windsurf plachta Ezzy CHEETAH 2023Kód: 587/8/MOD2 587/9/MOD 587/5/ORA 587/6/ORA2 587/8/ORA2 587/9/ORA Zvolte variantu
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EZZY Cheetah team rider : Pavel Buryan
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 across a wide wind range.
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 asymmetric. But, the endo batten allows a perfectly symmetrical profile.
What do we mean when we talk about the Cheetah's quality construction?
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 Cheetah is made with lightweight and strong scrim, Dyneema, and Technora-reinforced sailcloth. We use RBS epoxy battens, the strongest battens in the world.
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 out of the bag for your first session.
We obsess over quality so you can enjoy the Cheetah today and for many years to come.
How does the calibrated rigging save you time?
No one likes to spend time rigging. 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. That’s it. No guessing. Markers on the clew further ensure accurate and precise rigging. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory.
Ezzy Cheetah rigging
In 1983 David Ezzy made his first windsurfing sail under the Ezzy Sail black and white eagle logo. He started his custom sail business on Maui in an old shed that has since become a sleek design loft.
Back then, custom sails were the means to success for every serious sailor and Ezzy Sails led the sailing revolution. Ezzy made sails that were renowned for their “Hookipa” traits: strength and power.
In 1985, North Sails Windsurfing hired Ezzy to create their wave sail line and within two years Ezzy was in charge of all North’s lines including race sails for World Cup champion Stephan Van den Berg. In addition to the North Sails logo, the sails bore either the Ezzy logo or David Ezzy’s name on them. Production and profits rose under David Ezzy’s leadership. Ezzy became a Board member of North Sails Windsurfing in 1991.
The early nineties saw the sale of the German-based North Sails Windsurfing and new management took over the head office in Germany and at the factory in Sri Lanka. Ezzy tried to maintain his close involvement in the operation of the factory, but cost-cutting decisions began to take precedence over sail quality and even took precedence over the human rights of the Sri Lankan factory workers. The conflict over the treatment of workers vs. corporate profits reached a head in the summer of ’92, when upon arriving at the factory to put his designs into production, Ezzy found the air in the factory to be filled with the fumes of toxic spray glue. His attempts to help the workers by notifying management and North Sails’ owners, sending for product specifications from the glue manufacturer, brainstorming ideas for a construction of air vents to carry out the fumes, were all met with a curt, “mind your own business”: the 50 gallon drums of spray glue would stay and David Ezzy resigned in protest.
David visited other sail lofts in Sri Lanka and China with the idea of manufacturing Ezzy sails, but his early experience of having control over the quality at North Sails Windsurfing, made him realize that he would have to own his own factory to produce the high quality sails he wanted.
Meanwhile, his former colleagues at North Sails, the Sri Lankan nationals, organized themselves and approached David to start a factory of his own with them. In those bold days, the friends started a new venture with a shared ownership in Ezzy Sails Lanka. These top North Sails Winsurfing Sri Lankan managers and supervisors all became proud Ezzy Sails’ employees and part owners. The venture began in a small, old building in a town outside of the industrial zone.
Since high quality is David Ezzy’s most important consideration, employee quality-of-life is essential. The Ezzy factory today is housed in a 20,000 square foot, brand-new building with a large grass field out back for company cricket games. It is a safe, non-toxic work environment with state-of-the-art computer cutting machines, employee amenities such as a staffed kitchen, transportation, uniforms and a music sound system.