2015 Ezzy Elite


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THE 2015 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.


"…the Elite has a massive range, soft useable power and a refined lightness to its handling that makes it a delight to use in a variety of manoeuvre-bias disciplines. A favorite amongst the team" - Windsurf Magazine UK

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2015 Ezzy Elite Luff Boom Boom Ezzy Mast No. of Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Base/Top Battens Extension Kg
3.4 351 138 144 340 / 340 4 11 cm 2.70
3.7 361 144 150 340 / 370 4 6 cm 2.80
4.0 371 147 153 340 / 370 4 16 cm 2.89
4.2 380 148 156 370 / 370 4 10 cm 2.96
4.5 391 152 160 370 / 400 4 6 cm 3.06
4.7 401 156 164 370 / 400 4 16 cm 3.13
5.0 413 161 169 400 / 400 4 13 cm 3.24
5.3 425 166 174 400 / 400 4 25 cm 3.36
5.7 438 172 180 400 / 430 4 23 cm 3.48
6.1 449 174 184 430 / 430 4 19 cm 3.61


INDIVIDUAL 2015 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

How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:

  1. Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
  2. Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
  3. Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
X
= Best Combination
= Good Combination


   2015 Elite Mix-Match Mast Chart

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

2015 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


The Ezzy Hookipa Mast






David Ezzy explains Mast Theory



EZZY ELITE SAIL FEATURES

  • Daxley

    Howdy,

    I have a 2013, Tiger 6.3 and 5.8, its time to replace a couple of my smaller sails, 5.4
    and 4.5. I wanted the Panthers when I bought the Tigers but my local shop was
    unable to supply them.

    Will the 2015, Elite 5.3 and 4.5 round out this quiver well, or should I just stick with Tigers

    Cheers,

    Dave

    • ezzysails

      Thank you for the message Dave. Appreciate it.
      Sorry to hear your local shop wasn’t into helping you get Panthers. That seems strange!

      I think switching to Elite in the 5.3 and 4.5 makes great sense. I think the Tigers in the bigger sizes, then switching to Elites in the mid sizes makes great sense actually. I know when Graham Ezzy competes in 5.8 and larger, he frequently goes to the Tiger as it has a little more lift for jumps. Hope this is helpful!

  • Daxley

    Very helpful, thanks for the quick reply!

    I just want to get my thoughts straight on the two sails. 5.0-5.5 being my most used sails.

    5.3 Elite compared to the 5.2 Tiger.

    I know the Elite will be and feel lighter, however, what about raw power for the lulls, stability
    in over powering conditions, the range of the sails, also draft and profile?

    Any info you feel is important is appreciated.

    At your leisure,

    Dave

  • Colin

    Hi ….Ive just rigged up my new EZZY Elite 5.3 ….. on a 400 Ezzy mast with set downhaul.

    Is it normal to have a 3 inch vertical fold in the luff just close to the mast ?. Outhaul tension doesnt completly remove it neither does letting off the downhaul a bit.

    Probably it will disappear when the wind is in the sail – but I note none of your videos or pictures show the luff !

    Cheers. Colin

  • Mori Lechtman

    hi, I sail mostly side and side-off waves, in addition rarely off-shore, and never on-shore or flat water.
    Would the Elite be a reasonable choice or should I prefer the Taka for these conditions?

    • ezzysails

      great question Mori. You can’t go wrong with either for side shore. I think the real question is about your jumping. If you consider yourself a jumper, the Elite will give more lift and hang time…not to mention stability in the air. If the wave riding is your sole focus, then the Taka will be easier handling and offer a slight advantage.

      • Mori Lechtman

        So I’ll go for the Taka probably, thanks for the advise

  • Remco van den Elzen

    Hi there! I have a Chinook 135-185. I am assuming this should work with the Ezzy Elite 6.1 but wanted to confirm?

    • ezzysails

      The 135-185 boom should work great with your sail!

      • Remco van den Elzen

        Thank you!

