Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Post by Tom Reidenbaug » Wed, 02 Nov 2005 07:01:02


I've got a 2005 Ezzy Infinity 6.6, which I really like with my Mistral Naish
Titan (109L 255x61cm).  Now I'm going to have to replace a 7.5 which is my
most used sail for my larger board, a Fanatic Bee 144 Ltd (144L 289x65cm),
and I'd consider another Infinity.  I could get a 7.5, but would it be too
big a gap to go 8.5?  (Assume masts, booms, and fins are OK in either case.)
More low end would be great, but I don't want to lose the upper range of my
7.5 (it's an older Gaastra Flow 3X).  I've got a 2001 Retro 9.5, but I'd
like to use it less because it's too much equipment to transport.  I'm 170
lbs, sail bays and inland.
 
 
 

Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Post by Captain Hafsk » Wed, 02 Nov 2005 11:27:55

Tom - For what it's worth.  I had the same question 2 years ago as I was
rebuilding my quiver.  A friend told me not to worry about that gap.  I
ended up purchasing a new 6.7 World Sails sail, and a used Ezzy Infinity
8.5.  No problem between those two sizes.  Gary


Quote:
> I've got a 2005 Ezzy Infinity 6.6, which I really like with my Mistral
> Naish
> Titan (109L 255x61cm).  Now I'm going to have to replace a 7.5 which is my
> most used sail for my larger board, a Fanatic Bee 144 Ltd (144L 289x65cm),
> and I'd consider another Infinity.  I could get a 7.5, but would it be too
> big a gap to go 8.5?  (Assume masts, booms, and fins are OK in either
> case.)
> More low end would be great, but I don't want to lose the upper range of
> my
> 7.5 (it's an older Gaastra Flow 3X).  I've got a 2001 Retro 9.5, but I'd
> like to use it less because it's too much equipment to transport.  I'm 170
> lbs, sail bays and inland.


 
 
 

Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Post by Glenn Woodel » Wed, 02 Nov 2005 12:00:28

You should have no problem at all with this gap. I drop a full meter
on the low end from 5.2 to 4.2 with no problems. I'd go with the 8.5.

Glenn

On Mon, 31 Oct 2005 17:01:02 -0500, "Tom Reidenbaugh"

Quote:

>I've got a 2005 Ezzy Infinity 6.6, which I really like with my Mistral Naish
>Titan (109L 255x61cm).  Now I'm going to have to replace a 7.5 which is my
>most used sail for my larger board, a Fanatic Bee 144 Ltd (144L 289x65cm),
>and I'd consider another Infinity.  I could get a 7.5, but would it be too
>big a gap to go 8.5?  (Assume masts, booms, and fins are OK in either case.)
>More low end would be great, but I don't want to lose the upper range of my
>7.5 (it's an older Gaastra Flow 3X).  I've got a 2001 Retro 9.5, but I'd
>like to use it less because it's too much equipment to transport.  I'm 170
>lbs, sail bays and inland.


 
 
 

Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Post by marc rose » Wed, 02 Nov 2005 12:06:41

Tom,
Although I get to use a lot of EZZY's I usually do 2 meter jumps when
rigging down or up in the larger sizes.  If I'm on a 9.5, 7.5 or 6.9 is
my next jump down.  With 8.5 I will go to a 6.6 or 6.9 if available.
Since you already have the components for the 8.5 - assuming those for
the 9.5 Retro are it- then my choice would be the 8.5.  I think Cap'n
Hafski  has the right opinion too.
                      Marc
 
 
 

Ezzy Infinity 7.5-8.5

Post by Gerr » Thu, 03 Nov 2005 05:45:43

I agree that 8.5 to 6.6 is OK, but you might consider an 8.0 to fill
out the range.  Guess that would mean a Retro, though;  I don't think
the Infinity comes in an 8.0.

In addition to being right in between the two, I would rather be on a
9.5 in 8.5 conditions (if you go 9.5 / 8.0 / 6.6) than be on an 8.5 in
7.0 conditions (if you go 9.5/8.5/6.6).  8.0 in 7.0 conditions is no
big deal, especially with a Retro.

My .02

Gerry

Quote:

> I've got a 2005 Ezzy Infinity 6.6, which I really like with my Mistral Naish
> Titan (109L 255x61cm).  Now I'm going to have to replace a 7.5 which is my
> most used sail for my larger board, a Fanatic Bee 144 Ltd (144L 289x65cm),
> and I'd consider another Infinity.  I could get a 7.5, but would it be too
> big a gap to go 8.5?  (Assume masts, booms, and fins are OK in either case.)
> More low end would be great, but I don't want to lose the upper range of my
> 7.5 (it's an older Gaastra Flow 3X).  I've got a 2001 Retro 9.5, but I'd
> like to use it less because it's too much equipment to transport.  I'm 170
> lbs, sail bays and inland.

 
 
 

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Post by lesatclin.. » Sat, 05 Nov 2005 02:14:07

Tom, due to the wide wind range of the EZZY Ifinity series either the
8.0 or 8.5 should work for you. I am about the same weight as you and
sail in similar areas a meter to meter and a half jump in the larger
sails should not be a concern. if you have any more questions fill free
to contact me  as I am an EZZY dealer.
Les Daniels