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Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby pjoter » Sat Sep 15, 2012 6:52 am

hey, I'm looking for a light-wind kite, something to ride in 8 - 12 kt. but I'm not looking for a kite just to ride in those winds, but something to do unhooked tricks and such freestyle stuff. can Edge do that, or is Zephyr exactly what I need?

I'm 75 kg and I know how to ride light-wind. Currently I own Kahoonas 7,5 and 9,5 and can ride in 10+ kt with a skim board.

thanks, peter

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby plummet » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:10 am

zephyr!.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby plummet » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:17 pm

ill extrapolate a little.

zephur is power is more obvious and easy. relaunch is easier too. so for unhooked action and the associated crashing your kite that goes on with that the zep is definately the better option.

The edge gains huge power with aparent wind. The faster you go the more power it produces. its sorta like a tubo winding up. So that may play havoc with your unhooked action.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby marekmk » Sat Sep 15, 2012 8:20 pm

Have ridden both.

The Edge is more maneuverable and requires more technique in low wind, ie around 10k and is difficult to relaunch in this wind.

The Zephyr is super easy to fly and relaunches in these winds.

Have flown both these kites in low 20k and they just get closer and closer to the window, which is not true of most kites over 14m

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby john a » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:56 pm

If you have Kahoonas, why not give 15 TS a try??? Awesome kite! use it for boosting and low wind unhooked freestyle my self! Works like a dream! Love the kite! easy relaunch, and solid pull and lift. Just pull in a couple of cm on the depower one the middle knot and unhook, even when others stuggle to stay on their board on their 12meters :D So much fun, works great for unhooked!

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby pjoter » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:15 am

yes, I was considering TS, but I can get Zephyr at a better price. Btw. does anyone know when 2013 Zephyr comes out?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby calibra » Sun Sep 16, 2012 11:45 am

try the Blade Fat lady, this kite was made to make freestyle and have fun making the same manouvers that you can make with another smaller kite but in ligthwind, it´s super fast for his size and it´s great to make unhooked manouvers, if you have the possibilitie, at least give it a try... :thumb: :thumb:

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby fdvj » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:32 pm

What he said^

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby bnthere » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:09 pm

The TS also a flat skinny race kite. 2012 Blade Fat Lady is a way better shape than either of them for lightwind wakestyle.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby Jinx » Wed Sep 19, 2012 12:58 am

give the fat lady a go if you want the kite for unhooking and tricks, it even loops well for a big kite. The FL is fast enough to even ride on a surfboard in the waves!

the other kites you mentioned are more for just mowing the lawn.


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