Windsurf to foil with one sail.
What is the Cross?
A high performance sail for windsurfing and windsurf foiling.
What inspired the Cross?
David Ezzy needed one sail that would satisfy his two loves, foiling and windsurfing. He took what he learned from the past 4 years of foiling and combined it with his 40 years of wave and freeriding to come up with the Cross.
How does the Cross compare to last year’s Hydra and Hydra Pro?
The Cross is much lighter weight compared to the Hydras with similar stability, speed, and handling while being much better for fin freeriding.
How does it compare to the Cheetah?
The Cross is maneuverable and light in the hands, providing a bump-n-jump freeride experience, whereras the Cheetah provides a locked-in freeride experience. For high wind freeriding, we recommend the 4.7 Cross as the next size below the 5.5 Cheetah.
How does the Cross achieve high performance for both foiling and regular windsurfing?
The Cross can be rigged flat with a shallow yet defined profile for foiling OR rigged full with a deep, forward profile for freeride and bump’n’jump. The settings are easy to see with our calibrated downhaul gauge.
David realized that the traditional method of scaling sails resulted in boom lengths that are too short on the small sails. Which is why small sails under 4.0 usually have an on/off feeling. The Cross addresses this by keeping the boom length the same for the 4.7 and smaller. This smooths out the smaller sizes and gives them excellent stability not only on the foil but also for regular windsurfing. This eliminates the need to purchase a shorter boom for the smaller sizes.
Why buy the Cross?
The Cross works great as a stand-alone foil or windsurf sail. If you do both, the Cross will reduce the number of sails in your quiver.
CROSS SAIL SPECS
|Size (sq.m.)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Bottom/Top||Kg|
|4.0 g o||364||368||153||163||340/370||2.77|
|5.2 o g g||416||420||162||172||400/400||3.20|
How does the Cross’s outline change throughout the sizes?
Short boom lengths make small sails twitchy and feel off-and-on. To solve this problem, the Cross has the same boom and foot for the 4.7 down to the 2.8. Even the smallest sizes feel stable and comfortable, which is what you want when the wind is howling.
How does the Cross rig for the foil vs the fin?
For foiling, you generally want more downhaul so that the sail sets up flatter. The downhaul gauge on the Cross is tuned for both fin and foil.
What do we mean when we talk about the Cross’s quality construction?
Living and testing on Maui, we have learned how to make sails that survive the the elements. The Cross is a freeride/foil sail, but it is built with the wisdom of over 35 years of making wave sails. There is no monofilm that will quickly crack and break. The Cross is made with lightweight and strong scrim, Dyneema, and Technora-reinforced sailcloth. We use RBS epoxy battens, the strongest battens in the world.
Every seam is glued and covered before being sewn. David Ezzy owns his own factory because no other factory can produce the quality he demands.
Every sail is rigged in the factory by our experienced craftsmen who scrutinize every milimeter from headcap to pulley. While rigged, the battens are tuned to be ready right out of the bag for your first session.
We obsess over quality so you can enjoy the Cross today and for many years to come.
How does the calibrated rigging save you time?
No one likes to spend time rigging. The Cross sets up in minutes with rigging gauges that remove all the guesswork from tuning. Just downhaul until the gauge lines up with the bottom of your mast. That’s it. No guessing. Markers on the clew further ensure accurate and precise rigging. Each and every sail is rigged and calibrated in the Ezzy Sails factory.
Is the Cross right for you?
The Cross is right for you if you want to foil, bump-n-jump, or freeride.