2016 Ezzy Taka2 Wave Sail


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Ezzy Taka2 3 Batten Wave Sail

Last year, we released the Taka: a 3-batten wave sail that combined maneuverability with stability. We loved that the Taka's profile adjusted itself during sailing. Power when you want it, and none when you don't--like in the middle of a gybe or cut-back. But we wanted to make an even more stable sail, especially in high wind. To do so, we re-shaped the foil and added an extra stabilizer batten above the boom.

This makes the Taka2 better in three areas:

  1. Improved high-end control and stability thanks to the extended stabilizer batten.
  2. More power in super-light wind because the Taka2 holds a more rigid foil, which is especially noticeable when pumping for waves.
  3. The Taka2 rigs on any mast while still using our proprietary calibration system.

"I want a sail that is full and powerful in a straight line but also flat and neutral during tricks, waverides, and transitions. The TAKA2 gives me the maneuverability I need without losing stability. I love the TAKA2." - Ezzy Team Rider - Graham Ezzy
Graham Ezzy on the Taka2
Ezzy Taka2 Rigging Video

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Ezzy Taka2 Wave Sail Luff Boom Boom No. of Ezzy Mast Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Med Min Max Battens Base/Top Extension Kg
3.4 355 132 140 3 340 / 340 15 cm 2.679 kg
3.8 371 136 144 3 340 / 370 16 cm 2.794 kg
4.1 380 143 151 3 370 / 370 10 cm 2.913 kg
4.5 391 152 160 3 370 / 400 6 cm 3.030 kg
4.7 397 157 165 3 370 / 400 12 cm 3.102 kg
5.0 404 160 168 3 370 / 400 19 cm 3.190 kg
5.3 418 166 174 3 400 / 400 18 cm 3.294 kg


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


2016 Taka2 Mix Match Mast Chart

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

The Ezzy Hookipa Mast






David Ezzy explains Mast Theory



Reviews are coming!

EZZY TAKA2 SAIL FEATURES

  • Chris

    I have the 2014 Tiger 5.5, 5.0, 4.5, 4.0. I mostly wave sail on a 86L board in cross onshore winds. My weight is 72kgs. I love the Tigers but am looking to give the Taka a try. Is the sizing for the Taka about the same as the Tigers or can a little smaller for each comparable size and get the same power I have from the Tigers? So like the 5.5 Tiger down to a 5.3 or a 5.0 Taka? Average day here is 5.0 for wave sailing. Thanks!

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the message Chris! The Taka’s have a bit more power than the Tigers, and yet have incredible range too when overpowered. I am going to send an email to David Ezzy and copy you on it so that he can more closely suggest the appropriate range for you.
      Thanks!

  • steve hay

    Hi, I currently have a quiver of Wave Panther Limiteds. What would be better for “advanced” freestyle (sail ducking moves etc, rather than old school carving tricks) – Taka or Elite? I used the Takas on holiday, and liked that i could use a sail size smaller compared to the Elites, which makes me think that the smaller size and easy depower makes them more “freestyley”? cheers, steve

    • ezzysails

      thank you for the inquiry Steve. Really glad you had an opportunity to use the Taka. Lots of our more dedicated wave sailors are raving about the performance of the TAKA. Where do you live and sail?

      • steve hay

        hi, sorry for being slow – I couldnt find this post! I live in West Australia, but wave sail mostly in cross-on conditions, less often down the line. But in a typical day I sail freestyle in the mornings, then wave sail in the afternoons. Im not a dedicated freestyle sailor, but have aspirations but am limited by being old! cheers steve

        • ezzysails

          hi Steve! I’ll email you a direct diagram that might help you!

  • Jared

    Hi, the Taka looks awesome!! Can’t wait to purchase mine this year. I’m looking at buying the 5.3, but I have a question . . . On your charts it says the mast size is 400, but will the 5.3 Taka work with my 430 mast that I use with my other sails? I never go below 5.0 due to the conditions I sail in, and my weight, so I don’t have any 400 size masts at present. Thanks 🙂 – Jared

    • ezzysails

      thanks for the message Jared! The Taka is very mast specific. If you aren’t going to dial it in with a 400cm Ezzy Mast, then I would encourage you to consider the Elite or Tiger instead. Those sails are more forgiving on different masts.

  • Jesper Kragh

    Hi, I am currently on Ezzy Wave SE 2005 4.7, 5.2 and 5.8. I sail the 5.8 quite at bit over the other two sizes however like the handling and size of the 5.2 the best. I read that the TAKA 2 is more powerful compared to similar sized sails but trims for light wind also.
    Would i be able to replace my old 5.8 and 5.2 with the Taka 5.3 and trim it for almost same wind range?

  • Truls Larsen

    Hi ,
    I need a repair suggestion. Last week during a nice little winter storm here in Norway, I crashed with a good friend of mine on a a wave. Cross on-shore I was clew first exiting my first bottom turn and he was doing some backside turns. Long description short, his fin (luckily he was on a single fin) went through my taka2 4.1, in the middle between the lowest batton and the 3/4 batton. A clean cut of ~35cm. It was only a 1degC so it was impossible to dry the sail and make sail tape stick (had to try 🙂 ). I sailed another hours, without noticing much difference in performance of the sail (maybe, but only maybe, slightly less overpowered than before the crash). The spectra fibers (or what it is) prevente any further tearing. The hole is in the long panel running closest to the mast sleeve.

    But what to do now? Getting a sailmaker to order proper sailcloth for this is probably going to be too expensive?! And would he/her be able to maintain the proper profile of this panel when replacing it with a new one? Would using some monofilm tape on both sides be an OK suggestion? Any advice on additional glue?

    Any suggestons/advice appreciated!
    Cheers!

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