The Taka is designed for hardcore wave sailors: those of us who live with sandy car seats, religious devotion to forecasts, and dreams of dropping into breaking waves.
We need a sail that is effortlessly maneuverable while wave riding but still stable and powerful in a straight line. We need a sail that will withstand the bomb set wave as it breaks on our head. We need a sail that we can trust not to break, especially when the conditions are critical. We need a sail built 100% for waves with no compromise in performance or durability. We, dedicated wave sailors ourselves, know these challenges—and so we make the Taka. This is the sail we choose for easy backloops, wave 360’s, and double forwards.
Performance is not just about easy tricks, so we tweak the Taka to accelerate early and have a massive low-end wind range. Many wave sessions require a sail that can adapt to dropping winds—we all know that the best wave sessions are the ones when the wind drops and everyone else has come in.
Wave sailing is our heritage, and the Taka is the expression of our passion, built for everyone that loves the feeling of bottom turning and flying above the lip’s spray.
WHAT MAKES THE TAKA DIFFERENT?
The Taka has 3 and 3/4 battens. The 3/4 batten allows the sail to luff, which means that it can easily go from full to flat. This is important for many aspects of wave sailing. This allows the Taka to be extra powerful when you’re pumping into a wave or trying to get a jump while also able to go flat and hyper-manouverable when riding a wave or flying through the air. This is most noticeable in bottom turns that are more vertical, backloops that are easier to land, and freestyle rotations that effortlessly.
The Taka's shaping results in a very stable profile that makes it even easier to use, even on flat water for freestyle.
The Taka is built from state-of-the-art materials that use technology learned from the aerospace and military industries to keep weight as low as possible while still providing 100% performance.
The Taka is built to withstand the daily beatings that a hardcore wave sail must endure, like big waves, sharp rocks, and coral reefs.
When the conditions are good, you want to get on the water as fast as possible and have your sail rigged perfectly. Traditionally, this is a tradeoff. But with the Taka's calibrated rigging, you can tune your downhaul in seconds. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory. Simply, downhaul till the bottom of your mast lines up with the desired setting: Max, Mid, Min 1, or Min 2 (for extra light winds).
TAKA 5 SAIL SPECS
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.