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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2009 7:30 pm 
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the yakuza is indeed a very interesting, low-price alternative to flysurfer:

very light wind kiting with yakuza 10qm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xc7mQhj5-hg

you just never should drop it.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:01 pm 
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I thought this thread was about Ozone Zephyr??? 8) 8) 8)

Any news on the horizon...about the new lights??
Thx


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2009 10:19 pm 
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naishdude wrote:
I thought this thread was about Ozone Zephyr??? 8) 8) 8)

Any news on the horizon...about the new lights??
Thx


I should have my new Z17 by this weekend :jump:

I think the new name for the Light will be, Serum.

-Marty


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:05 am 
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:congrats: with your new 17
mmm Serum.....I will need it shortly ( serum I mean) if my Zephyr is not showing up shortly, I read about all you guys already having it, I ordered mine like 3 weeks ago....and still nothing yet... :brainshit: :brainshit: :brainshit: :brainshit: :brainshit: :brainshit: :brainshit:
Frank


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:20 am 
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Anyway....back to info on the Zephyr !!!

Anyone got any useful / interesting and kite related information or experiences of the Zephyr 17m?????

I want one, ready to buy one, but information os lacking at the moment


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 9:52 am 
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I have spent 10 hours with my Zephyr now.
Rider: 189 cm tall, 85 kg, decent rider. My previous lightwind kite was a 2009 Cabrinha Crossbow 16.
Not ready yet to write a full review on it but here you are my first impressions.
- In 18 knots on a twin tip I do not even need to touch the depower cleat.
- In 9 knots on my NJS race board and using 35 meter lines I am cranking upwind with excellent angle and speed
- The kite lets me do very deep downwind runs in very light wind keeping speed and with no stalling, looping the kite.
- The zephyr pulls through kiteloops and has a very "C" kite pull, threw a few F16s in 18 knots and found myself 5 meter high and travelling downwind with speed. Fortunately the kite rounds up the kiteloop perfectly so you end with the kite above you, so landings are soft (but with lots of speed).
- In 9 knots the kite relaunches in a blink

- I let some girls and light guys give it a try and they were a bit reluctant at first, they all have tried my Contra 17 and Xbow 16 in the past and they all hated the "truck pull". It was not the case with the Zephyr, they all were amazed on how easy the kite was and how early they could get going, but effortlessly.

Ok, enough by now. To be continued.....

This is me comfortably cruising in 9 knots, wind is dead onshore. Please notice there's no white caps at all and the other kiters are struggling in the shore :-)
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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 4:06 pm 
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Nice Pic :thumb:

Nice Spot.


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 5:16 pm 
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Nice little video on Kitesites.com
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xnNNsulUuRQ
or at
http://www.flyozoneusa.com/videos

Windzup,
Brian Schenck


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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:05 pm 
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@kakanala Thx for the info...man can you be happy with such a nice spot!!

@Windzup..thx for the movies...it is good to see that the Zephyr looks like an easy kite to handle and still seems to have a good turning speed at such a size!
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Frank
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 Post subject: Re: Ozone Zephyr 17m Light Wind Kite
PostPosted: Fri Oct 02, 2009 7:54 pm 
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The first batch of production Zephyrs have now arrived in the US and are shipping out today.
Pics of the Zephyr package with protective bag, pack, bar and lines.

Windzup


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File comment: Hello Light Wind... Zephyr Bag Tag
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File comment: First Batch of Zephyrs hits US shores
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File comment: The Zephyr package with pack, bag, lines, bar and leash
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