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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 12:12 pm 
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Yep, Ozone is a UK based paragliding company that grew to include kites and now Kitesurfing kites.
I think one of the partners married a Kiwi that is why they do some work in NZ.
And they like the isolation perhaps ;)

If you want school kites contact a local rep if you can find one, that way you get known and perhaps better support. But shop around if price is your only concern.
Ozone didn't treat the schools/importers too well that helped get their brand established so keep your eyes wide open.

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The founders of the company were all from the UK.
The CEO lives in Scotland.
The paraglider designers and testers are in France.
One of the former founders of the company lives in NZ and develops all the kites there.
The factory for everything is in Vietnam.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 6:27 pm 
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knotmyfault wrote:
http://companycheck.co.uk/company/SC218022

Ozone Kites Ltd. is an Active business incorporated in Scotland on 11th April 2001. Their business activity is recorded as Other Manufacturing N.e.c.. Ozone Kites Ltd. is run by 2 current members. and 1 company secretary. 3 shareholders own the total shares within the company. It is not part of a group. The latest Annual Accounts submitted to Companies House for the year up to 31/12/2011 reported 'cash at bank' of £434,001, 'liabilities' worth £268,881, 'net worth' of £258,070 and 'assets' worth £526,951. Ozone Kites Ltd.'s risk score was amended on 02/10/2012. - See more at: http://companycheck.co.uk/company/SC218 ... 6gUxM.dpuf


Good info. I would never have thought Ozone was as small a company as they are. But being that they were founded by a para glider it now makes complete sense why the Edge has so much lift and float.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Wed Feb 27, 2013 11:25 pm 
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I thought it was common knowledge about Ozone s paragliding heritage - hence the feel and aerodynamic advantage of their wings. The legendary Ozone feel....UK company, Raglan, NZ, based


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:31 am 
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DJwilson wrote:
I thought it was common knowledge about Ozone s paragliding heritage - hence the feel and aerodynamic advantage of their wings. The legendary Ozone feel....UK company, Raglan, NZ, based


Why would you think it would be common knowledge unless someone came from paragliding?


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:46 am 
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DJwilson wrote:
I thought it was common knowledge about Ozone s paragliding heritage - hence the feel and aerodynamic advantage of their wings. The legendary Ozone feel....
...



Rob Whittall, (one of the co-owners & designersat Ozone) --- was world champion in both
hang gliding and paragliding. Kinda knowledgeable about stuff that flies i'd
say !!

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 6:38 am 
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Billie,
Respectively disagree. Robbie was a co owner but now is contracted or just on the payroll to design kites for Ozone. Foil designer from the beginning and took over the inflatable kites design from Dave Pilkenton in '09. Rob is one of the most free spirited people I know. I don't think owner ship is in his blood. disclamer...I can't speak for him, so I can't be 100% positive of the above. But we did spend a lot of time together snowkiting in Utah when he live here.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
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Marty wrote:
Billie,
Respectively disagree. Robbie was a co owner but now is contracted or just on the payroll to design kites for Ozone.
...


Now That's some Good info ; thanks for the insight !!

How about the World champion in HG & PG part ; did that happen
or am i confused ?

Bille


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:34 am 
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How about the World champion in HG & PG part ; did that happen
or am i confused ?

Bille[/quote]

Yes,

and hell yes,, ha


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 7:08 am 
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Google is your friend

http://www.flyozone.com/speed/en/team/r ... -whittall/

http://downloads.flyozone.com/landkites ... lowres.pdf


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Kites
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Location: PBKiteboarding.com Sales-Repair-Lessons Ozone, Aboards, Flysurfer, OR, Canada USA Worlwide
Ozone Kites are really high end and use the best of Materials.
Good variety as well... Reo, Catalyst, Edge Zephyr and the Snowkites are a big it here for Winter
In Canada, going into Spring now... and looking forward to a great Season.!

Paul
www.PBKiteboarding.com





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