Ezzy Cheetah

Our go-to flat water sail, the Cheetah has a soft, locked-in race feel. Camless and easy to rig, the Cheetah’s deep foil provides power and speed. When we freeride, we want to go fast, nail 100% of our jibes, and rocket into the air if a ramp appears. This is the easy freedom that inspired the Cheetah, and what the Cheetah delivers. The Cheetah is pure freeride but can hold its own against any race sail. The forgiving, soft feel makes the Cheetah a dream to gybe. The Cheetah rigs on all RDM and SDM masts. And, like all Ezzy Sails, the Cheetah is built to last.

  • New Material = Lighter, Softer, More Maneuverable A lighter scrim not only reduces the Cheetah's weight but also makes the sail softer, so it glides through lulls and maneuvers effortlessly. Also, the 6.0, 6.5, and 7.0 have 6 battens instead of 7, making the smaller sails feel lighter and softer.
  • Flatter Shape Above the Boom = More Control The profile above the boom is flatter to give the Cheetah more control when the wind picks up.
  • Smoother Twist = Faster The batten spacing is more progressive, which means that the battens are closer to each other nearer to the head of the sail. This creates a smoother twist in the sail's profile, which translates to more constant power, more control, and a higher top speed.

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Ezzy Cheetah Luff Luff Boom Boom Ezzy Mast No. of Base Weight
Size (sq.m.) Min Max Min Max Battens Extension Kg
5.5 435 437 172 180 430/25/21 6 7 cm 3.844 kg
6.0 442 444 179 188 430/25/21 6 14 cm 4.050 kg
6.5 454 456 188 196 430/25/21 6 26 cm 4.140 kg
7.0 465 467 196 204 460/25/25 6 7 cm 4.404 kg
7.5 476 478 203 211 460/25/25 7 18 cm 4.836 kg
8.0 484 486 212 220 460/25/25 7 26 cm 4.944 kg
8.5 501 503 219 227 490/26/29 7 13 cm 5.262 kg
9.5 513 515 237 245 490/26/29 7 25 cm 5.588 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.
= 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 Cheetah 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.


  • ezzysails

    thank you for the inquiry Erik. I thing going up to a 7.5 Cheetah or an 8.0 Cheetah might be a nice way to scale.
    The 7.5 and 8.0 both rig on a 460

  • Erwan Couëdelo

    I’m about to buy a new mast for my 2012 Cheetah 7.5. (fantastic sail by the way…)
    I can’t afford an Ezzy mast (yet!), so I’m after a 460 – 100% carbon – constant curve mast.
    My question : what’s best? A SDM or a RDM mast? Given that I’ll be using it on a slalom windsurf spot – rather flat or a bit choppy…
    (Usually other brands present their RDM masts as wave masts and Ezzy only sell skinny masts that are versatile so I’m a bit confused…)
    Thank you for your reply.

    • ezzysails

      our sails work great on RDM or SDM masts. Have you checked out the Ezzy Legacy masts? They are 60% carbon…and priced great!
      There are huge benefits to going RDM.
      1. They are easy to rig and de-rig
      2. they are super strong
      3. They are interchangeable with other tops and bottoms within our mast system.

  • Pierre

    Hi Ezzy Team,
    according to the materials you use on the sails, what is the best way to clean remaining glue on the sail after removal of sails n° stickers ?

    • ezzysails

      great question Pierre! There is a really useful product called “Goof Off” that you can find that is excellent at removing sticker residue.

  • umesan

    I am using old Wave SE 5.0 and 5.8, which were surprisingly still good condition, with masts Hookipa complete 430 and 400 base. I am about to buy a bigger sail for light wind at choppy sea on an old JP free style wave board of 102L. I am considering Cheetah 6.5 or 7.0 without buying a 460 mast. Could you give me a suggestion regarding the sail choice?
    1, Can I use Cheetah 7.0 with the 430 mast and a long extension?
    2, If so, which has more low end power at light wind, 6.5 with suggested 430 mast or 7.0 with the 430 mast with the extension.
    3, Other option?
    My height and weight are 172 cm and 72 kg, respectively.

    • ezzysails

      nice to receive your question. Our 6.5 Cheetah is designed to work on a 430. The 7.0 is truly designed to work on a 460. I suggest you go with the 6.5 Cheetah and rig it on a 430. It should give you great range and power. I hope this is helpful!

  • Olivier Roullet-Dubonnet

    How to you measure the length of the mast extension? from the bottom of the mast to what? to the bottom of extension? To the center of the pulley on extension? I could not find that information for ezzy sails

  • ezzysails

    great question David. If you are quick on your feet and have some good agility, I would go with the 8.0 Cheetah. It might be a little challenging on the 116 unless you are a fairly accomplished sailor. The 8.0 on the 130 will be lovely.

    Otherwise, I would suggest the 7.5 Lion or Cheetah, which would feel great on both rigs.

  • Tina Fracas

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a50310d523c5da11955c61b9d418a798ca43212e4e63b9b49d2311786d562312.jpg https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/4de493bc8f8133541716fe5fdd03e7a3d99a1c9dff50b56c6184bd860a307d89.jpg Hi,
    I just rigged my new Cheetah 9.5 for the first time. At home, just to see it, took my time. Haven’t sailed it.
    My mast is a Powerex SDM, I did the “looseness to the dots” exercise and adjusted the presets by 3-5 mm.

    With down and outhaul at middle settings, rig resting on the ground, no load, I notice the mast sleeve loose around the boom. Is this normal? (please see attached.)
    Otherwise the sail looks beautiful.

    • ezzysails

      hello Tina!
      Yes, we design our sails to look exactly like this!
      David’s overall sail design theory tries to lock the stability into the sail via seam shaping and he designs the draft to project forward as the sail fills with wind for forward momentum and easy handling. Most sail companies have the draft project back instead. You can read in detail our design concept here: http://www.ezzy.com/rig-support/ezzy-basic-sail-design-theory/
      You are also welcome to email David directly at [email protected] for further information.