Elite. Do you think that this is a good idea or is the gap between 5,0 and 4,2 too big?

    • ezzysails

      no problem at all going from 5.0 to 4.2! If you are going with the Elite, I would just try to set the sail up with the correct Ezzy Mast if possible!

  • Nicolas Locker

    Hi Guys,
    I already have 4.2 4.7 5.3 Elite with 370 and 400 mast. I can’t really afford more mast so was wondering how the Elite 3.7 would cope on the 370 mast?
    Nico

  • Nico

    Hello Ezzy Team

    My question is : do you think, or do know if you will produce in the future more intermediate sail sizes of Elite as there are for the Tiger?

    I explain : I have Elite 4.0 2013 and 4.7 2014 which is a basic (and wonderful!) combo for here in south-east of France around Marseille.
    I’d like to add 2 bigger sails : another Elite, and a Tiger 6.3 for light onshore days or B&J.
    I think the Elite 5.3 is too close from my 4.7 (compared to 4.0-4.7 spacing). The Elite 5.7 should be ok but is probably too close from the Tiger 6.3 !
    That’s why i’m “dreaming” of an Elite 5.5 ! I know there’s a Tiger 5.5 but i’d prefer a light sail as the Elite around this size.

    So other question : could the Taka 5.4 be an alternative? Going from Taka 5.4 to Tiger 6.3 seems to a bit weird to me as they look so different !
    Thank you

    Nico

    • ezzysails

      thank you for reaching out on our forum Nico! We do not have immediate plans to expand sizes in the Elite at this time. I do encourage you to consider the 4.7 to 5.4 Taka if you really like the light feel of the Elite. The Taka might be a perfect fit in your quiver!

      • Nico

        I suppose it doesn’t have as much range of use as the Elite (that’s what i love in this sail : it’s light, stable and the range of use is huge !)
        Anyway thanks for the quick answer. I think i’m gonna try the Taka.

  • Chris

    I’m looking to replace my 2003 6.3 Wave SE. Does the 2014 Panther 6.1 carry the same wind range or a lot more? I don’t really want anything larger than 7.0 as it doesn’t get much use. My next sail down is a 2005 5.5 Wave SE.

    Thanks

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking. If you are using the recommended masts, then the 6.1 Elite will replace the 6.3 quite nicely. If you are compromising the mast, then I would consider the ’13-’14 Tiger 6.3.
      Hope this is helpful!

  • stephan

    hello, i have a mast from Nolimitz The Orginal Skinny 400, you think it’s O.K. for the Elite 5.3 ?

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking. You can calibrate the sail and mast and make them work for sure. It isn’t our favorite mast for the Elite (Nolimitz masts have stiffer tip and softer bottom than we prefer) but it is a workable option.

  • Leonardo

    What are the main differences in feeling between the Elite and the Tiger? When is one sail recommended, when the other?

  • martin sterio

    are the heads adjustable on the 4.7m and 5.3m elite 2014?

    thanks

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking Martin. Yes, the heads are adjustable. We really encourage people who use the Elite and TAKA to use Ezzy recommended masts. If you are trying to make sails work on substitute masts we encourage you to take a good look at the Tiger, which is more accommodating to other brand and length masts.

    • martin sterio

      thanks for quick reply…………I love the elite 2014’s so will opt for them I feel plus I really want a 5.3m and am wondering if I can get the 4.7m and 5.3m to fit on 430 masts rather than have to buy new 400 masts as well?

      thanks

      Martin

      • ezzysails

        the Elite is rather sensitive to masts. Rigging both the 4.7 and 5.3 on a 430 I feel would be a mistake. It would compromise the sail design. It would be better to rig both on a 400. One nice feature of our mast system is that you can buy different top and bottom sections separately and use the mix and match system to achieve the right length and stiffness with minimal mast pieces.

