2015 Lion


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  • Twin cams provide great light wind power and high wind control.
  • Narrow mast sleeve doesn’t fill with water, making water starts easy.
  • Calibrated rigging guide gives precise tuning for better performance.
  • Ezzy cam system will fit any RDM or SDM mast made in the past 20 years.
  • RBS epoxy battens are stronger and stiffer than vinyl-ester battens.
  • Every Lion is rigged and thoroughly checked over in the factory.

RIGGING GUIDES AND CATALOG

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2015 LION SAIL SPECS

2015 Lion Luff Luff Boom Boom No. of No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Min Max Min Max Battens Cams . Extension Kg
6.0 445 447 183 190 6 2 430/25/21 17 cm 4.12
6.5 455 457 191 198 6 2 430/25/21 27 cm 4.28
7.5 477 479 206 213 7 2 460/25/25 19 cm 4.93
8.5 501 503 222 229 7 2 490/26/29 13 cm 5.32
9.5 515 517 240 247 7 2 490/26/29 27 cm 5.72


INDIVIDUAL LION RIGGING VIDEOS

1. Lion Quick Rig


2. Fitting the Cambers


3. Rigging the Lion for Non Ezzy Masts


4. Rigging the Lion for Ezzy Masts


5. Threading the Pulley


6. Tensioning the Battens


7. De-Rigging the Lion

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 info@ezzy.com.

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 Cheetah and Lion Mix-Match Mast Chart

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast






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 info@ezzy.com and you will get a personal response within 12 hours.

Ezzy Lion Testimonials

Click Here to Read the Lion Review by Windsurf Magazine UK (pdf)



Hi Dave,

We always talk about how stable and light your sails are but rarely about how incredibly fast they are.

So today the wind was averaging 17mph in Kailua, dropping down lower at times. I rigged up my 6.5 Lion on a 110 liter Naish Grand Prix (I weigh about 185 lbs). The wind and waves weren't really right for anything but slalom blasting so there was a lot of drag racing going on. No-one could outpace me! Even guys on full Race gear. I went right through and over a 135lb sailor on 5.9 TR7 full cam Maui Sails race sail on a 90 liter iSonic.

I ran side to side, and sometimes faster than a 170 lb sailor on a 95 literNaish Grand Prix with a 7.6 TR7 Maui Sails full cam race sail. I also ran faster than a 175 lb sailor on the same board as mine with a Naish Freeride sail.

No one else was close! All those huge luff sleeves and pockets loaded with cams and a zillion battens....the easy rigging twin cam Lion kept right up...if not faster.

Thanks Dave.

Daniel Orodenker


"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

  • surfer

    Now I have decided and I buy a 7.5 Lion. As a mast I have 460 m SDM Platinum of North Sails of 2014. If the sail functions with it or must I buy another mast?

    • ezzysails

      the North mast is an excellent choice for the Lion. You should be quite happy.

  • Frédéric Minne

    I have a gaastra 430 sdm 100% carbon constant curve as said on their website, do you reckon I can get a 7.5 lion with a large extension?

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message Frederic. I think the 7.5 on a 430 is going to be too short and too soft to perform well.

  • Lexx

    Hello. I have Neil Pryde X6 520 mast. Lyon 9.5 will work fine on this mast ?

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking. The 520 will work okay, but the best mast is the 490 length.

  • Shawn Marshall

    I have an Ezzy 430 mast for my 6.5 Lion. Can I combine this with another Ezzy mast top / bottom to use with a Lion 8.5 ?

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking. The 8.5 really needs a 490 to get the intended range and performance. Unfortunately the only way to get there with the Ezzy mast system is a 490 top/490 bottom.

      Regards,
      Tim

  • Ken

    Can I get away with one mast for both a 6.5 and 7.5 Lion …or do I really need to have 2 masts

    • ezzysails

      thank you for asking Ken. You could certainly get away with just using a 460 mast for both. No problem.

