For 2017, the Elite has gone through some fundamental improvements. The new sail inspires us to sail better and to rig up quicker to get more time on the water. The new luff panel makes the Elite more maneuverable without sacrificing overall performance. The biggest change though, is perhaps the new construction process, with makes the Elite feel lighter, allowing it to plane more quickly.
The new Zeta keeps the lightness and easy feel of the Taka-3 but adds 5-batten stability and responsiveness. The scrim luff panel keeps the Zeta’s power easy to control. The new Zeta is equally at home on a wave at Hookipa or screaming across the San Francisco Bay on a windy afternoon.
David Ezzy set out to solve the 5-batten puzzle: how to make a 5 batten wave sail feel “alive” and not “stiff”. Instead of tweaking the existing 5-batten sail, the Tiger, David worked on turning the 3-batten Taka into a 5-batten sail.
The most obvious of the technical changes made to the Taka-3 is the strategically placed scrim luff panel for a softer, more forgiving feel. “Oh behave, baby!” The Taka-3 does just that in strong wind: no flutter, no movement of draft–just a well behaved, super smooth ride.
The new Banzai provides instant yet flexible power with very light handling alongside massive range in a wide variety of conditions. Equally at home in straight onshore wind and stormy surf, or brushed offshore reef break perfection, the Banzai will give you the speed, control and confidence you need to push your performance level up.
The new Guru is the product of many years of steady design evolution. A consistent favorite among discerning riders worldwide, it delivers smooth, easy power and effortless handling in strong wind. The cut of the sail, combined with the PVC window make the sail feel soft and light in the hands, allowing for long sessions in challenging conditions with minimal fatigue. In addition to delivering a flexible feel, the PVC window, can stay clear for the life of the sail.