Are you an expert sailor looking for high performance, fast freeride?
Then the Lion is for you.
What makes the Lion special compared to other cambered sails?
Unlike many wide-sleeved, cambered sails on the market, the Lion’s sleeve is narrow to make waterstarting and uphauling easy. Even with this narrow sleeve, the Lion will work with any mast: RDM, SDM, and everything in between. The Lion comes with cams for the Ezzy RDM masts already installed, and you will find extra cams included in the Lion’s bag that will fit any mast made in the last 25 years.
Can you remove the cams on the Lion?
Yes, the Lion can be run as a two cam, single cam, or no-cam sail.
What’s new about the 2022 Lion?
1) Faster, 2) More stable, and 3) Lighter.
What else is new?
Less shape below the boom reduces profile drag making the Lion more “slippery” through the air. A deeper profile above the boom gives earlier planing and stability. New scrim reinforcements reduce weight by not absorbing water.
What is the difference between the Lion and Cheetah?
Overall, the top speed of the Lion and Cheetah are similar. Stability is the main benefit of the cams. The extra stability comes with the trade-off that rigging the Lion requires more steps. In the jibes, the cams mean that the Lion keeps driving, allowing an expert windsurfer to transfer that power to the rail. Without cams, the Cheetah, on the other hand, is more neutral in the jibe, which makes it flip to the new side more easily.
LION SAIL SPECS
|LION||Luff||Luff||Boom||Boom||No. of||Suggested Mast||Weight|
|Size (sq.m.)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Min (cm)||Max (cm)||Battens||Length / MCS / IMCS||Kilogram|
|6.0||445||448||184||190||6||430 / 25 / 21||4.02|
|6.5||455||458||191||198||6||430 / 25 / 21||4.19|
|7.0||466||469||197||205||6||460 / 25 / 25||4.36|
|7.5||477||480||206||213||7||460 / 25 / 25||4.70|
|8.0 o||485||488||214||222||7||460 / 26 / 29||4.98|
|8.5||500||503||222||230||7||490 / 26 / 29||5.16|
|9.5||513||516||231||239||7||490 / 26 / 29||5.50|