  • Vagelis Cheilaris

    Hi , could you please let know if the 2015 Elite would work on a Gun Sails mast Thanks

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking. Gun masts are within the tolerances for our sails. It isn’t the best mast, but it is a decent bend for performance.

  • ezequiel

    Hi, I’m just starting with the windsurfing and I would like to know, if there is a way to rig an elite 2015 4 Mts with a chinook 400 mast and chinook mast extension that I alredy own. Thanks.

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the inquiry. The Chinook mast isn’t an ideal mast for the Elite series. The Elite has just 4 battens, and the mast is particularly important to the framework and design. I might suggest you look at a Tiger or Legacy instead, as the 5 batten design works better on 2nd choice masts.

  • ezequiel

    thanks for the advise.

  • Adam

    Hi, what are the major differences between the ’14 and ’15 elite. i see that the panel layout is different in the head/leach, but what is gained from this. thanks.

    • ezzysails

      hello Adam,
      great question. David’s philosophy to sail design is to make refinements, rather than re-invent the wheel. The Elite has received some “nip and tuck” improvements.

      The Elite is more stable, a bit more draft forward and has better low-end.
      – He did completely re-designed the smaller sizes to make them softer feeling.
      – The #2 battens were raised on all the sails, this improves the head twist.
      – The heads are not as loose. This gives the sails a nice “connected feel”.
      – New panel layout.

      Hope this helps you make a decision.
      Regards,
      Tim

  • frank0968

    What’s the difference between the elite and the Tigers?

    • ezzysails

      the Elite is a 4 batten design. The Tiger is 5.
      The Elite is more sensitive to having the correct masts, where the Tiger is more forgiving with a variety of masts. The Tiger is available in a fuller size range, but the Elite is the newer generation of designs from David Ezzy. We’re really pleased with the performance and range of the Elite.

  • Colin

    Hi. Ive got the 5.3 and the 4.7….. It makes sense to me to rig the 5.3 on a 400/430 [ not 400/400] …. this means the 4.7 can also be rigged.
    Now I know this will work ok ….. but I am trying to work out what the effect will be.!
    What does this do to the range of the sail ?
    Colin

    • ezzysails

      Thank you for reaching out Colin. You can rig the Elite on the configuration above, but I really believe the Elites compromise more quickly when rigged on 2nd choice mast combinations than our standard 5 batten wave sail. When you only have 4 battens to work with, the mast sensitivity is increased. A 5 batten design is more stable and rangy on 2nd choice masts than the Elite series. I think the sail will still feel really nice, but the sails will feel more solid and natural when rigged on the ideal mast. I hope this helps!

  • Ric

    Hello.
    I want to buy a 5.7 ​​ezzy sail. It would be to bump and jump and and some freestyle . I like the concept of the Elite.
    I have a 430 mast. Is a RDM Challenger FWS 77 (% carbon).
    It,s a good combination?
    or would be better with a 5.8 tiger?
    thanks.

    • ezzysails

      great question Ric. The Elite would work well with the Challenger mast, but only if you use the ’15 version. The ’14 Elite’s are a little pickier when it comes to mast selection. If a ’15 Elite is out of your budget, then I would go with the Tiger!

  • Ale

    Hi!
    I am an intermediate windsurfer looking for a small sail (4.7) to have fun (and not suffer) in medium-strong wind with my 105 lt fsw. I never surf real waves. I look for easy to use and lightness. Which ezzy sail should I choose? I am attracted from the elite but I don’t know if 4 battens are for me.. Thanks!

    • ezzysails

      hello Ale!
      awesome to hear from you! I believe all of our sails (Taka, Tiger, Elite, or Legacy) would be worth considering…but what it really boils down to is what mast you have. Our 5 batten designs are able to accommodate a wider span of mast brands, lengths, and bends because the 5 battens allow the sail to rely more upon sail shape and batten stability to perform. If you dial into the Ezzy Mast, using the proper top and bottom…then you can begin to enjoy what a 4 or 3 batten design can offer. The sail will have the intended shape and setting if you are using the right mast, and can benefit by being lighter and more tunable. So, long story short…what mast are you using?

