After over two years of R&D, the new Lion—Ezzy’s 2-cam freerider—is finally ready. The Ezzy Lion is a twin-cam, power-freeride sail. Unlike many wide-sleeved cambered sails on the market, the Lion’s sleeve is just narrow enough to make waterstarting and uphauling easy.
On the new Lion, the vinyl window is replaced with a dyneema-reinforced window that increases stability in high winds, dramatically improving the transfer of wind energy into board speed.
The Lion comes with 2 cams, but you can remove either the top or bottom cam to create a single-cam freeride experience. And you can even use the Lion without the cams—the flatter shape of the Lion without cams works great for learning to foil.
In our factory, we rig and inspect every single Lion and then calibrate the downhaul gauge, so you can find the perfect downhaul every time you rig.
Designed for easy speed and built to last, the new Lion continues the long lineage of Ezzy freeride sails.
How To Choose The Perfect Mast Combination For Your Quiver:
Pick the top and bottom that fits the sail you use the most.
Use a longer top for your bigger sail.
Use a shorter bottom for your smaller sail.
= Best Combination
= Good Combination
The Ezzy Hookipa Mast
Ezzy Sails work great with the Ezzy Mast system, but also work with a variety of other brand masts (RDM and regular diameter). You could contact your mast maker and see if the bend of your non-Ezzy mast is compliant.
Ezzy mast bend curves are tip: 75% to 79% and base: 62% to 65%
Note: this is not carbon content. This is percentage bend relative to the midpoint bend.
For further info on Ezzy Mast sizing, please refer to our Mast Configurator Tool
The Ezzy Lion3 Cam Info
The Lion’s removable and user-friendly cam system fits any mast made within the past 15 years, including RDM masts.
Instructions For Custom Fitting Ezzy Cams To Your Mast
The Ezzy Cam System will fit any mast. Before rigging for the first time, follow steps 1 through 6 to learn how to find the correct cam and cam pocket for your mast.
**Note to Ezzy Skinny Mast owners: You do not need to measure your mast diameter. We have listed the correct Cam and Cam Pocket combinations in the chart at the bottom of this page.
Red plastic camber inducers, which sit inside the luff sleeve, behind your mast. The cams come in three sizes which are marked: "Standard", "Medium" and "Skinny".
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A spacer made of sailcloth. The arms of the cam fit into the cam pocket. There are 9 different sizes of cam pockets, marked "A" to "I". Having the correct length cam pocket allows you to set the right amount of sleeve tension for the sail at the cam. If the mast sleeve at the cam is too loose you would change to a shorter cam pocket. If the mast sleeve is too tight you use a longer cam pocket (see the bottom two diagrams on the back page).
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Note: In addition to the cams and cam pockets that are in your sail, you will find an assortment of cams, cam pockets and a measuring ruler in the velcro pouch of your sail bag.
Lay your sail on the ground and open the velcro slots that are located in the sleeve at each cam. Notice how the arms of the cam and the cam pocket go on either side of the batten stopper (this will be important to know when it comes time to reinsert the cams back into the sail).
Remove BOTH cams AND cam pockets from the sail.
To find where your cams will sit on your mast: check the luff length that is printed on the foot of your sail.
Adjust your base extension to this amount.
Then, line up your mast beside the luff sleeve.
With your extension inserted into the mast, make sure the cleat is even with the bottom of the sail.
Use the included ruler to measure your mast's circumference at both cam locations.
Refer to the charts below and locate your circumference measurement. Read the letter below the number. This letter is the cam pocket you require. The correct cam is listed on the right-hand column on the same row as the cam pocket letter. Example: If the mast circumference at your upper camposition is 14.0, you would look at the chart labeled "UPPER CAM" and find"14" along the top of the chart, then under the 14, the chart indicates you would use pocket "F" and looking all the way to the right we see the cam marked "MEDIUM". If the circumference at the lower cammeasures 16.5, you would refer to the chart labeled "LOWER CAM" use pocket "D" and the cam marked "STANDARD".
Once the correct cam pocket is found, insert the cam arms into each side of the cam pocket.
Insert the cam and cam pocket into the sail by holding the guide flaps and sliding the cam arm into the openings on either side of the batten stopper.
Push the cam all the way until it is fully seated in the sail.
Your cams are now set and you are ready to rig your sail. Note: If you ever get a new mast with a different diameter, you will need to follow the above instructions again in order to fit the cams properly.
How to tell if your cam pockets are the correct length: