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New Ezzy Wave Panther at Edge

We just got our first shipment of 2009 Ezzy Wave Panther sails which as you can imagine from Ezzy look fantastic. The proud owner of these beauties is Edge rider Howard Davey a really nice guy with loads of enthusiasm for the sport and the Edge brand.


Here is waht Dave Ezzy says about the sails.

“The Wave Panther is the hardcore wave sail. It has new cloth in the leech. This cloth is made just for us. The yarns are 100% Technora. Technora is an aramid, like Kevlar, but has much better UV and flexing durability than Kevlar. The warp (longitudinal) are closely spaced and give extremely low stretch up the leech. The stretch in the warp direction is 40% less than out regular Spectra X film. In addition, the new cloth has much thinner film as compared to the X film. The thinner film gives better UV life because it does not get as brittle as thicker film. The UV testing we did showed the new cloth to have about double the UV life. In addition, the new cloth is about 25% lighter than our standard Spectra X film.

I’ve shortened the boom, especially on the bigger sizes and reduced the leech hollow to keep the area the same. The 5.5 has about the same boom length as last year’s 5.2, the new 5.2 is where the old 5.0 was, the new 5.0 is at the old 4.7, etc. The shorter boom is nicer for wave riding. The low end has not been effected.

The foot shape (depth at foot batten) is slightly less than last year. This makes the sails flip easier and hasn’t hurt the low end.

The wave panther has a lighter feel than the 2008 sail and is a bit more stable.”

Well all that sounds pretty technical, all Howard thought was they looked fantastic and he couldn’t wait to get out and rip it up.