      • Ale

        Thank you for your fast answer!! I am using a challenger fsw 99 must (rdm).

        • ezzysails

          I would look at the Tiger or Legacy first. The other sail to consider is the Elite, but only the ’15. The ’14 Elite is more mast sensitive. Hope this helps!

  • Keith

    Hi Guys, I have ezzy masts from 2009 which are still in great condition. Are thes masts still compatible with current sail line up, have the masts changed much over the years?

    • ezzysails

      great question Keith! All of the Ezzy Masts, since the first day, are compatible! Yes, you can use together with newer masts. The masts have not changed over the years very much at all. The same bend curve and laminate schedule has been used since the beginning.

  • Christos

    Hey quys, I wish to replace a 5.0 Wave Panther LTD of 2012 with an Elite. Utilizing Ezzy masts. Question is, should I replace it with an equivalent 5.0 Elite or could I step-down to a 4.7? Will a 4.7 Elite have similar power to a 5.0 Panther LTD?

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message. I would suggest you go with a 5.0 Elite to replace your 5.0 Panther LTD. If you were happy with the power and range of the LTD, the Elite will deliver a slightly improved range and nicer and more solid feel. Did the 5.0 LTD have a satisfactory range?

      • Christos

        Thanks for the quick reply. The LTD has, for sure, a more than decent range. Was just wondering whether the TAKA’s increased low wind range also applied to the Elite. From what i understand, it doesn’t. So, its either 5.0 Elite or 4.7 TAka?

        • ezzysails

          The TAKA has more power than the Elite in the same size.

  • Fred Hawkes

    Between a 5.0 Elite and Tiger, which would have a better low end.
    Fred Hawkes

    • ezzysails

      great question. A big factor is masts. If you are using the correct Ezzy Mast in the Elite, it will go neck and neck with the TIger. If you are compromising on the mast selection in any way, then the Tiger would have better low end.

  • İbrahim Aydin

    I habe Elite 5,7 and Cheetah 6,5. Want to buy a smaller Ezzy. I think Elite 4,7. What’s your opinion?

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message Ibrahim. I would suggest a 5.0 Elite. As the sails get smaller, the scaling should get a little bit closer.

  • ezzysails

    the Elite has a different feeling sail rotation. I think the Tiger has more of a “snap” on the rotation, and the Elite has a softer and slightly flatter feeling rotation. We are finding most people prefer the Elite, especially in waves. I would personally select the Elite!

    • Paolo Marone

      Thank you. Regarding power, is there any difference between the Tiger and the Elite?

      • ezzysails

        the power between the two is the same.

  • Michael Tovey

    Hello , I am coming back to windsurfing after a bit of a break and the best kit I currently have is a 4.5 ezzy panther (2010?) and rdm tush 400 mast. Would a 400 tushingham 19imc mast work on a 5.7 elite and would it be as nice and easy to rig as the panther ?

    • ezzysails

      welcome back! Stoked!!! The Tush masts are a little different than Ezzy Masts. According to some tests, it looks like Tush masts are a little softer in the tip than Ezzy Masts. You could easily rig up the 5.7 Elite with the Tush mast, but it might not give you 100% of the intended performance. It might be time to re-consider your mast set up too. In the near future we are planning on rolling out a lower carbon content Ezzy RDM mast, which might help you justify the upgrade…

  • Finn

    Hi, I’m returning to the sport after a 23 yr break and building up a quiver for flat(ish) blasting/bump & jump. I’ve been offered a choice of 2015 Elites in 5.7, 5.3, 4.7, 4.2. The ideal would be 5.7 & 5.0 I guess, but is 5.7 – 4.7 to bigger jump? Also what would you suggest as the next step up. A 6.5 Cheetah?
    Thanks, Finn.

