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I tested the Hotsails KS3 and the EZZY SAILS TAKA...

Δημοσίευση από WindRider » Δευ 12 Μάιος 2014 17:31


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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjOC8gi4ho&sns=em

I tested the Hotsails KS3 and when EZZY Sails put the EZZY TAKA on the market
I was anxious to compare the sails.

After sailing the Taka I decided to get me a set (5.4/4.9/4.5/4.1).

I sailed all sails (except for the 4.9) in underpowered and overpowered conditions.

The video is shot in 27-37 knots wind with logohigh waves on Scheveningen Beach.

Created with MAGIX Video easy HD:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjOC8gi4ho&sns=em

Ezzy is the benchmark in good value for money as the sails are strong and built with great quality and have great restvalue when you put it on the secondhand-market.

As I tend to demolish most sails, having about 100 wave-sessions a year I was looking for a sail to improve my wavesailing yet without compromising on durability.

On the water:
The sail carries lightly and feels like any other sail when powered up.

It has good lowend and a slight forward/middle pull, when gybing the sail is superlight when you depower it laying down, but powerful at the same time when you carve and hold the wind in the sail.

It is less direct compared to the KS3 and less nervous too, its feels very comfortable and soft.

As well during gybes as in waveriding the sail works brilliantly.

Depower the sail and you can make any turn you like, just concentrate on footsteering and boardcontrol, like a surfboard.

I sailed the sails in overpowered and underpowered conditions on both my Quatro LS 102 and 82.

Depending on the conditions I can sail 4,5/4,9 and 5,4 on both boards, great options!

When overpowered the leach starts to tremble and that should be the main reason for David Ezzy’s advice to rig down in overpowered conditions but the sail still maintains great control.

After sailing it,
I choose the Taka over the KS3 for a coupe of reasons;

the history of durability,

value on the secondhand-market as I like to upgrade every two years, two masts on a quiver (4,1/4,5/4,9/5,4)!

Conclusion
+ makes you happy!!!

+ easy to sail, sails softly and great comfort

+ easy to rig

+ great to depower, waveriding with a powerswitch

+ great lowend

+ great quality and good investment as they sell good secondhanded

+- no problem sailing overpowered but the leach starts to tremble, you better take a smaller sail
- 4.1 is the smallest, I want a 3,6 also!

EZZY Taka Review Source:
http://www.boardkings.com/2014/05/revie ... -wavesail/

4,1m2 € 629,00 | 4,5m2 € 639,00
4,9m2 € 649,00 | 5,4m2 € 659,00

Enjoy the video with the
EZZY TAKA - EZZY MAST - CHINOOK WAVE CARBON BOOM - CHINOOK BASE & ΕΧΤΕΝΤΙΟΝ & ΑCCESSORIES in action!


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQjOC8gi4ho&sns=em


All are available from:

EZZY Sails & Masts & Chinook Accessories for Greece:
WindRider.gr
Xtreme Watersports Xperts & Specialists
Tel.: +30 2109954992 - 6977290955

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