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Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am

Ideally Zephyr (17m) vs Helium 3 16m.

Has anyone flown both these kites and if so how did they compare?

- On TT, SB, or Foil
- Bar width and line lengths
- Bar pressure
- Low end
- Top end
- Gusts
- Position in window
- Ease of relaunch
- Quality of construction
- Weight
- Any quirks
- etc ...

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby matth » Fri May 18, 2018 8:06 pm

iriejohn wrote:
Fri May 18, 2018 9:29 am
Ideally Zephyr (17m) vs Helium 3 16m.

Has anyone flown both these kites and if so how did they compare?

- On TT, SB, or Foil
- Bar width and line lengths
- Bar pressure
- Low end
- Top end
- Gusts
- Position in window
- Ease of relaunch
- Quality of construction
- Weight
- Any quirks
- etc ...

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Sun May 20, 2018 10:41 am

Bump.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby felixp » Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am

I have flown the v4 not the v5 . Not sure how different the two models are.
If you would still like me to break it down for you .
Please contact me at felix@switchkites.com
Regards
Felix.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Mon May 21, 2018 9:13 am

felixp wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 12:35 am
I have flown the v4 not the v5 . Not sure how different the two models are.
If you would still like me to break it down for you .
Please contact me at felix@switchkites.com
Regards
Felix.
Appreciate the offer, but I know the V5 is a 're-design' so that's what to compare with. Thanks.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby OzBungy » Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 pm

I have a Helium 2 15.5 that I use for foiling. It's a very good kite. Everything from Switch is very good.

I'm not sure it's worth going into a long review when there is one truly insurmountable difference between the Zephyr and the Helium. The Zephyr is more than double the price of the Helium. Even more if you order a bar as well.

What do you think the Zephyr is going to do that is worth more than $1000?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr V5 vs Switch Helium 3

Postby iriejohn » Mon May 21, 2018 6:18 pm

OzBungy wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 2:06 pm
I have a Helium 2 15.5 that I use for foiling. It's a very good kite. Everything from Switch is very good.

I'm not sure it's worth going into a long review when there is one truly insurmountable difference between the Zephyr and the Helium. The Zephyr is more than double the price of the Helium. Even more if you order a bar as well.
Just for arguments sake please ignore the price difference and focus on performance differences.
What do you think the Zephyr is going to do that is worth more than $1000?
I don't know ... others might.


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