    • ezzysails

      great to hear from you Finn! I think the ’15 Elite sails are going to be a blast for you to sail. The sails are light, rotate great, and have all the power and range to keep you stoked. I would personally go with a 5.7 to 5.0 jump if it were my quiver. I like bigger jumps between sail sizes. It makes it easier to choose what to rig when you are at the beach! You might consider scaling this way:
      6.5 Cheetah
      5.7 Elite
      5.0 Elite
      4.2 Elite

      This would cover a big range of condions with very few sails.

  • Finn

    Great, thank you.

  • Ángel

    Hello! Can I use my Ezzy mast 430 on a Ezzy Elite 5.7 whith no problem? or I need really use the combination recommended? Actually I sail a Panther II 5.8 in freewave conditions. I can see that most people where I windsurfing use Ezzy Tiger 2013. Is the Ezzy Elite 5.7 a good buy as a replacement for my Panther? my weight is 65. Regards!

    • ezzysails

      thank you for asking. Yes, you can use the 430 on your elite. You will need to re-calibrate to the new mast. You can watch this: https://vimeo.com/album/2644104/video/81569669

      The Elite 5.7 is an amazing sail with the same power as the 5.8. Same range as well!

  • ezzysails

    hi Andrew,
    Great question. I am a big fan of having large gaps between sail sizes. It makes it easier to determine what sail size to rig, and encourages you to fine tune your sails for conditions. Sail range has improved so much over the years…take advantage of it! That being said, I believe the jump from 5.3 to 4.5 is nice way to scale your quiver. What is important is the mast configuration. If you are using the correct masts for your sails, then there should be some overlap and comfort to your quiver. Another thing to consider is your local conditions. If you are “nailing” conditions with the right size sails approximately, then you should be golden! In the Gorge, I know many folks who scale 5.3/4.5/3.7, and it works great. Hope this is helpful!

    • Andrew

      A great help as always. Thanks. One other take on my quiver: what’s your opinion on the 2016 Taka 2 in place of the Elite in the 4.5 and 3.7 (3.8) sizes? Fyi – my sailing is mostly bump & jump (Arenal & Bahia Salinas, Costa Rica).

      • ezzysails

        for bump and jump, I would lean towards the Elite over the TAKA2 personally. I think the Elite is a bit nicer sail for bump and jump. It is Graham’s sail of choice!

  • Yiannis Brighton

    Hi !
    I am about to purchase a 2014 4.7 Elite (Luff 404) – I saw it is recommended to use the 370 base + 19 extension – Since I have the 4m ezzy mast, I was wondered if it would work with that and just 4cm of extension?

    • ezzysails

      thank you for asking Yiannis! You can use a 400cm mast, but the sail will feel just a little nicer on the 400 tip/370 bottom. The 400 is an excellent 2nd choice. What brand mast do you use?

      • Yiannis Brighton

        I am using the Ezzy Hookipa 4m mast… I have been using that for all my 4.2 4.7 wave panthers and 5.3 elite – so not keen to change..!

        • ezzysails

          great to hear. That mast is great. Just so you know, we are going to release a 60% carbon Ezzy Mast series that will work together with your existing mast. You might find you can add an inexpensive 370 bottom to your mast collection after they come out.

          • Yiannis Brighton

            Thanks for the response and good news!

  • Günter Zimmermann

    I just bought a Elite 3.7 2015. Since my shortest Mast is a Ezzy 370 I would like to know if this combo works ok or will I suffer a lot of Range.
    This will be my highwind sail next to a 4.2, 5.0 and 5.8 Tiger.

    • ezzysails

      hi Gunter,
      The 340 bottom will improve the overall range of the sail. It will also make it easier to rig the 3.7. You might be happy to learn that we are releasing a 60% carbon RDM mast line in the very near future. The 60% mast series will work with the 90% mast series too. You could soon have a lower priced 340 bottom that would work with your Ezzy 370 tip.

  • Leonid

    Hi! Is it ok to use new mast 400 rdm Ezzy mast (60% carbon) with a Elite 5?

    Thank you!

    • ezzysails

      absolutely! It will work perfectly!

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