Hello every one !
I am new on this forum. I posted a lot on quebec french forums about the same subject since I am from Quebec Canada. I am now thinking about what kite to get this year. I bought a 2010 ozone access 6m
last year and I flew it all summer on land so I became pretty good flying it static.
I am 180 lbs, 6 feet tall, 26 years old! Been snowboarding for 10 years and got snowkiting courses twice last year with a Montana 7.5 and my ozone access. I would prefer riding on snowboard but I also bought skis to learn because every one says it is easier on skis. I am not planning to jump higher than 2 meters from ground, but I want to try some small jumps ! I do not plan to pull complicated tricks or ride stapless thougt.
I want to snowkite on frozen lakes. Here the winds are usually 7 knots with gusts up to 12 knots. Sometimes it is really windy, I will have my access 6m for those days. Do not suggest other brands since I got a nice place selling only ozone kites near my house.
I am hesitating between 3 kites and want your opinions ! Please tell me if my pros and cons are right.
The Ozone access 10m:
Pro: Good price
Pro: Nice kite size
Pro Con: Ugly dark green color in 10m size for 2011, or it looks like light green in the video
Con: Might move slow like a truck and might not be enjoyable after a while.
Con: I might want to buy a faster kite soon.
Questions: People say this kite has no lift… Can we do some jumps with it or not? I can do small jumps with my 6m so bet the answer is yes… But will this kite slow your landing speed like a parachute when placed up ?
Question: Does this kite handles the gusts better than the frenzy 9 or 11 ?
Questions: Can you work the kite to get speed, or this kite is too slow ? Could I go uphill for example doing kite loops.
Question: What does low end means ?
Or maybe the frenzies... !!
The Ozone frenzy 9m 2011:
Pro: New awesome design
Con: Might be too small for snowboard in 8 knots… What do you think ? I do not want to park and ride, I can afford working the kite.
Con: I might have to buy a bigger kite soon since I am on snowboard…
Questions: How fast must be the wind to let me ride on snowboard while working the kite, and how fast on skis while working the kite?
The Ozone frenzy 11m 2011:
Pro: New awesome design
Pro: Might be a kite I will enjoy for years without thinking about buying another one.
Con: Might be too big and aggressive lift for a beginner like me. I do not want to hurt myself.
Please tell me what you think about all this! I don’t have the opportunity to try before buy here…!
I will get free courses with either kite I buy!
Thank you for reading!