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AJsnowkiter
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Ozone Method for Snowkiting?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Sat Dec 11, 2010 6:49 pm

A few questions about the Ozone Method:
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Does the Ozone method have good lift?

Would this kite be a good snowkiting kite?

Would you suggest this for beginners?

Do I really need the Ozone Turbo Bar?


Your help would be much Appreciated,
AJ

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Windzup
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Re: Ozone Method for Snowkiting?

Postby Windzup » Sat Dec 11, 2010 8:30 pm

Just put the 6.5m Method (the largest size in that range) in the air and on the snow for the first time yesterday. I used the Turbo bar on 25m lines, but the standard control bar will work just fine.

The Method is a higher aspect freestyle kite with good lift and lots of horsepower for its size. I can say it was fun to fly, as its been awhile since I was lit up on a fixed line kite, I was hooting all the way with that extra power and no way to drain it but to edge hard and go fast.

To answer your questions... here goes:
Good for beginners, yes, but the Flow Kite will be easier to manage and less change to purchase. I found the Method on the Turbo bar took some experience to manage and control on landing. The standard control bar works better as it has a different range of control on the brake lines. But the Turbo Bar is fun to fly as you have brake control on the fly and pulley bars give a different feedback to the rider. All in all the Method is by no means beyond a beginner, but it is a higher aspect kite. I would recommend the Flow over the Method to a beginner. I would recommend the Method to a rider seeking a fixed line kite that has some punch to it.

Design wise, the Method is a fixed line version of the Frenzy, close to it anyway. Similar construction and based on the newest CAD programs at Ozone. All in all a very stable kite that handles gusts well and delivers solid power. While its main market is as a performance buggy kite on handles, the Method is a powerful Snowkite in an affordable package.


Windzup,
Brian Schenck

www.FlyOzoneUSA.com

AJsnowkiter
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Re: Ozone Method for Snowkiting?

Postby AJsnowkiter » Sat Dec 11, 2010 9:50 pm

Does the regular control bar come with a chickenloop on it?

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Re: Ozone Method for Snowkiting?

Postby zob » Sun Dec 12, 2010 9:27 am

@Windzup: in what wind did you use the 6,5m2? How much do you weight? Skis/Board?


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