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Windsurf Sail test: Ezzy Tiger 2013

Technical data:


Sail area: 5,5 m2


Luff: 432 - 434 cm


Boom: 171 - 177 cm

Test result:

The Ezzy quality, and my favourite size. Non sarò il primo a soffermarmi sulla leggendaria qualità di costruzione delle vele Ezzy, e, quindi, non mi dilungherò troppo su questo. Mi limiterò a dire che quando si entra in possesso di una vela come questa, si ha subito l'impressione che si tratti di vele eterne. Ovviamente, questa robustezza si paga con un peso superiore a quello delle vele di altri marchi. La Ezzy tiger 5,5 ha un profilo ed una regolazione (secondo le indicazioni della Ezzy stessa) che comportano che la vela sventi poco e spinga anche nella parte alta. Rispetto ad altre vele Wave da me possedute (es. Point 7 Sado 4,7), anche cazzando il caricabasso in modo che la vela risulti regolata da vento forte (facendo riferimento ai segni indicatori stampati sul ferzo nella parte alta della vela), la vela risulta molto meno sventata (la Sado cazzata da vento forte inizia a sventare a quasi una spanna dall'albero, procedendo verso la balumina della vela). Il Luff risulta leggermente inferiore rispetto ad altre vele di alcune marche della stessa misura e questo spiega la possibilità di far spingere un po' di più nella parte alta, senza far diventare la vela ingestibile. Il risultato complessivo di questa impostazione è quello di avere una vela molto morbida e neutra, che spinge negli scarsi, e, quindi, consente di non prendere le raffiche risultando poco veloci. Pertanto, queste non vengono subite avendo la sensazione di essere strappati dalla vela.
I will not be the first to focus on the legendary quality of construction of Ezzy sails, and, therefore, I will not write too much about this. I'll just say that when you come into possession of a sail like this, you will quickly get the impression that it is very long lasting. Of course, this robustness is paid for with a weight greater than that of the sails of other brands. The Ezzy Tiger 5.5 has a profile and a trimming (according to the brand instructions) involving that the sail twists little (little loose leech), and works pretty much even at the top. Compared to other Wave sails I had (eg. Point 7 Sado 4.7), also sheeting the downhaul so that the sail is regulated for strong wind (referring to the indicator marks printed on the upper part of the sail), the sail has less twist (the Sado regulated for strong wind starts to twist nearly a foot from the mast, moving towards the leech of the sail). The Luff is slightly lower than other sails of the same size of some other brands, which explains the ability let the sail push a little more at the top, without becoming unmanageable. The overall result of this approach is to have a sail very soft and neutral, which pushes in the lulls, and, therefore, allows not to take the gusts resulting too much slow. Therefore, you do not match them, with the feeling of being pulled away by the sail. 

VOTE: 10




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