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2020 Ezzy Sails Hydra Sport















Year: 2020

Foiling and Windsurfing Sail

Ezzy’s first foil crossover sail...
The Hydra Sport is designed for foiling but still works on a traditional freeride board with a fin.
First and foremost, the Hydra Sport is a foiling sail and borrows the following philosophies from the original Hydra:
 
  • 1) Must be more efficient than a normal sail
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  • 2) Must be less sensitive to gusts than a normal sail
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  • 3) Must have early power to get up and going but also controllable when flying
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  • 4) Must be able to de-power easily
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  • 5) Must be super light weight
 
And in addition to the above, the Hydra Sport must work on a traditional freeride board for easy crossover.
 
The Hydra Sport is a great choice for anyone who wants a light sail designed for the foil that also works for freeriding.

Sizes. 3.7 / 4.7 / 5.7 / 6.7 / 8.1m
Sail Specs are at the base of the Comments section


Colours: Orange / Blue
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Price £
3.7m £620.00
4.7m £630.00
5.7m £650.00
6.7m £705.00
8.1m £735.00

Comments:
Foiling is definitely hitting the world of windsurf so you would expect one of the longest serving sail designers within our sport to deliver a sail with a difference.. and the Hydra is that! So far this sail has a 100% sucess rate with all that have used it being in agreement that it 'works'! Now David has tuned the Hydra sail and added Sport to allow it to also be used on Freeride Boards which for a lot of sailors is a 'must'.
Ezzy say..

WHY CHOOSE THE HYDRA SPORT?
 
The Hydra Sport is a foiling sail that works on a traditional freeride board.
 
Because the foil can fly through the water with so little drag, the wind angles are different, which means that the apparent wind (the wind created by your movement) shifts forward. Second, you need a powerful sail to pump up onto the foil, but once you’re on the foil, you want a very easy to control, light sail.
 
 
 
FOOT AREA
 
The foot panel on the Hydra is large enough to be efficient and get quickly up on the foil in light winds but not so large as to interfere when freeriding on a fin.
 
The extra foot area provides the needed low-end power to get up on the foil without using cambers, saving close to a kilo in weight. Being able to ride a smaller, lightweight sail makes foiling more fun by giving you the sensation of flying with nothing in your hands.
 
Foot area also makes the sail more stable. This means that you are less vulnerable to gusts throwing you off balance when you’re flying on the foil, which makes foiling a lot easier. By keeping the sail's area low, the pull of the sail remains forward for a more comfortable sailing experience.
 
3/4 BATTEN
 
The Hydra Sport borrows the 3/4 batten concept from our hardcore wave sail, the Taka. A 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 foiling. This helps the Hydra Sport to be extra powerful when you’re pumping it but flat and responsive when flying on the foil. And, the Hydra’s 3/4 batten is the reason it can de-power so easily and change its shape for the needs of the foil. When you sail up wind, you want a flat sail, and when you sail downwind, you want a full sail. The 3/4 batten allows both to occur without having to adjust the outhaul.
 
The depowering also makes transitions easier when freeriding on a traditional fin.
 
Specifications.
Size (sq.m.) Min Max Min Max Extension  Weight 
3.7 353 358 131 141 340/340 14-18 cm   2.55kg
4.7 395 400 151 164 370/400 10-16 cm   2.98kg
5.7 434 439 166 179 400/430 20-24cm   3.34kg
6.7 454 459 185 199 430/430 24-29 cm   3.89kg
8.1   482  487  209  223  460/460   22-27cm    4.27kg
 
 

£620.00

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