  • Benoit Marignac

    Do you think it is possible to have a 7.0 and a 8.0 Lion for 2016 !!? thanks !!!

    • ezzysails

      thanks for the feedback. We’re still working on the collection. You might send an email to david@ezzy.com directly.

  • nameless

    Hi

    I recently got the Ezzy lion 6.5 and was wondering, what is the best way to de-rig the sail? Should i remove the mast or first push the cams under the mast before removing the mast?

    Br Bill

    • ezzysails

      great question Br Bill! We have a short video that walks thru the best way to de-rig here:
      vimeo.com/album/2647683/video/81762425

      Regards,
      Tim

  • dododuzzi

    Way too late for 2016 collection but wouldn’t it be nice to have the sails spaced a bit more uniformely? Say, 5.8, 6.5, 7.3, 8.1, 9.0?

    • ezzysails

      I like your idea, but the global market is also pulling our attention towards another spacing logic. I wish we could do it all!

  • Christian Manthey

    Hi, i’m looking for a lion also a 490 gun sails or north sails mast fits 9,5.?
    i have still a very good naish freeride in 490 / 26 / 29 – 50% carbon mast, built in approximately 1998 could still work or has a different bend curve?

    greeting christian

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message Christian. We appreciate you reaching out. Gun masts and North masts are very close to our mast specs. I think either brand mast would be a good 2nd choice mast.

      Regarding the Naish mast…I personally would not be comfortable using a mast that is over 17 years old….especially considering it is only 50% carbon. That mast is most likely quite heavy. Do yourself a favor and get a newer and lighter mast!! You will enjoy sailing more. This is especially true in a long mast like a 490 where weight is exponentially more important.

  • Marek Oleś

    Hi, I’m looking for good freeride/freerace sail which replaces my old Gaastra GTX. I’m advanced. For flat water conditions I use JP Supersport PRO 109 litres. Do you think that 8.5 lion will match with this board??? The mast will be INFINITY PRO 100% carbon, 490, imcs 29. Thank in advance. Marek

    • ezzysails

      thank you very much for the message Marek.
      I’m not that familiar with the GTX sail, but I do have some dealers that are very familiar. I could put you in touch however if you wish. I think an 8.5 on a 109 liter board is a little bit “tippy” unless you have some good experience. I’ve been able to manage this set up personally, but I found using a bigger fin really helped stabalize the board.

      • Marek Oleś

        Thanks a lot for reply. That’s the idea – bigger fin (probably 40 or 42 instead of original 38 cm). Last doubt is connected with boom lenght – 229 – not too long to set right position/close the sail during planning on s short board (249cm)?

        • ezzysails

          hi Marek,
          Unless you ride your booms extremely high or low in the boom cutout, you should be totally fine with your max boom setting at 229. It is difficult to get to 227 (quite a bit of tension!)

  • Eduards

    Hello, I’ve got No Limitz Sumo 460(27) mast. Is it going to work with 7.5 Lion?

    • ezzysails

      thanks for asking Eduards. The Sumo mast will “work” but the Nolimitz masts in general have stiffer tip and softer bottom than we prefer. The range of the sail will be slightly compromised.

  • Mariano J.

    Hi!! At the end I have the opportunity of buying an Ezzy freeride sail but I have a doubt. I’m between a Lion 6m or a Cheetah 6,5m. I have used both sizes with other marks (Gaastra Swift and Secret Sails Moon) and I felt the same sensations when I was sailing about the size of the sails. Do you think both sails will works at the same way with different sizes? Thanks.

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the inquiry. I am afraid I don’t exactly understand your question. Please feel free to correspond directly with us at either ezzy@gorge.net or david@ezzy.com. The Cheetah and Lion have different performance features. I’m not sure if you are referring to the low end power, range, or just overall feeling.

      • Mariano J.

        I, m sorry. He meant that if the two cambers of the Lion 6m has the same force and push a Cheeath of 6.5m.

        • ezzysails

          I believe the Lion rotation is deeper, and as a result, has more power.

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