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    TAKA-5

    Hardcore 4 Batten Wave Sail

     

    DETAILS

    The Taka is designed for hardcore wave sailors: those of us who live with sandy car seats, religious devotion to forecasts, and dreams of dropping into breaking waves.

    We need a sail that is effortlessly maneuverable while wave riding but still stable and powerful in a straight line. We need a sail that will withstand the bomb set wave as it breaks on our head. We need a sail that we can trust not to break, especially when the conditions are critical. We need a sail built 100% for waves with no compromise in performance or durability. We, dedicated wave sailors ourselves, know these challenges—and so we make the Taka. This is the sail we choose for easy backloops, wave 360’s, and double forwards.

    Performance is not just about easy tricks, so we tweak the Taka to accelerate early and have a massive low-end wind range. Many wave sessions require a sail that can adapt to dropping winds—we all know that the best wave sessions are the ones when the wind drops and everyone else has come in.

    Wave sailing is our heritage, and the Taka is the expression of our passion, built for everyone that loves the feeling of bottom turning and flying above the lip’s spray.

     

    SAIL SPECS

    TAKA5 Luff Luff Boom Boom Ezzy Mast Base
    Size (sq.m.) Min Max Min Max Bottom/Top Extension
    3.4 352 356 130 140 340/340 12-16 cm
    3.8 367 371 133 143 340/370 12-16 cm
    4.1 377 381 141 151 370/370 08-12 cm
    4.5 388 392 150 160 370/400 10-14 cm
    4.7 394 398 153 163 370/400 10-14 cm
    5.0 400 404 158 168 370/400 16-20 cm
    5.3 413 417 161 172 400/400 14-18 cm

     

    FEATURES

    WHAT MAKES THE TAKA DIFFERENT?

    The Taka has 3 and 3/4 battens. The 3/4 batten allows the sail to luff, which means that it can easily go from full to flat. This is important for many aspects of wave sailing. This allows the Taka to be extra powerful when you’re pumping into a wave or trying to get a jump while also able to go flat and hyper-manouverable when riding a wave or flying through the air. This is most noticeable in bottom turns that are more vertical, backloops that are easier to land, and freestyle rotations that effortlessly.

    The Taka's shaping results in a very stable profile that makes it even easier to use, even on flat water for freestyle.


    LIGHTWEIGHT PERFORMANCE

    The Taka is built from state-of-the-art materials that use technology learned from the aerospace and military industries to keep weight as low as possible while still providing 100% performance.


    HARDCORE CONSTRUCTION

    The Taka is built to withstand the daily beatings that a hardcore wave sail must endure, like big waves, sharp rocks, and coral reefs.


    CALIBRATED RIGGING

    When the conditions are good, you want to get on the water as fast as possible and have your sail rigged perfectly. Traditionally, this is a tradeoff. But with the Taka's calibrated rigging, you can tune your downhaul in seconds. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory. Simply, downhaul till the bottom of your mast lines up with the desired setting: Max, Mid, Min 1, or Min 2 (for extra light winds).

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