  • John

    Hello,

    Do you
    think that the following set provides a good spacing ?
    – elite 4.5
    – taka 4.9
    – elite 6.1

    thanks

    • ezzysails

      absolutely. With the correct masts, it should work great

  • John

    Hello,

    Currently, I have 4 of your sails bought in 2011:
    – 4.5 m2, wave panther 3
    – 5.2 m2, wave panther 3
    – 6.3 m2, wave panther 3
    – 8.5 m2, freeride 5

    I would like to change for a complete new sail set
    It could be a combination of Taka, Elite and one Cheetah for the larger sail
    I have all the Ezzy masts needed for Taka and Elite

    The point is: What could be the good combination to get a set of 4 sails, with the same wind range, i.e. same low end and the same top end and the best spacing between surfaces, taking into account that some sails deliver more power than their surface let us suppose

    • ezzysails

      hi John,
      I’ll forward your message off to David directly to answer

  • Tony

    I have a 5.5 wave panther III that i love, but it is time to let go of it as i have used it a lot! Was wondering what elite sail i should get, 5.3 or 5.7 elite? as there is no 5.5. thanks!

    • Tony

      just to add one more question, i could get my hands on a 5.3 elite, just wondering if that would be as powerful as my 5.5 panther III?

      • Just to get the big picture: what sails sizes do you currently have above and below the 5.5?

        • Tony

          Hey peter, here are my sail sizes:

          75 cheetah
          65 legacy
          55 panther iii*
          47 wave we
          42 tiger

          • Hi Tony,

            I would personally go for the 5.3. That would make a sweet wave sailing setup with your 4.7 and 4.2. Going from 5.7 to 4.7 is quite a big step (percentage wise). I always look at percentages in size difference. The bigger the sail the bigger the steps you can make. You can really give the 5.3 a deep profile for lighter winds and it will feel like the 5.5.

            The step from the 5.3 to 6.5 isn’t that big IMO because it’s a different kind of sail. I go from 5.3 to the 6.1 Elite and it feels like the perfect difference is size. You can blast on your 6.5 (6 battens right?) and once the wind becomes stronger you can switch to the 5.3 and get your wavesailing on.

            Again that’s what I would do. Hope this helps.

            Kind regards,
            Peter.

  • felipe nazer

    hi, i’m looking for 2014 Elite Rigging Guide, but the link is broken (404 , not found)

    • ezzysails

      seems to be working on this end. I’ll email you the pdf file. in the meantime, I’ll look further into this.
      Thank you!

  • Philip Salva

    Hello, I have Ezzy Wave Phanter 3 sails and Goya Masts. Will my mast work on Ezzy Elite 5,3?? Or it’s better to go for a Tiger?

    • ezzysails

      hi Philip. The Elite should work fine on the Goya mast. Just take a minute to check the calibration settings. Instructions will come with the sail and are available on the Elite page on our website.

  • Philip Salva

    For the 4.7 Elite 2014 with Goya masts do you recoment to use a 400 mast or a 370 bottom and a 400 top as recomended for ezzy mast?

  • Eduardo

    Hello…. i have a 4.00m rdm north mast… i want to rigg a 4.5 and a 5.0 elite 2014 sails.. will they rigg well?

    Thanks

  • Shawn Marshall

    Is it possible to rig a 5.3 Elite on an Ezzy 430 RDM.

    • ezzysails

      hi Shawn,
      It is possible to rig the Elite 5.3 on a 430, but the performance will suffer. You will need to re-calibrate your sail for this longer mast. You can read about it here
      http://www.ezzy.com/allyearsezzys/2017/pdfs/2017_elite_rigging.pdf

      I encourage you to consider getting a 400. Perhaps the Legacy (60% mast) is an attractive option for you.

      • Shawn Marshall

        Thankyou for the quick reply. Would it be best to adjust the headcap to allow for the extra length or live with the additional mast length at the base ?

        • ezzysails

          as the luff length is 422, I suggest you let the head webbing out about 8 cm or so.

          • Shawn Marshall

            Ive ordered an Ezzy Hookipa 400 mast, should be here on
            Tuesday. Thanks for the help and advice. Cheers, Shawn.

  • Shawn Marshall

    I’m rigging my 2014 5.3 Elite on a 400 Ezzy Hookipa mast.

    I checked the actual mast length and noted the mast is 401 cm from mast tip to base. Is this usual ?

    Assuming the length to be ok I have moved the downhaul calibration down 5mm as per the downhaul calibration movie. I only moved 5mm because movie said to allow 5mm for headcap.

    On completion of downhaul at medium setting the sail has a verticle wrinkle between bottom two battens at the luff. Ive read this will fill and thus disapear when sailing. Can you confitm this is correct.

    Can you confirm if bottom batten shoul be just touching mast or just off mast on completion of applying outhaul at corresponding medium setting.

    Many thanks and regards,

    Shawn.

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