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New foil from Ozone

Posted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:49 pm
by andrewjohn
Found this whilst browsing.
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Anyone have any more info as to target market etc.

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 8:43 am
by socommk23
Interesting. Maybe its an original r1 rebadged as an intermediate kite for in between the chrono and r1v3?
Can not for the life of my think if why there would be yet another closed cell depower race kite otherwise.
Maybe a reitteration of the chrono but moving on with a new name? Maybe a foil board beginners foil kite? Maybe a ice buggy/snow kite specific race wing?

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 10:21 am
by gmb13
Hi,

I have been blessed by Ozone to have one of the first ones to make some review videos etc. Official info will be out in a few weeks, but I can say that it is the kite the Flysurfer Unity should have been, but never was. It can also be converted to open cell for those touring days. It is super stable, turns fast, relaunches super easy pulling one steering line. People will love this kite. I has way more performance than I first thought it would.

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Gunnar

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:19 am
by mgs
When is the video out Gunnar,looking forward to seeing it!
"Presumably" this kite takes the technology from the Chrono’s & R1’s but with a lower aspect ratio and considered as an “all-rounder” type kite.
Going to have to wait I guess :-)

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Sat May 27, 2017 11:51 pm
by foilholio
Looks more Psycho style AR, finally something new in that area :-)

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:02 am
by Marc_87
gmb13 wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 10:21 am
Hi,

I have been blessed by Ozone to have one of the first ones to make some review videos etc. Official info will be out in a few weeks, but I can say that it is the kite the Flysurfer Unity should have been, but never was. It can also be converted to open cell for those touring days. It is super stable, turns fast, relaunches super easy pulling one steering line. People will love this kite. I has way more performance than I first thought it would.

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Gunnar
Why would you buy such a kite if you can fly a Sonic 2, Chrono V2 etc. These kites are all super stable and have way more performance. A foil kite trying to be a tube kite is not going to make it...

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 6:33 am
by jakemoore
A foil kite trying to be a tube kite is not going to make it...
LOL. Lower aspect foil kites are completely different than tube kites.

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:35 am
by Horst Sergio
gmb13 wrote:
Sat May 27, 2017 10:21 am
Hi,

I have been blessed by Ozone to have one of the first ones to make some review videos etc. Official info will be out in a few weeks, but I can say that it is the kite the Flysurfer Unity should have been, but never was.
Hi Gunnar,

it sounds like Ozone is going to have its first water intermediate kite for everybody, which could be very successful when done well similar to Flysurfer Speed 4 Lotus, or as you said the Unity should have been.

I hope they solve the problems I have seen within their construction till the chrono v2, for example the too tiny drainage.


Maybe you can say something about sizes especially which one could be the smallest? Would be nice if one of the big brands would offer a real storm foil kite around 4 m² also if it is a bit difficult story from construction (high manufacturing accuracy needed) and from selling point (till now not many people are looking for a high wind foil).

But maybe this has already changed with foilboarding and more people are interested, if you look at this topic: viewtopic.php?f=197&t=2394428

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 7:55 am
by Horst Sergio
Marc_87 wrote:
Mon May 29, 2017 6:02 am
Why would you buy such a kite if you can fly a Sonic 2, Chrono V2 etc. These kites are all super stable and have way more performance. A foil kite trying to be a tube kite is not going to make it...
Try to fly a small high AR kite in not perfect conditions at a lake with gusts beyond 30 knts. Or drop it in between a 2 m wind wave. There are many reason why nobody offers a high AR kite around 5 m². I tried and owned most of the smallest water foil kites, as PS4 in 6m², Pulse in 5m² and the PS3 in 4m². Even the pretty good PS4 was already to sensible for trimm issues at least for most riders, not talking about the other two even smaller ones. What you want above 30 knts is simplicity, super fast relaunch with one line, extremly high resistance against collapsing tips and if it happens a very gentle reopening behavior. I think you can get this just with low aspect foils. And what you not need to much is performance above 30 knts, especially not on a foilboard.

... and if you look at all these "I can't launch my R1" topics also many would profit also in normal winds / sizes from lower aspect kites with easier handling.

Re: New foil from Ozone

Posted: Wed May 31, 2017 10:29 am
by evan
Horst Sergio wrote:
Wed May 31, 2017 7:55 am
... and if you look at all these "I can't launch my R1" topics also many would profit also in normal winds / sizes from lower aspect kites with easier handling.
That has nothing to do with high-AR foilkites but more with Ozone's design/manufacturing that let the kites deflate pretty quickly and suck up water like a sponge. At least until the R1 V1/Chrono V2, don't know if the R1 v2/v3 holds their air better on the ground or water.
With my R1's you could just roll them up without opening the zipper and forcing the air through the seams/vents, good luck trying that on a Peter Lynn Aero for example.