The Elite is our “desert island” sail – our choice for every kind of condition, from flat-water to double-mast high surf.
The Elite is designed to be maneuverable enough to ride waves, powerful enough to sail in gusty conditions, and stable enough to have fun when the winds blow hard but the water is flat.
Every single sail is rigged, calibrated, and thoroughly checked before it goes in the bag and out the door. At its heart, the Elite is a sail made for windsurfers who love windsurfing – in all conditions.
The New Elite is manoeuvrable enough to rip up sideshore waves at Hookipa and onshore waves in Pozo. The Elite is powerful enough to deal with the strong current and gusty winds in the North Atlantic and stable enough to have fun when the winds blow hard but the water is flat.
Through adjusting the shape and the materials, we have found a way to create a sail that feels on the hundredth day the same way it did right out of the bag—no loss of performance over time due to deformation. And at the same time, we work every year to expand the wind range one or two knots so we don’t need to re-rig as often. Further, tweaks in the material reduce the sail’s weight or make it quicker to get planing.
David also split the tack panel, so that we have warp yarns up the luff and along the foot. All of this makes the new Elite a bit stronger
|2.7||323||124||132||315 / 340||10 cm|
|3.0||337||131||140||315 / 340||24 cm|
|3.4||349||135||144||340 / 340||12 cm|
|3.8||362||140||149||370 / 370||10 cm|
|4.2||377||146||155||370 / 370||10 cm|
|4.5||389||150||160||370 / 400||6 cm|
|4.7||398||154||164||400 / 400||16 cm|
|5.0||410||158||168||400 / 400||12 cm|
|5.3||422||163||173||400 / 430||24 cm|
|5.7||434||169||179||400 / 430||22 cm|
|6.1||447||173||184||430 / 430||20 cm|
The Elite is Ezzy’s four-batten offering, sitting in between the Taka and Zeta in the brand’s line-up. Described as their ‘go-to’ sail for every environment and role, from flat-water fun to bump-and-jump; onshore mush to cross-off wave-riding heaven … there is certainly a lot expected of the Elite. Revised significantly for 2017, it has become more compact, with a new luff panel and construction process, said to make it feel lighter and earlier to plane. Other design concepts from its predecessor remain to ensure continuity, such as the extended distance between battens three and four (intended to boost handling lightness) and the three large mini-battens spaced evenly down the leech. Looking at the size range, there are two new smaller sizes available, dispensing of the two larger sizes (6.4m and 6.8m) of the old Elite. Build and material quality are exceptional as always, with every minute detail of the sail so obviously scrutinised and rationalised by founder David Ezzy. Produced in three bright colour-ways it is, in our opinion, much more eye catching than its forerunner, whilst remaining distinctly an Ezzy with its tall, upright outline. Read More >>