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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby waynepjh » Wed Sep 19, 2012 2:37 am

A few weeks ago I was out on a 15 meter edge and a 139 infra and was flying circles around a fat lady, zephyr and a one kite. And the only one doing tricks. I was also the only guy over 200 pounds. The edge goes upwind so well compared to all other kites. This is key for light wind riding. Just sharing my experience.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby pjoter » Wed Sep 19, 2012 6:03 am

I know all the light wind (race) guys say Edge, but can you really go unhooked there? or is it more for riding and hooked-in jumping?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby waynepjh » Wed Sep 19, 2012 4:58 pm

The 15 edge is a slow turning kite"duh" but it is great for unhooking. I have learned alot of tricks on this kite. I mostly ride c4's but my 13 and 15 meter kites are edges. Because in light winds a kite that goes upwind really well will keep you from having to walk up the beach. Jmo

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby g00se » Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:22 pm

Same here. Have 10 & 7m c4's for the windy days and a 13 edge makes the lighter winds good fun.

Goes upwind like a train and if the wind picks up its great for old school and jumps etc.

Don't unhook but from other reviews the edge flies a bit too far forward for wakestyle stuff, but it's possible. And it never stops pulling, feels like I've had a proper workout after a couple hours with it.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby bnthere » Thu Sep 20, 2012 8:12 pm

Jinx wrote:
the other kites you mentioned are more for just mowing the lawn.



haha, mowing the lawn as fast as possible. edge is the winningest race kite out there right now, i believe. shit flies upwind like none other. definitely not the right choice for anything but straight-line speed tho.

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby waynepjh » Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:39 pm

bnthere wrote:
Jinx wrote:
the other kites you mentioned are more for just mowing the lawn.



haha, mowing the lawn as fast as possible. edge is the winningest race kite out there right now, i believe. shit flies upwind like none other. definitely not the right choice for anything but straight-line speed tho.


Have you ever tried unhooking on the edge?

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Re: Ozone Zephyr vs. Edge for light-wind unhooked

Postby Hawaiis » Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:50 pm

I have tried unhooked on the Edge 17, it is able to ride the wave and turns faster than the Cab Switchblade 16. I have not try the Zephyr though. The Cabrinha Switchblade does relaunch better than the edge.


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