Fast. Easy. No-Cam. The Cheetah sets the standard for camless freeride sails. Shape is sewn into the panels to create the Cheetah’s deep, wing-like profile and stable, locked-in power.
For 2020, the Cheetah is much lighter. The new Cheetah weighs in a substantial 1/2 pound (230 gram) less than the previous model. This weight improvement comes mainly from a new window material that also makes the sail accelerate more quickly as it fills up with wind.
The Cheetah is one of our best-selling sails because of the wide wind range and uniquely stable design. David Ezzy’s philosophy of incremental improvements year after year means that this new Cheetah will feel familiar and be compatible with your current quiver, while boosting performance.
No one likes to spend time rigging. With the Cheetah, just downhaul until the gauge lines up with the bottom of your mast. That’s it. No guessing. Every Cheetah is calibrated in the factory so that you can use the calibrated rigging gauge to know exactly how to tune the downhaul. Markers on the clew further ensure accurate and precise rigging.
As with all Ezzy Sails, quality and durability are baked into the design, ensuring that you will log many years of fun and reliable sailing on your Cheetah.
WHAT MAKES THE CHEETAH DIFFERENT?
Broadseaming. The Cheetah's shape is "baked" into the sail with broadseaming. This gives the Cheetah a deep belly of shape that mimics what cambers do to a sail, making the Cheetah stable and powerful while still being camless and easy.
The endo-batten system further locks the shape into the panels. The Cheetah does not have batten pockets. Instead, the battens are inserted in the space created between where the panels are sewn together. With a traditional batten pocket, the sail is assymetric. But, the endo batten allows a perfectly symetrical profile.
Living and testing on Maui, we have learned how to make sails that survive the the elements. The Cheetah is a freeride sail, but it is built with the wisdom of over 35 years of making wave sails. There is no monofilm that will quickly crack and break. The spectra-X is a light and tough solution that gives each sail a longer life.
The Cheetah is built with reinforced X-ply, ripstop scrim-X, and a Weft-Stop anti-rip sleeve cloth. Every seam is glued and covered before being sewn. David Ezzy owns his own factory because no other factory can produce the quality he demands.
Every sail is rigged in the factory by our experienced craftsmen who scrutinize every milimeter from headcap to pulley. While rigged, the battens are tuned to be ready right ouf ot he bag for your first session.
We obsess over quality so you can enjoy the Cheetah today and for many years to come.
The Cheetah is a fast, easy freeride experience that starts when you unroll the sail. The Cheetah sets up in minutes with rigging gauges that remove all the guesswork from tuning. Just downhaul until the gauge lines up with the bottom of your mast. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory.
CHEETAH SAIL SPECS
|CHEETAH||Luff||Luff||Boom||Boom||No. of||Suggested Mast|
|Size (sq.m.)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Battens||Length / MCS / IMCS|
|5.5||434||437||171||179||6||430 / 25 /21|
|6.0||440||443||179||187||6||430 / 25 / 21|
|6.5||453||456||187||195||6||430 / 25 / 21|
|7.0||464||467||194||203||6||460 / 25 / 25|
|7.5||475||478||201||210||7||460 / 25 / 25|
|8.0||483||486||210||219||7||460 / 25 / 25|
|8.5||500||503||216||225||7||490 / 26 / 29|
|9.5||511||514||235||245||7||490 / 26 / 29|
Note on Ezzy Masts
How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:
- Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
- Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
- Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination
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.